Frequently Asked Questions

Dr.Kimberly Huynh

June 5, 2020 · 5 min

What is a Chiropractor?

Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment for your neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Chiropractors also help with your overall health and lifestyle from flexibility, mobility, improving posture, athletic performances, to work ergonomics.

Some common conditions we treat includes back pain, neck pain, strains, sprains, pain associated with arthritis, injuries from work, migraines, herniated discs, injuries from car accidents, and sports related injuries. We also treat pain in the extremities (joints in the arms and legs).

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment and How Can it Help?

A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which chiropractors use their hands or a small instrument (activator) to apply a controlled, sudden force to the joint. It is a painless procedure in most cases, and many patients report that they feel instant relief. The chiropractic adjustment helps to increase the range of motion, and at the same time decrease the pain in the area.

You may or may not hear an audible release (joint cavitation) as your joints are adjusted. It is a normal side effect as air bubbles are released within the joint capsule, similar to cracking your knuckles.

There are many benefits to an adjustment: it improves joint mobility, decreases muscle pain, promotes better posture, improves athletic performance, prevents injuries, aids in sleep, improves circulation to the joint and surrounding tissues, and improves your overall mood.

Do I Need to be in Pain to Come See a Chiropractor?

No. Many patients come in for regular monthly maintenance called wellness care and/or for long term relief. Regular adjustments help to prevent future injuries. Chiropractors treat a range of severity from everyday stiffness to debilitating injuries, and everything in-between.

Can I Go Back to Work or to the Gym After?

In short, yes. You may experience soreness up to 48 hours post-adjustment. This type of soreness is similar to what many feel after exercising and is common amongst the general population. This results from your spine and muscles adapting to the correct alignment. After treatment light exercise and activities are recommended, instead of strenuous ones.

What is Direct Billing? And What Insurances are Covered?

Direct billing is when the clinic sends your bills straight to your health insurance provider. Rather than you receiving the full bill, filing the claim yourself, and waiting to be reimbursed for the appointment.

Click here to see the insurances we cover.

Do I Need a Medical Doctor’s Note to See You?

You do not need a referral or a doctor's note to visit the chiropractor. We do take doctor’s notes but you can come in and be evaluated to see if you are fit for a chiropractic treatment.

How Long are Chiropractic Visits?

Initial visits are 45 minutes to an hour long. This includes filling intake forms, arranging payments, history intake, physical examination, a review of findings, and treatment if appropriate. You can fill forms online for a much faster visit.

The second visit is 30 to 45 minutes long. This includes going through your personalized treatment plan, treatment and rehabilitation and/or nutritional recommendation.

Regular visits last from 15-20 minutes. Extended visits are offered for patients requesting for more soft tissue therapy.

How Can I Book?

We offer many ways to book so you can pick whichever is convenient for you.
Phone: (604) 496-0626
Walk-In: We are currently not taking walk-in due to COVID-19