Learn how chiropractic can help those who sit or stand all day.
Sitting or standing for an extended period of time can cause stress to your lower extremities and spine. This stress may cause back pain and discomfort from restricted joints otherwise known as subluxations or joint dysfunctions. These joint dysfunctions can cause improper joint motion and decreased nerve flow to the organs, tissues and cells of the body. A healthy spine is essential to limit and help prevent discomfort and pain.

At 867 Chiropractic, we provide routine Chiropractic care to those looking to relieve and manage pain and discomfort caused by certain conditions such as arthritis, back pain, migraine, ear infections, etc.

How does chiropractic work?

Your spinal column is made up of 24 independent vertebrae allowing your body to move, twist and bend through everyday motion. It also helps protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every organ, tissue and cell of the body. Chiropractors apply a gentle, targeted movement where and when indicated to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities. This is commonly known as a Chiropractic adjustment.

Routine Chiropractic can help with:

Tips to Help Reduce Low Back Pain in the Workplace

  1. Sit with a back support (such as a rolled-up towel) at the curve of your back.
  2. Keep your hips and knees at a right angle. (Use a footrest or stool if necessary.) Your legs should not be crossed and your feet should be on the floor.
  3. Stand with your head up, shoulders straight, chest forward, hips tucked in and weight balanced evenly on both feet.

If you want to talk to a Chiropractor in Whitehorse, book your appointment today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are all patients given the same type care?


A: In actuality, there are three stages of chiropractic care:


Relief


If you are experiencing aches, pains and or decreased range of motion, our licensed chiropractors will work to identify the source of the issue and eliminate joint restrictions, also known as subluxations. Subluxations can get in the way of proper nerve communication from the brain to the body–often resulting in pain and discomfort.


While seeking relief, your doctor may recommend multiple visits per week, for two to four weeks, or until the pain is reduced. Your doctor will likely also recommend home therapies such as icing and/or stretching at home.


Recovery


Just because pain and discomfort begin to subside doesn’t mean you should stop receiving care. Muscle and other soft tissue damage may still be present even though the symptoms of pain are gone. Recovery care works to support the body’s ability to heal itself by maintaining proper communication throughout the entire body.


During recovery, your doctor may recommend visiting one to two times per week as well as performing strengthening exercises at home.


Wellness


You’ve heard the phrase “no pain, no gain,” right? Well, chiropractic is a little different. Even when you are not experiencing pain or discomfort, you can gain from routine care. While routine chiropractic can help improve health and well-being; it can also serve as an early detection system for new problems.


Once you’ve found relief and have fully recovered, your doctor will typically recommend maintenance visits along with a balanced diet and exercise regimen.


Q: Can chiropractic improve my athletic performance?


A: There is a reason why elite athletes, like Michael Phelps, Tom Brady and Rory Mcilroy, are under regular chiropractic care. Studies have shown that it:


  • Reduces inflammation
  • Boosts your immune system function
  • Enhances pulmonary function
  • Decreases mental and oxidative stress
  • Relieves muscle tension
  • And can naturally increase your energy level

Studies have even shown, objectively and subjectively, that chiropractic patients experience “overall increased bodily function,”, which enhances your ability to think, move and perform.

Q: Does Chiropractic Care Hurt and is it Safe?


A: Chiropractic is the largest, non-invasive, drugless and safest forms of health care available. Statistically, patient risk is substantially lower when receiving chiropractic care as opposed to medical care, where the use of prescription drugs and surgery pose a greater risk. Chiropractic adjustment is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment.

Q: Will I be sore following a chiropractic adjustment?


A: Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program. Drinking plenty of water, using an ice pack, and engaging in light stretching after your first visit can help ease any discomfort to promote healing.

Q: Can proper shoes or orthotics (shoe inserts) help me avoid low back pain while working out?


A: Yes. The shoes you wear during physical activity will be a major determining factor in the stabilization the spine and joints of your body. Although there is not a “one-size” fits all recommendation on the type of shoe you should be wearing, you do want to make sure that support is optimal.

Q: If I go to a chiropractor, will I have to keep going back for the rest of my life?


A: The answer to this question depends on your presenting condition and overall goals. Some patients may choose only to seek relief when pain or symptoms occur whereas others desire a more preventative approach to their health. Just as regular visits to the dentist are necessary for good dental hygiene, routine visits to a Doctor of Chiropractic for proper spinal function and health maintenance are also important.

Q: If I am under chiropractic care, will I still need to take my pain medication?


A: Only the health care provider that placed you on the medication can legally and safely alter the dosage. Many patients under regular chiropractic care have reported a positive change in their symptoms and less medication (prescriptions) and over-the-counter (OTC) drug use.