Who are Chiropractors
The World Health Organization has defined Chiropractic as “a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.” Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) also called as Chiropractors, or Chiropractic Physicians treat people with ailments related to the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, neck and back using manual manipulations. What differs them from ordinary doctors is that they are not allowed to prescribe medications to their patients but to use chiropractic and massage therapy treatment techniques to cure their patients. They have very sharp diagnostic skills, and they are well trained in recommending and giving their patients therapeutic massages and rehabilitative exercises and also concealing on their lifestyles and nutritional diet habits. Chiropractors use about 20 procedure types in the least for their treatments which relieves pain and have other curative effects. Exercises, relaxation techniques, dietary regimens, electrical stimulation and acupuncture are some common treatment types in Chiropractic.
Chiropractors should be licensed as registered Chiropractors to be recognized as a professional. They need to complete the training process and pass an examination in order to be qualified as registered Chiropractors.
What are the benefits you can get from a registered chiropractic clinic?
There are a number of benefits you can expect from a registered chiropractic clinic. Most importantly chiropractic and massage therapy treatments are related to the Central nervous system and muscles, especially associated with the spine.
Some of the most common benefits Chiropractic care gives you are alleviation of headaches, lower back pains, upper back pains, neck pains and it also addresses issues like sciatica, scoliosis, frozen shoulder syndrome, arthritis. Chiropractic also treats neck strain or Whiplash, Repetitive Strain Injury (RMI), Work and sports injuries and strains and sprains. Chiropractic and massage therapy also helps you to get rid of the limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs and improve the mobility and flexibility of your body than usual.
Moreover, a good Chiropractic and massage therapy can improve your sports performance, stimulate your immune system, reduce allergies and asthma, reduce chronic pain, reduce dependency on medication, normalize blood pressure and relieve pain. Chiropractic is also capable of making a woman’s pregnancy as comfortable as possible and makes labour and delivery much easier and uncomplicated. Not only that Chiropractic care is also given to pediatric patients who have behavioural and learning disabilities. Since chiropractic treatment boosts immune function and wellness, it helps to improve symptoms of hyperactivity and disruptive behaviour related to ADHD and also to learn disabilities linked to autism. It also helps to prevent fevers, flu, colds and childhood illnesses. It helps such patients to control mood swings and irritability and also improve the ability of concentration. There are many diseases and conditions that can be prevented or even cured by Chiropractic.
For instance, chiropractic indirectly addresses gastrointestinal issues like
- Chronic Constipation
- Heartburn and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Chiropractic treatment is also received by cancer patients to improve their immunity and overall well-being.
- It also helps them to reduce pain and dysfunction of their body and even reduce stress.
What you should tell to your Chiropractor
There are some essential facts that you should know before going to see a Chiropractor. First of all, it’s better if you go with someone who’s close to you. It can be your friend, a close relative or a family member and that person must have precise knowledge about your medical history as well as your family’s medical history. So they can help the chiropractor get a clear understanding of you. When you meet your Chiropractor for the first time, you must update him about your condition. Make sure you tell your chiropractor about the major illnesses you have had or you are having and the medications that you take. You should also mention if you have had any surgeries or operations. If you have done any sort of exercise, mention that too. You also need to give your chiropractor a detailed explanation of your current condition and a brief description of your diet plan and lifestyle. Be open and mention if you have any odd behaviours like a sleeping disorder or odd eating habits and about your stress level. All these facts are important for the Chiropractor to get a clear idea of your situation and decide the necessary treatment for you.
According to the information you provided, the Chiropractor will recommend a number of sessions which you should regularly participate in order to get the best results. He will also let you know the extent of treatment recommended and how long you can expect it to last.
Am I covered under the most common insurance plans? ( extended health care plans )
Yes, you are covered under the most common insurance plans in Canada. Most of the renowned insurance companies like Green Shield Canada, Industrial Alliance and Johnson Group provide extended health care plans for your chiropractic sessions. Most of the insurance companies cover up to 80 – 90% of your fee and you will only have to pay the remaining amount to the clinic. The number of sessions that they cover is usually between 16 to 20, but if you are not cured yet and want to continue your sessions, you can extend the number of sessions by taking approval from a doctor. You have to meet a doctor and take a letter of approval recommending how many more chiropractic sessions you will need to recover fully and submit it to the insurance company. Then you can extend your health care plan, and the insurance company will cover your expenses as before. Our Clinic provides you with this facility so you will only have to pay a small percentage of the original amount of your bill and your insurance company will cover the rest of it for you. Seva Wellness Clinic Surrey can be recommended as the most reliable Chiropractic Clinic of Family chiropractic in Surrey. We give you the opportunity to receive our high-quality service which is cost-effective and also let your insurance cover for you with extended health care plans.