Don’t wait in your hospital emergency department to receive treatment for your back pain. Visit your local chiropractor.
For Ontarians struggling with spine, muscle and joint pain, fast access to the right care is an essential part of quality care. Right now, there are significant barriers to integrating primary health care funded through workplace benefits. Breaking down these barriers is key because most evidence-based drug-free (non-pharmacological) pain management in Ontario is provided outside the tax publicly funded health care system.
Helping patients make more effective use of available benefits would dramatically increase faster access to care, and alternatives within the provincial government funded system can be prioritized for those without available benefits.
The goal of Ontario Health Teams is to improve quality of care for patients with greater integration of all health providers, including chiropractors. Chiropractors are highly trained in the key competencies for assessing, diagnosing and managing common spine, muscle and joint-related pain. Enabling chiropractors to do more to meet patient needs will strengthen the overall quality of care available to Ontarians, while enabling doctors to respond to the diverse and growing health needs of Ontario.