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Questions About Chiropractic Care

Our role as chiropractors is to address any structural distortions in your spine that compromise the health of your nervous system and limits the health and function of your body. You may need a chiropractor if you…

  • Get migraines or headaches
  • Have persistent neck pain
  • Have lower back pain
  • Have chronic pain in your muscles or joints
  • Have poor posture
  • Work sitting at a desk

Here’s a list of some of the health problems that have improved under regular chiropractic care in our office:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Hip & leg pain
  • Shoulder & arm pain
  • Spinal problems
  • Postural distortion
  • Balance & coordination problems
  • Sciatica
  • Disc injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Lack of mobility
  • Stress

Chiropractic is not a cure or treatment for any disease, condition, or symptom. However, your ability to heal, recover, and stay healthy may drastically improve when your spine and nervous system are working optimally!

The symptoms and conditions listed above are usually what we call secondary conditions, which are caused by a handful of primary conditions. Our job is to figure out if the secondary conditions that you’re suffering from are caused by primary problems located in your spine and nervous system. If they are, we can help. If they’re not, we’ll let you know and refer you to the appropriate health care professional.

You can stop care at any time with no pressure and no judgement.

Once we’ve completed our comprehensive examination, we will sit down with you and explain the results of each of your tests. We will then provide you with a complete customized plan of action to correct the structural distortions related to your health problems.

Once you’ve completed your corrective care, we will perform a comparative neuro-structural exam.

Based on your test results and goals, you can make some new choices about your care going forward, which may include protecting your investment with maintenance or discontinuing your care. The choice is entirely up to you.

As defined by the World Chiropractic Alliance, the goal of the chiropractic adjustment is to correct spinal subluxations (misplacement of spinal vertebrae) by applying pressure to the bone to “unlock” it from its improper position. Our role is to “free-up” this misplacement while allowing the body’s innate intelligence to assist in the correction. Our chiropractors focus more on corrective treatment versus quick elimination of pain and discomfort.

We will evaluate each patient’s unique spinal problem and develop an individual course of care tailored just for you. Each chiropractic adjustment builds on the one before. The resulting recommendations are based on our chiropractors’ years of training and experience.

Every body is unique, so everyone responds differently to treatment. However, some general trends that can give us a rough timeline of results. While some clients experience almost instantaneous results, most start to notice significant changes within the first 3-6 weeks of their care.

Ultimately, the number of visits you’ll need depends on three main factors:

  • What we’re trying to accomplish
  • The severity of the problem
  • How long you’ve had the problem

Based on these three things, we can determine the perfect visit frequency for you.

Everyone is different, so we will check in regularly and perform comparative examinations to ensure you’re on the right track and tweak your visit schedule if necessary.

What to Expect From Fish Creek Chiropractic

The first step is always to determine if you are in the right place. We don’t want to waste anyone’s time.

That’s why we always start with a consultation, so your doctor can learn more about you and your health objectives. It’s also an opportunity for you to get a feel for our office, meet your doctor, and ask any questions you may have.

We will recommend a comprehensive examination to dig deeper into what is going on if we feel like we can help.

The idea of the examination is to analyze for structural distortions in your spine that result in nerve interference. In our experience, these structural distortions are the primary problem that contributes to many secondary problems such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, digestive issues, hormonal irregularities, poor sleeping, and low energy, to name a few.

Like most chiropractors, we take X-rays to reveal the internal structure and alignment of the spine. They provide a blueprint for restoring the spine to optimal health. X-rays also help us detect early signs of certain diseases.

We are pleased to treat children of all ages. Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked for vertebral subluxation. Of course, we adapt our chiropractic adjusting procedures for the child’s spine.

Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off can be traced to the spine. In fact, health problems that emerge in adulthood could often be prevented by having your children’s spine checked by a chiropractor.

Administrative Questions

We don’t want to waste your time or money, so our initial consultations are always free.

If you decide to have an examination, costs range from $60-$162 depending on whether x-rays are needed and whether we perform an adjustment.

At your follow-up visit, your doctor will review all of the results from your examination. They will give you their recommendations for your care and show you exactly how much it will cost.

Your insurance will probably cover some of your care. Usually, your coverage will be enough to reduce your symptoms, but it will probably not be enough to address the cause of your symptoms.

In our experience, once patients have completed our initial recommendations, they’ve seen enough changes that they’re willing to pay the cost to maintain their results.

Unfortunately, we do not offer direct billing. However, we will provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Serving Southern Calgary Communities

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You’ll find us in Fish Creek Village just off of Canyon Meadows Drive. We’re happy to accept new patients and same-day walk-ins!

Our Address

3215, 380 Canyon Meadows Drive SE
Calgary, AB T2J 7C3

Contact Information

Phone: 403.271.7224

Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM7 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM7 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
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CLOSED
Sunday
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