What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is concerned with human health and disease processes. Doctors of Chiropractic are physicians who consider man as an integrated being and give special attention to the physiological and biochemical aspects including structural, spinal, musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular, nutritional, emotional and environmental relationships.
How long are office visits?
The initial visit, which entails complete health history, comprehensive exam, consultation and chiropractic treatment, usually lasts 35-45 minutes. Follow-up visits last about 15-20 minutes.
How long does it take to feel better?
That depends on several factors. Your age, physical condition, previous history of accidents or surgeries, occupational requirements and how well you adhere to our treatment program. Relief of pain usually happens within a month, though stabilizing your condition may take longer.
Why do I have to come back so often?
Healing is a process. There is no process that doesn't take time. A good comparison would be to think of chiropractic treatments like orthodontics of the spine. For your body to correctly heal and repair itself, a care plan including regular treatment and check-ups is necessary. How long does it take to begin feeling better? Everybody is different. But one thing is always the same, the longer you put off seeking help, the longer it takes.
Will chiropractic treatments hurt?
Chiropractic treatments are not painful when applied effectively. If patients are in pain when they first come in, of course gentle pressure around the affected area may cause some minor discomfort. It is this pain that often helps the doctor detect problem areas.
I was feeling fine yesterday, but today I am much worse, why?
This relates to the fact that healing is a process. One or two chiropractic treatments will not correct the problem although you may feel immediate relief. It takes a series of treatments over a period of time for the healing process to take place. Although chiropractic care is great for pain relief, the ultimate goal is to correct the cause of the pain not just the pain. This will reduce the likelihood that the pain will reoccur.