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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our extensive health information website to discover answers to many health question and, to find out about true health!  For your convenience, we cave compiled a quick list of some of the most frequently asked questions by patients and people considering chiropractic care.  If you have any questions, contact Peak Potential Chiropractic and we’ll be please to assist you.

Are you ever too young to be adjusted?

There is no lower age limit to be checked by a chiropractor. Koe will often see the mother and baby soon after birth. Adjusting babies is very gentle!  In fact, sometimes babies will be able to sleep right through their adjustment!

Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?

No! Doctors of Chiropractic, like medical doctors, are primary health care practitioners. What this means is that Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to recognize many health conditions and provide appropriate care or, in some cases, referral to other health care practitioners.

Can I receive chiropractic care if I have osteoporosis?

Yes! As always, your chiropractic care will be tailored to suit your needs. We incorporate some very gentle techniques and always use the least force necessary in order to care for your spine and nervous system.

How many years does a chiropractor study for?

To become registered, our chiropractors have completed a five (5) year double degree including biochemistry, neurology, anatomy, physics, kinesiology, diagnosis, nutrition, radiography, radiology and more! In fact, you may be surprised to learn that on average, you chiropractor will actually have completed more hours of university study than your general practitioner! Unlike medical doctors, chiropractors do not focus on drugs or surgery.

Can chiropractic help my arthritis?

The first thing your chiropractor will do is determine what sort of arthritis you have. The most common form of arthritis is called Osteoarthritis (also known as Degenerative Joint Disease or Subluxation Degeneration). This type of arthritis develops due to abnormal stress on a joint and/or abnormal movement of a joint. Chiropractic care aims to normalize the movement of all joints in your body, particularly the spine, as well as removing abnormal stresses caused by posture, subluxations, or faulty movement. In addition, to correcting the abnormal stress and loading associated with subluxation, your chiropractor will advise you of nutritional strategies that have been shown to be effective at helping to slow or reverse the damaging effects of this often crippling disease.

Does it hurt?

Our chiropractors have a variety of techniques to suit every body type from babies to seniors and everything in between. Your chiropractor will work with you to tailor your care to suit your body type and health goals. Being adjusted normally isn’t a painful experience, although infrequently you may feel some temporary discomfort during your adjustment much like the temporary discomfort you feel during a deep massage. Some people will report some mild soreness following an adjustment, during the initial phase of their care, much like the soreness you feel when exercising for the first time. Before embarking on any form of care, your chiropractor will inform you of any, and all, potential risks as well as the likely benefits of chiropractic care in your case.

Patient education is important to us so please contact our Mentone and Bayside office with any questions you may have.

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