Question: What is Chiropractic?
Answer: Chiropractic is a hands-on health profession that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the spine, other bones, muscles, and the nervous system. Chiropractors believe in finding and eliminating the cause of the pain, rather than simply treating the symptoms of pain. Chiropractors implement drug-free, non-invasive, conservative treatments including the use of safe spinal manipulation, physical therapy modalities, preventative exercise programs and foot orthotics to treat a wide variety of conditions.
Question: What is the popping noise?
Answer: The popping noise is the sound of nitrogen gas intentionally released from the joint fluid when two vertebrae or motion segments are mobilized in a safe and specific manner. The same noise can be heard when cracking your knuckles.
Question: Who should be treated?
Answer: Chiropractic is safe for people of all ages. Whether you want to maintain your health, or need to address a specific health concern, ask your chiropractor which treatment or wellness program is best suited for you.
Question: Will I have to continue my chiropractic treatments forever?
Answer: Absolutely not. CHC chiropractors believe the choice is up to the individual and will not pressure anyone into a lengthy treatment plan. Some patients choose to continue chiropractic care as part of their total body health and wellness. Regular chiropractic adjustments are just part of a healthy lifestyle which includes adequate exercise, good nutrition, and a positive mental attitude.
Question: What does an initial visit involve?
Answer: On your first visit to the doctor’s office, your Chiropractor will:
- Review your medical health history
- Learn important information about any surgeries, major illnesses or events in your past medical history that could contribute to your current health status or problem
- Conduct a thorough neurological, orthopaedic, and chiropractic examination
- Perform essential diagnostic physical tests, and assess muscle strength, endurance and overall fitness
- If necessary, order and review an appropriate x-ray or other diagnostic tests
- Formulate a customized treatment plan to meet your objectives
- Initiate treatment in accordance with patient’s objectives
- Consult with our in-house medical doctor as required
Question: What is a chiropractor’s training?
Answer: Chiropractors spend 5 years at an accredited chiropractic college, preceded by a minimum of two years of university courses in qualifying subjects. Graduates then must pass rigorous national and provincial licensing boards examinations.
Question: Is Chiropractic covered by OHIP or insurance?
Answer: Chiropractic is no longer covered by OHIP but most employees are covered under their Extended Health Care Benefits. The result, chiropractic is an affordable, accessible form of primary health care.