Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why go to a chiropractor?
Chiropractic is an art, science, and philosophy that addresses the relationship between the structure (spine and extremities) and the function (nervous system) as it relates to the preservation of health. Chiropractors are trained in traditional medical diagnosis but use a hands-on approach, without drugs or surgery, to assist the body in the healing process. We focus on good body mechanics (posture, ergonomics), exercise (stretching, cardiovascular), diet, and supplementation (vitamins, minerals, herbs) to help support and keep the body healthy. In addition, communication with your other health care practitioners is frequently utilized so that your health care team is complementary and integrative.

Q: What can I expect on my first visit?
Your first visit will provide a health history assessment, a physical examination, a treatment, possibly nutritional supplement and ergonomic recommendations, and home instructions. X-rays, MRIs, and other diagnostic tests may be prescribed, but only if necessary.

Q: How long will it take to get better?
Everyone heals at a different rate. Some factors that affect the rate of healing include the length of time you have had the condition, whether it was traumatic or cumulative in origin, and your general health and level of stress.

Q: What other things do chiropractors do?
Besides chiropractic adjustments and lifestyle modification programs, chiropractic doctors provide nutritional recommendations, exercise and strength training guidance, ergonomic consultations, physical therapy techniques and modalities, and referrals to additional holistic health care providers.

Q: Who should get chiropractic care?
Patients often seek chiropractic treatment for neuromusculoskeletal (nerve-muscle-bone) conditions. In our practice, we find that people come to us for many different complaints. Many people with headaches find chiropractic useful. Repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis respond very well to chiropractic management. Performers, athletes and musicians often come in to improve performance and to aid in recovery. Students come in before and after finals for the same reason. Manipulation can help any joint, from shoulders to feet. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) or jaw problems are common and respond well to treatment.  Many of our patients have chronic illnesses and use us a resource to feel better and to help manage their conditions.

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