No matter how young or old you are, you deserve to be healthy.
At Bonfire we offer Chiropractic Care for the entire family. Chiropractic is the world’s largest non-surgical, non-drug prescribing, primary contact health care profession. It is a natural approach to health, based on the relationship between your spine and your nervous system with an emphasis on the removal of interferences to the body’s natural ability to heal.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is based on the scientific premise that the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism, with these functions being controlled by the brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of the body.
Chiropractic looks at the relationship between your body’s structure, being primarily the spine and the pelvis, and your body’s function, coordinated by the nervous system. Nurturing this relationship can affect the preservation and restoration of your health. Basically, good health depends, in part, on a normally functioning nervous system.
Let’s look at how this works. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissue, and organs of your body are designed to function well and resist disease and ill health. However, interferences to the nervous system can disrupt the transmission of controlling nerve impulses. For example, a common interference to the nervous system is the twenty-four moving bones of the spinal column. A loss of normal motion or position of these bones can irritate or impair the function of the nervous system, therefore affecting your body’s ability to function well. This is why we believe a healthy spine = a healthy life!
Here’s where Chiropractors come in! Chiropractors aim to improve your nervous system primarily through chiropractic adjustments, focusing on the spine, skull and pelvis, to help remove any interference that may be impairing your health!
Healthy Spine = Healthy Life!
Your first chiropractic visit
Your first visit with us is called an initial consultation.
When you first enter the Bonfire wellness centre, you will be greeted by our friendly staff and made to feel at home and comfortable.
Our staff will ask you to fill out our new patient information forms so we can gain as much information about you and your health so that your initial consultation can run as smoothly as possible.
You will then be introduced to one of our highly skilled Bonfire Chiropractors and their technical assistant who will take you through a series of specific questions to determine your level of health, your expectations, and your future health goals. This time will also be used to establish whether chiropractic is right for you.
After your history and goals have been discussed, a chiropractic examination will be performed to locate subluxations, a physical and neurological examination will also be performed. For adults radiographs are often taken so we can obtain a complete picture of your spinal health and subluxation patterns. Radiographs help the Chiropractors at Bonfire to rule out any more serious health concerns so that we can give you the very best recommendations for you and your health.
There is a possibility that you may feel a little sore after you have received chiropractic adjustment. However, this soreness is not major and can be described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program. Drinking plenty of water, using an ice pack, and engaging in light stretching after your first visit can help ease any discomfort to promote healing.