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How to Prepare for your Chiropractor Appointment – Surrey Pain & Wellness Chiropractic Clinic

Are you new to Chiropractic?

Welcome to Surrey Pain & Wellness Chiropractic Clinic – and a natural, drug-free approach to optimal health and wellness!   Chiropractic provides an approach to healing a range of musculoskeletal problems – neck, back, shoulder, hip, arms, legs, muscles and nerves.

1.  Don’t put off booking your chiropractic appointment, especially if you are in pain. We do try to accommodate walk-in patients and patients with schedules, but it is always best to call ahead of time.  If we don’t have a same day appointment
available, let us know if you are open to cancellations and we will call you if another patient cancels.

 Fill in the Systems Review, the Health History Questionnaire and the New Patient Initial Intake Form ahead of time.  Also make note of any additional symptoms you are experiencing.   It is easy to forget important details, so if you prepare in advance, the doctor can review your history and symptoms with you thoroughly at your first appointment.  You can download each of the forms by clicking on the link and printing them off at home.   You can also stop by our office to pick up the forms or call to have them faxed.  Alternatively, you could arrive a few minutes early to fill the forms in so you don’t feel rushed.

2.  Make note of any questions you have before your appointment – whether you have been to our office once or 100 times.  And – don’t forget to bring your notes along to your appointment!

3.  Find out what insurance benefits you have and the type of coverage it provides for chiropractic treatment(s), laser pain therapy, customized orthotics, or spinal decompression therapy.  Surrey Pain & Wellness Clinic wants chiropractic care to be accessible and affordable in the community.

 If you don’t have extended health benefits and are on the British Columpia  MSP Supplementary Benefits Program, Surrey
Pain & Wellness Clinic charges no additional premiums.

We hope to see you at Surrey Pain & Wellness Clinic soon!  Let the healing begin – call 604.507.9929.

 

What a Difference a Stair Makes – Surrey Pain & Wellness Chiropractic Clinic

These Stairs don't Move - You Do

Walking up stairs is one of the best-kept secrets in preventive medicine

What’s so great about taking the stairs, you ask?

Taking the stairs instead of the lift could reduce the risk of dying young by 15 per cent, a study has suggested. (Click to read the study conducted by researchers at the university of Geneva.)

Canadian researchers have also done their homework and monitored 17 healthy men either walking on flat surfaces, lifting weights, or climbing stairs. Stair climbing was most demanding and was found to be twice as challenging as brisk walking on the level and 50%  harder than walking up a steep incline or lifting weights.

Because stair climbing is so taxing, only the very young at heart should attempt to charge up long flights. But at a slow, steady pace, stairs can be a health plus for the rest of us. Begin modestly with a flight or two, and then add more as you improve. Take the stairs whenever you can; if you have a long way to go, walk part way, and then switch to an elevator. Use the railing for balance and security, and don’t try the stairs after a heavy meal or if you feel unwell.    

Read more about Stairs as a Fitness Tool in the health section of the NY Times.

Chiropractic Medicine – Surrey Pain & Wellness Clinic

Chiropractic medicine at Surrey Pain & Wellness Clinic includes spinal adjustments and more…

Chiropractic treatments re-align the spine to ensure optimal function in the back, neck and the entire skeletal and musculature systems in the body.

Chiropractic manipulations are a holistic approach to overall health & well being, since all body functions stem from the spine.  Now there are a range of treatment holistic, pain-free, non invasive treatment options available at many chiropractic clinics.

Surrey Pain & Wellness Chiropractic Clinic provides a full range of treatment options to best support recovery, rehabilitation and overall wellness:

Chiropractic Services - ensuring alignment so that structure supports function/lifestyle

Spinal Decompression Therapy - a course of treatments for severe lower back & neck pain

Laser Pain Therapy -  a course of treatments to reduce inflammation and accelerate tissue repair

Shockwave Therapy - three treatments to breakdown scar tissue and accelerate healing (usually chronic or old injuries)

Customized Foot Orthotics – providing your entire body support when you stand, walk or run

Some common benefits of the chiropractic and holistic therapies offered at Surrey Pain & Wellness Clinic:

  • Pain reduction
  • Increased blood flow & energy
  • Decreased muscle spasms
  • Reduced stress throughout the body
  • Faster recovery time

Chiropractors are front line health care providers – no referral from your general practitioner is necessary!

