Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Chiropractic?
- Why do I need Chiropractic when I’m not in pain?
- What do Chiropractors “treat”?
- Is Chiropractic safe?
- Are Chiropractic adjustments painful?
- Will I have to go to a Chiropractor forever?
- Is Chiropractic recognized by the medical and scientific communities?
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is based on the premise that good health and mobility rely on a normally functioning nervous system and a healthy spine. It is the science of locating nerve interference and adjusting the vertebrae to remove that interference. The goal of Chiropractic is to bring you optimal health.
You can experience total health by keeping your spine aligned through specific spinal adjustments that Doctors of Chiropractic are uniquely qualified to administer.
Chiropractic care is a natural method of health care that has helped patients just like you for over 100 years.
Why do I need Chiropractic when I’m not in pain?
Pain is often the last symptom to surface with a spinal health problem. Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to detect early signs of degeneration, long before any symptoms occur. That’s why you need Chiropractic care even when you’re not in pain.
We can help detect areas of your spine that are out of alignment. Then, we can correct these “problem” areas before they lead to a greater dysfunction and pain.
What do Chiropractors “treat”?
Chiropractors don’t “treat” any specific disease or condition. We focus on identifying and correcting the “source” of your problem, rather than just eliminating your symptoms. As a result, Chiropractic care helps the body heal itself from a wide range of conditions. That’s why you can enjoy long-term relief from sciatica, neck pain, back pain, arthritis, headaches, and much more!
Is Chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic care from this office is very safe. That’s because it’s being delivered by a licensed practitioner, and risk factors are identified in patients before any type of care is administered. Research shows that patient risk is considerably lower for Chiropractic care when compared to medical care, due to the risks associated with prescription drugs and surgery. Positive proof of this safety record is the fact that … medical doctor’s malpractice insurance premiums are, on the average, ten to fourteen times higher than those for Chiropractors.
Are Chiropractic adjustments painful?
Most patients report that even when they come to our office with severe pain, spinal adjustments are not painful. Many patients report that they can “feel” the pressure lifting from their spine following an adjustment and often experience immediate relief from pain. Some patients even tell us that they feel a sense of total relaxation after an adjustment.
Will I have to go to a Chiropractor forever?
Let me pose a question to you. How long would you like to stay healthy, active and energetic? Depending on your answer, you may benefit from at least a monthly Chiropractic visit to keep your spine in top condition for many years to come.
Just as you must continue to brush, floss and keep regular visits to keep your teeth for a lifetime, taking care of your spine is also a lifelong process of eating right, exercise, proper rest, and regular Chiropractic care.
Is Chiropractic recognized by the medical and scientific communities?
Most definitely! In fact, the council of international Organization of Medical Sciences recently stated, “The relationship between the medical and Chiropractic professions worldwide has become increasingly one of mutual respect and collaboration.”
Doctors of Chiropractic are well-educated practitioners who are required to complete four years of intense training at a professional Chiropractic college, following two to four years of prerequisite study. All fifty states recognize the practice of Chiropractic and require that Doctors of Chiropractic are board-qualified, licensed, and regulated according to stringent criteria.
Chiropractic care is quality health care for the entire family.