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Courtenay 250-331-0213 Campbell River 778-346-3446

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Two Locations
Courtenay and Campbell River


How Does a Chiropractor Treat Neck and Lower Back Pain?

A chiropractor is a health care professional dedicated to the non-surgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system and/or musculoskeletal system. A chiropractor is trained to treat conditions like low back pain, sciatica, herniated discs, headaches, whiplash injuries, and neck pain.

Are Chiropractors Doctors?
Chiropractors complete at least 7 years of post-secondary education to become a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). The College of Chiropractors of BC is the regulatory body that licenses chiropractors in our province and sets standards of practice to protect the public. Are chiropractors doctors? Yes they are and you can see a chiropractor, Dr. David Audia, today.
Does a Chiropractor treat more than back pain?
Back pain is one of the most common health complaints. A chiropractor may use an adjustment to treat the symptoms of lower back or neck pain, but more importantly, it is used to provide improvement of underlying conditions. Some of these may include herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, whiplash, and even headaches.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
An adjustment is a calculated force that moves the joint a few millimetres within it’s normal range of motion to help restore proper range of motion. Dr Audia is an upper cervical chiropractor which means that he devotes his practice to ensuring that the skull, the top two vertebrae in the spine and the rest of the neck vertebrae are in a good alignment
Who sees a Chiropractor?
According to the BC chiropractic association, approximately 60% of the BC population recognizes the benefits of care associated with the spine and related conditions like low back pain and neck pain. More so than nearly any other type of physician, chiropractors are uniquely skilled at both identifying and treating ailments and injuries which may affect the spine and surrounding soft tissue.
How can a Chiropractor determine patient progress?
Patient progress is determined by the presence or absence of the objective and physical signs of the nervous system which include leg length checks, spastic contracture and spinal column distortion, comparison of the symptoms with the objective signs, and methods generally used by all doctors.
Can I see a Chiropractor if I am pregnant?
Many pregnant women find that chiropractic adjustments low back and neck pain. Adjustments are adapted to accommodate the stage of pregnancy and the unique needs of each patient. Often adjustments can help reduce lower back pain.