Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care


Chiropractic is a regulated health care profession that utilizes non-invasive, hands-on and patient-centered care in the treatment of conditions related to the spine, joints, muscles and nerves. An evidence-based approach along with clinical expertise is utilized to diagnose and treat conditions using a wide range of modalities.

Chiropractic Care is provided by a “Doctor of Chiropractic’ who is well trained in assessing, diagnosing and developing treatment plans for the management of specific conditions. Chiropractors complete a 4-year degree and the education entails an evidence-based model of care acquired from research and practice.

Conditions commonly treated by chiropractors:

▪ Back pain

▪ Neck pain

▪ Joint pain

▪ Upper and lower limb pain

▪ Temporomandibular joint pain (Jaw)

▪ Sprains and strains

▪ Headaches

▪ Pain-related to arthritis

▪ Sports injuries

Techniques & Modalities

▪ Chiropractic manipulation (adjustments) and mobilizations

▪ Soft tissue therapy

▪ Instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation

▪ Laser therapy

▪ Electrotherapy

▪ Medical acupuncture (adjunct)

▪ Custom rehabilitation program

▪ Self-management tools and at-home care

▪ Advice and education

Frequently Asked Questions
The chiropractor will conduct a thorough health history and a physical examination followed by the provision of diagnosis and treatment. Clinical expertise along with research-based evidence is used to develop a treatment plan that is best suited for the patient’s condition.
Adjustment/manipulation is a skilled, precise movement that involves the application of controlled force by hand to the spine or other joints of the body. An adjustment may lead to a “popping sound’ which occurs due to the formation of an air bubble caused by pressure change. Adjustments help to restore the joint’s movement, improve its function and relieve pain.
X-rays play an important role in diagnosis and are only taken when it is warranted after taking a patient’s case history and conducting a physical examination.
Chiropractors work collaboratively with other health care professionals, however, no referral is needed to visit a chiropractor.
Chiropractic care is covered extensively by third-party payers. Check your health plan to determine the chiropractic care coverage that is available to you.