FAQ By Dr. Steve Cho,
D.C., Hons. BSc Kin (Co-op)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on approach health care discipline, focusing on the neuromusculoskeletal system (nervous system, muscular system, and skeletal system OR nerves, muscles, and bones).
Who are Chiropractors?
Chiropractors are primary-contact health care practitioners. They practice a manual therapy emphasizing diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders related to the spine, nervous system and joints.
What do Chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors treat a wide range of disorders related to the musculoskeletal system. The most common reasons someone seeks chiropractic care include:
- Neck pain or back pain
- Strains and sprains
- Work and sports injuries
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- General health and well-being
How can I benefit from chiropractic care?
Chiropractic can help:
- Improve your posture
- Improve movement in your neck, shoulders, back, and core
- Relieve headaches
- Relieve neck and back pain
- Enhance athletic performance
- Help prevent work-related injuries
- Increase your flexibility and range of motion.
Is it regulated?
Chiropractic is a self-regulated health profession like medicine and dentistry. The College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) is the governing body to regulate chiropractors in Ontario. Every chiropractor practising in Ontario must be a registered member of CCO.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is recognized as one of the safest, drug-free non-invasive therapies.
Do I need x-rays?
X-rays play an important role in diagnosis. They are taken, when deemed necessary, after taking a case history and conducting a physical examination. Chiropractors receive radiology education at their recognized institution and governments in every province have recognized the training and competence of chiropractors to take and interpret x-rays.