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Frequently Asked Questions

paper question marks on a notebookAnswers to Common Questions We Hear

Chiropractor Dr. Daniel Gleeson has provided answers below to many of the common questions he receives about chiropractic care.

Do you have any questions that aren’t answered here? Contact us today and let us answer all of your questions.


Once I begin chiropractic care, will I have to go forever?

Our goal is to fix your problem as quickly as possible. After this time some patients chose to come by from time to time for a check-up, to avoid problems in the future, however this choice is up to you. Many patients decide to come by only when they have a problem.

Will I get adjusted on my first visit?

Yes, generally patients can be adjusted on the first visit.

What if I don’t like having my neck adjusted?

There are many alternative ways of treating neck problems without an adjustment. These techniques are very gentle, and patients who do not want an adjustment are generally very comfortable with this alternative technique.

How long do I have to wait for an appointment?

Usually, we can get patients in on the same day.

What is an adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is a maneuver performed on a joint of the body by the practitioner’s hand. Its purpose is to increase movement of the joint. In the process, it usually decreases pain and lessens stiffness. The sound that patients hear that accompanies an adjustment is caused by a gas bubble which is released.

To date, there is a large body of research showing the benefits of chiropractic adjustments. Complications are quite rare. Side-effects such as tenderness are usually mild and only last a short time. Chiropractors have training which lets them determine if it is likely you will respond to adjustments, or if it is necessary to refer to another health professional.

Do I need a medical referral?

This is not required, Canadian chiropractors are primary contact professionals, which means you can see a chiropractor directly.

What conditions do you treat?

The most common conditions that we see are neck and lower back pain, however, the majority of joint and muscle problems (often called soft tissue injuries) can also be treated successfully. For example, conditions such as elbow pain, shoulder pain, and pain in the feet or legs can usually be helped.

Besides chiropractic adjustments are there other treatment types do you provide?

Yes, we use myofascial release techniques which are very helpful in the majority of muscle and joint problems. This includes conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tension headaches, tennis elbow, plantar fascitis and more.

We also provide acupuncture treatments. These can aid the chiropractic adjustments and decrease pain.

Do I required x-rays?

Not necessarily. This depends on your individual case. After a consultation and examination, we can then tell you if x-rays are deemed necessary.

Is it advisable to see a chiropractor during pregnancy?

Yes, chiropractors are specifically trained to treat the muscle and joint problems exacerbated by pregnancy. In fact, chiropractic care is a wonderful choice since many medications are not suitable for use during pregnancy, and Chiropractic is a drug-free profession.

Are chiropractic treatments safe?

Yes, In fact, chiropractic is a safe healthcare choice. When one compares malpractice premiums for Chiropractors versus medical doctors, chiropractors pay a very small amount.


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