HEALTH IN MOTION CHIROPRACTIC FAQS
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Have a chiropractic-related question? We have the answer! Check out these FAQs to learn more about Health In Motion Chiropractic and our services.
WHO SHOULD SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?
Chiropractors are trained to see the entire population ranging from newborns and pregnant mothers to geriatric patients. Though the philosophy remains the same for each patient, chiropractors utilize techniques fitting each patient’s needs and body types.
WHAT DO CHIROPRACTORS DO?
Chiropractors, by nature, are doctors that focus on the human nervous system. Chiropractors are also effective in treating many musculoskeletal issues which may manifest as extremity problems, back pain, neck pain, tension headaches, and other spine injuries.
WHAT IS A CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT?
A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled impulse of force to a spinal joint. The objective is to reposition a misaligned spinal joint to improve joint function, restore posture and optimize neurological function allowing the brain to communicate effectively with the rest of the body. Patients will ideally find body and back pain relief.
WILL ONE OR TWO CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS COMPLETELY REMOVE MY PAIN?
In some cases, instant relief following an adjustment(s) is possible; however, as with most conditions, it takes time for the body to heal. Depending on the severity and duration, most conditions treated by chiropractors can be resolved within a 6-12 week care plan created by your physician. If a proper resolution is not met, a referral to another provider can be made.
CAN I ADJUST MYSELF?
Chiropractors receive extensive training to adjust in a very specific location and direction to provide body and back pain relief. As a result, it is nearly impossible to recreate an accurate correction on your own or by an untrained individual.
WHY SHOULD I SEE A CHIROPRACTOR IF I’M NOT IN PAIN?
It is common to believe that individuals visit chiropractors when they are only in pain. However, just like checkups for your dental health, it is important to get your spine assessed by a chiropractor periodically even if no symptoms are present. Wellness or maintenance care is an important preventative measure to assist in injury prevention and healthy functioning nervous system.