Chiropractic improves the function of your spine by correcting spinal fixations with a precise impulse to the spine: "the spinal Adjustment".
Spinal fixations are backbones which have lost their normal movement, which is a cause of back and neck pain and many other clinical symptoms.
What your qualified Chiropractor in Riga may help with:
Acute or Chronic Back and Neck pain
Headache and migraines
Arm or leg referred pain
Musculoskeletal pain syndromes
Sacro-Illiac joint dysfunction / Hip conditions
Prevention of Hip arthritis
Piriformis syndrome / Sciatica
Cervical or Lumbar Radiculopathy syndrome with arm or leg radiation
caused by Disc Herniation (slipped disc)
Knee problems / Patellar femoral pain syndrome / Runners knee
Prevention of Cervical and Lumbar Stenosis and in some cases improvement of the condition
Balance problems / Tinnitus / Dizziness
Pregnancy related back pain
Crying babies, Colic babies
Bed wetting for children
Many other conditions
Fixations (blockages / subluxations) arise at areas of spinal misalignment. These are areas where the spine is not in the correct position. There is increased mechanical stress to the backbones and the body reacts by tightening up muscles and by blocking normal movement of spinal joints (as a result of spinal disc derangement). The result is asymmetrical loading of spinal joints and other structures of the body and overcompensation of areas of the spine, which can cause many possible problems as a result.
Causes of spinal misalignment:
Bad sitting or standing habits
Faulty Posture / Anterior pelvic tilt / Forward head carriage / Rounded back / Shrugged or forward shoulders
Loss of the normal S-curve of the spine (as seen from the side) / Straightened or reversed lumbar or cervical lordosis / Increased thoracic kyphosis.
Scoliosis / Leg length difference / Torqued pelvis / Knee Valgus / Winged scapula
Trauma / Improper lifting
Poor muscular stability during daily tasks / Doing sports in the wrong way
Lack of physical activity / Obesity
" The best possible scenario is to prevent spinal misalignment and spinal fixations from happening in the first place by preventative Chiropractic spinal check-ups and adjustments as well as healthy daily habits and regular adequate sport. At Kiro Klinika we will help you to move your spinal health and therewith health overall in the right direction so you can express your maximum inner potential "
Pascal Sanderse, Master of Chiropractic
A healthy spine, a healthier nervous system
The function of your spine is to carry the weight of the body, allowing for movement and yet safeguarding the delicate nervous system. Your nervous system is dependent on a healthy spine. Everything in the body is controlled by the nervous system (in coordination with the endocrine system). Nerves and their respective function can be compromised by disc hernia, spinal canal narrowing or degenerative changes. Typically muscle strength and the sensation of the skin are affected. Spinal misalignment and fixations are a big contributing factor towards spinal degenerative changes. Moreover; spinal fixations may have a negative influence on nerves innervating the organs (heart, lungs, intestines) and there may be a negative influence to the respective organs. In other words, taking care of your spine is taking care of health in general.
Chiropractic is a Preventative method
The Chiropractic Principle is to improve the bodies and minds function by targeting the underlying cause of the dysfunction or disease. NOT to suppress the symptoms (taking pain killers). Operative interventions are in our opinion the very last option and should be avoided when possible. Rather, we should take care in a preventative way of our health. The area of symptoms often do not correlate with the area of dysfunction. We have to look at the nervous and muscular skeletal system as a whole in order to correct the problem from its roots. To give an example: We do not just look at a knee x-ray and conclude a local knee pathology. Rather: we look at the ankle and hip and back; as well as at the knee and address the secondary factors which made the knee overcompensate. Only when all the stress factors which indirectly affected the knee are taken away; the knee can start to regenerate.
