Winnipeg Chiropractic FAQ


Do I need a medical referral to see a Chiropractor?

Although many of our patients are referred in by medical doctors, Chiropractors are 'primary contact' health care providers, meaning you do not need to be referred in to see a Chiropractor.

Once I start chiropractic care will I have to continue treatment for life?

Some people believe that once you see a Chiropractor once you will need to continue going forever.  Our goal is to get our patients relief and restore function as quickly as possible.  We also offer rehabilitation and lifestyle advise to prevent recurrence of the condition.  In some cases we may recommend periodical appointments to keep the condition stable.

What can I expect from treatment?

At our Centre there is an array of different treatment options, which may include spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation exercises and stretches, laser therapy, and massage. We will cater every treatment to your specific needs and condition. 

How many treatments will I need?

Results depend from patient to patient and depend on your condition. Some things that influence the length of the period of care include your age, the amount of time you have had the problem, your health status, and your level of disability. That said, our goal is to have you pain-free and functioning well as soon as possible.
Studies performed by the Workers’ Compensation Board show that people with low back pain return to work much faster with the help of chiropractic care.

I have had back surgery. Can I still benefit from chiropractic care?

Yes, you can. It is an unfortunate fact that some people who have undergone back surgery see symptoms of their original condition (often in the form of pain or reduced flexibility) come back after a number of years. Chiropractic care is a safe and efficient way of alleviating the pain associated both with your back condition and the stress of back surgery.

Can I receive chiropractic care when I'm pregnant?

Yes. Chiropractic care is safe and effective throughout your pregnancy. The Doctors will address any specific needs throughout the term of your pregnancy. The biomechanical changes, and accompanying pain, of pregnancy are usually alleviated gently and safely with chiropractic care.

Is chiropractic care safe for neck pain?

Research has conclusively demonstrated that chiropractic care is as safe as, or safer than, any over-the-counter medication for neck pain (Bone and Joint Decade 2008).