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Chiropractic Care

Feel Better, Naturally

Your nervous system controls and coordinates every cell, organ and system in the body. Stress on the nervous system can come from physical, emotional or chemical sources adversely affecting your body’s function. Eventually, this stress may show up as pain or other symptoms. Though symptoms are usually the last sign that you’re having a problem, discomfort is often the first thing chiropractic relieves.

Dr. Jeff addresses the underlying stress that’s causing your problems, helping you take control in order to prevent it from occurring in the future. With chiropractic care, you can live longer, live better, live pain-free and enjoy your life to the fullest!

Dr. Jeff Lustig, {PJ} ChiropractorSee Your Function Improve

Though chiropractic gets fantastic results for common problems like neck pain, back pain and headaches, there are many more conditions we help our patients with as well, such as sports-related injuries, rotator cuff problems, arthritic knees and much more. Dr. Jeff is also certified at treating Spinal Stenosis and is excellent at many other joint and soft tissue conditions using a combination of the BioFlex laser therapy systems and chiropractic methods. The many techniques he uses include:

Activator Methods®

Dr. Jeff customizes his treatment approach to your needs and comfort level and uses over three decades of expertise to your benefit.

Having practiced for decades, has given him great hands-on experience with all sorts of patient conditions. Having personally engaged in dozens of sports and continuing to being physically active today, he has personally experienced injuries, stress or strains in every body part he treats.

Get Pain Relief and Maintain Your Health

You may be in pain, and our priority is to relieve your discomfort. Initially, you may work with Dr. Jeff daily or every other day during the symptom phase of your care. Then, we’ll transition into correction and stabilizing phases of care, seeing you less often as your body continues to hold the correction for longer periods. Your treatment may also involve home care or laser therapy or nutritional advice, depending on your situation.

Book your time for a free consultation to find out what we can do to improve your life! We love being the family chiropractor, so go ahead and book your loved one an appointment too.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Yes it is. Millions of neck adjustments are performed safely and effectively every year in Canada. Neck adjustment is performed well within the normal turning range of the head. The entire process involves less movement than it takes to look over your shoulder.

One of the most recent studies into the safety of neck adjustment further confirms the safety of this procedure. This particular study, conducted in 2007, observed over 19,000 chiropractic patients and tracked more than 50,000 neck adjustments. It found no instances of serious adverse effects. In comparison, neck adjustment is significantly safer than other commonly used health remedies. For example, long-term use of non-prescription pain relievers carry a far greater risk of serious complication than neck adjustments.

Most patients experience immediate relief following an adjustment, however, some may naturally experience temporary soreness, stiffness or slight swelling. In rare situations, patients may experience symptoms such as dizziness, local numbness, or radiating pain. If this happens to you, it is important to tell your Chiropractor who can help you manage any effects of treatment.

Will adjustments make my spine too loose?

No. Only spinal joints that are locked up or restricted will be adjusted to restore their normal motion patterns. Any spinal joints with excess motion are not adjusted to allow damaged ligaments and muscles to heal and stabilize.

What is the popping or cracking sound during an adjustment?

During an adjustment there can often be a popping or cracking sound. This occurs because during the adjustment the smooth joint surfaces of the vertebra are moved apart from each other. This creates a slight vacuum in the joint space and when the vacuum is released a popping sound is heard. It’s the same sound made when you pop or crack your knuckles or when opening a carbonated drink.

It’s a common misconception that there must be a popping noise for there to be a good adjustment. The sound is interesting but it isn’t a guide to the quality of the adjustment. As chiropractors we’re concerned with the position of the vertebra, not the sound that may or may not occur. Over time these sounds may disappear or lessen. This doesn’t mean the adjustment has stopped working, it means normal flexibility is returning to the affected vertebrae.

How many adjustments will I need?

The number of adjustments required varies with every patient. There are many factors that come into play including how severe the damage is in your spine, how long the problem has been there for and how well you respond to the adjustments. At the beginning of care the visit frequency is typically higher, as care progresses the frequency can decrease as the spine starts to stabilize and your adjustments hold for longer. A chiropractic exam of your spine can help determine how many adjustments you will need.

Isn’t it normal to get some back pain?

Whenever someone experiences pain, no matter the location or the age it shows up, it’s a sign that something isn’t right. Pain is your body’s way of telling you that a problem has developed. Our bodies have an incredible ability to adapt to stresses and so minor aches or pains may just be telling you to take it easy and get extra rest. Anytime pain or discomfort becomes severe, prolonged or keeps coming back in the same area it needs to be looked at. If the problem remains uncorrected it can worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.

Can I get adjusted after back surgery?

Yes, we are seeing more and more patients who have had back surgery and were not satisfied with the results. Surgery often causes instability above and below the involved area. The surgically modified regions of your spine can’t be adjusted but we focus on the other areas when problems are found.

Can patients with osteoporosis get chiropractic care?»

Of course. When developing a care plan, we consider the unique circumstances of each patient. There are many ways to adjust the spine. The method selected will be best suited to your age, size and condition.

Do I need a referral to visit a chiropractor?

Absolutely not. Doctors of Chiropractic are primary health care providers, meaning you do not need a referral. If yours is not a Chiropractic case, a responsible Chiropractor will refer you to the appropriate health care provider.

Book your time for a free consultation to find out what we can do to improve your life! We love being the family chiropractor so go ahead and book your loved one an appointment too.

Active Chiropractic & Wellness Centre | (705) 743-1661