Time is needed to fix your spine
Spinal problems appear over time. The longer the body has been compensating and has been under increased mechanical stress, the longer it takes to get corrected (if fully possible at all). The earlier you start to take care of your spine, the easier it is to correct problems or prevent them. At all stages of spinal dysfunction Chiropractic care is recommended. Babies and infants react very well and quickly. From adolescence problems can already be more severe. The management plan varies from individual to individual. Usually good results can be seen with sessions one time a week over 3-6 weeks (intensive care). However some cases can be more challenging. Chiropractic does not just help with symptoms but the goal is to achieve a stable spinal condition, so there is less chance of a relapse or for other future problems, once symptoms are significantly less; adjustments every 2-3 weeks are recommended (stabilizing phase). Once your spine is stable, further care to continue improving spinal function is recommended (optimization phase). This could be once a month, every two months or if your spinal health is good and you are exercising properly with even more time in between. With every individual though we will reach a certain limit up until which we can help. Usually most positive changes happen within the first 5 Adjustments, after that the right time between Adjustments - with your feedback - has to be determined for Chiropractic to still be affective in maintaining and further improving your condition. The reason why the improvement is logarithmic rather than linear is because problems with your spine are for a large part structural, meaning; not just your bones have set in a certain non-optimal spinal alignment but also the ligaments, tendons and muscles have set to this compensatory condition. As well as neurological conditioning, in terms of how your body reflexes and coordination are working. Dependent on which continuous daily stresses you may experience and with what determination you work on exercises to improve your daily coordination as well as muscular stabilizing ability, are determining factors on how your condition will develop. In other words we can help to move you forward with your spinal health but you are the chief of your body and to a large extend it is up to you as well to improve.
Who can undergo Chiropractic care?
Everybody may qualify for a Chiropractic adjustment: Babies from 4 weeks old up until elderly of 85 years and older. For babies and elderly much more gentle techniques are applied but the basic correction principle can be applied just as well. Athletes undergo Chiropractic care for performance enhancement and some clients without symptoms come in for preventative purposes. Pregnant women can also be adjusted for problems with the Musculo-skeletal system. Care is taken to avoid pressure on the stomach. Adjustments are possible up until 3 weeks before the due date and again 1 month after delivery. Most people initially come with pain. Better is to come preventatively, before there is any big pain.
Pascal Sanderse Master of Chiropractic
2016 - Now: Kiro Klīnika, Chiropractor. Latvia, Rīga.
2017 - 2018: Chiromax American Chiropractic. Germany, Munich.
2013 - 2015: Integri, Chiropractic clinic, Doctor of Chiropractic. Switzerland, Bern.
2008 - 2013: 5 year University Master degree at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic (AECC). The UK, Bournemouth. This is an European council on Chiropractic education accredited chiropractic course.
2013: 1 year Internship at the AECC clinic.
Languages: Latvian, English, German, Dutch
For your information: As currently we are the only Chiropractic clinic in Latvia and the profession is not regulated here, we are not registered as a Medical institution and our Chiropractor is not registered as a Medical person.
Contact us by calling or book online below. For any questions prior to scheduling an appointment, please do not hesitate to ask! We are located in Tomsona terases 2 at the end of Tomsona street.
**Spinal corrections are done through clothes. The recommended clothes are loose long trousers and a T-shirt with sleeves.
**If you already have X-rays, CT-scans or MRI-scans of your spine please bring them.
Tuesday: 09.00 - 13.30
(Tuesday): 15.00 - 20.00
Friday: 13.00 - 19.30
Saturday: 09.00 - 15.00
**Call if you cannot find a matching slot in online booking, we do sometimes accept appointments at other times**In ACUTE cases we recommend to call for soonest appointment time**
First consultation and Adjustment : 40€
Following Adjustment : 35€
PACKAGE SMALL 5 Adjustments with 10% discount : 155€ (save 20€)
PACKAGE BIG 10 Adjustments with 20% discount
: 280€ (save 70€)
**We offer 5€ Discount for Elderly**
**Kids under 12 for preventative adjustment for regular clients are free**
**Spread the word: for every client you refer to us, you and the new person get a one time 5€ discount** (please inform us, so we can thank you!)