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Take care of your back

A chiropractor is an important partner in your back health. A lot of British Columbians have questions about chiropractic care, so we’ve answered some of the most common questions about visiting a chiropractor. When should you see a chiropractor? Does chiropractic work? Why choose chiropractic? Where do I find a chiropractor? What is the chiropractic visit like?

A visit to the chiropractor can help you recover from back and back-related conditions and address the underlying cause of the pain. It is one of the fastest and most effective forms of care available to address spine and spinal related problems. From posture correction to stretches and even nutrition advice, your Doctor of Chiropractic will walk you through a comprehensive treatment plan to help you get well and stay well.

Steps to a better back


Finding a chiropractor is easy.  Ask for a recommendation or visit the BC Chiropractic Association website to find a chiropractor near you.


To visit a chiropractor you don’t need a referral, just pick up the phone and make an appointment.  Many times the chiropractor can see you within a couple of days.


During the consultation the chiropractor may ask about your medical history and family history, lifestyle and work environments.  The chiropractor will talk about how your problem may have been caused, and how you’ll get on the path to feeling better.


The chiropractor will check many things, including: range of motion, balance and mobility.  You may be sent for additional medical services such as an x-ray, MRI or CT depending on the nature of your problem.


The chiropractic treatment or adjustment will be fully explained by your doctor before it starts.  You are in control and your chiropractor works with you to correct problems, get you out of pain, or just maintain your good health.


If you are going to a chiropractor for a specific problem then most patients find a resolution within an average of 6 to 8 visits.  After just a few visits you will be well on your way to a healthy and happy spine!


Why should I see a chiropractor?

Chiropractic is a safe and effective form of health care that can help people get better quicker and help them stay well. For many British Columbians, a visit to the chiropractor is their first choice in treating back pain and other conditions. Others may see a chiropractor because they are living with pain and nothing else works. Overall, Chiropractic treatment often means you can get back to work and your life sooner!

Are Chiropractors Doctors?

Yes, chiropractors are doctors. Chiropractors are recognized by the BC Government’s Health Professions Act as doctors due to their education, experience and skills. As doctors, chiropractors provide evidence-based care to patients.

Are Chiropractors regulated and licensed?

Yes, chiropractors are regulated health professionals in British Columbia, just like medical doctors, nurses and dentists. The College of Chiropractors of BC licenses and regulates all chiropractors in BC.

How do you find a chiropractor?

It’s easy! Ask a family member, co-worker or friend first. You can also visit the BC Chiropractic website to find a doctor near you.  Call the chiropractor’s office directly for an appointment; you don’t need a referral.

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