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VANCOUVER Chiropractic
Suite 220-1529 West Sixth Avenue
(Between Granville and Fir, Second floor of the South Granville Lofts)
Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1
Phone: 604-685-0052
Fax:   604-685-0056
Email:vancouverchiropractic@yahoo.ca
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Chiropractors

Chiropractic FAQs

Is chiropractic safe?
How much education do chiropractors need?
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
What causes that "cracking" sound during an adjustment?
Is it bad to crack your neck or back frequently?
Can I detect a misalignment myself?
Can I see a chiropractor without a referral from my medical doctor?

Is chiropractic safe?
Yes, chiropractic is among the safest forms of healing and health care interventions. It is a low risk, drug-free, and non-surgical approach to decrease pain and improve overall function.
How much education do chiropractors need?
Chiropractors need a minimum of 7 years of training to receive a Doctor of Chiropractic designation. Many chiropractors choose to continue their learning by specializing in chiropractic neurology, radiology, sports rehabilitation, and pediatric and pre-natal care.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
An adjustment is the art of delivering a specific force in a precise direction that helps normalize the function of the spine. This can be done by hand or with a specially designed instrument. After years of training, each chiropractor has selected a variety of methods and has become skilled in their delivery.
What causes that "cracking" sound during an adjustment?
Not all techniques produce that cracking or popping sound. When it does occur, it is from the release of a nitrogen gas bubble filling the partial vacuum created when the joints are re-aligned.
Is it bad to crack your neck or back frequently?
Feeling the need to crack your neck or back is caused by tension from fixated vertebrae, which causes another part of the spine to compensate by moving too much and make that popping sound. The fixated part of the spine should be adjusted by a chiropractor to balance the rest of the spine.
Can I detect a misalignment myself?
You may have a misalignment in your spine for a long time before any symptoms appear. It is possible for you to know you have one, but rarely is it possible to know that you do not. That is why periodic check ups are a great idea even when you have no pain.
Can I see a chiropractor without a referral from my medical doctor?
Yes, chiropractors are primary health care givers, just like general practitioners. We have the ability to diagnose and treat our patients within the scope of chiropractic or make a recommendation to refer to another health care provider.
 
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