River Valley Therapeutic Clinic

Call 506-455-4506

96 Regent Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 3W4

What is Chiropractic?

As MSK experts, chiropractors provide qualified, effective treatment to promote health, alleviate pain, and improve your quality of life. Chiropractors focus on your musculoskeletal (MSK) system and treat the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and connective tissues that you use every day. The MSK system supports your weight, provides physical stability, enables you to move your body, and protects your vital organs. Your MSK system connects directly to other vital systems in your body, which is why medical professionals, researchers, and the health community at large trust the spine care expertise of chiropractors to assess, diagnose, and treat musculoskeletal conditions along with work and sport injuries. For optimal health and quality of life, a chiropractor should be part of every Canadian's healthcare team.

Chiropractic adjustment

A chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulative therapy, is a non-invasive manual procedure applied to dysfunctional spinal or extremity joints. It is a carefully controlled procedure performed by a skilled practitioner that is adapted to each individual patient. The goals of the chiropractic adjustment are to decrease pain, improve movement in a joint, and decrease muscle tightness/spasm. An adjustment will help restore normal function to the spine, joints, and supporting structures of the body, so you can enjoy your everyday activities as quickly as possible.

Chiropractic is effective for:

  • Back pain
  • Headaches (migraines)
  • Neck pain
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Disc problems
  • Sciatica and leg pain
  • Numbness/tingling in the arms or legs upon waking up
  • Shoulder, arm and hand pain
  • TMJ (jaw pain)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Knee pain
  • Injuries caused by sports, work, falls, or other traumas