As a “one-stop, natural health clinic”, Oakville Injury and Pain Relief Center strives to make your selection of our services a confident and informed one. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with some of the following common questions posed to our professionals.
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1) What is a Chiropractic Adjustment (or awkwardly, medically-termed “Spinal Manipulation”)?
Your highly trained and experienced Oakville Chiropractor manually applies gentle, controlled movement into (spinal) joints that have become restricted in their movement or are misaligned. As is typical with most manually applied adjustments, there is a sound similar to the popping of a knuckle – this sound results when the joint is gapped and results in an increase in joint motion.
A Chiropractic Adjustment:
“This is done by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement because of tissue injury. Injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes causing inflammation, which is when blood cells invade the injured site and cause pain, swelling and the injured area loses movement. The Chiropractor can help by performing an “adjustment” to help with restoring movement, decreasing pain and muscle tightness, and the muscles and tissues will begin to heal.”
2) Why do my joints get restricted, kinked or locked?
The primary cause of locked or restricted joints (vertebral subluxation) is Stress. Physical, Emotional and Chemical stress negatively effects our bodies every day in a general breakdown process that effects the surrounding tissues and vital nerve transmission.
Injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes causing inflammation, which is when blood cells invade the injured site and cause pain, swelling and the injured area loses movement. The Chiropractor can help by performing a manipulation, or adjustment to help with restoring movement, decreasing pain and muscle tightness, and the muscles and tissues will begin to heal.
3) Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe?
Yes! Chiropractic treatments are very safe. Just as the medical society must ensure that all practices are safe and the same goes with Chiropractic. In fact, Chiropractic care has been studied in great detail and has an enviable safety rating when compared to other health care options. Your chiropractor will discuss all potential side effects and any risks along with the benefits of the care you receive.
4) What is involved in a typical treatment?
Your Chiropractor will take a complete history of your complaints as well as any relevant medical history. A physical exam will be done and includes specific orthopaedic tests, range of motion testing, neurological testing, functional and biomechanical testing. At Oakville Injury & Pain Relief Center, we want to find the cause of your problem – not just treat your symptoms! Try any of these treatments today:
- Active Muscle Release Therapy (ART)
- Gentle Manual and Light-Impulse Adjustment (Spinal Manipulation/ Mobilization)
- Laser Therapy
- Physical Muscle-Stim Therapy
- Rehabilitation (Active/ Passive)
5) What is the Education of a Doctor of Chiropractic?
A Doctor of Chiropractic has completed 4 years of Undergraduate degree from a credible University and 4 years of study for Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree.
6) Is it true that if I visit a Chiropractor once, I will always need to go see one?
No! This is totally incorrect! The relief achieved by a Chiropractic adjustment (ie to remove interference on your nervous system) is very satisfying but is not addictive or cause dependency. Just like regular dental check-ups, once patients experience the value of Chiropractic many choose to continue. However long you choose to benefit from your recommended Chiropractic care schedule is ALWAYS your decision.
The truth is, at our Oakville Chiropractic clinic we practice a contemporary and modern Chiropractic approach, which is a conservative, drug-free alternative to better health that has helped millions of people since 1895! Find out for yourself by scheduling your first visit, today. We have the convenience of ON-LINE SCHEDULING.
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1) What is the difference between Custom Foot Orthotics and the insoles from the drug store?
Custom foot orthotics are tailored specifically for every curvature in your foot, whereas, the insoles from the drug store are categorized for the general population. Your Chiropractor will perform a biomechanics and orthopaedic exam and a gait analysis. If there is a need for orthotics, your feet will be casted and your Chiropractor will discuss the different types of orthotics that are available for you.
2) Are Custom Foot Orthotics covered by my insurance?
Most insurance companies cover Custom Foot Orthotics, Shoes and Compression Stockings. You can contact your health insurance representative today and ask how much is covered and we will take care of the rest!
3) I have burning in my feet do I really need to wear orthotics?
Burning in the feet is commonly known as Plantar Fasciitis. A common form of treatment is Custom Foot Orthotics coupled with a few treatments with our therapeutic laser.
4) Can I get orthotics that will fit my dress shoes or high heels?
Yes! We offer a variety of different orthotics that are suited for different footwear including dress shoes, women’s heels, casual shoes, running shoes as well as for diabetic patients.
1) Are these the same Compression Stockings my grandmother wears?
No! Your Chiropractor will perform tests and measure the widths of your ankles, calves and knees for precise measurements. Sometimes our left and right sides are not the same size! This will make sure that your Chiropractor orders you a custom compression stocking!
2) Do Compression Stockings make you sweat?
Most compression stockings are made from sweat absorbent and/or sheer material with will not cause excess sweating. There are a variety of different materials and styles available for you.