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Is chiropractic safe?

Yes. Because of its conservative and natural approach to health combined with a chiropractor’s extremely rigorous education, this form of treatment has an excellent safety record.

Does a chiropractic adjustment hurt?

No. Some people are surprised by the soft ‘click’ produced when a vertebrae is ‘unlocked,’ but this is simply air being released from the joint, and creates no pain whatsoever. It is common to experience tiredness, and stiffness or tenderness in the area for a short period after a treatment.

Do chiropractors only treat back and neck problems?

No. While chiropractors predominantly treat problems of the back and neck, these often have causative effects on the central nervous system and other areas of the body. For example, a recent study in Norway showed that people receiving chiropractic treatments for problems of the back and neck often found symptomatic relief in seemingly unrelated areas of the body, eg. the stomach and the heart.

How many treatments will I need?

This differs from individual to individual. Each patient receives a thorough physical examination, and the number of treatments needed depends on the diagnosis. Removing pain and discomfort is the first priority, and this often takes only a few adjustments.

Can I see a chiropractor when I’m pregnant?

Yes. In fact, chiropractors are highly skilled in treating problems of the pelvis and lower back typical in pregnancy, and studies have shown that pregnant women receiving chiropractic care require less pain medication and have shorter a labour.

Do I need a referral from a medical doctor?

No.

Does chiropractic work for all types of health problems?

No. One of the purposes of the initial examination and consultation is to assess whether this is a problem best treated by a chiropractor. If not, the patient will be referred to an alternative health-care provider.