Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect at my first appointment?


The goal of your first appointment is to gather as much data as possible about your past and current health status as well as your health goals for the future. This appointment can take upwards of one hour. Dr. Jenna starts with a comprehensive consultation which aims to identify the impact physical, chemical and emotional stressors have made on your health. And although our Neurostructural Examinations are individualized to your specific problem, there are some basic tests that give her a high level overview of your health status. These may include:

  • Digital postural analysis
  • Surface electromyography
  • Thermography
  • Advanced muscle palpation
  • Segmental spinal movement and functional range of motion
  • Digital x-rays (if indicated)




How many appointments do I need to make before seeing results?


The short answer is, we don’t know. The frequency and number of visits initially recommended can vary greatly. Factors that will impact your initial recommendations and healing timeline include:

  • Your specific health problem
  • How long the damage has been there
  • The extent of the damage
  • Your personal goals
Dr. Jenna will be more equipped to answer this question after a Consultation and Neurostructural Examination.




How much will my care cost?


Your Consultation, Neurostructural Examination and Review of Results is $110. Subsequent checkup and adjustments are $45 for adults and $30 for children. However, until your Neurostructural Examination has been completed we aren’t able to estimate what your total investment will be since frequency and schedule recommendations will vary.




What types of problems can a chiropractor help me with?


These are just some of the chronic health issues that we’ve seen improve after restoring structural function to the spine:

  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Postural distortions
  • Pins and needles
  • Chronic muscle tension
  • Immobility
  • Arthritis
  • Hip and leg pain
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Dizziness and balance problems
  • Chronic fatigue and low energy
  • Torticollis
  • Pregnancy related problems and pain
Chiropractic is not a cure, treatment or quick fix for any symptom or condition, and patients often report other improvements in their health after being under chiropractic care. Although the goal of chiropractic isn’t to treat these conditions, and the results may be due to other factors, this has been the anecdotal evidence from some patients. To see if Dr. Jenna can help with your specific health problem, schedule a Complimentary Consultation with her.




How do I know if I need a chiropractor instead of a physiotherapist or massage therapist?


The short answer is, you don’t. Pain and symptoms are certainly a signal that your body needs help, but they don’t tell the entire story. This is exactly why we use advanced technology and a comprehensive Consultation and Neurostructural Examination to determine whether your problem is originating from an isolated soft tissue problem or dysfunction in your neuromusculoskeletal system. From here, Dr. Jenna can determine if she’s the most suitable solution or whether you require a referral to another health practitioner that will be more equipped to help with a problem outside her scope.




Once I start seeing a chiropractor do I need to go forever?


Not at all! We do not lock you into a contract which means that you decide when your care begins and ends. Once you complete your comprehensive Consultation and Neurostructural Examination Dr. Jenna will explain your test results and review your detailed and individualized plan to start the correction process. As you progress through your care schedule Dr. Jenna monitors your progress at regular intervals, allowing you to make choices about your care going forward which are based on your health goals and expectations at that time. Most patients choose to protect the investment they’ve made in their health and do continue with ongoing chiropractic care, but ultimately that choice is always yours.




Does a correction hurt?


Your comfort is a vital part of the healing process. Dr. Jenna’s approach leverages gentle corrections, drop piece tables and hand held adjusting tools. Many patients report immediate relief after a correction, especially if there has been long-standing restrictions in your spine and an accumulation of stress.




Is it safe for my kids to see a chiropractor?


Yes. In fact, many neuromusculoskeletal problems begin in the early stages of life as children are rapidly developing their neurological and motor programming. Dr. Jenna is trained to perform a comprehensive Consultation and Neurostructural Examination at any age, which obviously includes tests, techniques and approaches specific and age-appropriate to your child.




Is it safe for me to see a chiropractor during pregnancy?


Yes. Dr. Jenna is trained to assess pregnancy related problems and utilize prenatal specific techniques to ensure her approach is comfortable, safe and effective. She utilizes an adjustable table and pregnancy pillows that allow you to lay on your growing belly comfortably through all stages of pregnancy. The most common feedback we hear from pregnant mothers is that chiropractic care minimizes discomfort, improves their mobility and optimizes their body for the birthing process and postpartum recovery.





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