Chiropractic Care FAQ's

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Is Chiropractic care covered by my health insurance?

Chiropractic care is covered extensively by third party insurance. These include the federal public service, worker's compensation boards, the automobile insurance industry, private health care insurers, employee benefit plans, the RCMP, and Veterean's Affairs Canada.

Do I need a referral to see a Chiropractor?

No. A patient does not need a referral. Chiropractors are legislated as primary contat health care professionals in every province in Canada. This means that patients can consult with them directly.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including bot not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain the joins of the arms or legs and headaches.

What does a Chiropractor do?

Chiropractors practice a drug-free, hands-on appreach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractos have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling. The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chripractic is know as "spinal manipulation", also called "chiropractic adjustment". spinal manipulation is a safe quick, comfortable, and controlled force into joint that have become hypomobile or restricted in their movement as a result of tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected join and tissues, restore mobility, alleviatew pain and muscle tightness, and allow optimal tissue to heal. Adjunctive treatment typically also includes: - Acupuncture - Modalities (IFC muscle stimulation, laser, TENS) - Rehabilitation - Physical fitness/exercise promotion - Corrective therapeutic exercise - Ergonomic/posture advice - Self-care strategies - Health and lifestyle counseling - Relaxation/stress reduction

Does it hurt to get adjusted/manipulated?

Chiropractic adjustments rarely cause discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.

Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?

Adjustment (or manipulation) of a join may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you "crack" your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal if any discomfort involved.

Is Chiropractic treatment ongoing?

The hands-on nature of the chiropractic treatment is essentially what requires patients to vist the chiropractor a number of times. To be treated by a chiropractor, a patient needs to be in his or her office. In contrast, a course of treatment from a medical doctor often involves a pre-established plan that is conducted at home (i.e. taking a course of prescribed medicine once a day for a couple of weeks). A chiropractor may provide acute, chronic, and or preventative care thus making a certain number of visits sometimes necessary. During your consultation you will be told the extent of treatment recommended and how long your can expect it to last.

What type of eduction and training do Chiropractors have?

Doctors of chiropractic are educated as primary-contact health care providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions realated to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them. Education requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. The typcial applicant for chiropractic college has already acquired four years of pre-medical undergraduate college eduction, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemisty, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding - four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Doctors of chiropractic are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition, rehabilitiaton and more. Because chiropractic care includes hight skilled adjusting/manipulation techniques, a significant portion of time is pend in clinical technique training to master these important manipulative procedures. In total, the chiropractic college curriculum includes a miniumum of 4,200 hours of classsroom, laboratory and clinical experience.

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