Doctors of Chiropractic (or Chiropractors) are primary contact healthcare professionals qualified to provide hands-on and effective conservative treatment to help manage neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, and some types of headaches and migraines.
Max Health Fredericton Chiropractors are spine, muscle, and nervous system experts thoroughly trained to provide patient-centered, evidence-informed assessments, diagnoses, and treatments of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. They treat injuries or disorders of the full spine as well as the upper and lower extremities (shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles).
Chiropractors often use a combination of manipulation and mobilization of the joints, soft tissue therapy, modalities, rehabilitation, and lifestyle recommendations to help alleviate symptoms, prevent future occurrences, improve quality of life, and promote overall health and function.
What does neuro-musculo-skeletal mean?
Neuro-musculo-skeletal describes the interactions between nerves, muscles, ligaments, fascia, and the skeleton. They all work together to support your body’s weight and help you move properly. Injuries, disease, and aging can cause pain, stiffness, and other problems with movement and function of this system.
What to Expect at Your Chiropractic Assessment
At your assessment, you can expect to spend approximately an hour with your Max Health Fredericton Chiropractor. During this time, an extensive health history and comprehensive physical examination will be conducted to assess your movement and determine the root cause of your concern and/or pain as well as help to address your overall health goals. They often also assess other areas around the affected body part because often, they contribute to your concern/ discomforts. Your Chiropractor understands the connections between the spine, joints, muscles, fascia, nerves, and organs which helps them to establish the origin of your pain, condition, or concern.
During the initial evaluation, your Max Health Chiropractor will have gained important information needed to determine if chiropractic care is the best treatment option for you or if further assessment is required. You Chiropractor may refer you to your physician or another healthcare professional for further investigation such as imaging or laboratory studies (x-rays, MRI, or blood work).
Your Individualized Chiropractic Treatment Plan
Following your initial assessment, your Max Health Fredericton Chiropractor will discuss treatment options with you. Your comfort is of utmost importance and we will ensure that you understand and feel confident in your treatment plan. Typically, a combination of evidence-informed education, exercise prescription, stretches, spinal and extremity joint mobilizations and/or manipulations, and various soft tissue techniques will be included in your treatment plan. Your Chiropractor’s overall goal is to help you achieve and maintain optimal health while living a pain free life.
Our Promise to You
Our Max Health Fredericton Chiropractors are committed to your recovery and overall well-being. They are dedicated to staying current with research and their own continued education to ensure you always have access to the safest and most effective treatment methods.
Consider seeing a Max Health Fredericton Chiropractor if you present with any of the following concerns, conditions, or injuries:
- Neck Pain / Stiffness
- Back Pain / Stiffness
- Headaches and migraines
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Postural Dysfunctions/concerns
- Joint Restrictions
- Loss of or limited range of motion
- Sports-related Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Herniated Discs
- Tennis Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Muscle Imbalances
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Headaches / Migraines
- Chronic Pain
- “Pinched” Nerves
- Sprains / Strains
- Ergonomic concerns (home, workplace)
- Pain or discomfort during pregnancy or postpartum
- Concerns with infants and children
- Prehab to enhance sport activity and/or to prevent injury to improve overall health and well-being
Techniques and methods used by Max Health Fredericton Chiropractors:
- Chiropractic Adjustments (spinal and extremity manipulations and mobilizations)
- Exercise Prescription
- Soft Tissue Therapy
- Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy
- Therapeutic Cupping
- Various modalities (IFC, Laser Therapy, Shockwave, heat/ice)
- Ergonomic advice
- Webster Technique
Is Chiropractic care right for you?
Chiropractic care can be great for all people! Your Max Health Chiropractor ensures that each treatment is safe and effective for people of all ages and stages of life from infants to seniors and the sedentary to the elite athlete. Contact the clinic to discuss how chiropractic care can contribute to your health.
Do I need to have an x-ray prior to booking an assessment with a Max Health Fredericton Chiropractor? Or will I have one done at Max Health?
No, an x-ray is not required nor performed by Max Health Fredericton Chiropractors. Alternatively, they will take an extensive health history and conduct a comprehensive examination to assess your concern(s), condition, or injury. After this extensive assessment, if your Chiropractor feels that x-ray is required, they will ensure a proper referral is made.
How often will I need to see my Max Health Fredericton Chiropractor?
The duration and frequency needed for each concern, condition, or injury is completely dependent on the individual and how they respond to and progress with care. Generally, if a condition has been present for a longer period, you can expect that it may take a bit longer to treat. At your initial assessment, your Chiropractor will discuss with you the details of your treatment plan. At Max Health, clients do not pay in advance for treatment.
If I see a Chiropractor for an assessment, do I need to keep coming back?
Frequency and duration will vary depending on the presenting concern, condition, or injury. Usually, when you start seeing your Max Health Chiropractor, you will become more aware of your body and be able to more easily determine when you need to be treated. It is also beneficial, regardless of condition or injury, to check in with your Chiropractor if you have changes in your health or activity (job, sport, lifestyle, etc.) to see if there are ways that you can prepare your body and prevent injury. Just like keeping up with your home and car maintenance, or teeth cleanings, it is important to make sure your musculoskeletal system is functioning optimally.
For some people, preventative treatments may be every few months and for others, a few times per year. This is something that can be discussed with your Max Health Fredericton Chiropractor to complement your specific needs.
Do I need to pay for my treatments in advance?
No, you are only required to pay after services have been rendered. At Max Health Fredericton, we do not offer treatment or payment packages. If you have personal insurance that allows us to direct bill your claims electronically, you will only be responsible to pay the co-pay, if applicable, at each appointment.
If you have any questions regarding billing, insurances, or payments, we encourage you to talk to our Administrative team at your appointment or by calling 506-451-6837.
What is the “cracking” sound that is heard during Chiropractic adjustments?
The “cracking” sound that is heard with joint manipulation is occurring when the pressure changes inside the joint and allows gases in your body to enter the joint cavity and essentially create more space. Previously, it was believed that the gases were being released; however, additional research of this process by way of MRI indicates that the joint space is actually increasing. This is reason you may feel less discomfort and increased range of motion why following a manipulation.
Is it safe for me to “crack” my own joints?
Generally, if this is not causing you pain or discomfort, it is not necessarily a bad thing to do. However, it is not necessarily what you need. When you “crack” your own joints, you are likely moving joints that are not overly restricted. The restricted area may be above or below the joint that you actually get to “crack” so, this is not a long-term solution for issues that may be present.
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