Dr. Zavitz at workAbout Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is one of the largest primary health care professions in Canada, with over 6,000 practicing chiropractors. Chiropractic is a regulated health profession and Canadian chiropractors are among the best educated in the world.

Every year, more than 4.5 million Canadians seek the help of a chiropractor for relief from muscle, joint, and spinal pain conditions. Over 30 million treatments are provided by Canadian chiropractors every year.

Chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive approach to health care. Chiropractors practice a drug-free, manual approach which includes patient assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. In particular, chiropractors assess patients for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, extremity joints, and their effect on the nervous system. Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic exercise, to utilize other non-invasive therapies, and to provide nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle counseling.


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Adjustment is the most common form of treatment utilized by chiropractors. This is also known as spinal manipulative therapy. Adjustment is a non-invasive manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed through seven years of intensive education. The primary goal is to decrease pain and restore function.

The vast majority of patients who seek chiropractic care do so for the following conditions. These conditions include (but are not limited to):

  • Neck Pain and Whiplash
  • Headaches, including Migraines and Tension Headaches
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder / Hip Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow / Golfer's Elbow
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Workplace Injuries

Further Reading

For more information, visit the Canadian Chiropractic Association website.