FAQs 2018-04-18T22:39:15+00:00


Have a question about chiropractic care? See the list of Frequently Asked Questions.

If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, feel free to contact us.

At Bracebridge Chiropractic & Wellness Centre we take your health seriously. Our assessments and examinations are thorough. All of this takes time, so we ask that you completely fill out your paperwork prior to your first visit. The doctor will then consult with you to better understand your problem. Your assessment will focus on your area of concern as well as the overall state of your body & spine. After the doctor diagnoses your condition, a discussion of treatment options and approaches follows, culminating with your first treatment if appropriate. Please plan to spend an hour for your first visit, and plan on seeing the doctor the following day. We prefer an immediate follow-up visit in order to assess your body’s reaction. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. We are open, friendly, and are excited to help you!

Chiropractors are able to assist with problems of the joints, muscles, and bones in the body. Because we affect the Nervous System as well, problems with the organs of the body can also be helped. The list is extensive; however we have included the more common conditions below.
• Back Pain & Stiffness
• Neck Pain & Stiffness
• Headaches
• Shoulder, Arm, Wrist, Hand Pain
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Sciatica
• Numbness & Tingling in the arm & hand
• Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot Pain
• Heel Pain
• Constipation
• Colic
• Earaches
• Stress
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Fibromyalgia
For more, visit these pages
• http://www.chiropractic.on.ca/ChiropracticCare/WhatisChiropractic.aspx
• http://www.chiro.org/research/ABSTRACTS/Conditions.shtml

No. Chiropractors fall under the category of “primary-care physicians.” Like dentists, a referral is not needed.

There are many different types of doctors. Chiropractors are Doctors of Chiropractic. Dentists are Doctors of Dentistry. Your family doctor is a Medical Doctor, etc. Each type of doctor has their speciality. Chiropractors diagnose and treat conditions related to the bones, joints, and nerves of the body.
To receive the doctor of chiropractic degree, candidates must complete extensive undergraduate prerequisites (most have an undergraduate degree) and four years of graduate-level instruction and internship at an accredited chiropractic institution. Comprehensive knowledge of all systems of the body and diagnostic procedures enable the chiropractor to thoroughly evaluate a patient, address disorders relating to the neuro-musculo-skeletal system and determine the need for referral to another health care provider.

Chiropractic is an effective source of preventative and wellness care for the whole body. The anatomical area of focus is the spine, and this has created the perception that a chiropractor is a “back doctor.” Although this perception is not entirely incorrect, it is very much incomplete. Doctors of chiropractic are a highly appropriate resource in matters of work-place safety, stress management, injury prevention, athletic injuries, postural correction and nutritional counselling. Remember, there are many bones & joints in the body, all of which respond well to chiropractic care. Common areas treated by chiropractors include the shoulders, wrists, knees, and hips.

No. However, many insurance health benefits do have coverage for chiropractic, massage, orthotics, etc. Contact your human resources department for details on your plan coverage.

Anytime is a good time to improve the health of our bones, joints and nerves. Pregnant mothers may find that chiropractic adjustments improve their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient’s size, weight, age, and condition of health.
You may have heard the notion that once you go to a chiropractor you have to keep going back. Before we answer that question, ask yourself how many times you have visited a dentist? Like most people, you’ve probably gone dozens of times. Why? Quite simply, to prevent your teeth from getting bad and to maintain their health. Once chiropractic care eliminates your pain and rehabilitates the injured tissues we do recommend that you maintain a schedule of periodic spinal checkups for prevention & maintenance. Like your dentist and like many of the medical experts are now recognizing, prevention is the key to reducing recurrences of existing health conditions and minimizing new injuries in the future. So the answer is yes, we want you to keep coming back, but just periodically. Periodic chiropractic care minimizes spinal and nerve stresses, reduces recurrences of old injuries, prevents new injuries from developing, and minimizes degenerative processes, which enhances overall health and wellness.
Doctors of chiropractic provide effective, low-cost health care for a wide range of conditions. If an injury is work-related, then WSIB will cover costs for chiropractic care. If an injury is due to a car accident, then the car insurance company will cover the costs for chiropractic care.