It’s easy to think that an injury like a broken leg only affects the leg. You assume that once the bone heals, you’ll be all better. However, that’s not how it works. Traumatic injuries are liable to affect multiple parts of the body. For example, if you have a broken leg, your spine can’t be properly supported by both legs and will force other parts of the body to pick up the slack. This can cause a myriad of health problems down the road if you don’t properly care for your spine’s health after an injury.
Seeking medical help with just an isolated issue isn’t enough. That’s where integrated medicine comes in. While a general physician or specialty practitioner may be able to resolve the initial problem, it takes a chiropractor to integrate spinal care and rehabilitation.
Chiropractic is an effective complementary treatment for many patients, no matter the nature of the more prominent injury. ChiroPath Spine & Posture Centre is your Toronto, ON spinal health expert, seasoned at delivering complementary and integrated care for your spine. We help make sure a resolution to your injury is one that also supports your spine.
INTEGRATED MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
Integrated medicine combines traditional medical care with preventative and alternative therapies. For example, if you have a heart condition, you might need to see a specialist to pinpoint the problem. However, other treatments such as chiropractic can be helpful in restoring central nervous system health. Let’s say you’re recovering from a stroke. Spinal manipulation can be surprisingly effective in restoring nervous system function because of the spine’s role in transmitting nerve signals throughout the body.
Chiropractic is a “whole patient” approach that doesn’t isolate problems to individual bones or organs. Many patients visit a chiropractor seeking relief from localized pain, not realizing proper spinal health could also work alongside care they’re receiving for other ailments. This is one of the many reasons a chiropractor practicing Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) will do a patient interview to learn more about the total health of a person before treatment begins.