Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. I’ve heard once you get an adjustment/manipulation you need to keep seeing the chiroproctor. Is this true?
No, many times there is a start and finish to the treatment. That is, the problem is ‘fixed’.
2. I don’t like the idea of being ‘cracked’. Is there any other type of treatment?
Yes, the adjustment is only one of several treatment options that our office offers. For example, you may receive soft tissue therapy (e.g. ART® ) along with stretching and strengthening exercises.
3. Can chiropractic help me?
People seek chiropractic care for many conditions. The most researched area is low back pain where studies have repeatedly shown chiropractic treatment to be highly effective. Low back pain, headache, shoulder pain and other musculoskeletal conditions may all benefit from chiropractic care. In order to evaluate a patient’s condition and possible benefits from treatment, a chiropractor will do a thorough work-up, which includes a medical history and physical examination.
4. How much time will it take before I am better?
The rate and extent of each patient’s recovery depends upon a number of factors. It is important to understand that some patients, and some conditions respond more quickly and completely than others. Injuries that are recent and less severe generally respond better than long-standing severe problems. Additionally, a patient’s efforts to complete chiropractic treatment, avoid harmful activities, and do stretching and strengthening exercises may all affect the rate and extent of recovery. With a patient’s cooperation, a recent and uncomplicated strain may improve immediately. For long-standing and more serious problems, improvement may generally be experienced within four to six treatments.
5. Will my condition return after treatment?
With a patient’s cooperation, a recent and less serious injury may not return. However, a long-standing severe condition may repeatedly cause problems. For example, a patient with repetitive stress injuries from poor posture at a computer terminal may repeatedly experience pain from those injuries, particularly if there is a re-injury from further poor posture. Periodic chiropractic treatments may be necessary to respond to such on-going problems.
6. How much will it cost?
As explained above, the nature and duration of an injury, as well as a patient’s efforts to complete chiropractic treatment, avoid harmful activities, and do stretching and strengthening exercises may all affect the rate and extent of recovery.
Initial appointment fee is $100 or $67*
Follow up appointment is $60 or $37*
* The lesser fees listed above apply if you are partially covered with the medical service plan of BC.
Most private health insurance plans include chiropractic and ART® in their coverage.