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Available in downtown Toronto and Hamilton health clinics.

Our bphealth chiropractors will assess conditions of your nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Our chiropractors use specific joint mobilizations, manipulations, active release and laser techniques to restore your body in good working order. Research has shown that chiropractic care can treat conditions and maintain your health and at bphealth is an essential part to your rehabilitation and wellness program.


Chiropractic FAQ'S

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care discipline that utilizes a non-invasive, natural approach in restoring patient health without the use of prescribed drugs and surgery. A Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) focuses on optimizing the function of the human body’s skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Integrating different forms of manual therapy, chiropractors aim to restore health and promote a pain-free, active lifestyle. The DC is extensively trained to assess your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan customized to your needs. When most of us think of chiropractics we think of spinal manipulation and mobilization, and although this does form a part of a chiropractor’s treatment regimen it is definitely not the only treatment protocols that can be employed.

What is a spinal manipulation?

Spinal manipulation/adjustment is a specialized, gentle procedure utilized by chiropractors to create movement in joints that are not moving properly. This highly skilled and precise technique loosens the joint to restore normal joint function and provide pain relief. During an adjustment, the capsule surrounding the joint briefly stretches, releasing a gas bubble, which creates a “popping” noise. You may feel light pressure on your spinal joints and/or hear this popping sound. The adjustment is just one of the many techniques utilized by chiropractors, and can also be used to treat extremities.

Who could benefit from Chiropractic?

SHOULD I SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?

Eight out of ten Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their life. For many people, the pain can keep them from work, school, or even their day-to-day activities. Back pain will often go away on its own, after two to six months. However, left untreated, there is an 80 per cent chance that your back pain will recur. Why suffer needlessly, or take the chance that the pain will come back? If you have back pain, early treatment from a chiropractor can help you get on with your busy life. One of the reasons back pain is so common is that it can be caused by so many different things:

  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Poor posture
  • Stress
  • Car accidents
  • Improper lifting

Any of these things can cause your spine to shift from its normal position or affect your range of motion. This results in pressure on the joints, muscles, and nerves in that area.

Chiropractors are primary care providers and back care specialists. This means they can see you without a referral from another medical doctor. It also means no long wait for a medical specialist, just relief from your back pain.

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

There are different ways a chiropractor can care for your back, depending on your condition. Generally there are three levels of care, but for most people, the need is for immediate relief.

  • Relief care is provided for immediate pain and discomfort. Depending on the diagnosis, your age and physical condition, one visit, or several visits over a relatively short period of time may be necessary.
  • Corrective care treats long term spinal problems. Because these problems have existed for some time they require a longer, more complex period of care, which may include a customized exercise program.
  • Supportive or maintenance care helps you maintain and enjoy the benefits you’ve achieved from relief and corrective care. Continuing to work with your chiropractor and having adjustments once in a while will keep your spine as healthy as possible. Once a course of care is determined, and the matter of informed consent has been discussed, treatment usually begins. Because of chiropractic’s concern for your overall well-being, most treatment is accompanied by exercise, diet, and other healthy living suggestions to help keep your back healthy and strong.

For more information on chiropractic care, please feel free to contact our Toronto chiropractor, Dr. Manik Bhan.

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What to expect during your visit

Research shows that 80 per cent of Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their lives. When it comes to back pain, prevention is often the best strategy. Simple techniques, like regular stretching and good posture will go a long way in helping to prevent backaches. Make the effort to incorporate some basic tips into your day.

Set aside at least 30 minutes for your first visit to the chiropractor. Future visits typically last 15 minutes or less, and this may vary from chiropractor to chiropractor, and is affected by the type of treatment you require. Here’s what you might expect.

THE FIRST VISIT

Your chiropractor may ask about the following:

  • Personal and family medical history
  • Major illnesses you have experienced
  • Surgeries or operations you have had
  • Medications you are taking
  • A description of your present condition
  • The steps you have taken to manage your condition
  • Your diet and exercise
  • Your sleeping habits, daily activities, work routine, stress level, and home life

TIP: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for your visit to the chiropractor!

