What makes the “cracking noise during an adjustment?
Does a chiropractic adjustment hurt?
In the majority of cases a chiropractic adjustment is painless. In fact, most patients will feel an immediate relief with an adjustment. In some cases – such as following a recent injury – the muscles and ligaments around the joint may be painful and inflamed. When this happens, any pressure on the area will provide some discomfort, including an adjustment. If the area is too tender or sensitive to tolerate the pressure of an adjustment, our chiropractors will use other techniques such a gentle mobilizations or soft tissue therapies to help facilitate healing and de-sensitize the area so an adjustment will be more tolerable in subsequent visits.
Is Chiropractic treatment based on evidence?
Do chiropractors refer patients to other doctors?
Like most health care providers, our chiropractors belong to a large and growing network of health care professionals. Our chiropractors are well educated in recognizing risk factors and signs of serious disease. The goal of your initial visit and examination is to determine what is causing your pain/condition, and to determine if your condition is appropriate for chiropractic care. If we feel that your condition is not best treated by our chiropractors, or would be better treated by a medical doctor or other healthcare provider, we will refer you to the appropriate clinic (or within clinic as we have medical doctors in house).
What education does a chiropractor have?
Chiropractors are doctors who specialize in problems of muscles, joints, and nerves of the body. Chiropractors are educated in basic training in the biological and health sciences and receive specialized training in the chiropractic discipline, including extensive clinical training. Becoming a chiropractor in Canada requires a minimum 3 or 4 years of undergraduate education, followed by a 4 or 5 year Chiropractic doctorate. This includes no less than 4500 hours of classroom and clinical instruction at an institution approved by the Council on Chiropractic Education Canada. Our chiropractors are also fully certified in Active Release Techniques, a post graduate myofascial release certification.
Do physicians recommend Chiropractic?
Most do, and many physicians are being treated by chiropractors themselves for various conditions.