Chiropractic care is based on the idea that the body's health is effected by a relationship between the body's structure, it's nervous system, and it's muscular system.
Are chiropractors doctors?
Yes. Doctors of Chiropractic go through a strenuous education process to become...
What types of pain do chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors are known for caring for patients with neck pain, back pain, headaches, and injuries due to car accidents and sports. However they also are effective in treating disorders involving muscles, ligaments, and joints. There is also research supporting chiropractic care can help with everything from ear infections to fibromyalgia because chiropractic care treats body structure which effects your body's whole health.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific, controlled force in a precise direction that is applied to a spinal joint not moving properly or “locked up.” The purpose of this natural and safe procedure is to correct structural alignment and eliminate interference in the nervous system. For the patient, this means improved spinal function, reduction in pain, and an overall improvement in health and wellness.
Do adjustments hurt?
Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment. Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been 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 promote healing.
Are adjustments safe?
Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of most back and neck problems. It is safe when performed by someone trained and licensed to deliver chiropractic care.
Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?
The noises you hear resembling popping sounds are your joints releasing tiny pockets of air. A chiropractic adjustment does not affect the bones of either side of a joint; it affects the connective tissue that holds the joint together.
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
No. Your doctor will evaluate your needs and make a treatment plan specific to you and your healing.
Will a chiropractic adjustment completely remove back pain?
Back pain can become chronic if left untreated, but chiropractic care has been shown to ease and often completely eliminate back pain for many patients.
Can I see a chiropractor if I am pregnant?
Yes. Many women find that chiropractic care eases the many pains associated with pregnancy and can make delivery easier. Treatment will be tailored to the stage of pregnancy and the needs of each patient.
Is back pain common?
Yes. At least 80% of people report back pain. It is especially common after an injury from sports or a car accident.
Will I be required to remove my clothing at my appointment?
Some treatments may require you to remove some articles of clothing, however most do not. If you have any questions or concerns, please let your doctor know.
Can I learn to adjust myself?
No. Chiropractors are highly trained to adjust in a very specific location and direction. As a result, it is almost impossible to adjust oneself correctly without injury.