Chiropractic FAQ's

+ Do Chiropractors Just Treat The Spine?

Chiropractors treat a variety of injuries from head to toe involving almost all joints in the body. With our unique approach, RCRC treats numerous injuries including sciatica, rotator cuff injuries, runner knee, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, postural syndromes, shoulder impingement, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle imbalances, headaches, and core instability, among other things.

Come in for an assessment and the team at RCRC can create a custom plan for your specific needs.

+ How Many Visits Will I Need?

While treatment lengths vary somewhat from person to person and from condition to condition, there are a few rules of thumb you can follow.

1) Newer injuries, if treated appropriately and immediately, tend to improve after fewer visits – assuming that major tissue injury has not occurred. Many of these first time injuries can be effectively managed in as little as 6 to 7 visits.

2) Conditions that have been present for greater than 3 months and recurring conditions are generally more stubborn and difficult to treat. Resolution may require 12 visits or more.

Believing that an injury will simply “go away” on its own is counterproductive. It is important to understand that the longer your condition has been around, the more treatments it will eventually require to resolve. Prompt and appropriate action is best and most effective.

The only sure way to determine how long your treatment will take is to schedule a consultation and/or examination and get a personalized plan for your needs.

+ Is There Any Pain Associated With Treatment?

The treatments themselves are generally not painful.

In fact, most patients look forward to their treatments as many experience instantaneous relief. Individuals who already have moderate to severe pain associated with the injury or issue may experience some minor discomfort during treatment; However, care is always gentle, safe, and non-invasive.

+ Is Chiropractic Care Covered By Health Insurance?

While chiropractic care is not covered by OHIP the majority of extended health benefit plans provide coverage for chiropractic care. At RCRC we direct bill almost all major insurance companies making you’re out of pocket expense very low and sometimes even zero.

Visit our 'Insurance' page to see our approved list of providers for direct billing.

+ Do I Need A Referral To See A Chiropractor?

No, a patient does not need a referral. Chiropractors are legislated as primary contact health care professionals in every province in Canada. This means that patients can consult them directly.

+ What Is An Adjustment?

An adjustment is a highly-skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to the vertebrae of the spine or other joints of the body. The goal of an adjustment is to correct joint restrictions, restore proper movement, and improve function.

When a joint is adjusted, an air bubble may escape causing a popping noise, similar to when you crack your knuckles. Depending on the nature of the problem, your chiropractor may also utilize joint mobilization, acupuncture, myofascial release therapy, muscle stimulation, and therapeutic exercises to relieve your pain and get you moving again.

+ What Research Has Been Done On Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic is a healing discipline firmly grounded in science. Spinal manipulative therapy (adjustment) provided by chiropractic doctors has been researched extensively both in Canada and internationally. Chiropractors offer a safe, non-invasive approach to joint and muscle problems.

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