Will the chiropractor give me a spinal adjustment on the first visit?
Generally YES! This all depends on examination findings and the patient’s preference. We strive to make your treatment as comfortable and effective as possible, and this is why we offer many different adjusting styles (hands-on and activator gentle technique), along with acupuncture and modalities (cold laser, therapeutic ultrasound, electrotherapy). Each option will be explained to you and you are under no obligation to have certain techniques performed if you are not comfortable with them.
Is chiropractic care covered by OHIP?
Chiropractic services are not covered under OHIP. However many extended health plans do cover chiropractic services – please confirm your extended health coverage and requirements if unsure.
What is the “cracking” noise I hear during an adjustment?
When a chiropractor adjusts or physically moves a vertebrae (bone), a pressure difference is created within the synovial joint. Gases released cause an audible sound to be heard. The bones themselves are not breaking or cracking!
Does it hurt?
No, acupuncture does not hurt. During the treatment you may experience mild tingling or numbness along the area being stimulated.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture involves inserting very fine, sterile, single use needles into different areas of the body to stimulate nerve endings. Stimulation of specific points in the body can assist with pain relief, stress and many other health conditions. The goal is to restore balance in the body. We can also use electro-acupuncture at the clinic which is a new form of acupuncture which involves electrical stimulation of the needles and is very relaxing!
What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture has proven to be successful in reducing stress, muscle tension and chronic pain and can encourage the body’s natural healing response.
Does acupuncture complement other therapies?
Yes, acupuncture is a safe, pain-free option which can be used separately or in conjunction with chiropractic care.
Can acupuncture help me quit smoking?
Acupuncture can help ease the cravings associated with quitting smoking. It is best advised to start with a course of acupuncture after you have decided to quit.