What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a combination of methods used to treat the spine, muscles and joints of the body. Different Chiropractic methods include hands on manipulations, joint mobilizations, therapeutic muscle techniques, spinal decompression, corrective exercises and other non-surgical modalities. All of these treatment methods are designed to ease pain, improve Range of Motion and aid healing of injuries.

Do Chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Typically no. A Chiropractors job is to deliver adjustments, or other treatments, in a way that is both safe and accurate. Sometimes there is local pain at the injured or affected site that the Chiropractor is treating, this is due to inflammation that may be present.

Will I need X-rays before I see a Chiropractor?

In some cases imaging, such as x-rays are necessary in order to understand more about the patient’s condition or to rule in or out a certain diagnoses. This is considered on case by case basis as each patient is unique. If imaging has been performed recently then the Chiropractor can use that to help aid the diagnostic process.

What should I expect on my first visit to a Chiropractor?

Your first visit to a Chiropractor will consist of a history and physical exam. The exam may consist of various testing of your joints, muscles and nerves which help aid the diagnostic process and determine where the problem is coming from.
Once this is complete the Chiropractor will explain their findings to you in an easy to understand way. If further testing or imaging is required, then the first treatment will take place at the second visit. If it is not, then you may be treated once the source of the problem is discovered and the treatment methods are explained.

Are Chiropractors doctors?

Yes, Chiropractors receive their doctorate of Chiropractic once they graduate an accredited Chiropractic College. They are not medial doctors and do not hold a medical degree.
Chiropractors must complete an undergraduate degree, related to the field, before attending Chiropractic College.

How much does it cost to go to a Chiropractor?

The total cost of seeing a Chiropractor varies depending on the individual needs of each patient. Some people require frequent visits while others do not. Some also require long term care while other problems can be solved in a shorter period of time.
The first visit with our Chiropractor costs $90. During this session, they will perform a thorough history, examination and deliver a report of what was found. If further testing is necessary (usually x-rays) this will be referred out and the cost for taking the x-rays is covered by OHIP. We do charge a $25 fee for reading and interpreting the x-rays.
Each treatment session is $50 and the amount of sessions needed will be discussed during your report of findings.

Are Chiropractors safe?

Yes, Chiropractic care is very safe.
Although no manual intervention is completely free from any adverse effects, injuries from Chiropractic treatments are extremely rare.
Our doctor uses an adjusting instrument (activator / arthrostim) to deliver precise adjustments. This eliminates the need for any “twisting” or “cracking” and greatly reduces any discomfort that is sometimes experienced during a more traditional style adjustment.

Are Chiropractors covered by insurance?

You will have to check with your individual insurance plan, but most companies cover Chiropractic care.
In some cases they cover 100% and some cases not, but this varies greatly, so it is always wise to call your insurance company to find out.

Can you direct bill my insurance company for Chiropractic care?

Yes, our office offers direct billing to most insurance companies.
However, everyone’s plan is different so whether or not we will be able to direct bill on your behalf depends on your individual plan.