Frequently Asked Questions
The answer to why see a chiropractor depends on you. If your life is disrupted due to back pain, neck pain, headaches, sprains or strains, or another problem involving your muscles, joints, and nervous system, chiropractic care can help you feel like yourself again.
Injuries to the spine can happen at any stage of life and for various reasons, including car crashes, workplace incidents and sports injuries. Even simple everyday tasks such as going for a walk or washing the dishes have the potential to cause pain or discomfort that many of us just decide to live with. Sometimes these aches and pains even prevent us from working or doing the things we love. You don't have to live with the pain.
A visit to the chiropractor begins when you walk through the clinic door and are greeted by the staff. Visits are very similar to what you might expect at any health clinic.
Depending on your condition and how you sustained an injury, there may be coverage for your chiropractic care. In fact, many British Columbians are eligible for treatment with little to no co-pay required. We are pleased to work with many different benefit providers to expand access to chiropractic care and improve our patient experience when they have a need to utilize their coverage.
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of spine and spine-related conditions. Injuries from a collision often take longer to treat than other types of injuries. Even low-speed crashes have the potential to cause significant damage to your back and neck. Your chiropractic doctor has the skills to assess and treat these types of injuries.
In most cases, ICBC customers pay no money to receive care for their accident-related injuries. You don't need to seek a medical referral or pre-approval, either. Simply visit us as soon as you feel any symptoms and advise us that you were involved in a car accident. Dr. Khademi will guide you through the process of obtaining complete coverage for your care.
Medical Services Plan (MSP)
British Columbians who receive MSP Premium Assistance are eligible for coverage of $23 per visit for a combined annual limit of 10 visits each calendar year for the following services: acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathy, physical therapy and non-surgical podiatry. There usually is an additional fee from the chiropractor over and above this coverage. Please advise us if you are covered under MSP Premium Assistance.
Extended Health Coverage
Many British Columbians enjoy the benefits of extended health care policies through their employer or that they have purchased privately. The majority of these policies integrate coverage for chiropractic care into their plans. In an effort to provide exceptional service to our chiropractic patients, we directly bill most insurance companies on your behalf for all your chiropractic needs.
Work Safe BC
Musculoskeletal conditions account for the highest number of worker's compensation claims. Research shows that chiropractors get people back to work sooner than traditional treatment methods and with less chance of relapse. That's why it's no surprise that many British Columbians include a chiropractic doctor as part of their health care team.
If you are an injured worker and require chiropractic care, your treatment costs are covered. By law, all healthcare professionals are required to report an injury that occurs on the job to Work Safe BC, so be sure to let your chiropractic doctor know ahead of time if this is the case. Conditions that involve any joint, nerves or muscles are eligible for 8 weeks of coverage through Work Safe BC. Dr. Khademi can answer any questions you may have about treatment and coverage.
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of headaches and neck and back pain.
Psychology is the study of behaviour, including the biological, cognitive, emotional, social and cultural determinants of behaviour, that is, how we think, feel and behave in our social and physical environments. It is impossible to consider productivity, innovation and societal development without placing human behaviour in all its complexity at the centre of the discussion.
On your first appointment, your psychologist will ask you to describe your problem(s) and details about your personal history. These questions will include such things as when did your problem start, what makes it better or worse, and how the problem affects your work or social life. Questions about your personal history can include details about your experiences growing up, your education and work history, your marital status and interpersonal relationships, and whether you use medication, alcohol or drugs.
This information-gathering phase can take one or more sessions and may be supplemented by the use of psychological tests. Testing is used to help the psychologist arrive at an impression or diagnosis of your particular problem.