Shedding Some Light on Your Questions

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.

What do chiropractors do?

Chiropractors help people deal with both acute and chronic pain, along with ensuring that the body's central nervous system is functioning at his highest potential. The main focus is on the struction and movement of the joints of the body and the effects that it can have on the muscular, nervous and skeletal system. By restoring the proper movement to the joints of the body, the body can function in the way it was designed to keep people feeling good. In addition to helping people with pain, we help people increase their ability to move, and move well. Chiropractors not only work with people on pain management and maintenance, but often with athletes, weight lifters and other people looking to increase their performance. In simple terms, "things that aren’t moving enough we make move more and things that are moving too much we make move less".

Do Chiropractor’s have the same amount of training as Medical Doctors?

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.

What is an adjustment?

Otherwise known as joint manipulation, a chiropractic adjustment is one of the methods a chiropractor uses to restore the movement and functions of joints in the body. Most chiropractors focus is on the spine, however; nearly every joint in the body can be adjusted. An adjustment consists of a quick, gentle force being applied to a joint in a very specific direction. This force helps us restore the motion that was altered in that joint.

Do adjustments hurt?

No, a well performed adjustment should not hurt. In most cases it feels like an instant release of pressure; however, in some cases people experience some mild soreness in the days following an adjustment. This is a completely normal response by the body. This can occur since you may be seeing a chiropractor because you are in pain, so some temporary increase in soreness is expected. In other cases, you may have an increase in soreness since we may be moving your body and joints in a way that they have not moved for a long time. This would be equivalent if you were to go to the gym and afterwards your muscles feel sore. I often tell my patients that this is a “good sore”. 

What conditions can be treated by chiropractic care?
Typically people seek out a Chiropractor for neck pain, back pain or headaches. Chiropractic treatment or adjustments align the spine and help the nerves function at a higher level.
Chiropractors may also be able to help relieve pain or symptoms related to:
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Fertility issues
  • Ear infection
  • Colic
  • Frequently occurring colds or the flu
  • Gastrointestinal syndromes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Loss of equilibrium
  • Scoliosis
  • Intervertebral disc syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Respiratory infection
  • Tendinitis
  • Menstrual disorders (e.g., pre-menstrual syndrome)
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Established as one of the most comprehensive and up to date clinics for Chiropractic in North America, the family run Oakville Chiropractic Centre takes pride in the journey of restoration to health and wellness. We specialize in Chiropractic, Spinal Decompression, Massage and Therapy treating conditions such as sciatica, degenerative disc disease and scoliosis. We are committed to returning you to your best so don't hesitate call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Huggins @905-845-2291.