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  • Writer's pictureDr. Monica Ngo

Drs. Ali Atoof and Monica Ngo | Chiropractors in London, ON

Updated: Feb 23, 2022

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What is a Chiropractor?

Chiropractic care treats a patient's neuromusculoskeletal system including the bones, nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments. A chiropractor uses spinal adjustments to increase range of motion, restore proper joint function and to provide pain relief in managing neck and back pain for example.

What is the role of a Chiropractor?

Chiropractors examine a patient's spine and muscle reflexes as part of their evaluation. They may also conduct tests and take x-rays to identify the patient's illness, after which they devise a treatment plan and track the patient's progress.

One of the main tools a chiropractor uses is spinal manipulation, which involves applying force to a joint in the spine often with their hands to reduce pain and to increase joint movement.

Chiropractors may use various therapies in addition to spinal manipulation, such as:

· Muscle Release Therapy

● Modalities (e.g., Laser, Tens)

● Treatment with heat and cold

● Exercise

● Diet and weight-loss advice

● Postural, Ergonomic, lifting advice

Chiropractors may sometimes suggest orthotics inserts, compression stockings or uses of wraps to help further reduce pain and inflammation and other areas of discomfort depending on the area affected.

What to expect from a Chiropractor?

Your chiropractor will analyse your health history and physical condition on your initial visit. This appointment will take a little longer than usual, so plan on spending 45-60 minutes in the office.

Visit for the Initial Assessment

Many conditions can be detected by obtaining a comprehensive history and listening to the patient's story. Make sure to tell your chiropractor about any previous medical ailments you've had and any current symptoms you're experiencing, so they can pinpoint the source of your discomfort.

Comprehensive Examination

In addition to knowing your medical history, it's critical to assess your body's present physical status with a thorough and focused physical examination that will help you identify the source of your problem. This examination may include range of motion tests, postural assessments, gait assessments, neurological exams, orthopedic testing and other tests.


Your Chiropractor will go over your results and explain what they found to be the main cause of your issues after your thorough examination. This is also a good time to ask your chiropractor questions and express any concerns you may have. Our chiropractors will recommend a personalized treatment plan that will help you achieve your health and wellness goals. We are your partners in your treatment at Unity Spine and Health, thus we will always ask for your permission before we treat you.

If deemed appropriate and safe for your specific condition, you can expect treatment. Manual therapy, home exercises, and advice may be used as part of your custom-tailored treatment plan.

To book your initial chiropractic assessment in London, Ontario, call Unity Spine and Health at (226) 223-2437 today.

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