Dr. Susan Rutherford's Chiropractic Health Clinic offers comprehensive Chiropractic care to patients in Calgary. She offers quality Chiropractic care and is dedicated to helping her patients achieve optimal health, function and performance.
Chiropractors are doctors who specialize in treating patients who have joints that do not move properly. Chiropractors treat any joint in the body, but specialize in the spine due to the numerous joints of the spine. The spine has more than 100 joints which can become irritated during daily activities, causing pain and loss of normal spinal movement. The facet joints in the spine are often involved in painful neck and back complaints. Initially these joints may not move correctly, but at times these joints may result in pain due to inflammation. These inflamed spinal joints may then affect the surrounding muscles and nerves. The spinal muscles tighten to protect the malfunctioning joint and the inflammation from the joint may interfere with the spinal nerves as they exit the spine near the joints. This is often referred to as a facet dysfunction, facet irritation or a spinal subluxation. Removing the vertebral subluxation restores proper motion to the spine and allows the surrounding muscles to relax and restore optimal functioning of the nerves.