Chiropractic Care Q & A
1. Are spinal adjustments painful?
Immediately following a spinal adjustment, where the spine is gently manipulated into the proper position, many patients feel immediate relief. Misalignment in the spine can cause pain not only in the neck and back, but also in other parts of the body. At Adjust Your Health Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, we use a ‘NO TWIST’ approach to adjustments which have been proven to be highly effective and very gentle. This adjustment technique is generally referred to as “prone-specific”. Patients report that this technique works to relieve their pain and symptoms without any of the discomfort caused by traditional chiropractic.
2. Are Chiropractors real doctors?
Yes. Chiropractors, in addition to undergraduate studies, have to endure several years of rigorous training in their field. Upon completion of their training program, chiropractors must also complete hundreds of hours of clinical practice under a licensed chiropractor. To become licensed, chiropractors must test and register with their state board of chiropractic, similar to medical doctors. Chiropractors attend schools which are accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.
3. Isn’t Chiropractic costly?
When compared with Western medical care, chiropractic is far less expensive. In cases of worker’s compensation, chiropractic care can cost half as much as traditional medical care, and it treats the source of the problem instead of just the pain. Because of this, in the long run, patients often end up needing less chiropractic care than traditional Western medicine.
In our clinic, we make the financial part secondary to your treatment. Yes, we are preferred providers for Medicare, take most insurance, offer flexible payment plans, as well as family & wellness discounts!
4. Do I need to visit a chiropractor or can I adjust myself?
Attempting to adjust your own alignment is not only ineffective, but it can also be quite dangerous. If you’re not familiar with the different muscles and nerves in your spine you can end up seriously injuring yourself. It is best to consult a licensed chiropractor for any back or neck pain you experience.