Healthy by choice...
not by chance!

Chiropractic Hours

DAY

HOURS

Monday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am -12:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am -12:00 pm

2915 Robinson Road,
Lake Country, BC, V4V 1H8
250-766-2141
HEALTH FIRST CHIROPRACTIC          

 Q & A

Q: WHAT ARE SUBLUXATIONS?
A: A subluxation is an adaptation of your, body, and is caused by different types of stresses, injuries and repetitive postural strains. Your muscles begin to spasm, your spinal bones lock up, and the adjacent nerves become pinched and irritated. Your body's ability to send messages, control and regulate itself is greatly decreased. Improper nerve communication can be the underlying cause to many different health problems beyond neck pain and back pain. Chiropractic is the only profession that is trained specifically in diagnosing the presence of subluxation to  your nervous system.  

Q: WILL I HAVE TO HAVE X-RAYS?
A: Dr. Thompson does not like to guess when it comes to your health. During your initial visit, Dr. Thompson will do a thorough chiropractic exam. If x-rays are required they will be recommended. The x-rays provide him with a picture of your spine to confirm his other findings and make your care more precise. 

Q: HOW LONG WILL IT BE UNTIL I FEEL BETTER? 
A: Often our patients experience relief within a few adjustments, however other individuals may discover that their healing process takes more time. Every patient recovers at his or her own pace. Age, overall health, muscle tone, diet, exercise, and even your attitude can vary the length of recovery time. 

Q: IS CHIROPRACTIC SAFE?
A: YES! A New Zealand government study concluded that chiropractic adjustments are “remarkably safe.” Taking an over the counter pain reliever is about 100 times more risky. (Patient Media, 2006)

Q: DO YOU CRACK BONES?
A No. We adjust subluxated joints. The popping sound that you may hear is gas being released from the fluid in the joint. Every practice member is thoroughly
screened for any complications that may result in weaker bone quality. 

Q: ONCE YOU COME, DO YOU HAVE TO COME FOR LIFE?
A: Absolutely not. Chiropractic is your choice. But similar to brushing your teeth, exercising, eating proper foods and drinking plenty of fresh water, 95% of our practice members see the benefit of implementing chiropractic into a healthy lifestyle routine. They make a decision to increase their health through chiropractic and lifestyle changes, and become lifetime practice members at our office.

Q: WHY SHOULD I GET MY NEWBORN ADJUSTED?
A: The first insult to your child's nervous system comes from childbirth. Even the most natural childbirth is a traumatic process to babies developing nervous system and spine. Regular chiropractic care removes that stress on your babies system, and insure he or she is able to grow up healthy and happy, and even cry less and sleep more!     

Q:  CAN I ADJUST MYSELF?
A: Absolutely not! Some patients can make their joints ‘crack’ or ‘pop,’ but this is not an adjustment! This will just increase the damage to the ligaments and muscles around the joint. Our adjustments are very specific, intended to remove pressure 'off' the nervous system. Arbitrary "cracking" of the spine can put pressure on the nervous system. Even chiropractic doctors must consult a colleague to benefit from chiropractic care.