Frequently Asked Questions
It is extremely common to have questions when it comes to chiropractic care, as much of the world is still unfamiliar with this holistic approach to healing. Whether you have questions about your current treatment or questions about starting a treatment plan, here at Kalani Total Health Center we are happy to provide you with answers.
Can children or expectant mothers be treated by a chiropractor?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it. Chiropractic adjustments can be beneficial to all ages, and is very safe. Similarly to treating an elderly patient, we would alter the pressure and force used during the adjustment to an appropriate level for the child. In our office, children as young as two and three come in for regular adjustments and remain patients of ours for many years. Some even start in the womb! Pregnant women are also encouraged to visit our offices, as adjustments are a great and all natural way to deal with pain caused by pregnancy.
What is a subluxation?
The term subluxation refers to the change in alignment of one or more of your vertebrae, resulting in functional loss. The result of subluxation will often take weeks or even months to surface, and usually does so in the change of mobility or pain in the problematic area. Regular spinal adjustments can help monitor and maintain optimal levels of comfort and health for your body.
Is chiropractic care the same for everyone?
Not one bit. Each patient that steps into our office is dealing with different areas and levels of pain. Individualized care and treatment plans are created to fit the needs of each individual. Some of our patients are here because of an accident, while others simply wish to feel more comfortable on a day-to-day basis. The beauty of chiropractic care is that it can be crafted and molded to fit the needs of many different scenarios and individuals.
Is chiropractic treatment safe to receive after back surgery?
It is best to wait several months before seeking chiropractic care after back surgery, but adjustments can be very beneficial to those recovering from spinal surgery. If pain returns after your surgery, chiropractic services may help in ways that surgery did not. It is always best to consult with the physician who performed the surgery before seeking out the help of a chiropractor.
What is that popping sound I hear during my adjustment?
You won’t hear popping or cracking sounds during every adjustment. When you do, don’t worry. That popping sound isn’t anything you need to be worried about and is completely normal. The sound is caused by the release of trapped gas in your joints.
What conditions can chiropractic care help with?
A few of the obvious ones are of course back and neck pain, migraines and headaches, as well as balance and mobility. However, did you know that it can also help with bowel regularity, ear infections and colds, asthma, diabetes, and even blood pressure?
Why are x-rays necessary?
They aren’t always. The x-ray simply allows the chiropractor to get a better look at or rule out any underlying problems.