Chiropractic is a primary contact health care profession, therefore, no referral is required. Chiropractic care focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system which can effect the nervous system and cause pain, limited mobility and other disorders of general health ‘well-ness’. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to, back pain, neck pain, sciatica, arm/leg pain, headaches, concussions, and vertigo.
Doctors of Chiropractic receive 4 years of education (after at least 2 years per-requisite university) similar to medical doctors including clinical internship. They are also required to pass national and provincial regulatory board exams and continue with yearly continuing education programs. Chiropractors will consult with you regarding your complaint, go over your relevant health history as well as perform orthopaedic and neurologic exams. Depending on your specific condition and findings you may be sent for further diagnostic testing such as x-rays, bone scan, bone density studies, MRI, etc. There can be many reasons why you are experiencing your particular symptoms. Through this process of recording health history and performing examinations/diagnostic testing, the doctor can consider the many possibilities of your symptoms and develop a strong diagnosis as to what is causing your symptoms. The doctor is then able to decide if chiropractic care is able to help and if not, help provide you with other options of care. If it is determined that chiropractic care should help you with your condition then a treatment program will be discussed with you.
Nothing will be done in our office without your full consent.