Below are answers to frequently asked questions.
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Does Chiropractic Hurt?
No, chiropractic doesn’t hurt. You may feel some discomfort after your adjustment as your body adjusts to the change, but this should go away relatively quickly. If you do feel pain after your adjustment, please let your chiropractor know so they can address the issue. In general, you should experience pain relief and a popping sound, followed by improved joint function.
How Often Should I See a Chiropractor?
The frequency of your visits will depend on the severity and chronicity of your condition. For example, if you are seeking treatment for a recent injury, you may need to see a doctor of chiropractic more frequently at first and then taper off as you heal. If you are being treated for a chronic condition, you may need to see your chiropractor on a regular basis to manage the condition and prevent flare-ups.
What Are the Risks of Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is generally safe when performed by a licensed and trained chiropractor. The most common side effect of chiropractic manipulation is soreness or tenderness in the treated area. This is usually temporary and will resolve within 24-48 hours.
When To Stop Chiropractic Treatment?
You and your chiropractor will work together to determine the best course of treatment. In general, you should continue chiropractic care as long as you are seeing improvements in your symptoms. Once your symptoms have resolved, you may need occasional “tune-ups” to keep your spine in alignment and prevent further injury. Learn more about how to know if chiropractic is working here.
How Long Does a Chiropractic Adjustment Last?
The effects of a chiropractic adjustment can last for several days or weeks. If your spine is particularly out of alignment, it may take several chiropractic adjustments to get you back to feeling your best.
Can Chiropractic Help Tinnitus?
There is no definitive answer, as each case is unique. However, many people who suffer from tinnitus find relief after seeking chiropractic care.
Can Chiropractic Help With Whiplash?
Again, there is no definitive answer, as each case is unique. However, many people who suffer from whiplash find relief after seeking chiropractic care.
What Can I Expect During My First Chiropractic Visit?
Your first chiropractic visit will typically last for about an hour. During this time, the chiropractic team will take a complete medical history and conduct a physical examination. They will also likely order X-rays or other imaging tests. Based on all of this information, they will develop a treatment plan for you.
What Are Some Common Chiropractic Techniques?
There are many different chiropractic techniques, but some of the most common include spinal manipulation, manual therapies and exercises. Your chiropractor will tailor your treatment to your specific needs and condition.
What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective for many conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines and more. Chiropractic care is a safe and drug-free approach to pain relief and health care.
How To Know If Chiropractic Is Working For Me?
The best way to know if chiropractic is working for you is to listen to your body. If you are experiencing pain relief and improved mobility, then chiropractic is likely working for you. Some patients may need more frequent visits or additional therapies in order to see the full benefits of chiropractic care.
What To Do After Chiropractic Adjustment?
After your chiropractic adjustment, you may feel relief from your symptoms right away. However, it is important to listen to your body and not overdo it. Avoid strenuous activity or excessive bending and twisting for the remainder of the day. Drink plenty of water to help flush toxins from your body and to promote healing. You may also want to apply ice to the area that was adjusted in order to reduce any inflammation or soreness.
How Long Is a Chiropractic Appointment?
The length of your chiropractic appointment will depend on the severity of your condition and the number of areas that need to be addressed. However, most appointments last between 30 and 60 minutes.
Can Chiropractic Help Pinched Nerve Pain?
Yes, chiropractic care can help relieve pain caused by a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve occurs when there is pressure on a nerve, which can happen due to a herniated disc, bone spur or other condition. Chiropractic care can help relieve the pressure on the nerve, which will reduce the pain.