FAQ about Chiropractic


I’ve heard that chiropractors twist you up and “crack” you. Do all Chiropractors adjust this way?

The answer is No. There is a technique called the Activator Method. The activator is an instrument that works on speed rather than force to gently align the spine without actually hearing them back into place. The chiropractor tests a series of reflexes to determine where in the spine she needs to adjust.


Can Chiropractic help my condition?

The best way to find out if chiropractic will work for you is to have an examination and consultation done with a chiropractor. He/She will thoroughly research your background through a series of questions and study x-rays to determine if he/she can help you. If he/she can help you, you can be sure that you will be under the best treatment plan recommended for your specific case. If he/she is unable to help your case, you may be referred to another doctor that may be able to help you.


Are chiropractors educated as well as medical doctors (MDs) and osteopaths (DOs)?

To receive the doctor of chiropractic degree, candidates must complete extensive undergraduate prerequisites and four years of graduate-level instruction ad internship at a n accredited chiropractic institution. Comprehensive knowledge of all systems of the body and diagnostic procedures enable the DC to thoroughly evaluate a patient, address disorders relating to the spine and determine the need for referral to another health care provider.


Does chiropractic treat any other problems except back problems?

The doctor of chiropractic is an effective source of preventative wellness care. The anatomical focus of the DC on the human spine has created the perception of the DC as just a “back doctor”. Doctors of chiropractic are a highly appropriate resource in matters of work-place safety, stress management, injury prevention, postural correction and nutritional counseling.


Is it OK to see a chiropractor if I’m pregnant?

Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments improve their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient’s size, weight, age, and condition of health.


Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?

Yes. It’s an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months later. Chiropractor may help prevent repeated back surgeries. If chiropractic care is initially utilized, back surgery can often be avoided.


I have heard that once I start chiropractic care, I’ll have to continue with it for the rest of my life. Is this true?

You may have heard that once you go to a chiropractor that you have to keep going back. Before we answer that question, ask yourself how many times you have visited a dentist? Like most people, you’ve probably gone dozens of times. Why? Quite simply, to prevent your teeth from rotting out of your head. Once chiropractic care eliminates your pain and rehabilitates the injured tissues we do recommend that you maintain a schedule of periodic spinal checkups. Like your dentist and like many of the medical experts are now recognizing, prevention is the key to reducing recurrences of existing health conditions and minimizing new injuries in the future.