What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic focuses on correcting misalignments in the spine which interfere with the nervous system.
Benefits of chiropractic include:
- Providing pain relief
- Is all-natural
- Is drug-free
- Improves posture
- Increases range of motion
- Enables the body to function as it was designed
What is a chiropractor?
Doctor of chiropractic definition
Chiropractors (also known as Doctor of Chiropractic) are experts in the neuromusculoskeletal system – the interactions between nerves, muscles, and the skeleton.
Chiropractors are holistic health care providers who specialize in improving the health and integrity of your spine and nervous system.
Are chiropractors medical doctors?
what does a chiropractor do?
Chiropractors are trained to find and fix issues in the spine by applying gentle, controlled pressure to the misaligned vertebrae in the spine, eliminating the subluxation.
Read: What is subluxation and how can chiropractic care help?
How do chiropractic adjustments work?
What actually happens during a chiropractic adjustment?
During an adjustment, chiropractors first feel how your spine moving. For example, if the left side of the pelvis is not moving as much as the right or if the tailbone is restricted to the left. Next, chiropractors adjust the spine back into its proper alignment with the aid of a chiropractic table.
An effective chiropractic adjustment allows the body to move without restriction and restore your natural range of motion.
Read: What equipment do chiropractors use?
How many chiropractic sessions will I need?
The effectiveness depends on a variety of things - your condition, how your body responds to adjustments, your daily habits, among other things.
Symptoms that chiropractic care can help with:
- Neck pain and shoulder pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Lower back pain
- Slipped/Herniated disc
- Numbness and tingling
What is included in the chiropractic check-up process?
- First consultation with our chiropractor
- Full spinal examination
- Second follow-up consultation
For more details regarding our chiropractic check-up process, please refer to our FAQ below.
Can I get adjusted on at my first check-up?
If the root cause of your symptoms is spinal misalignments, our chiropractors will want to get you adjusted after the check-up and start the healing process.
I would like to sign up for my $65 spinal check-up!
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What is the chiropractic check-up process in detail?
Session 1: First consultation & full spinal examination
Consultation: to understand your clinical history and any health challenges you may have.
Full Spinal Examination: to evaluate the health and alignment of your spine with the following tests:
- Visual posture assessment
- Spinal palpitation
- Posture photo analysis
- Bilateral weight distribution assessment
- Computerised spinal range of motion measurement
- Thermographic evaluation
- Surface electromypgraphy scan
In between: Spinal x-rays
If the Doctor of Chiropractic requires you to take spinal X-rays after the first session depending on your condition. Your x-rays will not be taken in our centres. Given our partnership, we have secured a discounted rate of $125 for your X-rays. This is lower than the typical walk-in rates.
Session 2: Follow-up consultation – Report of findings
We will run through results of your tests, X-rays and our best recommendations answering the following questions:
- What is causing your health concerns
- Is chiropractic right for you?
- Do you need to be adjusted?
- How many adjustments will you need?
- What are the costs involved?
Why are spinal x-rays not included in the $65 check-up process?
Our Doctors of Chiropractic may require you to take spinal X-rays after the first session depending on your condition. Your x-rays will not be taken in our centres. Given our partnership with an external vendor, we have secured discounted rate of $125 for your X-rays. This is lower than the typical walk-in rates.