Frequently Asked Questions
WHO NEEDS CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Anyone that has a spine! Getting your spine checked is just like going to the dentist or having a check up with your primary care provider. Proper spinal hygiene is an essential part of overall preventative health.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VISITING THE CHIROPRACTOR?
Chiropractic care can benefit those that suffer from lower back pain, sciatica symptoms, middle back pain, upper back pain, headaches, neck pain, ear infections, colic, digestive problems, just to name a few.
IS IT SAFE TO GO TO THE CHIROPRACTOR?
Chiropractic is known as one of the safest drug-free therapies available! The risk associated with chiropractic is very small. Adjustments, when performed by a doctor of chiropractic, is a remarkably safe procedure!
WHAT IS AN ADJUSTMENT?
A chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise direction that helps normalize spinal function and take pressure off of the nerve exiting the spine at that segment. The adjustment helps return the bone to a more normal position or motion, restoring the body’s neurological connection and natural healing process.
DOES IT HURT TO GET AN ADJUSTMENT?
Everybody reacts differently to adjustments, but very few people find them painful. You can be sore after your first adjustment like you feel when you start working out.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
We are preferred providers for most health insurance companies. We will be happy to call your insurance company to determine your chiropractic benefits.
HOW LONG IS A TYPICAL VISIT?
We ask that the patient plans approximately forty five minutes to an hour for the initial exam. We individualize each visit, thus the time frame varies from person to person. After the initial exam, a typical adjustment takes approximately ten minutes or less.
HOW OFTEN WILL I NEED TO BE ADJUSTED?
Everyone’s body is unique and responds in different ways. The doctor will give recommendations based on your individual consult, scan and exam for how often and for what length of time you will need to come in to see results and achieve your health goals.
DOES CHIROPRACTIC REQUIRE X-RAYS?
The analysis and adjustment of the subluxation does not require an x-ray, but if your chiropractor finds that an x-ray is clinically warranted, they will refer out.
DO CHILDREN NEED CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Yes! Children benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and are regularly in germ-filled environments. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual child, and treatment is very gentle when it comes to children.
WHAT IS THE WEBSTER TECHNIQUE?
A chiropractic adjustment called the Webster Technique is typically utilized for pregnant women. It is a specific sacral analysis and adjustment to help facilitate the mother’s pelvic alignment and nervous system function. This in turn balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, reduces torsion to the uterus.
CAN AN ADJUSTMENT HELP TURN MY BREECH BABY?
A chiropractic adjustment utilizing the Webster Technique is not a breech-turning technique. It is a technique that relaxes the uterine muscles and surrounding ligaments to create more room in-utero. With more room available the baby has a better chance to move into the optimal fetal position.
WHY WOULD A NEWBORN GET ADJUSTED?
The birth process is beautiful however the journey from the womb to mommy’s arms can affect an infants spine. Colic, unusual crying, poor appetite, difficulty latching or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress. Chiropractic adjustments are gentle and specific.