Chiropractors are Canada’s MSK experts, with over 4,200 hours of core competency training in the musculoskeletal (MSK) system. Chiropractic care is a hands-on, non-invasive, safe and effective approach to treating and managing MSK conditions.
MSK conditions can range in severity from minor sprains and strains to back and neck pain to disc herniations and spinal stenosis. MSK conditions can be mild or severe, but they can also be acute or chronic, common or rare, and localized to one body region or widespread.
Day-to-day activities can put demands on your MSK system, which can cause painful joint and back problems. From motor vehicle accidents to sports injuries to repetitive stress, chiropractic treatment can help heal the specific injuries to your bones, muscles and nerves. With an individualized chiropractic treatment plan, chiropractors manage chronic conditions affecting the MSK system.
The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has compiled a reading list of research papers on various topics (neck pain, low back pain, headaches, etc.) curated by the profession and accessible to all. Learn about injuries and conditions associated with musculoskeletal pain and the effectiveness of chiropractic care.