What Are the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic Services?

Living with chronic pain can ruin your life. It can cause the loss of jobs, relationships, and the accumulation of unsightly medical bills. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to possibly avoid surgery by putting the body back into proper alignment through manipulation.

There is a great deal of hype and confusion about this type of care since it doesn’t revolve around medications and traditional Western methods. Chiropractic care is considered a holistic approach to treatment, and many people have laid down the prescriptions and canceled surgery because they were no longer needed. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about a chiropractor.

Is A Chiropractor A Medical Doctor?

No. A chiropractor is not a medical doctor. We don’t have the title of M.D. attached to our names. However, we do have extensive training. To operate legally, we must have a Doctor of Chiropractic certificate, and it can take around four years to complete. So we are highly trained and skilled in what we do.

Can A Chiropractor Make Things Worse?

Many people are scared about things they know nothing about. Chiropractic care is not going to hurt you. The goal of these manipulations is to put the body back into proper alignment. When the body is perfectly aligned, many of the chronic pain and other problems subside.

Will It Hurt When I Am Manipulated?

Depending on your circumstances, you may feel some discomfort during the first few sessions, though these adjustments are not painful. However, many people say that once they are put back into alignment, their pain instantly goes away. Each person is different, as is your medical needs. We conduct a full medical examination to make sure we are not going to aggravate a serious condition. These exams can include x-rays and reports from other doctors too.

What’s All That Cracking and Popping During A Manipulation?

When you crack your fingers, you hear a slight popping noise. The noise doesn’t hurt, but it can be startling. The noise you hear is trapped gas releasing. When you crack any other joints in your body, you will hear the same sound. Many people find comfort in knowing that it’s a sign that things are properly aligned.

Will My Insurance Pay for My Treatment?

Things have drastically changed over the past two decades with regards to insurance coverage on chiropractic care. The value is seen in these services and how it can save money on surgery and medications. Most insurance companies will cover some, if not all, of your treatments. Please check with your provider as each provider is different.

What Does A Chiropractor Treat?

There are many conditions that we can treat. First, we help headaches, muscular, and joint issues as well as back and neck problems. Other conditions, like irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, and degenerative disc disease automatically improve when the body is in proper alignment.

How Does Cracking My Back and Neck Make Me Better?

If your finger were to come out of the joint/socket and stick outside its normal alignment, it would cause you a great deal of discomfort. You may be able to live with it, but it will feel so much better when someone puts it back in place. The same philosophy governs chiropractic care. By putting the body back into alignment, it triggers healing and relief.

Do I Need to Stop Taking Medications to Use A Chiropractor?

Chiropractic care is another level of help to improve your health. It can be used in conjunction with traditional methods. Since we don’t prescribe medication, we don’t have the authority to tell you to stop taking medications another physician has ordered. To use our services, you can take prescriptions without issue.

How Long Will My Treatment Program Last?

There is no way to give a definitive answer on how long your treatment will last. Each case is different. After the medical examination, we create a plan of action for you. This plan will be updated as you improve. Still, even after you feel better, it’s good to have an occasional alignment to keep things working properly.

If you’re tired of living in chronic pain and need help, call us at 205-637-1363. We can get you started on the path to recovery. The best thing about our care is there is no side effects or expensive medications to buy. You have nothing to lose and a pain-free life to gain!

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