Ottawa Chiropractic & Natural Health Centre

 What is it?
Chiropractors, such as Dr. Zielonka, are spinal and nervous system specialists. Chiropractic care is by far the largest natural or "alternative" form of health care, and is the third largest primary health care profession in the world today. Chiropractic is the branch of the health sciences which focuses on the nervous system and the spine and its relationship to optimal health, both physically, mentally , emotionally and spiritually. It is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism, controlled by the brain, spinal cord and nerves of the body. The vertebrae, which protect the brain and nervous system, when misaligned or subluxated, cause malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body.

When should you see a chiropractor?
People see chiropractors for a variety of reasons dependent on their health goals. These are divided into 4 categories.

•A SPECIFIC PROBLEM
•A SPINAL CHECK-UP
•TO BE SUBLUXATION FREE
•FOR A LIFETIME OF OPTIMAL HEALTH

1. Do you have a specific problem?
Numerous scientific evidence and clinical findings (including government studies) have confirmed Chiropractic's effectiveness in the following:

HEADACHES
MIGRAINES
STRESS
DIZZINESS
TENSION
SHOULDER/ELBOW/WRIST PAIN
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
NECK PAIN/STIFFNESS
LOW BACK PAIN
SCIATICA
DISC PROBLEMS
LEG PAIN/NUMBNESS
 HIP/KNEE/ANKLE PAIN
MENSTRUAL CRAMPS
OSTEOARTHRITIS
FATIGUE
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
WORK INJURIES
SPORTS INJURIES
ASTHMA
ALLERGIES
COLIC
PREGNANCY
 
2. Do you need a spinal check-up?
Just as one would never think of not going for a dental exam, why on earth would everyone not go for a spinal exam to ensure proper spinal and nervous system function from infant to the elderly?

3. To be subluxation free
Chiropractors, such as Dr. Zielonka, are the only health care professionals who are specialists in the detection and correction of vertebral subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae causing nerve interference). Since your nervous system controls the function of every cell, organ and tissue in your body any nerve interference results in less than optimal function and thus less than optimal health. Subluxations rarely correct themselves, and result from any physical, emotional or chemical stress, in other words, everyday life (stress, chronic work posture, accidents, poor posture, second hand smoke, etc.) Even though it only takes the weight of a dime to decrease nerve function by 50%, these subluxations are rarely detectable by you until they have progressed to a symptomatic problem allowing them to fester into a more serious problem.

4. For a lifetime of optimal health
Optimal nervous system function (along with good nutrition, regular exercise, a positive mental attitude and restful adequate sleep) are the 5 essentials of optimal health. As such, many people choose to continue their chiropractic care for a lifetime of optimal health. YOUR REASON FOR VISITING A CHIROPRACTOR WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR CHOICE DEPENDING ON YOUR HEALTH GOALS.

What education does my chiropractor receive?
Some people are surprised to learn that chiropractors are doctors with a minimum of 7 years of University level education. Today's Doctor of Chiropractic is well educated with an education curriculum similar to medical school. Special emphasis is placed on anatomy, neurology, biomechanics, nutrition, x-ray, physiology, diagnosis, and spinal adjusting. Demanding national and provincial board examinations must also be passed as well as continuing education. Dr. Zielonka has achieved numerous post-graduate certifications and holds many special interests in order to supply cutting edge care to his patients.

Is chiropractic care expensive?
Extended benefits such as PSHIP (Public Service Health Insurance Plan) and most insurances cover Chiropractic care, many now having first day coverage. Many others pay directly for their Chiropractic care to maintain and achieve a lifestyle of optimal health.