What is chiropractic care?

Focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, our chiropractors use various manual therapy techniques and hands-on adjustments to address pain, improve mobility, and promote overall health. They often emphasize the body's inherent ability to heal and maintain itself when properly aligned.

Chiropractic care addresses more than just back and neck pain. If you have shoulder, hip, knee, or ankle pain or dysfunction, you can benefit from an assessment with a chiropractor.

What can chiropractic care treat?

Chiropractic care can help treat a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, including:

- Back pain: including lower and upper back pain
- Headaches and migraines: reducing frequency and intensity
- Joint pain: such as hip, knee, and shoulder pain
- Sports injuries: managing and preventing injuries
- Whiplash: common with collisions and falls in sports like hockey, football, skiing, and snowboarding
- Repetitive strain injuries: like tennis or golfer's elbow
- Peripheral nerve pain: carpal tunnel and sciatic pain
Neck pain: associated with postural dysfunction and prolonged sitting
Arthritic conditions: managing pain and improving joint function
Overtraining injuries: myofascial pain from pushing your body's limits

When should I see a chiropractor?

Common ailments that chiropractors often manage are low back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain; however, this is not an exhaustive list. Whether injured or enduring long-standing nagging pain, visit a chiropractor to receive a proper diagnosis. 

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

An adjustment is one of many forms of manual therapy that chiropractors often use to help with neuromusculoskeletal ailments, and more specifically in dealing with joint-related pains. Chiropractors are the leading experts in adjustment, although it’s not the only treatment modality chiropractors would utilize when treating and diagnosing.

Is chiropractic adjustment safe?

Yes! Scientific evidence has shown that manual therapy in the form of an adjustment can be an effective, and a safe means in addressing neuromusculoskeletal complaints. More importantly, never hesitate to express any of your questions and concerns to your chiropractor! They’ll be happy to listen and accommodate your plan of management according to your needs and concerns. 

Does chiropractic treatment typically require x-rays?

Most of the time, no, chiropractic care doesn't require x-rays. However, depending on your presentation, a chiropractor may request an x-ray to help arrive at an accurate and appropriate diagnosis.

Is chiropractic care covered by extended benefits/insurance?

Yes, most extended benefits/insurance coverage offer chiropractic care as part of their plan. It is always recommended to check with your insurance provider to be sure.

Do I need a referral to get chiropractic care at the Adelaide Health Clinic?

You do not need a referral to see a chiropractor. If you are in pain, you can schedule an appointment right away. However, every insurance plan is different so if you intend on utilizing your insurance benefits, it is recommended to check what your plan covers. In some cases, a medical referral is needed for coverage when seeing certain disciplines.

Is the Adelaide Health Clinic accepting new patients for chiropractic care?

Yes! Please call 416-367-5200 or click here today to book your appointment.