Do I need a referral from my medical doctor to see a Chiropractor ?

No. In the Province of Ontario Chiropractors are considered primary health care providers. As a result of this, you are able to directly attend this office. Some extended health care providers may require a medical doctors note for services to be covered. If you require assistance in this regard speak with Dr. Halpern and he may be able to assist you.

What does a care program cost and will it be covered by my extended health care ?

Care programs are tailored to each individual patient therefore the cost can vary depending on the amount of care required. Prior to beginning care the Doctor will go through the care options with you and outline the costs so you can make an educated and informed choice that best suits your needs.

Will I need x-rays ?

X-rays are not needed for every person or every condition. If after your consultation and examination it is determined that x-rays are needed, the Doctor will order an x-ray examination. The need for x-rays will be determined on a case-by-case basis and the reason for the tests will be explained to you before they are performed.

What is the difference between Regular Chiropractic and Corrective care ?

Some people only require functional care because there are no structural problems. For example, getting a cleaning from your regular dentist. Just as people with crooked teeth will leave a regular dental appointment with the same crooked teeth, if you have structural issues with your spine, you will still have them after receiving functional care from a Chiropractor. To resolve many health issues the underlying structural issue has to be corrected for optimal results. Each Doctor provides both types of care and will thoroughly go over all options with you.

How long will it take to see results ?

Many people see results almost immediately, while others can take more time. It depends on the type of health concern and how long its been a problem for. Your prognosis and timeline will be discussed after a thorough exam and history have been done.

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