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Frequently Asked Questions


Once I go to a chiropractor, will I always have to go?

No, you don’t have to go to a chiropractor forever once you start. However, many people choose to continue chiropractic care as a part of their wellness lifestyle, because they enjoy the benefits of improved function, mobility, and well-being.

Does a chiropractic adjustment hurt?

No, a chiropractic adjustment does not hurt. Most people feel a sense of relief and relaxation after an adjustment. Some people may experience mild soreness or stiffness, which is normal and temporary, as the body adapts to the changes.

Can chiropractic cure everything?

No, chiropractic cannot cure everything. Chiropractic is not a treatment for specific diseases or conditions, but rather a way of enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Chiropractic may help with a variety of health issues, ranging from digestion, sleep, mood, energy, and development especially those related to the musculoskeletal and nervous system. When we have proper posture, we have healthy patterns, and it improves the functions of the body to work more efficiently.

How much does it cost?

Our costs are flat rated and customize to you and always discussed ahead of time. Our office will not send you a bill Healing takes time and repetition to get great results.

Do I need a referral from my physician?

No, you do not need a referral from your physician to see a chiropractor. Chiropractors are primary care providers who can diagnose and treat patients without a referral.

Do you work with medical doctors?

Yes, chiropractors work with medical doctors and other health care professionals to provide the best possible care for their patients. Chiropractors can refer patients to other specialists when necessary, and can also receive referrals from other providers. Chiropractors can also collaborate with other providers to co-manage patients with complex or chronic conditions.

Will I get adjusted on my first visit?

It depends on your individual case and your chiropractor’s preference. Some chiropractors may adjust you on your first visit, after performing a thorough examination and obtaining your informed consent. Others may wait until your second visit, after reviewing your examination results and explaining your care plan. You should ask your chiropractor what to expect on your first visit and follow their recommendations.

Will you suggest exercises or other things I can do?

Yes, chiropractors will suggest exercises or other things you can do to enhance your chiropractic care and improve your health. Chiropractors may prescribe exercises to strengthen your muscles, improve your posture, increase your flexibility, and prevent injuries. They may also advise you on nutrition, ergonomics, stress management, and other lifestyle factors that can affect your well-being.

Can someone who has had back surgery see a chiropractor?

Yes, someone who has had back surgery can see a chiropractor, as long as there are no contraindications or complications. Chiropractic can help with the recovery and rehabilitation after back surgery, by improving the function and stability of the spine and joints, and reducing the pain and inflammation. Chiropractic can also help prevent or delay the need for further surgery, by addressing the underlying causes of spinal problems and maintaining the health of the spine.


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