Chiropractic Care
Frequently Asked Questions


What Is A Chiropractor?

Chiropractors are regulated health care professionals. They are one of only five classes of health care professionals in Ontario that are able to use the title of Doctor, with all its accompanying rights and obligations. Chiropractors are also trained to prescribe therapeutic exercise and recommend rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.

What Can Chiropractic Care Do For You?

Chiropractic care can improve your posture, provide relief from headaches, neck and shoulder pain, improve your flexibility and range of motion. It may lead to enhanced athletic performance as a result of improving muscle and joint conditioning. It has also been noted to improve gait and foot problems along with relieving pregnancy related back pain. Adjustments may alleviate some of the referred pain arising from the response of the musculoskeletal structure to the primary cause. Most patients experience immediate relief following an adjustment, however some experience temporary pain, stiffness or slight swelling. Adverse side-effects are typically minor and short-lived.  Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug free, non invasive therapies available for headache, neck and back pain.

When Should I See A Chiropractor?

If pain is causing you to restrict or interrupt your daily activities, you should consult a health care provider. Other reasons may include sports injuries, accidents; even stress of everyday life can cause you to have painful joint and spinal problems. Most common reasons people visit a Chiropractor are; back pain, whiplash, arthritis, headache, neck pain, repetitive strain injuries.  Even if you do not have any pain, solely for the purpose of maintaining a healthy spine is adequate reason enough to visit a Chiropractor.

What Is An Chiropractic Adjustment?

An chiropractic adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement applied by hand or a small hand held device called an “activator” to a joint of the body. Its function is to loosen the joint to restore proper movement, relieve pain and optimize function. When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble is released causing the common popping noise.

Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been researched extensively and complications are rare. Side-effects such as soreness are temporary and usually minor. Chiropractors are well trained to determine if your problem is one that will respond favourably to treatment or if you require referral to other health care providers.

The good news is a chiropractor is trained to address low back pain and other issues for you. If you are seeking pain relief today, call now.

If you have extended health benefits, you either use them or lose them every year. Why not use them? You do not need to be referred by your doctor to see a chiropractor for low back pain or other conditions. You will receive an individually tailored chiropractic treatment program. Friendly, professional care in Hamilton Ancaster Ontario. We are here to help you, your family or your friends effectively manage or eliminate your back pain….. contact us to schedule your FREE 15 minute chiropractic consultation. Call now.

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