Frequently Asked Questions
Is an adjustment painful?
Most of the time adjustments are very comfortable. Most patients can’t wait to get their adjustment becuase they know how good it is going to feel and how much relief they are going to get. However, it is normal to have soreness after your first adjustment. The soreness may feel like you recently exercised. It shouldn’t last any longer than a day, and in most cases is doesn’t last that long.
Chiropractic treatments are extremely safe for individuals of all ages. Chropractic treatments are safe because we only use natural and noninvasive methods of care. Research consistently shows that care from chiropractors is among the safest care available and is literally light years ahead of traditional medical care in terms of “safeness”.
Can chiropractic help me?
YES! Most people benefit from chiropractic. We can help treat anything from neck pain, mid back pain and low back pain, headaches, muscle pain, disc herniations, whiplash, nerve pain, sports injuries, shoulder injures, foot, ankle, knee and hip pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ dysfunction etc.
Chiropractic adjustments help to restore motion in fixated joints. When joints are not moving properly that causes pain and dysfunction. Once we can get the joint to move the correct way most patients find relief from their symptoms.
What is the popping sound heard with an adjustment?
Many times a popping sound is heard when a joint is adjusted. This sound is normal and is actually nitrogen gas coming out of solution from your joint fluid. The sound is the same thing you hear when someone “pops” their knuckles.
Do I have to come back for several treatments?
There are times when one treatment significantly or completely alleviates a patients pain, however this does not always occur and shouldn’t be expected. Understand that your pain is only a symptom, and correction of your problem will likely take more than one treatment.
What if I already had spinal surgery?
Individuals who have already had spinal surgery can still receive chiropractic treatment in most cases. As long as your surgery has had time to completely heal, there are few instances where chiropractic treatment can not be utilized. The doctors will determine whether chiropractic treatment can be used in your case.