Your Chiropractor Questions
Answers to chiropractor questions:
Q: What do chiropractors do?
A: Chiropractors provide chiropractic adjustments to “restricted” or “locked up” joints in the spine and extremities. Chiropractors can also provide physical therapy, rehabilitation, nutrition advice, acupuncture, muscle release techniques, sports rehab, and advice to live a healthy lifestyle, answer any chiropractor questions that come up.
Q: How many years do chiropractors go to school?
A: 4 years of undergraduate college and 3.5 years of Chiropractic College
Q: Can a chiropractor help me?
A: In most instances a chiropractor can help you. If you’re condition or injury is beyond the scope of a chiropractor’s practice. The doctor can make a referral to the necessary specialist or provider.
Q: How safe is chiropractic?
A: Chiropractic is very safe with low risk to the patient. A chiropractor’s malpractice insurance is very low considering the safeness of the treatments.
Q: Are there any risks involved in getting adjusted by a chiropractor?
A: Risk is limited, but there is some risk as with any treatment. Injuries are very rare following a chiropractic adjustment.
Q: What are the benefits of chiropractic care?
A: Benefits include: increased joint motion, decreased pain, ability to move more freely and easily, decreased ache in the joint from arthritis, increased sport performance, increased overall spinal biomechanics.
Q: Can a
sports injury chiropractor
help my athletic injuries?
A: Yes, sport injury chiropractors have extensive knowledge in human biomechanics. Therefore; chiropractors can get you back on the field and competing promptly.
Q: Do I have to keep coming back forever after I get adjusted?
A: No, you receive chiropractic care for as long as your treatment plan designed by your chiropractor. Always remember the longer you’ve been in pain or discomfort the longer the problem will take to fix.
Q: Why do some chiropractors make you come back for weeks?
A: A typical treatment plan for an acute injury is 3 times per week for 2-3 weeks with a re-evaluation for more care at the end. Your treatment plan will usually get decreased at the end of the first treatment plan. No treatment plan should have you coming back 3 times per week for longer than 4-6 weeks depending on your injury. If this is the case I would question you doctor.
Q: Is chiropractic good for children?
A: Absolutely, kids get injured too. Children also heal very quickly. So it is best to get them to a chiropractor as soon as the injury occurs for proper treatment and recovery. Chiropractic is safe for babies too. There are numerous gentle techniques for babies and children. Chiropractic has been shown to be beneficial for babies and children for a variety of sicknesses.
Q: Do chiropractors accept insurance?
A: Yes, most accept major insurance companies.
Q: How much is a typical office visit?
A: On average the low end is around $30 per office visit and the high end can be $60+ for an office visit.
Q: What should I expect on the first visit?
A: Paperwork, consultation, exam, possibly x-rays, discussion of your problem and treatment plan, possibly treated depending on time constraints.
Q: What should I expect on a regular office visit?
A: An adjustment and any other therapy the doctor decides to do on you. Typical office visit is around 15 minutes.
Q: Are there any other
that will be used on me?
A: Yes, the chiropractor might prescribe a rehabilitation program or do some sort of physiotherapy modality like electrical stimulation or ultrasound to help with pain.
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