Frequently Asked Questions
What is Chiropractic
Chiropractic is a health care profession. Chiropractors perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body. The goal is to correct alignment problems, ease pain, and support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. They may also use other treatments including.
What exactly does a chiropractor do?
Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of this procedure, also known as spinal manipulation, is to improve spinal motion and improve your body’s physical function.
What Are the Benefits and Risks of Chiropractic Care?
Spinal manipulation and chiropractic care are generally considered safe, effective treatments for acute low back pain, the type of sudden injury that results from moving furniture or getting tackled.
Why do chiropractors require so many visits?
Repeat visits are often necessary because our treatment is hands-on and typically requires a cumulative effect. When working in a physical way with a physical condition, repeat treatments are necessary to train the body just as repeat exercise is necessary to train for strength.
What happens at your first chiropractic visit?
A typical First visit will include the initial patient intake, physical exam, treatment, and follow-up plan. These procedures help your chiropractor assess, track, and modify your treatment plan as needed.
How long should a chiropractic session last?
A chiropractic visit typically lasts for up to 30 minutes. An introductory visit typically lasts longer than a “routine” visit. You can expect your chiropractor to ask you questions regarding your objectives and health history during your initial visit.
How many sessions do you need with a chiropractor?
The number of sessions you will need will depend on your medical history and the severity of your condition. Generally, though, most conditions can be treated within four to 12 sessions. In some cases, your chiropractor may suggest having regular maintenance therapy once your initial problem has improved.
How long does chiropractic adjustment last?
Your chiropractor will adjust your treatment plan as you progress. A typical plan might last three to six weeks, followed by a reevaluation. Regular chiropractic adjustments help your spine’s health and your overall health too.