Frequently Asked Questions
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
No. Just like any other health clinic or practice, doctors of chiropractic will evaluate your unique health status and spinal condition. Your treatment recommendations are based on a range of factors unique to you.
Can I see a chiropractor if I had back surgery?
Yes. In fact, many patients seek chiropractic care after returning to their original symptoms months or years after surgery. Chiropractic care can restore and maintain the integrity of the spine and, in many cases, prevent repeated back surgeries.
Can I tell if I have a subluxation?
Not always — just like a dental cavity, you may have a spinal subluxation for weeks or months before any symptoms arise. This is why it’s important to get periodic spinal checkups.
Can children get chiropractic care?
Yes! Chiropractic care is safe for children and even infants. Of course, it requires parental consent and a complete chiropractic exam prior. Regular adjustments throughout childhood and adolescence can prevent many of the ailments that affect adults today.
Can I see a chiropractor if I’m pregnant?
Absolutely! Any time is a good time for a better functioning nervous system. Many pregnant women find that chiropractic care alleviates some of the discomforts that comes along with pregnancy, such as sciatica pain.
What conditions do chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Back pain
- Car accident injuries
- Chronic pain
- Herniated discs
- Migraines and headaches
- Neck pain
- Sports injuries
- And more!
What kind of insurance do I need for chiropractic care?
Insurance coverage varies widely depending on the insurance provider and the clinic itself. If you’re unsure, it’s best to check the chiropractor’s website or call your chiropractor to find out their insurance policies.
What causes the sound during an adjustment?
Actually, adjustments don’t always make noise. But when they do, it’s just gas rushing through the partial vacuum created when the joints are realigned. This sound is painless and harmless!
Why do chiropractors take x-rays?
Chiropractors take x-rays to reveal the internal structure and alignment of the spine. X-rays are the most accurate way to determine if a patient has spinal deterioration, arthritis, bone spurs, disc disorders, tumors or other abnormalities.