About Soulstice Wellness Centre –
Chiropractic Treatment as Part of a Wellness Care Plan
Chiropractic treatments work to keep the integrity of the nervous system intact and are an excellent choice as a part of a wellness care plan. Regular, gentle adjustments can ensure that the daily impacts of your life are not wearing your health down over time. By performing a thorough evaluation of your health history and current physical state, a chiropractor can help you detect problems before they develop into a more serious issue, keeping you at peak function and feeling great. Call to set up a consultation with our team at Soulstice Wellness Centre and start on the path of chiropractic wellness care today.
Specialities at Soulstice Wellness Centre
My specialty as a Cochrane chiropractor is dealing with low back and Sciatic pain, and migraines. I have a non-surgical decompression table which allows symptom relief for patients experiencing back pain with pain into one or both legs. Over the years I have developed an affinity for patients with sciatic pain because of referrals from current or past patients who have found positive results from my services. We also have licensed massage therapists who work closely with me to help correct muscle imbalances caused by spinal misalignments compressing on nerves. It is a win-win for the patient to have a one-stop location for their health services.
I have heard many questions and concerns regarding adjustments; Are they safe? Are there risks? Do I have to have my neck “cracked?” These are all valid questions that deserve answers. To put it lightly, chiropractic is VERY safe. There are almost no risks involved with most adjustments. Chiropractic has been proven over and over through clinical studies to be a safe and effective way of alleviating musculoskeletal pain. For patients who are concerned about manual therapy (cracking), I offer instrument adjusting that is both gentle, and effective. I primarily use instrument adjusting on infants, toddlers, elderly, and anyone who has a concern with manual adjustments.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?
In a short answer, YES!! Many people find benefits from chiropractic treatments. One of the most common is improved joint and spinal mobility. Chiropractic also helps with normalizing nerve function by improving the biomechanics and decreasing inflammation which could be putting pressure on nerves causing discomfort, and problems with organ and muscle function.
The History of Chiropractic Care
The word “Chiropractic” is derived from the Greek word for hand. As such, chiropractors use their hands to assess function of the spine and extremity joints using orthopedic testing. The “Father of Chiropractic” was D.D. Palmer. In 1895, D.D. Palmer manipulated the spine of a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who later reported that his hearing had improved due to the change.
Palmer opened the first chiropractic school a short time later and since then it has become a mainstream health care profession helping with many musculoskeletal conditions.
What Kind of Training Does a Chiropractor Have?
Chiropractic doctors go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, preceded by a minimum of three years of undergraduate pre-requisites. Most chiropractors have undergraduate degrees. Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,700 hours of class time, plus an additional 1000 hours of outpatient treatment clinical time in order to earn their doctor of chiropractic degree.
What Can A Chiropractor Treat?
The most common types of pain you can treat with a chiropractic treatment by Dr. Androsoff are:
- Neck pain.
- Headaches – From mild to full on migraine.
- Upper back/shoulder pain (including pain or altered sensation into the arms) and stiffness.
- Low Back Pain.
- Hip Pain.
- Pelvic Pain.
- Sciatica (including leg pain, cramping, and altered sensation such as numbness, tingling, or weakness).
- Knee Pain.
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain.
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
What To Expect On Your 1st Cochrane Chiropractor Visit?
Your first visit will take between 45 minutes to an hour, and will be mostly information gathering. Dr. Androsoff does a thorough history and exam before he does any treatments. This is to ensure the best, most accurate diagnosis, and to ensure that your chiropractic treatment/care will be able to help with your specific condition.
Along with a patient history, in order to diagnose your condition Dr. Androsoff uses a variety of orthopedic testing, posture assessment, nervous system scanning equipment, and when appropriate, diagnostic imaging such as x-rays or ultrasound.
Your second visit will take approximately 30 minutes, and will be a report of exam findings, and usually a diagnosis, treatment plan, and prognosis. There will be a lot of information covered in this visit, so you are encouraged to bring a spouse, or family member to this visit if you would like to.
Subsequent visits will usually take between 5-10 minutes. Dr. Androsoff says: I’ve had a passion for health and wellness since I was a child, and I’ve always found helping other people to be the most satisfying thing I can do with my time. From a young age I knew I wanted to help others as some type of healthcare professional.
We Can Help Alleviate If Not Cure Your Pain.
A lot of people are hesitant to see a chiropractor because they have either had a negative experience, heard it can be painful, or may be an ineffective waste of time. I love getting an opportunity to change those types of patients minds. Just like not all family doctors, or dentists are the same, not all chiropractors are the same. I take pride in my work, and genuinely love helping people become more healthy. If I’m not the right person to help you with your problem, I am confident I can point you in the right direction.
I look forward to meeting you soon!