About Chiropractic - FAQ'S
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Doctor of Chiropractic help?
The doctor of chiropractic, through a procedure called an adjustment, helps restore misaligned vertebrae to a more normal position, thus allowing the joints on the vertebrae to move more normally and the nerves to properly communicate with the rest of the body and let the body heal, safely and naturally.
Are chiropractic adjustments appropriate for a child?
Yes. Chiropractic is one of the safest forms of children’s health care. A chiropractor does not adjust a baby or a child the same way as he or she adjusts an adult. A baby’s spine is very supple during the first few months of life, so the doctor of chiropractic applies only a slight pressure to make an adjustment. For older children whose spine is still made of mainly cartilage, slight pressure followed by a gentle push is all that is required to put the vertebra back in place.
What conditions can be helped with chiropractic adjustments?
Doctors of Chiropractic care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. Chiropractors are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These conditions often involve or impact the nerve system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function.
How do I select a Doctor of Chiropractic?
One of the best ways to select a doctor of chiropractic is by getting a referral from a friend, family member, colleague, or another health care provider.
Are Chiropractic Adjustments Ongoing?
Yes! The hands-on nature of the chiropractic adjustment is essentially what requires patients to visit the chiropractor a number of times. To be treated by a chiropractor, a patient needs to be in his or her office. In contrast, a course of treatment from medical doctors often involves a pre-established plan that is conducted at home (i.e. taking a course of antibiotics once a day for a couple of weeks). A chiropractor may provide acute, chronic, and/or preventive care thus making a certain number of visits sometimes necessary. Your doctor of chiropractic should tell you the extent of treatment recommended in your case.
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