We’ve answered some of the most common questions below.
Don’t see your question? Contact us and we’ll get right back to you!
Read our chiropractic FAQ here
If your issues are coming from your spine, you can’t heal until your spine is working the way it’s supposed to.
When an area of your spine isn’t working optimally it pinches nerves, causes muscles to tense, irritates your digestion, restricts your breathing and most importantly…it restricts the ability of that area to heal.
Chiropractors are the only professionals trained to specifically diagnose and correct spinal problems naturally. Correcting the cause at the level of the spine is the only way to ensure you heal quickly, and your issues don’t return. Dr. Shulman and Dr. Neely are trained in different techniques to ensure your care is personalized, gentle, and permanent.
There are an infinite number of symptoms you can get when a nerve is pinched because they control everything in your body! The most common symptoms patients present with are pain, sciatica, tension, posture issues, scoliosis and headaches.
However, chiropractic has been proven to help many conditions from colic to frozen shoulders.
If you have pain or any other symptom a good rule of thumb is to check the spine first.
In our office we have 3 techniques available.
-Activator (a gentle handheld instrument)
-Network Spinal Analysis
If you’ve seen a chiropractor before and have a preference please let us know, otherwise we’ll ensure you receive the type of care that’s best for you.
Absolutely not. How long you decide to benefit from care is always up to you. We’re here to help, and your goals always come first.
Likely yes! Our trained insurance specialist will be able to review your insurance details and let you know the most efficient way to receive its benefits. Our patients pay us directly and then in most cases we can bill their insurance for them online immediately, and the funds are returned to them within 24-48 hrs.
Some insurance companies are not set up for online billing yet, in that case, we will provide you with receipts to submit for reimbursement.
On your initial visit the doctor will determine if Xrays are needed. All of our Xrays are taken through London Xray . There’s no fee to you provided you have an Ontario Health card.
Absolutely! The hunched forward position most people spend too much time in leads to locked spinal joints, ribs that won’t allow you to take a deep breath, strained muscles and a hump at the base of your neck.
New patients often explain that they try to sit straight… but they can’t hold the position very long without pain or tension.
We love the look on people’s faces when they have these areas unlocked for the first time. They sit tall, breathe deeply and feel the tension melt away.
Adjustments are painless.
The most common things we hear are:
“Wow, I can breathe deeper.”
“I feel so much lighter.”
“I’m sleeping better!”
Some patients report achiness (as if they worked out too hard) after their first adjustment. That’s completely normal and applying cold for 20 min usually alleviates it.
We’ll not only help relieve your symptoms but also offer some simple lifestyle suggestions to ensure your spine stays healthy for life.
Chiropractic is not only safe, it’s recommended by most midwives to ensure a painless pregnancy and an easier birth for both you and your baby.
The doctors vary their techniques depending on the stage of pregnancy you’re in and we have a special pillow to make you more comfortable.
We understand that the last thing you want is for your symptoms to return. Because of this we often make stretching, strengthening or posture recommendations to our patients.
We’ve created a youtube channel for our patients and will email you specific links so they’re easy to access.
In most cases, yes. However, we do not advise intense workouts immediately after adjustments, especially when beginning care, the body needs time to heal.
We encourage our patients to return to their activities as quickly as possible and we often add specialized rehabilitative exercises and stretches to their routine for maximum results.
Yes, our office is set up for online insurance billing for all car accident cases. Because we are a multi-disciplinary office, we provide both chiropractic and massage to ensure rapid, complete healing. Victoria is our motor vehicle expert who will help you fill out your paperwork (and let you know which parts are required) and she can speak to your adjuster directly if you have any questions.