We have 2 chiropractors at UVic;
- Dr. Jayne Bidgood summer hours are on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Dr. Nick Milton summer hours are on Monday and Wednesdays.
For more information about each practitioner, reviews, blogs, rates and exact hours please visit the information tab, found under the main menu.
While the main goal of chiropractic is to relieve pain, it also addresses health as a whole. Chiropractic deals with mechanical disorders of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system, and how these disorders affect general health. Chiropractic is a drug-free, surgery-free, hands-on, natural approach that includes the use of chiropractic adjustment to the spine and other joints.
Chiropractic adjustments are used to restore proper motion/alignment of the vertebra; this in turn has positive benefits to your nervous system. Often restrictions may occur due to strain on the joints or muscles. Strain may be related to many factors, including acute trauma, overuse or improper posture. Joint misalignments may affect how the nervous system communicates between your brain and the rest of your body. As a result, your body no longer moves or functions the way it should. Poor function can lead to pain, stiffness, numbness/tingling, headaches, stress, disability, physiological dysfunction and an overall decrease in health.
Reasons to visit a chiropractor:
In other words, if it took a long time for dysfunction to develop, it will likely take time for full functional recovery. Despite this, patients often report symptom relief after one or just a few treatments. This depends on the individual and their condition. Starting early is advised because each visit builds on the one before.
Many patients opt for regular monthly visits, after their condition has resolved. Regular maintenance visits can help prevent a recurrence of pain and dysfunction and keep your body ‘tuned up’ and able to perform the tasks of daily living.