Frequently Asked Chiropractic Questions

When and why should I get adjusted?

If you feel like you need more "living" in your life, then it's appropriate to seek chiropractic care. While many who seek chiropractic are looking for relief from pain or specific symptoms they are also surprised by the other benefits chiropractic offers such as improved levels of energy, enhanced ability of the body to heal, an increased capability to manage stress, feelings of calm and peace, and an overall improved quality of life.

Is chiropractic safe during pregnancy?

As the body changes very rapidly during pregnancy, there is a large amount of stress placed on the musculoskeletal system. The joints in the body try to compensate for these changes, and as a result, they are often sore and stiff. Your chiropractor has special techniques that will help make you comfortable during all the stages of pregnancy and improve comfort and ease of the birthing process. Chiropractic is safe for both the mother and fetus and often helps to bring vital nerve information to mom and baby.

Once I go to the Chiropractor, do I have to go forever?

A common misconception is that once a chiropractor adjusts you, you will have to go forever. The truth is that the best way to utilize chiropractic care in your life is to make it a regular routine. This is just like a routine of eating good food, getting good exercise, thinking positively, resting regularly and having fun. This is not something you will have to do, but it is something you might want to do.

What are the different types of care I can receive?

Some people are looking strictly for symptom relief while others are interested in long-term strategies to maintain good health. There are three stages of care.

Initial Intensive Care (Crisis Management): The primary goal is symptom or pain relief. Depending on the severity of the problem, you may be treated as little as once a week or as often as every day.

Rehabilitative Care: The focus here is on correcting or eliminating the source of the problem. This minimizes your likelihood of a relapse. Treatment frequency starts to decrease and you are advised on home/office self-care to help support this process. You will notice further improvement in your range of movement, flexibility, strength, energy level and/or general health.

Wellness Care: You have now returned to your healthiest state. Acknowledging that daily stresses and strains wear us all down, you choose to maintain an optimal level of functioning with periodic checkups. Depending on the factors listed above, you may receive maintenance treatments anywhere from every one to six weeks.