Chiropractic Questions (FAQs)
We understand that when it comes to any healthcare treatment, you have questions. Here are some of the most common chiropractic questions that we receive. Of course if you have questions that are not addressed on here, or would like further information on ones that are, feel free to call us and we will be happy to provide you with answers.
What is chiropractic health care?
Chiropractic is an alternative medicine health care practice that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Most of the body’s central nervous system is housed within the spine, and any dysfunction or misalignment of vertebrae can negatively affect a person’s health, causing a broad range of symptoms. Achieving proper alignment of the spine encourages the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
How Does Chiropractic Care Work?
Spinal joints that are not moving properly can affect your health by irritating nearby nerve tissue. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck areas. This helps restore nervous system integrity and can improve the healing process. Health often returns with improved nervous system control of the body.
How can chiropractic care help me?
Besides solving a particular problem such as lower back pain or asthma, chiropractic care can help anyone achieve better health through boosting immunities, increasing energy and improving things like digestion, sleep and concentration. If you have any of the symptoms we discuss here, you owe it to yourself to check out our chiropractic services.
I have ever been to a chiropractor? What if I am scared of getting adjusted?
The Arthrostim instrument is a hand-held instrument where there is no popping or cracking noises which is an alternative to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation. It is used to deliver a gentle impulse forces to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.
The Arthrostim is a gentle adjusting instrument used by chiropractors to treat many types of back pain, neck pain, and headaches (both chronic and migraine).
Are chiropractors real doctors?
Absolutely. Chiropractors are five-year university trained, healthcare professionals who are regulated by the federal government. Many don’t realize that a student of chiropractic spends as many hours in the study of human physiology as that of a medical doctor, including a minimum of 4,200 hours of combined classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The difference in education between an MD and a chiropractor is that an MD trains in pharmacology and surgical procedures, while chiropractors train in the care of the spine. (Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1911538)
What does an adjustment feel like?
Adjustments feel good! Many patients report a sense of well-being and relaxation. Our doctors of chiropractic have successfully performed millions of adjustments and tailor each treatment to each individual patients specific condition. The “pops” that most people fear are simply the release of gas, which builds up in joints that are out of alignment. It is usually the sound produced during realignment and not any physical sensation that causes a patient to wince.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Yes. A New Zealand government inquiry found that chiropractic adjustments are “remarkably safe.” A thorough examination helps identify the rare individual for whom chiropractic care might not be suited. Compare the statistics. Adjustments are about 100 times safer than taking a common, over-the-counter pain reliever.
What ages do you treat?
We treat everyone from infants to senior adults. Check out our “Who needs chiropractic help?” section for detailed information on what we can treat for each age range.
Is it safe during pregnancy?
Yes. Chiropractic is not only safe, it’s recommended to help alleviate the common complaints of pregnancy such as back pain.
Will I have to undress?
No. All treatments are delivered fully clothed. We do recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
How do I make an appointment?
You can easily schedule an appointment by filling out our online form or calling us at 706-935-7729.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
Please complete the New Patient Paperwork and bring it with you to your first appointment.