Many first time patients have questions about chiropractic care and the treatments provided by chiropractors. Listed on this page, you will find some frequently asked questions that our staff often encounter. If you have additional questions about the chiropractic care we provide in Etobicoke, please be sure to contact our office.
Will my insurance cover chiropractic care?
Many insurance plans will cover chiropractic treatment. Our office staff is able to verify your benefits when you come for your first visit.
How long does each appointment last?
On your first visit, expect the appointment to take between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on your specific injury. The appointments following will usually only last around 10 to 15 minutes, but will depend on the types of treatment performed at each visit.
Do I need a referral from a medical doctor?
It is not required to have a referral in order to see a chiropractor.
What happens at the first visit?
First, we will perform an entire history as well as a physical examination so we are able to accurately diagnose the problem. If needed ,we are able to order X-rays of the area. Lastly, we will complete a treatment on the affected area.
Will I need to have X-rays?
Most of the patients who visit our office do not need X-rays. However, the doctor may determine during the examination that X-rays are necessary. In this case, he will discuss it with you before proceeding.
Is chiropractic care safe?
Yes, chiropractic care is safe. It is recognized by many to be one of the safest, most natural and non-invasive methods to treat muscle and joint pain. There have been many extensive research studies completed that show the effectiveness and safety of chiropractic care for many conditions, including neck and back pain.
Is chiropractic care beneficial to children and seniors?
Chiropractic care can benefit patients of all ages. The treatment of children and the elderly requires different techniques based on their individual needs. Children can find relief from various aches and pains as well as receive preventative care. Chiropractic care for seniors can help ease the pains associated with arthritic conditions as well as help maintain mobility and flexibility through the ageing process.
What kind of education does a chiropractor have?
Chiropractors first obtain a four year university degree and then attend a chiropractic college for an additional four years. This also requires the completion of a clinical internship.
Does the treatment hurt?
The techniques we use to treat our patients are very specific and gentle. We want to ensure that the patient feels no pain during their treatment. However, when treating an injured area some discomfort may result, but we are always sure to communicate with our patients and try to adapt our techniques to make the experience more comfortable for each patient.
How quickly will my condition improve with the use of chiropractic care?
Each and every case is different, but many patients begin to notice an improvement after the first few treatments. More serious conditions or long standing problems can take longer to treat and heal. However, even in these types of cases, many patients begin to notice improvements within 2 weeks.
Will I have to keep coming back forever?
No. We can provide care for many different levels of injury, each of which will require a different treatment process. Relief care is meant to provide quick relief and is usually accomplished in the first few weeks. Corrective care will take longer and works to correct the underlying problem that caused the pain in the first place. Maintenance care is meant to keep your spine healthy and prevent a recurrence of the same injury. We can provide regular spinal checks and treatments every 4 to 6 weeks to ensure everything is in place. You can discuss with the chiropractor what level of care you would like.
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Dr. Allan Ettenson serves south of Etobicoke and the surrounding community.
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Monday 09:45 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday 09:45 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday 09:45 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Friday 09:45 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM