Found below are some frequently asked questions about Oakville Chiropractic Centre along with some general questions pertaining to our scope of practice. If you have any questions about any of the following information or anything pertaining to us at OCC, please don’t hesitate to come in and ask. Our professionals are always on hand and would be happy to field any inquiries you have about leading a happier, healthier life.
Chiropractors essentially treat the spine and nervous system. Yes, the back responds well to this type of care as do headaches, neck pain, extremities and the list goes on…. Ultimately it is all about your body functioning at its highest potential and that is a primary mission of the chiropractic provided at our health centre.
The cost of chiropractic care compared to medical or dental expenses is quite minimal. Many people have extended health care coverage and therefore have no out-of-pocket expense. If you have been injured at work or in an automobile accident you are covered by insurance therefore you don’t experience the cost from your pocket so to speak. But when your health is failing and you are unable to participate in the basic activities of life what is expensive? The actual cost of a visit is not expensive. It is very important to remember GOOD HEALTH DOEN’T COST IT PAYS!
Oh this is a very interesting question. I can’t tell you how many times over the years I have heard of someone who in uninformed tell me that once you start going to a chiropractor you have to go forever. Sometimes it makes you laugh and other times it makes you want to shout. You see when you understand the basic operation of the human body you understand that you need to FUNCTION at you highest capacity to fight disease, enjoy activity, health and wellness. You need to be proactive to maintain your health by making sure that your nervous system has no interference. You brush your teeth everyday. Why? It maintains dental health and prevents degeneration of your teeth, which you can replace. You can’t replace your spine…take care of it as it houses the rivulet of life.
As a matter of fact, the number of hours in school is actually quite similar with a great deal of overlap in the two programs. Chiropractic has about 4450 hours or approximately 200 hours more than medicine. The overlap of basic sciences is similar but chiropractic spends a great deal more time with the skeletal system, muscles, nervous system, nutrition, exercise physiology, and of course body mechanics whereas medicine learns more about drugs and surgery.
First off let it be known that we appreciate that your time is just a valuable as ours and we respect that. Normally you are seen by your professional on a timely basis. Naturally there are sometimes circumstances that can alter schedules but in general we stick to your appointment. If anyone is left waiting an unusual amount of time I will gladly refund their fees for that day.