If you live or work in Surrey, BC, request a consult with Dr. Manjit Sadhra at the Surrey Pain & Wellness Clinic.

Dr. Sadhra has provided chiropractic and a range of wellness services for thousands of patients in BC & Alberta and was voted “Best Chiropractor in Surrey, Delta & White Rock” by his patients and readers of The Surrey Now Newspaper.


Questions are the Answer when Visiting your Chiropractor

How asking the right questions can lead to the right answers – and better health!

One of our main goals at Surrey Pain & Wellness Clinic is to provide services and tools to help our patients take control of their wellness.  Chiropractor Dr. James Chestnut says, “There are no right answers to wrong questions.”  He stresses the importance of asking the right questions to get the right answers – and therefore the right results.  We agree with him.  Many of us ask lousy questions that turn our focus away from what we really want and towards more of what we don’t want.

Dr. Chestnut emphasizes that the animal species is genetically programmed for a life of health and wellness,  but notes that humans are the sickest species on the planet.    So the question or the mindset of, “Why is my body breaking down and making these mistakes, and what drugs or surgery do I need to do to treat the effects of that is very different from the question or mindset of what am I toxic or deficient in that has forced my body into this state?”  Or better yet, “How can I preserve or even enhance a life of wellness?”

Here are some examples of  questions related to health and wellness that will NOT yield positive results:

  • What do I have and how can I treat it?
  • What do I do if I am too busy to eat well… exercise… floss my teeth… follow up on the pain I have in my back/chest/shoulder?
  • What drugs can I get for this condition?
  • Am I going to need surgery to fix my body?

Dr. Chestnut reminds us that asking those questions will never prevent anything and never restore our optimal wellness.  Instead, questions such as:

  • Why is my body responding this way?
  • What am I putting into my body?
  • What am I leaving out that my body requires?

These are very different questions and the answers are quite simple, if you are open to hearing them.  The key is that asking better questions, gives you a better focus and better results on your journey to optimal wellness.

So the questions you ask your chiropractor – be it Dr. Sadhra or any healthcare provider – are important.  And since we ask and answer questions of ourselves every hour of the day, these questions really do exert amazing power over our results.

 

Dr. James Chesnut – Treatment Paradigm

Chiropractic patients at Surrey Pain & Wellness Clinic may Borrow Dr. Chesnut’s book – and a range of other resources from our Chiropractic Patient Reference Library

The Fire Department Analogy

Dr. James Chesnut is one of top chiropractic educators in the world.  He has an analogy that is interesting to help understand the treatment paradigm and the differences between these approaches so that you can determine when one health professional – chiropractor, massage therapist, medical doctor, physiotherapist – etc. are appropriate.  The following is an excerpt from his book, “The Wellness Prevention Paradigm.”

“How is prognosis determined?  Would it be logical to call the fire department to use their axes and fire hoses to get and keep your house well?   For this analogy your mind and body are your house, medical doctors are the fire department, and lifestyle practitioners are the contractors – the house maintenance and renovation experts. Now, imagine your house is on fire. It is an emergency. Who should you call, the fire department or the renovation and maintenance experts?

I hope you said the fire department.

Now, what will the fire department do when they get to your burning house? Well, what they do will depend on what tools they have to work with. What tools does the fire department have? The tools that they have developed are congruent with their goal to put out fires (treat disease risk factors and symptoms). They have axes and fire hoses (drugs and surgery). What will they use these for? They will use the axes to break out all your windows, chop down your door, and chop open your walls. They will use the hoses to soak all the walls and furnishings of your home. What is the result? If you are lucky, if they get there in time and do not make any big mistakes, they will save the life of your house. For this you should be eternally grateful. Now, what is left after they have put out the fire? A huge mess to clean up. In fact, your house is now in far worse shape than it was before the fire ever started. Think about it, what would happen if you did not have a fire but decided to use axes and fire hoses on your house?

Would this not do damage to your house?  Of course it would.”