Chiropractic care is the assessment, diagnosis, conservative management and prevention of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions and disorders, primarily through the use of non-invasive manipulation and other manual therapies.
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care uses non-invasive, hands-on techniques to treat musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions and disorders. Chiropractors assess, diagnose and treat issues with the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints. The most commonly treated conditions we see are:
- Back Pain
- Joint Dysfunction
- Muscle Imbalances
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Nerve Entrapment
- Strain and Sprain
- Injury Prevention
What is a Chiropractor?
Canadian chiropractors are extensively trained in the assessment, diagnosis, management, and prevention of biomechanical disorders originating from the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. Following undergraduate education, chiropractors must complete a minimum four-year full-time chiropractic program at an accredited college. This includes 4,500 hours of clinical education and a 12-month clinical internship. A minimum of seven years of post-secondary education and training.
At the Centre for Natural Pain Solutions in Winnipeg, Drs. Morrow and Roch have a combined 33 years of experience. Dr. Morrow has additional training in acupuncture and dry needling, while Dr. Roch has a two-year specialty in functional neurology.
What is a Neurological Chiropractor?
Within the chiropractic profession, there are specialists in radiology, orthopedics, sports, pediatrics, internal medicine, physical rehabilitation, and neurology.
Dr. Roch is a neurological chiropractor. This means he is a highly trained and qualified expert that is qualified to diagnose and treat a wide range of neurological disorders which are problems involving the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. These professionals use medication free and non-surgical treatment methods to take care of their patients. There are currently less than 500 board-certified chiropractic neurologists in the world, and we are proud to have Dr. Roch on our team.
What to expect when you visit a Chiropractor
At the CFNPS, we triage each patient and their individual needs rather than promoting the same treatment plan for everyone. As a result, the chiropractor will:
- Conduct a holistic review of your intake form while taking into account your condition, health history and lifestyle.
- Perform an examination to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.
- Communicate findings in a follow-up appointment, usually 1-2 days after the initial meeting. Our chiropractors will determine if chiropractic care is suited to you by thoroughly reviewing your exam and working with you to determine the proper treatment for you.
- Review methods of payment with you (benefit plan/cash/cheque/credit card etc.).
Depending on your needs, our chiropractors may also use other therapies such as:
- Shock-wave therapy
See what our patients have to say
“I was nervous to see a chiropractor and now I can’t recommend Dr. Dan Roch enough. He has been excellent for my son, my sister, and I. Now I am the process of getting my brother an appointment. No need to suffer with pain – seek treatment from Dr. Dan Roch (offices located in Winnipeg and the Interlake) and you won’t be disappointed. I haven’t needed to see him in years… but the quick relief he provided me each and every time my pain was triggered makes me say ’I love that man!’ LOL.” – Anonymous via RateMD
“Dr. Roch has an amazing technique. He doesn’t immediately use the ‘cracking’ method. He uses manipulation techniques to loosen up my back and neck. Then, he uses his unique table to help adjust my spine. He also knows the neurological end of things and brings that into his practice.
He had been recommended to me by a friend years ago, and I have since recommended him to many people. Four out of five staff in my immediate location are now seeing him. He is our godsend! I would suggest that anyone try his services, especially if you have been apprehensive about seeing a chiropractor.” – Debbie via Google
“I’ve been a patient at [CFNPS] for the past eight years. The entire team is professional, highly skilled, and knowledgeable. Dr. Morrow is not only my chiropractor, he’s the best doctor I’ve ever had I have complete trust in him. Dr. Cesar is a gifted naturopathic doctor. I’ve been getting knee injections for the past year and now I can stand up no problem. I feel young again. The administrative staff are always friendly and extremely professional. They’re a pleasure to deal with!” – Jacques via Google
“I had headaches for years not knowing that the issue was a long time of neck and back issues. Dr. Scott Morrow helped me and after one visit I was no longer in pain. The staff at Natural Pain Solutions is friendly and always helpful. – Adriana via Facebook
Does chiropractic care require a referral from an MD?
No. In Manitoba (and every province in Canada), patients can refer themselves directly to a chiropractor.
Is chiropractic care covered by health insurance?
Chiropractic care is often covered by third-party insurance including employee benefit plans, the federal public service, worker’s compensation boards, the automobile insurance industry, extended healthcare benefits, the RCMP, Canadian Forces and Veteran’s Affairs Canada. Check your health plan to find out if coverage is available for you. Chiropractic services are also partially funded by the provincial health plan of Manitoba.
When should I see a chiropractor?
If you’re in chronic pain or have had an accident that left you unable to perform everyday tasks, a chiropractor might be the solution for you.
What is an adjustment?
An adjustment is a precise movement made to the spine or other joints of the body to restore proper mobility and improve function. Depending on your diagnosis, your chiropractor may also utilize joint mobilization, muscle release techniques, muscle stimulation and therapeutic exercises.
Does a chiropractor only treat back pain?
No, a chiropractor treats the spine, including pain in the neck and shoulders along with the back. A neurological chiropractor treats and diagnoses the brain, spinal cord and nervous system.
If my back is hurting, should I stay in bed until I see a doctor?
It’s a myth that the best rest is the best treatment for back pain at home. In some cases, like extreme, incapacitating pain, it is necessary. But for most, bed rest can actually worsen the condition. Make an appointment with your chiropractor immediately to map out the best treatment plan for you.
Can my child see a chiropractor?
Yes. Chiropractors often treat children, especially young athletes or those who’ve experienced a recent accident-related injury. Chiropractors gently treat symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort in children.
Should I see a chiropractor while pregnant?
Pregnant women benefit from chiropractic care throughout the pregnancy, especially in the second and third trimester. Changes in the pelvis, abdomen and lower spine add extra stress to the joints and muscles resulting in pain. Chiropractic care can help make you more comfortable throughout your pregnancy.
Other related services
The Centre For Natural Pain Solutions is the most interdisciplinary clinic of its type in Winnipeg. In addition to all of the chiropractic services mentioned above, we also provide acupuncture, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and even have naturopathic physicians on staff.
You may know the saying by Abraham Maslow “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” We don’t have one therapy that we apply to everyone, we look at each patient’s unique situation and find the best solution for them.
We truly have the well-rounded team you need to keep you and your family on the path to wellness. We look forward to meeting you soon.
The Canadian Chiropractic Association is also a great resource to learn more about Chiropractors and the treatments they provide.