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Here is a list of frequently asked questions to help you learn more about Chiropractic care. If you have any questions unanswered or want to know more, please contact Dr. Janis Guthy - Chiropractor.

What Conditions Do Chiropractors Treat?

Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. They are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches using their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. DCs also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions may involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. In addition, chiropractors offer advice to patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.


What Can I Expect on My First Visit?

During your first visit, Dr. Guthy will want to know about your health history as well as your current complaint. Your home and work life as well as your level of physical activity may also affect your health, so don’t be surprised to be asked questions about these.


Dr. Guthy uses her hands for most treatments, but also uses other methods such as specialized adjusting instruments such as Activator, including but not limited to cold laser therapy, soft tissue with or without analgesics, mobilization, trigger therapy and supporting exercises. Dr. Guthy can also give you information and guidance on how you can stay healthy through proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes.


What Results Can I Expect With Chiropractic Care?

That depends on your condition, the length of time you have had the problem, your age and the degree of your disability all affect the length of your treatment. Dr. Guthy should tell you the extent of treatment recommended, and how long you can expect it to last. One of the main reasons people choose chiropractic is that they often get quick results. Individual cases vary and chronic conditions obviously need more treatment, but Workers’ Compensation Board studies show that people with low back pain get back to work much faster with chiropractic care.


You might also consider the benefits of regular chiropractic adjustments even when you feel healthy. Sometimes you won’t know you have a disorder of the neuromusculo-skeletal system until it becomes acute and painful. So, just as you see your dentist to have your teeth checked and your optometrist for eye exams, regular visits to your chiropractor can catch related health conditions early, often preventing them from developing into major problems. Remember, your spine is every bit as susceptible to wear and tear as your teeth and your eyes so you should look after it. 


What Is Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold Laser Therapy stimulates damaged cells to enable regeneration. You do not need downtime, medication or surgery as Cold Laser Therapy is a non-invasive treatment.


Why Choose Cold Laser Therapy?

This therapy is an efficient way of relieving pain. There is little or no recovery time required. The natural healing process is accelerated.

How Can Custom Foot Orthotics Help?

Orthotic therapy reduces stress and strain on your feet by properly aligning them. Custom orthotics fit into your shoe just like an insole, making it a breeze to wear daily. These treat various foot, knee, hip, ankle, and back pain issues. As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Janis Guthy will determine if orthotics are appropriate for you.

Do You Offer Any Other Solutions?

Dr. Janis Guthy - Chiropractor offers wellness solutions and Registered Clinical Counselling. You will be professionally guided through pain management and pain relief.

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