How Long Does a Chiropractic Treatment Take ?

A few factors must be taken into consideration:

  • The severity of the problem
  • The age of the patient
  • His / her general state of health
  • The duration of the vertebral problem
  • The patient’s lifestyle
  • The elementary precautions he / she needs to take to prevent recurrence of the problem

The treatment includes several consultations: their number and frequency will depend upon the factors cited above.

Are Chiropractic manipulations dangerous?

In order to correct the neuro-vertebral perturbations which are called in chiropractic subluxations, the chiropractor must work with specific manipulations called adjustments. This chiropractic act helps to restore the normal articular function thanks to the application of a specific force, in a specific direction, and with a specific intensity, on the vertebral segment, or on the osteo-articular segment.

Why is a noise heard during the chiropractic adjustment?

It’s a bubble of air which escapes from the articulation during the mechanical manipulation.
It’s not necessary to hear this noise in order to restore the articular mobility.
Chiropractic uses several mechanical techniques, but there are other techniques which can be used.

How do chiropractic methods compare with conventional medical care?

Chiropractic is a method of natural care which differs from conventional medical care in terms of philosophical approach and treatment methods. The chiropractor doesn’t needs any drugs to give chiropractic care, he just helps the body to cure itself. Chiropractic is not a substitute for appropriate medical care.

Does the patient need to visit his family physician in order to be referred to a chiropractor?

No, chiropractic is a medical profession of first contact, your chiropractor can establish a diagnosis.
So you can come to consult without a referral.

Which athletes work with chiropractors?

All of the North American Hockey teams and all American football teams are followed, during their training sessions and matches by their chiropractors.
Closer to home, a lot of European football teams work with chiropractors, like the Milan AC.
Other athletes who are known to put their faith in chiropractors include:

  • Tiger Woods, golf champion.
  • Evander Holyfield, boxing champion, heavyweight category.
  • Lance Armstrong, cycling champion.
  • Dan O’Brian, world decathlon champion.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, ex-world champion of body building (and former Governor of the State of California)

Chiropractors also take part in the supervision of several national Olympic sports teams.


" The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease ".

Thomas Edison (US inventor of the electrical light bulb, 1847-1931)