Dr. Michael Witherall is pleased to be accepting new patients and offering direct billing to most private insurance companies, Section B (MVA injuries) and work related injuries (WHSCC Claims).
What is chiropractic?
The word “chiropractic” comes from ancient Greek and means “done by hand.”
Chiropractors are specialists in manual adjustment of the spine and other joints. Adjustment helps relieve pain and restore normal functioning to the spine, joints and supporting structures of the body, so you can enjoy your everyday activities again as quickly as possible.
During your first visit Dr. Witherall will go through a detailed health history and physical examination to determine an appropriate treatment plan. Each treatment plan is specific to the individual patient and may include a wide variety of techniques including soft tissue therapy, ultrasound, low intensity laser therapy, flexion-distraction, therapeutic exercise, nutritional advice, custom orthotics and/or spinal adjustments.
What is an adjustment?
An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. Adjustment loosens the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function. Often a gas bubble escapes from the joint during an adjustment causing a “popping noise”.
Is chiropractic adjustment safe?
Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been researched extensively and are widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of headache, and neck/back pain.
Most patients experience immediate relief following an adjustment, however, some may experience temporary pain, stiffness or slight swelling. Some patients may also experience temporary dizziness, local numbness, or radiating pain. However, adverse effects associated with spinal adjustment are typically minor and short-lived.
When should I see a chiropractor?
Chiropractors are highly educated and extensively trained to assess, diagnosis, treat and prevent conditions/disorders of the spine, joints, muscle and nervous systems.
Does chiropractic care require a referral from an MD?
Chiropractors are legislated as primary contact health professionals in every province in Canada. This means that patients can consult them directly. However, chiropractors often work closely with medical doctors, many of whom refer to chiropractors when they believe chiropractic treatment will help alleviate a patient’s condition. Similarly, chiropractors frequently refer to medical doctors when necessary.
If you are experiencing any of the following conditions, chiropractic may be for you.
Strains and Sprains
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Work and Sports Injuries
Limited Range of Motion in the Back, Shoulder, Neck or Limbs
General Health and Well-being
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