Q. What qualifies a chiropractor?
A. A chiropractor has to complete at least three years of undergraduate studies and a four-year doctorate program from an accredited chiropractic college before passing an extensive board examination to become a licensed chiropractor.
Q. What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A. A chiropractic adjustment is the careful, precise movement of a joint beyond its normal range of motion to help relieve stress and promote healing. Multiple adjustments may be necessary to achieve optimum results.
Q. Are chiropractic treatments safe?
A. Chiropractic treatment is very safe and effective for patients of all ages, from infancy to seniors. We use an all-natural, non-surgical approach to treatment focused on treating the patient’s overall wellness.
Q. Do treatments hurt?
A. When performed by a trained, licensed chiropractor, chiropractic treatments generally do not hurt. Patients may experience slight discomfort following treatment, but this subsides very quickly and is an indicator that treatment is working.
Q. Can I adjust myself?
A. No. While it is possible to pop your back, it is virtually impossible for someone to accurately adjust themselves without it being counterproductive. An adjustment requires a specific force and direction to be placed on a certain joint for it to be effective. Chiropractors have completed extensive training to provide effective results.
Q. What conditions are treated by chiropractic medicine?
A. Chiropractic medicine is helpful in treating a wide variety of health conditions that affect the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, from carpal tunnel, constipation and ear infections to mid-back pain, neck pain and sports injuries.
Q. Can I see a chiropractor if I’m pregnant?
A. Yes. Pregnant women can benefit from chiropractic treatment to help improve the function of their nervous system. Certain adjustments are made to adapt to the patient’s age, weight, size and health, but proper chiropractic care during pregnancy has proven to help make labor and delivery easier for the mother and baby.
Q. How long will treatment take?
A. Treatment times vary depending on the person, condition being treated and the area being treated. Some patients may only require three visits, while others may require 12 or more. We will create a personalized treatment plan and inform you of the length of treatment after your initial consultation.