Chiropractic FAQs

  • From athletes to homemakers, engineers to electricians, infants to seniors, chiropractic care can help almost anyone achieve optimum health. Many people see a chiropractor for back, neck or joint pain, while others may seek relief from headaches, muscle pain, rib pain or even car accident related injuries. If you suffer from spine, joint, muscle or nerve pain and wish to avoid medication or surgery, chiropractic may be for you. Many also find that regular visits to their chiropractor keep them in peak condition.

  • Children and adults of all ages can benefit from chiropractic care.

  • Yes, chiropractors are qualified to evaluate and treat patients with neck and back pain. The chiropractors at The Chiropractic Health Center take detailed medical histories from their patients and use diagnostic imaging studies such as X-ray and MRI to help make a diagnosis. They also communicate with a patient's primary care physician when necessary. Chiropractors have demonstrated excellent results treating most types of neck and back pain and can help patients avoid strong medication and invasive surgeries.

  • Your chiropractor can detect areas of concern in your spine and joints before they develop into more serious problems. Chiropractic adjustments can help to support a healthy spine, and maintenance spinal care programs, which may include advice on posture, nutrition and exercise, are an important part of optimal musculoskeletal health.

  • Chiropractic adjustments help realign the spine and joints through gentle pressure and stretching. Achieving optimal alignment has been shown to reduce pain and help improve function.

  • No. While it’s true that patients often hear a “pop” during an adjustment, similar to the sound you’d hear cracking your knuckles, it’s not related to the effectiveness of the treatment.

  • Yes. Pregnancy places additional weight and stress on the body. Chiropractic treatment can help relieve pregnancy-related lower back, leg and joint pain. It may also reduce the incidence of headaches.

  • Yes. It’s an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their painful symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of more surgery. This too common occurrence is known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractic may help some patients avoid additional back surgeries.

  • Yes. Chiropractors do not prescribe medication or perform invasive procedures. They believe the body can be assisted to help heal itself through chiropractic adjustments. This makes chiropractic care one of the safest of all treatments for spine and joint pain.

  • Upon graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Degree, a chiropractor must pass the demanding four-part National Board Examination. Then a chiropractor must apply to a state professional licensing board before being granted the privilege to practice. A chiropractor’s education, however, never ends. Most chiropractors complete regular postgraduate instruction for license renewal and to stay current on the latest research and adjustment techniques.

  • Chiropractic spine and joint adjustments can provide many benefits even beyond pain relief. Others include improvements in posture, flexibility, and range of motion. Chiropractic manipulation may help reduce inflammation and enhance blood circulation. You may also experience other benefits such as the perception of increased energy and general well-being.

  • Chiropractors use their hands and special instruments or equipment to manipulate the spine and joints with controlled pressure. An initial adjustment session lasts about 15-45 minutes. You may hear a popping or cracking sound during an adjustment. Many patients experience immediate relief. Others may experience relief after several sessions. It is possible to experience some temporary mild soreness after the first few adjustments.

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