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Chiropractic can be of service to anyone who has pain; an athletic injury; is pregnant; or is just looking to optimize their healthy lifestyle. A chiropractor can provide natural treatment options to any age group, from newborns to the older adult.
Chiropractic can help with:
Most personal health insurance plans provides coverage for chiropractic care. The amount varies by each individual plan. It is important to check with your insurance provider so you understand what information they require to reimburse you for your appointments.
OHIP does not cover chiropractic or massage therapy.
Definitive Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers direct billing to most insurance carriers. Check with our office to see whether we are able to direct bill your health insurance company.
No, you do not need a referral to see a chiropractor. Chiropractors are doctors and are “primary contact” health care providers. This means that they are trained to accurately diagnose your condition and determine if conservative treatment is the best option, or if your condition requires a visit to a medical physician or the hospital.
As a result of the stresses and strains of injury, poor posture, or just daily living, joint restrictions can occur in the spine and in other joints in the body. Decreased joint motion causes pain, inflammation, muscle tension and biomechanical changes, and interference with the function of the nervous system.
A chiropractor can identify these joint restrictions and perform a corrective adjustment to allow the joint to function properly again and stimulate the nervous system. An adjustment is a highly skilled, high velocity (fast), low amplitude (small and gentle) thrust to the restricted joint which sometimes creates a `pop` or `crack` sound, which is naturally-produced nitrogen gas escaping from the joint as pressure is reduced.
An adjustment has been proven to restore normal joint motion, reduce surrounding muscle tension or spasm, and stimulate the nerves at that region of the spine.
X-rays can be an important piece of information to help a chiropractor diagnose your condition. They can give your doctor important information about your skeletal health and can help guide their treatment. However, not all patients require x-rays and your Chiropractor will only prescribe them as necessary.
The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals. Many patients sense some progress within a week or two of frequent visits. Visits are less frequent as your condition stabilizes. Every treatment plan is individually tailored to each patient’s unique health goals and as such, every treatment plan is different.