WHAT DOES CHIROPRACTIC ACTUALLY HELP?
If your back is in pain, you must go to a chiropractor. Even if you’re not in pain, you should still go to maintain the health of your back as a form of preventative medicine.
There are a lot of other things chiropractic can help with:
- Difficulty walking
- Shoulder Pain
- Neck Pain
- Ear Infections
- General Health care
- Give us a call to find out more!
WHAT IS AN ADJUSTMENT?
When there is a painful or unhealthy change in the neck or spine, it’s called a “subluxation,” which means a partial dislocation. Your spine can’t truly be dislocated, but it can be moved, which will affect and the health of our spinal cord and its nerves. Because there are so many functions attached to the spine, chiropractic adjustments have the potential to create within us far reaching positive effects.
WILL I NEED A REFERRAL?
No referral is needed. Chiropractors are considered primary care doctors, so they are a smart first visit for diagnosis.
IS THE TREATMENT SAFE?
According to a Rand study on spinal chiropractic adjustments have a safer record than most of the common procedures undertaken in a medical office, and the neck is the most fragile area along the spine, which means adjustments farther down carry an even more minute percentage of risk. Before any procedure your treatment specialist will give you an evaluation – likely including MRI and X-ray – to decide what treatment you need, and how it is best administered.>
CAN I TAKE MY KIDS TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?
Absolutely. In fact, chiropractic care is often recommended for toddlers and infants who suffer from recurring ear infections. If you are interested, here is a link to research studies done on chiropractic care for children: http://icpa4kids.org/About-the-ICPA/icpa-research.html
DOES MY INSURANCE COVER A CHIROPRACTOR?
Many insurance plans will cover your visits. Give us a call and we can check for you – so much easier than being stuck on hold with your insurance company!
ARE CHIROPRACTORS REALLY DOCTORS?
Chiropractors are called Doctors of Chiropractic, and have D.C. degrees from certified chiropractic colleges. Chiropractors do not prescribe medication.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO GET ADJUSTMENTS?
Depending on your injury, you may have a momentary condition (acute), a chronic condition, or preventative treatment. You’ll need to ask your chiropractor how long each of these courses may last.
AM I TOO OLD TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?
With the increased concern over medications, more people in their advanced years are seeking out chiropractic care. With the appropriate and caring method for older bones and soft tissue, a chiropractor may be able to ease the symptoms of arthritis and certain kinds of chronic pain.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I HAVE A SUBLUXATION?
There are different phases depending on the number of years a subluxation goes untreated. And, you may not know. In fact, a subluxation can go untreated and you’ll feel nothing for many years. But eventually, it will make itself known. Better to go in before that happens, and receive preventative care.
WILL MY SPINE GO BACK BY ITSELF?
It can. It’s not necessarily likely, but sometimes a subluxation will reset itself. But if you’re in pain, you shouldn’t needlessly wait for that to happen. Rather, make an appointment with your chiropractor.
CAN I ADJUST MYSELF?
That’s not possible, because an adjustment is the extremely careful and studied movement of specific vertebrae by a trained Doctor of Chiropractic. Even if you knew which position to adjust and how, you wouldn’t be able to reach it to deliver the proper force at the right angle. Even chiropractors get adjustments from other chiropractors.