Walker Chiropractic Office (WCO) is a multidisciplinary health center that offers affordable and high quality health care services for each patient seeking care. Our office maintains its reputation by offering patient centered treatments. Our goals at WCO are to uphold and preserve a positive and welcoming office that is available for anyone and everyone. We strive to allow our patients to feel trust and appreciation for the care we are providing for them. WCO is greatly devoted to providing a drug and surgery free form of health care that is hands-on and restoring in hopes to optimize the overall health and wellbeing of our patients. The chiropractic physicians are focused on treating the entire body, as the nervous system is the most important system in the human body. We treat a variety of different scenarios: acute/chronic pain symptoms, we provide preventative and maintenance care, as well as sport and accident related injuries. The following is a list of FAQ that we have come across in our years of practice. Please feel free to email us with any further questions you may have.
What do chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors have the knowledge and ability to treat individuals of all ages with a variety of health conditions. Doctors of Chiropractors are commonly acknowledged for their capability of treating neck and back pain as well as headaches. What the general public is unaware of is that chiropractors treat a vast array of disorders of the musculoskeletal and visceral systems. Dysfunctions of the muscles, ligaments and joints due to accidents/ trauma or congenital conditions are well understood and easily treated by chiropractors.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
“Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints.” (acatoday.org) The benefits of chiropractic therapy far outweigh the few risks associated with this care.
For more information regarding the safety of chiropractic please refer to the following link: acatoday.org
Is chiropractic care applicable to children?
Yes, chiropractic care is absolutely suitable for children. For some, the invasiveness of childbirth can pose to be a large insult on the cervical spine. This, in turn may have dramatic effects on the human body in the future.
Infants and children are very active and experience many falls and upsets due to physical activities of daily living.
What type of training and education do chiropractors have?
Chiropractors undergo a similar training to a primary care provider, however the focus of education is on diagnosis and treatments of musculoskeletal disorders. A chiropractic applicant must undergo four years of basic pre-medical undergraduate courses. Following acceptance, the student will endure four academic years in Chiropractic College. Doctors of Chiropractic are well educated in physiology, biochemistry, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, nutrition, exercise, and more.
How is a chiropractic adjustment performed?
Doctors of Chiropractic are highly trained to feel/palpate for a loss of joint motion of the human spine. The doctor will use his/her hands to provide a chiropractic adjustment to the vertebral segment in order to restore joint function. This form of care is very highly controlled and rarely results in pain or discomfort.
Why is there a sound when I am being adjusted?
The audible noise that is heard during a chiropractic treatment is actually the release of nitrogen gas from the joint being manipulated. A similar sound is heard when you crack/pop your knuckles. There is rarely a pain when this is performed.
How often do I have to be treated?
A chiropractor will provide care to acute, sub acute, and chronic conditions, therefore a patient may require a certain number of treatments to fully receive optimal chiropractic care. In the first treatment, the chiropractor will provide you with the details of the treatment plan and how often you must be treated. Chiropractors also provide maintenance or preventative care to patients who are not undergoing pain but whom are seeking wellness plans and ability to function optimally.
Is chiropractic care covered under my medical plan?
“Most Extended Health Care (EHC) plans cover chiropractic services and, since Ontario government delisted chiropractic services from OHIP, EHC plans have become the primary source of third-party coverage for most patients.”