What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractors are specialists in the manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints. Adjustments help to relieve pain and restore normal functioning to the spine, joints, and supporting structures of the body, allowing you to enjoy your everyday activities again as quickly as possible.

Chiropractors are also trained to prescribe therapeutic exercise, provide nutritional counselling, and recommend rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies. 

What can Chiropractic care treat?

Some of the conditions that can be treated and/or improved with chiropractic care include, but are not limited to:

- Neck pain: addressing cervical spine discomfort
- Sciatica: alleviating pain due to sciatic nerve compression
- Postural problems: correcting alignment issues
- Arthritis: easing pain and improving joint function
- Carpal tunnel syndrome: alleviating wrist and hand discomfort
- Tension and stress: reducing the physical effects of stress
- Pregnancy-related discomfort: such as back pain
- Allergies: some claim improvement in symptoms
- Sleep disorders: addressing pain-related sleep problems
- Enhanced wellbeing: many seek chiropractic care for overall health and wellness

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. An adjustment loosens the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function. When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble escapes causing the popping noise you may have heard about. 

Is chiropractic adjustment safe?

Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been researched extensively. Complications are rare and side-effects, such as temporary soreness, are usually minor. Your chiropractor is well-trained to determine if your problem will respond to chiropractic care or if you require referral to another healthcare provider. 

Can chiropractic care cure other ailments besides back pain?

Yes. Chiropractors assess, diagnose, and provide appropriate conservative care for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions. Musculoskeletal conditions include a wide range of disorders that impact bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and connective tissue all over the body. 

Does chiropractic treatment typically require x-rays?

No. X-rays can play a role in diagnosis and are taken when a need has been determined after taking a patient case history and conducting a physical examination. However, most patients do not require x-rays. Chiropractors receive 360 hours of education in radiology covering a full range of topics from protection to x-ray interpretation and diagnosis. 

Is chiropractic care covered by OHIP or my insurance?

Chiropractic care is not covered by OHIP, but is covered by most extended health care plans. Please consult your individual policy. The Sport Medicine Clinic will provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. 

Do I need a referral to get chiropractic care at the Sport Medicine Clinic?

Chiropractic is a regulated primary contact health profession, recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces. Although many physicians routinely recommend or prescribe chiropractic treatment for their patients, a medical referral is not required. 

Is the Sport Medicine Clinic accepting new patients for chiropractic?

Yes! Please call 416-865-0903 or click here today to book your appointment.