In British Columbia, Chiropractors are “Primary Contact Practitioners”. This means that a person can visit a Chiropractor without a referral from a Medical Doctor. They are licensed doctors within their own field, just like Dentists or Optometrists.

In most cases, people will enter a chiropractor’s office with a description of their symptoms and an idea of what joint, muscle, or nerve they believe is causing their problem. Usually, they are not necessarily far from the truth. However, most chiropractors use slightly different terminology to describe these problems. The term “SUBLUXATION” is used to describe a scenario including varying degrees of poor joint mobility, joint and soft tissue inflammation, connective tissue degeneration, muscle dysfunction, and irritation of the neighboring nerves. Generally, patients present with some form or a subluxation that chiropractors are specifically trained to treat. These subluxations often have the potential to cause other problems if left untreated. For a full description of what a SUBLUXTION is, click on What Does A Chiropractor Do?

The following are conditions and symptoms that commonly present to a Chiropractic office.
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Arm/Hand Pain
  • Leg/Foot Pain
  • Numbness
  • Rib Pain
  • Headaches
  • Jaw (T.M.J.) pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Trigger Points
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stress Related Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries (ICBC)
  • Work Related Injuries (WCB)
  • Sinus Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Disc Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Dizziness (Vertigo)