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Chiropractic

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.

Why would I have my newborn or young child adjusted?

You may want to have your newborn or young child adjusted because chiropractic can help them grow and develop in a healthy way. Chiropractic can also help with common childhood problems, such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies, and more. Chiropractic is gentle and safe for children of all ages, and can support their immune system and nervous system function.

Can chiropractic help with colic and how?

Yes, chiropractic may help with colic by reducing the spinal and cranial nerve irritation that may cause excessive crying and fussiness in infants. Chiropractic can also help improve the digestive function and ease the gas and bloating that may contribute to colic. A study found that chiropractic care reduced the average crying time by 51% in infants with colic.

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.


Pediatric Chiropractic

Why would I have my newborn or young child adjusted?

You may want to have your newborn or young child adjusted because chiropractic can help them grow and develop in a healthy way. Chiropractic can also help with common childhood problems, such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies, and more. Chiropractic is gentle and safe for children of all ages, and can support their immune system and nervous system function.

Can chiropractic help with colic and how?

Yes, chiropractic can help with colic by reducing the spinal and cranial nerve irritation that may cause excessive crying and fussiness in infants. Chiropractic can also help improve the digestive function and ease the gas and bloating that may contribute to colic. A study found that chiropractic care reduced the average crying time by 51% in infants with colic.

How safe are adjustments on children?

Chiropractic adjustments are very safe for children, as long as they are performed by a qualified and experienced chiropractor who is trained in pediatric care. Chiropractors use gentle and specific techniques that are suitable for children, and avoid any pressure on the abdomen or the spine. Chiropractors also use special tables or pillows that accommodate the growing body and ensure the comfort and safety of the child.

How old were your children when they received their first adjustment?

The age of the first adjustment depends on the individual child and the chiropractor’s preference. Some chiropractors may adjust the child shortly after birth, while others may wait until the child is a few weeks or months old. The first adjustment is usually very gentle and light, and may not even be noticeable by the child.

How often should my child be adjusted?

The frequency of chiropractic visits for children depends on their individual needs and goals, and the chiropractor’s recommendations. Some factors that may affect the frequency of visits are the child’s health history, current symptoms, and lifestyle. Generally, chiropractic care for children can be divided into three phases: relief, corrective, and maintenance. During the relief phase, the child may need more frequent visits to address any pain or discomfort they may have. During the corrective phase, the child may need less frequent visits to stabilize and improve their spinal and joint function. During the maintenance phase, the child may need occasional visits to prevent any problems and support their overall health and wellness.


Pregnancy Chiropractic

How safe is an adjustment during pregnancy?

Chiropractic adjustment is very safe during pregnancy, as long as it is performed by a qualified and experienced chiropractor who is trained in prenatal care. Chiropractors use gentle and specific techniques that are suitable for pregnant women, and avoid any pressure on the abdomen or the spine. Chiropractors also use special tables or pillows that accommodate the growing belly and breasts, and ensure the comfort and safety of the mother and the baby.

ow often do I need to come in?

The frequency of chiropractic visits during pregnancy depends on your individual needs and goals, and your chiropractor’s recommendations. Some factors that may affect the frequency of visits are your stage of pregnancy, your health history, your current symptoms, and your lifestyle. Generally, chiropractic care during pregnancy can be divided into three phases:
relief, corrective, and maintenance. During the relief phase, you may need more frequent visits to address any pain or discomfort you may have. During the corrective phase, you may need less frequent visits to stabilize and improve your spinal and joint function. During the maintenance phase, you may need occasional visits to prevent any problems and support your overall health and wellness.

Will you work with my ob/gyn?

Yes, chiropractors will work with your ob/gyn and other health care providers to ensure the best possible care for you and your baby. Chiropractors can communicate and coordinate with your ob/gyn about your chiropractic care and any issues or concerns that may arise during your pregnancy. Chiropractors can also complement and enhance the care provided by your ob/gyn, by helping you cope with the common discomforts of pregnancy, preparing your body for labor and delivery, and promoting a healthy and natural birth.

Do I need a referral from my physician?

No, you do not need a referral from your physician to see a chiropractor during pregnancy. Chiropractors are primary care providers who can diagnose and treat pregnant women without a referral. However, some insurance plans may require a referral for reimbursement purposes, so you should check with your insurance company before starting care.


Sports Chiropractic

How is sports chiropractic different than regular chiropractic?

Sports chiropractic is a branch of chiropractic that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions. Sports chiropractors have additional training and certification in sports medicine, biomechanics, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement. Sports chiropractors use a variety of techniques and tools to help athletes of all levels and disciplines achieve optimal health and performance, and recover faster from injuries.

Can regular care improve my golf game?

Yes, regular chiropractic care can improve your golf game, by improving your posture, alignment, mobility, and stability. Chiropractic can help you maintain a proper swing, prevent injuries, and enhance your endurance and concentration. A study found that golfers who received chiropractic care for four weeks improved their full-swing performance by 10%.

Does chiropractic help with sprains? How?

Yes, chiropractic can help with sprains, which are injuries to the ligaments that connect the bones in a joint. Chiropractic can help by reducing the inflammation, pain, and swelling, and restoring the normal function and range of motion of the joint. Chiropractic can also help prevent chronic problems and re-injury, by strengthening the ligaments and muscles, and correcting any misalignments or imbalances that may have caused or contributed to the sprain.

Why are so many professional athletes raving about chiropractors?

Many professional athletes are raving about chiropractors because they have experienced the benefits of chiropractic care for their health and performance. Chiropractors can help athletes prevent and recover from injuries, improve their flexibility and coordination, enhance their strength and power, and optimize their nervous system function. Chiropractors can also help athletes deal with the physical and mental stress and demands of their sport, and achieve their peak potential.


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