Frequently Asked Questions
Chiropractors treat patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions, some may include:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Musculoskeletal system disorders
- Joint Pain
- Poor Dietary & Nutrition Habits
- Occupational and lifestyle modification.
Yes, Chiropractic care is known to be a safe treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal complaints, actually safer than over the counter pain medication, and surgery. The risks associated with chiropractic care are small. Though some patients might experience soreness, stiffness or aching, usually relief is felt Immediately.
No, a referral is usually not need to see a chiropractor. Contact your insurance provider or employer’s human resources department to determine if a referral is required.
Yes, children can receive chiropractic care, which is very gentle.
Since 1983, Chiropractors are able to admit and treat patients in hospitals, as well as use outpatient clinical facilities for non-hospitalized patients.
Doctors of Chiropractic are considered primary-contact health care providers. Doctors of Chiropractic are specialized in diagnosing and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal systems. The education of a Doctor of Chiropractic comprises of pre-med school, nutrition rehabilitation, and 5 years of a strenuous accredited chiropractic college courses. These are some of the education, along with the adjustment and manipulation techniques, required to practice as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
The chiropractor performs chiropractic adjustments or manipulations with his or her hands to restore and improve joint function and state of feeling. There is little to no discomfort during, or after chiropractic adjustment/manipulation.
It depends on the each patient, but for best results several visits will be beneficial. Also the body tends to need adjustments as a result of everyday functions, and only a Doctor of Chiropractic can properly align and adjust the body. Therefore, it is beneficial to visit the chiropractor several times.
Cracking your knuckles, or medically known as adjustment of a joint, and releases gas bubbles from between the joints making a popping sound. This is not harmful to the body.