What conditions do Chiropractors treat?
Doctors of Chiropractic (DC’s) treat patients of all ages with various conditions. Chiropractors are well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches, particularly with their highly skilled adjustments. They also treat patients with disorders of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and discs. These conditions often have an impact on the nervous system, which can refer pain to various body parts. This is why Chiropractic can help many health conditions, as it improves the overall function of the nervous system. DC’s also consult patients on nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle management techniques.
Do you need to get a referral for Chiropractic care?
In most cases you do not need a referral to see a Doctor of Chiropractic, however your insurance plan might request it for coverage. To know definitively, you can call your insurance company. Most insurance plans allow you to schedule with a Chiropractor directly.
Is it expensive?
Actually, most insurance plans cover chiropractic care today. If not, there are affordable cash care plans.
How often do I have to go?
You can go as little as once, just to try it out, however, a standard care plan will probably be more efficient. A patient can opt for acute care, stabilization care or preventative care. Depending on the phase of care a patient needs, there will be different recommendations. Typically, we can expect significant improvements within 1 month of care. Most patients will know if they can respond well to chiropractic within a short period of time.
Does it hurt?
Chiropractic is safe and gentle. Most patients feel immediate relief with spinal adjustments.
Do I have to have my joints popped?
No. First a patient is assessed to see what type of adjustment they qualify for. Some patients, such as our pediatric and geriatric patients will be treated with very light force techniques. Others will respond fastest with traditional techniques. Just like your hands gliding together to make a noise, two joints glide against one another and release air. The popping noise is just gas.