Chiropractic F.A.Q.

How does chiropractic work?

After a thorough examination to determine the cause of your problem, the doctor uses his hands or a hand-held instrument to apply precise pressure to the misaligned bone. This gently moves the bone into correct alignment, relieving pain, inflammation and muscle spasm, and restoring normal nerve function.

How do I know if I need chiropractic care?

You can have problems in your spine and joints and not even know it. That’s why your initial evaluation will consist of a thorough history, physical examination and if necessary, x-rays to determine if chiropractic may help you.

Does a chiropractic adjustment hurt?

Because a chiropractic adjustment is a very controlled procedure in which the doctor applies specific pressure to a bone or joint, it rarely causes pain. In fact, many patients feel improvement in their pain soon after an adjustment. The doctor will also give you instructions about what to do to reduce pain and promote healing.

Can chiropractic help arthritis?

The arthritic condition involves degeneration to bones, joints, and discs. Nothing reverses the degeneration including medicine, physical therapy or surgery. Chiropractic treatment reduces the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis while increasing flexibility and mobility, allowing patients with arthritis to be more active.

How long is a typical treatment?

The first office visit is typically around 45 minutes. Thereafter, treatments take about 20 minutes.

Does insurance cover chiropractic care?

Many insurance policies cover chiropractic treatment and our office accepts most of them. For patients with high deductibles or no insurance coverage, we provide care at very affordable fees that include discounts and family plans.

What is Whiplash and how to I know if I have it?

Whiplash is common in slip and fall injuries as well as low speed auto accidents when sudden jolts cause stretching and tearing of muscles, tendons and ligaments. Symptoms include pain, headache, stiffness and muscle spasm. Diagnosis is made with a thorough examination and x-rays.

Are Chiropractors real doctors?

Yes! Chiropractors typically receive a four-year undergraduate degree majoring in a science. Next, they are required to attend a four year accredited chiropractic university including two years of clinical practice. Students must pass four or more National Board examinations, depending on areas of specialized studies. Only then are they awarded the degree Doctor of Chiropractic.

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