1 | Struggling With Symptoms
Pain and stiffness are two very common symptoms that a lot of people deal with, but they are NOT a normal part of life.
Symptoms like back pain, headaches, muscle stiffness, knots in your back, sciatica or sciatic pain, numbness and tingling are alarm signals telling your body that something needs to change.
Using pills, ointments or other symptom reducing methods are usually the first line of defence to suppress these alarm signals. In short they turn off the alarm, but long term they allow the underlying problem to progress and the symptoms manifest more frequently and more intense.
In essence it's like you are responding to a fire alarm and instead of putting out the fire, you take the batteries out of the alarm. Just because the alarm is off does not mean the problem is solved.
2 | Finding The Root Cause
Have you ever heard of someone that is in seemingly good health, all of the sudden deteriorate. This happens a lot more than you think, most of the time those warning signs (symptoms) are there but we tend to overlook them and put them on the back burner for later.
What happens is that fire continues to smoulder and eventually causes a lot more damage.
The same is true in your body if we ignore the alarm signals. My goal is to not only help you with your symptoms but get to the root cause of your problem so it not only feels better short term but does not become a bigger problem that can affect your quality of life.
3 | The Process
Step 1 - Testing and analysis.
The first goal is to figure out if we can help you.
Step 2 - Care recommendations
If we can help you, we will let you know what the recommended care would be and we would begin with a specific plan to make improvements.
Step 3 - Objective testing follow up
It's one thing for you to feel better but we follow up and compare to your original tests to make sure we are making objective improvements.
4 | Results
5 | Questions Answered
Who sees a Chiropractor?
About 65% of chiropractic patients first present with a problem that is affecting their quality of life. The other 35% are usually feeling normal and want to ensure that their spine and nervous system is functioning properly. How do we know if those people need care? Simply, we test.
Back Pain - is the most common condition see, and patients have great results. There are many different things that cause back pain, first we must rule out more sinister organic complaints. When we find the root cause of the back pain we can provide care accordingly.
Headaches - If headaches affect your quality of life, you need to make sure your neck is assessed. If you suffer from headaches and you have had advanced testing and evaluation and everything comes back normal, you should definitely be getting a full structural chiropractic assessment.
Numbness and Tingling - Also known as neuropathy, this can greatly affect quality of life. This is usually a sign that the structure of your spine is impacting the function of your nerves.
Pinched Nerve - This can be excruciating, and can lead to shooting or burning pain into the shoulders, arms, hands and fingers. It is really improtant to have your neck assessed.
Sciatica and Sciatic Pain - This is a set of symptoms that usually come from the low back, the buttock area, hip, leg, behind the knee and in really severe cases into the foot. If you are having trouble bending foward this is a telling sign that you need to deal with it.
Pregnancy - Most people are surprised that we care for pregnant woman. Webster's technique is a specialized technique that we have trained in to help reduced intra-uterine strain, giving your baby the least stressful environment during the most important time.
Other Conditions We Care For - Including but not limited to; Heartburn, indegestion, shortness of breath, digestive complaints, allergies, attention disorders, arthritis, sinus, bed wetting, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, colic, disc herniation, failed back surgery, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), multiple scleroris, scoliosis, whiplash, wry neck, vertigo.
How often do I have to go?
The frequency of your care is dependent on a few variables, including but not limited to; the type of complaint, how long it has been an issue, the amount of damage, and if we can help or not.
How much does it cost?
Normally a full evaluation which included full history where we listen (really listen), physical and neurological examination, structural x-rays (if needed), and the full review of your findings is $120.
But, an initial consultation is FREE. if you would like a consultation to see if we may be able to help with your complaint or condition please click on the contact button on the upper right corner of the web page and request a free consult.
Do I need to go forever?
Absolutely not. We definitely do not hold anyone hostage! Most people quickly will realize the benefit and choose to continue care once the original complaint is corrected.
Does it hurt?
An adjustment should never be painful. However, if you have a chronic condition or are experiencing new pain, pressure on the area may cause tenderness. There may be a bit of stiffness after your first few appointments. This is the same as starting to exercise again. Your body may be a bit stiff, since it is adapting to the new physical strain placed on it.
What is the age limit?
There are always some people shocked when they see us working with infants. Obviously the techniques are much different for an adult compared to a newborn. We have worked with pre-mature babies that are only a week old right up to people who are in their 90's.
6 | About Dr. Adam Markew
Dr. Adam Markew is a board certified chiropractor in Newmarket, Ontario. Before moving to Newmarket in late 2016, he owned and operated a wellness chiropractic clinic in Wasaga Beach, Ontario.
Dr. Adam Markew graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2011, and completed his under graduate degree at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University in 2007.
Dr. Adam is proud to call Newmarket home, and excited to work with the people of Newmarket.
For more information on services, chiropractic techniques and other common questions please click the link below.
7 | My Promise To You
Transparency - We will be 100% honest to you. First, whether we can help you or we should refer you to a different type of health practitioner. Second, what amount of care you really need for correction of the root problem.
Trust - We understand that we are dealing with your most precious resource, your health. We do not take that lightly. It is important to us that you trust us. A consultation is the best way to understand if we are the right fit for you.
Education - This is a 50-50 relationship. At the end of the day you are the Doctor since you are ultimately the one responsible for your health. We empower patients through education, so they can better understand what is holding their health back and they can take necessary steps to improve.
Empathy - You are not a number. In our office you are a person first, and we do our best to always put ourselves into your shoes.
8 | Your Next Step
If you can relate and you want to make a change, your next step is to come in for a consultation or full examination. You can meet with the chiropractor, sit down and discuss whether or not chiropractic care may be for you.
To set up a consultation or exam, please click the link below.