Chiropractic Frequently Asked Questions

Injury Centers of Brevard Answers Chiropractic FAQ

Injury Centers of Brevard boasts more than 40 years of combined clinical experience in the chiropractic and personal injury settings. Such expertise allows our doctors and specialists to provide reliable personal care to each patient that visits our offices in Cocoa, Melbourne, and Titusville, FL. We take pride in treating your ailments, such as whiplash, back or neck pain, or joint discomfort. In the process, we will perform a thorough medical evaluation to understand the root cause of your issue better so we may treat it effectively. We also offer therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, and adjustments as part of our comprehensive suite of services. Below are answers to some of the questions we frequently receive at our clinics in Brevard County. Call or visit any of our convenient locations to learn more about our treatment options. Walk-in patients are welcome.

What Is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care at Injury Centers of Brevard includes targeted treatment of the spine, nervous system, and surrounding muscles. Our chiropractors in Titusville, Cocoa, and Melbourne, FL use a conservative, holistic approach to healthcare, helping our patients overcome pain while also improving overall health and functionality. We are adept at examining patients’ aches and pains to produce a reliable diagnosis and outline an effective treatment plan that includes manual manipulation as well as rehabilitative exercises.

Are Chiropractors Doctors?

Yes. The chiropractors at our facilities in Brevard County have earned Doctor of Chiropractic degrees at accredited institutions and passed National Board Examinations. They must also apply to a licensing board and pass its test before earning the right to practice chiropractic care legally. Our doctors’ education is ongoing, meaning they must complete continuing education for license renewal and to stay up to date with the newest research and techniques. However, unlike physicians, chiropractors cannot prescribe medication.

What Types of Conditions Do Chiropractors Treat?

The chiropractors at Injury Centers of Brevard treat a host of conditions, specializing in those associated with auto accidents such as whiplash, back pain, and neck pain. If you suffer a whiplash injury as the result of a car accident, you should visit one of our facilities for treatment to alleviate pain, improve range of motion, and restore functionality. We can also provide neck pain relief, back pain relief, sacroiliac joint pain relief, and address issues related to your TMJ. Other conditions we can treat with chiropractic care include:

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Muscle spasms in your back
  • Weakness in your arms and legs
  • Sports injuries

What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is a technique that incorporates a controlled force applied in a precise direction to a joint, most commonly in the spine, that is not moving properly. A chiropractic adjustment at Injury Centers of Brevard will correct structural alignment and remove any interferences in your nervous system. The result is improved spinal function, reduced pain and inflammation, and overall wellness.

Are All Patients Adjusted with the Same Technique?

No. Your chiropractic doctor in Titusville, Cocoa, or Melbourne, FL will evaluate you to determine your issue and an individualized treatment plan. Each adjustment will advance the previous, ultimately providing relief from aches and pains. Among the techniques our doctors can utilize are:

  • Direct thrust
  • Articulatory
  • Functional
  • Isometric
  • Indirect positional
  • Myofascial release

Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe?

Absolutely. Chiropractic treatment is considered one of the safest pain relief methods available. It is drug-free and non-invasive, with little to no side effects. Most patients experience immediate relief after chiropractic treatment. Any residual soreness or stiffness typically subsides within 24 hours. However, it is essential to seek treatment from a licensed chiropractor, such as the ones you will find at Injury Centers of Brevard.

Can Children Benefit from Chiropractic Treatment?

Yes. Children can suffer significant spinal trauma during birth, which is why doctors check many newborns for vertebral subluxation. Boys and girls may also receive injuries from sports participation or while at play. To treat either of these, our skilled chiropractors can take a gentle approach to the treatment of back or neck pain, stiffness, and discomfort. Children who receive chiropractic adjustments often report being healthier than their peers.  

Is It Safe to See a Chiropractor If I Am Pregnant?

Of course. Receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy can improve nerve system functionality and alleviate related pain. Additionally, we can use specific techniques to help properly position your baby for delivery. Our doctors at Injury Centers of Brevard will adapt each adjustment based on the stage of pregnancy and individual needs.

Do Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care?

Most health insurance plans include chiropractic care. You should check with your provider for specifics, but chiropractic treatment could be just a phone call away.

How Long Does Chiropractic Treatment Last?

Every treatment plan differs, but you will likely need multiple sessions to remedy your lower back pain, neck pain, or whiplash injury. While the course of treatment is ongoing, we will also describe pain management techniques that you can employ between visits to our office. Our team will do everything we can to minimize the number of times you need to receive an adjustment, eliminating any unnecessary visits. Before beginning treatment, we will discuss with you an expected timeline so you can plan accordingly.

Visit Injury Centers of Brevard for Chiropractic Care Today

Injury Centers of Brevard provides walk-in chiropractic treatment at our clinics in Cocoa, Melbourne, and Titusville, FL. Feel free to stop by with any questions or concerns related to your joints, muscles, or bones. Our experienced staff will explain your options for chiropractic care and let you know what to expect from treatment. Do not suffer in silence. Call or stop by today for a holistic, drug-free approach to pain relief.