Chiropractic Care FAQs

Chiropractic Care FAQs

Here are some of the Chiropractic Care FAQs we received through the years. We hope they help your process.

What Is Chiropractic And How Does It Work?

Chiropractic is primarily concerned with the health and well being of the bodies nervous system. It is the nervous system which conveys
body life and intelligence and which helps maintain the health and integrity of body organs, muscles, bone structures and related tissue. Thus, an impairment of the nervous system may affect almost any area of the body.

If the nervous system becomes impaired, symptoms tend to show up in that area of the body which is governed by the impaired nerves. Impaired nerve function can cause or mimic almost any health condition or symptom. That’s why impaired nerve function is sometimes referred to as “The great imposter”

How Can Chiropractic Help?

Chiropractors are specially trained in treating nerve-related health problems associated with spinal misalignments. The central part of the nervous system is housed within the cranial cavity and the spinal column. Chiropractors are trained to locate areas along the spinal column where major nerve trunks may be affected or “pinched” by a misaligned spinal vertebra.

Once the problem is located, chiropractors know how to manipulate the misaligned vertebra back toward the normal position, thereby permitting restoration of the normal nerve supply and function. Once the nerve supply returns to normal, the body can then go to work to heal itself.

Does Chiropractic hurt?

Typical chiropractic adjustments do not hurt. The patient may experience a minor amount of discomfort during the adjustment which lasts only seconds in an effort to correct misalignments and / or “fixations” in the spine that are causing pain or other symptoms and may have been present for years. Any discomfort you may have following your first few adjustments can be compared to the soreness you have after a hard workout at the gym.

What Kind of People Go To A Chiropractor?

It’s estimated that thirty million Americans went to a chiropractor last year for a variety of reasons. Some people go because they have already experienced the healing benefits of chiropractic treatment for themselves.

Many try chiropractic because they are tired of pain, sickness, fatigue, drugs, side effects, surgery, and poor results. That’s why they have decided to try the drug-less, natural healing methods offered by chiropractors.

Some people try chiropractic as a last resort before surgery, or because they are worried about the dangers of drug allergies and reactions. Others seek chiropractic care because they’ve been
told, “nothing can be done”, “it’s just your nerves”, “your age”, or “I’m sorry you’ll just have to learn to live with it.” They have decided to try chiropractic rather than give up hope for good health.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.

Do insurance plans cover chiropractic?

The majority of all insured American workers have coverage for chiropractic services in their health care plans. For example, Auto Accidents & Work related Injuries are covered 100%

Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?

Adjustment of a joint may result in release of a gas bubble between the joints that makes a popping sound – it’s exactly the same as when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint that results in gas bubbles being released. There is no pain involved.

What Conditions Frequently Respond To Chiropractic Care?

Allergies
Gallbladder Disorders
Lumbago
Rheumatism
Arthritis
Hay Fever
Menopause Disorders
Sacro-Iliac Disorders
Asthma
Headaches
Menstrual Disorders
Sciatica
Back Problems
Herniated Discs
Migrain Headaches
Scoleosis
Bronchitis
High Blood Pressure
Nausea
Sinusitis
Constipation
Indigestion
Nervousness
Slipped Discs
Digestive Disorders
Insomnia
Neuralgia
Spinal Curvature
Dizziness
Kidney Disorders
Neuritis
Stiff Neck
Emotional Disorders
Liver Disorders
Paralysis
Tension
Fatigue
Low Blood Pressure
Pleurisy
Whiplash