Your chiropractor may ask you to change into a gown to perform some of these tests:

  • A check of your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing
  • A test of your reflexes, strength, and sensations
  • An analysis of your posture
  • A x-ray of your spine
  • An analysis of your movement - he/she will observe how you walk, turn, bend or lift things, as well as how your body moves in the affected area
  • A hands-on evaluation of how well your spine moves, identifying restrictions and areas of improper motion

TIP: Bring a copy of any x-rays or radiology reports you have.

These assessments give your chiropractor a better picture of your complete health. He or she will make a diagnosis, prescribe a course of treatment, and once the matter of informed consent has been discussed, treatment usually begins. If your chiropractor diagnoses a condition more appropriately treated by another health care professional, he or she will make a referral.

For more information on chiropractic care, please feel free to contact our Toronto chiropractor, Dr. Manik Bhan.

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Stages of Chiropractic care

Relief care is provided for relief of immediate pain, restricted mobility, and discomfort. Depending on the diagnosis, your age, physical condition, how long you have had the current complaint, and previous injuries, a few or several visits over a relatively short period of time, may be necessary.

Corrective care treats conditions that are more severe, recurring or have existed with or without pain for some time. These may require a longer, more complex period of care. Once the severity of your condition has decreased through relief care, corrective care helps to restore normal function to your spine, muscles, supporting tissues, and the nerves affected by them.

Supportive or maintenance care helps you maintain and preserve the benefits you’ve achieved from relief and corrective care. Chiropractors are also trained to detect conditions in their early stages, often before you feel pain or reduced mobility. Continuing to work with your chiropractor and having periodic spinal check-ups and treatments, if needed, will keep your spine as healthy as possible. Your chiropractor will work with you to find a maintenance schedule that suits your condition, health care goals, and lifestyle. Your treatment from the chiropractor, regardless of the stage of care, will often include exercise, diet, and other healthy living suggestions to help keep you healthy and strong.

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?

Your chiropractor will discuss a schedule of care, which will depend on your specific circumstances. For some people chiropractic treatment is like a regular tune-up, to help deal with the daily wear and tear of life. For others, it’s simply an effective treatment when pain or discomfort strikes. Take the time to discuss with your chiropractor the treatment plan that’s best for you.

For more information on chiropractic care, please feel free to contact our Toronto chiropractor, Dr. Manik Bhan.

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Chiropractic: Affordable?

AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE

Chiropractic care is affordable and high quality health care that gets you back to your daily activities quickly and efficiently. When compared to other joint, muscle and back treatments chiropractic has been proven time and again to be cost effective. Many private and workplace insurance plans cover the cost of chiropractic treatment.

  • The Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in Ontario recognizes chiropractic as effective treatment for work-related back injuries. If you are injured at work, chiropractic care is covered.
  • The Insurance Act and Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (Auto Insurance) allows auto accident victims to choose chiropractic care, and chiropractors will provide all necessary insurance certificates.
  • Many employers also provide coverage of chiropractic treatment under their employee health care plans. To find out more speak to your employer or union.

For more information on chiropractic care, please feel free to contact our Toronto chiropractor, Dr. Manik Bhan.

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What type of training do Chiropractors have?

CHIROPRACTORS: TRAINED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

In Canada, chiropractors are required to complete a minimum of three years of university, followed by four years at an accredited chiropractic college. A chiropractic student receives over 4500 hours of education, much of it in supervised clinical practice. Once students have completed their education, they must pass a stringent set of licensing exams to earn the right to practice as a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). Chiropractors are one of only five health professionals permitted to use the title ‘doctor.’

Is Chiropractic treatment safe?

SAFE AND EFFECTIVE

The safety and effectiveness of chiropractic treatment have been studied in-depth and very carefully. Studies have found chiropractic to be extremely safe and most effective in alleviating back pain, neck pain, headaches, and most other musculoskeletal conditions. If your chiropractor diagnoses a condition more appropriately treated by another health care professional, he or she will make a referral.

Adverse reactions from chiropractic treatment are rare. Like all health professionals, your chiropractor will discuss all potential side effects and risks along with the benefits of any care you receive.


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Fees and Rates

Chiropractic is covered by Group Benefit Plans, Motor Vehicle Insurance and WSIB.
Initial Assessment: $90.00
Session fee (30 minutes): $65.00
Session Fee (15 minutes): $45.00


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