How does chiropractic help?
It can help speed up the progress of healing. Help bring your body back to homeostasis. Help people get back to functioning normal. Can help reduce the amount of the medication people may have to take. It is a number one alternative to help with low back pain.
Does insurance cover chiropractic?
Every insurance company and the policies are different. Call your insurance company to verify your benefits or bring it in.
Are adjustments safe?
Yes, it is a safe non-invasive, drug free alternative to care for your body. There is research and studies that have shown the benefits of chiropractic care.
Is chiropractic safe for children?
Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active. They experience falls and blows form some of the daily activities that they are in. Injuries from just a sore back, stiffness, neck pain, and discomfort can be addressed. Chiropractic care is very easily adapted to the individual patient. When adjusting children, it is very gentle.
Is chiropractic safe when pregnant?
Many pregnant women find that chiropractic adjustments help improve their pregnancy experience. Adjustments are adapted to what stage of pregnancy the woman is in. It can help with labor and delivery.
What conditions do chiropractors treat?
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients that have a variety of health conditions and ages. They can help with back pain, neck pain, and headaches with their manipulations and adjustments. They also can focus on the musculoskeletal system, which includes joints, muscles, and ligaments. They can also provide care for sciatica, asthma, ear infections and baby’s colic.
Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?
Most of the time a referral is not required to see the chiropractor; however your health plan may make you get one. Check with your human resources or insurance company to make sure. Call your chiropractor and ask them also.
Are Chiropractors doctors?
Yes, Doctors of Chiropractic are not medical doctors, but they do go through a very similar education process. They are licensed in the field of chiropractic care. There are educational requirements that chiropractors have to have.
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
Each patient’s care is unique and are customized to meet their specific condition and needs. The chiropractor will modify adjustments based on your size, weight, age, and health condition.
Is back pain common?
More than 80 percent of people experience lower back pain at some point doing their lives. It is one of the most reported reasons that people miss work. It is also the second most reported reason patients visit the doctor.
What types of techniques does the chiropractor use?
Treatments include diversified, flex and extraction, decompression therapy, activator, STIM and heat, mechanical traction, ultrasound and therapeutic exercises.