Chiropractic Care 
with Dr. Raminder Badyal

Award Winning Vancouver Chiropractor
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Meet Dr. Badyal

My first priority is to deliver the highest quality professional health care to our patients within our centre’s welcoming and relaxed setting. My goal as a Doctor is to foster a wonderful working relationship with all of our patients so that we can meet and exceed their health care goals. Every effort is and will be made by myself and our staff to meet the needs of each of our patients. Please help us improve the health of our community by encouraging friends and family to choose the natural approach to health and wellness.

Proud Recipient of "The Best Chiropractor In Vancouver" Award

Proud and honored to be recognized with these recent awards:
2022 Interdisciplinary Class of the World's Top 100 Doctors, Global Summits Institute and Alumni
2018-2022 Three Best Rated Chiropractor Award for City of Vancouver
2021 Best Chiropractor Award (Vancouver) from the Quality Business Awards
2017 Book Local Community Choice Ward
2015 Open Care: Best Vancouver Chiropractor
2014 Metro Newspaper Top Rated Chiropractors Award


What Is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic is a primary health care profession that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscle, bones) and the effects of these disorders on general health.
Chiropractic is a primary health care profession that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscle, bones) and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

Chiropractic today is one of the largest primary care health professions in Canada with over 6,000 practicing chiropractors. Approximately four and a half million Canadians use the services of a chiropractor each year. Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

The vast majority of patients who seek chiropractic health care do so for complaints of the musculoskeletal system, most often for conditions affecting the spine such as back pain, neck pain and headaches.Research studies have demonstrated that chiropractic treatment is effective for these conditions. Legislative bodies across Canada, as well as researchers and governments around the world have conducted extensive reviews of the chiropractic profession and have consistently endorsed chiropractic services.

Claims Accepted

At Downtown Wellness we care first and foremost about your well-being. Whether you are here for ongoing health and maintenance, or you have an urgent need due to some accident, we put your care first.

WCB Claims

We Accept Workers Compensation Board Chiropractic Claims

ICBC Claims

We Accept Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Chiropractic Claims

MSP Claims

We Accept BC Medical Services Plan for Chiropractic and Other Medical Claims

Extended Insurance

We Direct Bill To Extended / Medical Health Plans On Our Patient's Behalf

Make an Appointment

Dr. Badyal takes appointments between Mondays and Fridays every week for convenient downtown chiropractic care in the heart of Vancouver.

Chiropractic Services

* Spinal Adjustments
* Muscle Electrotherapy
* Fitness Consultation
* Passive Stretching
* Ultrasound Therapy
* Ergonomic Consultation
* Active Release
* Moist Heat & Cold Therapy
* Foot & Gait Analysis
* Soft Tissue Therapy
* Traction
* Post Injury Rehabilitation
* Joint Release
* Nutritional Counselling
* Sports Injury & Rehabilitation
* Joint Mobilisation
* Postural Education

Chiropractic Care Is Primary Care

Chiropractors are regulated, primary care health providers. In cases such as low back pain, chiropractic care may be the preferred method of treatment. Where other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition. Chiropractic care may also be palliative, providing symptomatic relief of the musculoskeletal disorders associated with chronic conditions.

Chiropractic FAQ – Asked, and Answered

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. Adjustment loosens the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function.
When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble escapes causing the popping noise you may have heard about.

Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been researched extensively. Complications are rare and side-effects, such as temporary soreness, are usually minor. Your chiropractor is well-trained to determine if your problem will respond to chiropractic care or if you require referral to another health care provider.

When should I see a chiropractor?

Eight out of ten Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their life, and at least one third of people in Ontario will have back pain at any given time. For many people, the pain can keep them away from work, school or even their day-to-day activities. If pain causes interruptions and restrictions in the activities of your daily life then you should consult a health care provider.
Chiropractors are regulated primary health care professionals, and they are one of only five classes of health care professionals in Ontario that are able to use the title Doctor, with its accompanying rights and obligations.

Chiropractors are highly educated and extensively trained to assess, diagnosis, treat and prevent conditions disorders of the spine, joints, muscle and nervous systems. These disorders may include back pain, neck pain, headaches, referring pain in your arms and legs, etc.

Many patients seek chiropractic treatment for wellness care. Others, like seniors, who find that treatment helps them to maintain mobility and good range of motion. Pain should never become a way of life, especially when there is qualified help available.

There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care: Work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores, even the stress of daily living can cause painful joint and spinal problems. Even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain healthy spine and joint function.

How many Canadians use Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic is one of the largest primary-contact health care professions in Canada. Approximately 4 million Canadians use the services of a chiropractor each year to help them get back to work, and back to doing the things they love.

Are there many athletes that use Chiropractic Care?

Many amateur and professional athletes use chiropractic treatment as part of their overall health care, fitness and maintenance program. Chiropractic is often used to improve muscle and joint conditioning, which has a direct effect on an athletic performance. Treatment works to improve biomechanical function and enhance overall conditioning, important in situations where there is continuous repetitive movement. Chiropractic care also help athletes fine-tune their muscles and joints for high level performance, and may reduce long term wear and tear. Finally, treatment can be used to prevent, and sometime shorten, the healing time of injuries.

Athletes most often select treatment to improve their performance, where as the average consumer will select chiropractic care to help manage aches and pains. In some cases treatment will be similar, but in all cases a treatment plan will be developed according to the goals and condition of each patient. In the case of professional and elite athletes, chiropractors often work in conjunction with other health care professionals, including medical doctors and/or sports medicine doctors, massage therapists and physiotherapists.

What are some of the benefits of Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care can:

Improve movement in your neck, shoulders, back and torso
Improve your posture
Provide relief from headaches, neck and back pain
Help prevent work-related muscle and joint injuries
Lead to enhanced athletic performance
Improve your flexibility and range of motion
Relieve pregnancy-related back ache
Correction gait and foot problems

Are Chiropractic adjustments safe?

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of headache, and neck and back pain. It has an excellent safety record. However, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. Even common over-the-counter medicines carry a risk.

Most patients experience immediate relief following an adjustment, however, some may experience temporary pain, stiffness or slight swelling. Some patients may also experience temporary dizziness, local numbness, or radiating pain. However, adverse effects associated with spinal adjustment are typically minor and short-lived.

Does Chiropractic Care require a referral from an MD?

Chiropractors are legislated as primary contact health professionals in every province in Canada. This means that patients can consult them directly. However, chiropractors often work closely with medical doctors, many of whom refer to chiropractors when they believe chiropractic treatment will help alleviate a patient’s condition. Similarly, chiropractors frequently refer to medical doctors when necessary.

Can Chiropractic Care help with ailments other than back pain?

Chiropractic care cannot “cure” every ailment, but there is some evidence to indicate that adjustments may have a beneficial effect on a variety of conditions. Adjustment may alleviate some of the secondary or referred pain, arising from the response of the musculoskeletal structures to the primary cause.

Does Chiropractic Care require X-rays?

X-rays can play an important role in diagnosis and are taken when a need has been determined after taking a patient case history and conducting a physical examination. Chiropractors receive 360 hours of education in radiology covering a full range of topics from protection to X-ray interpretation and diagnosis. Governments in every province have recognized the training and competence of chiropractors to take and interpret X-rays and have granted them this right.