Frequently Asked Questions
Every patient is unique and every case is different. We have provided general answers that may apply to the majority of cases, but your doctor will discuss your specific case with you to identify each scenario unique to your circumstances and recommended clinical interventions.
Q: CAN PREGNANT WOMEN RECEIVE TREATMENT?
A: Absolutely, we treat many pregnant patients throughout their term. Pregnancy causes many changes in the body. Some of these changes may include shifting your center of gravity, laxity in ligaments, and enhanced curvatures through your spine due to the forward weight in your abdomen. Each of these changes can make women more prone to musculoskeletal complaints, and by addressing these issues, our treatment can help to make your pregnancy more comfortable. For more information visit our Prenatal Chiropractic page.
Q: CAN YOU TREAT CHILDREN?
A: Yes. We treat people of all ages from babies to senior citizens. We treat many children for overall wellness, to resolve injuries, and also for conditioning through sports or other repetitive activities they may perform such as playing an instrument or frequent typing. Again, the treatment is specifically customized to each of our patients, and takes into account, factors such as their age, body type, health, injuries, and many other dynamics. Your doctor will work with you to create the best treatment plan for your particular complaints.
For children who are athletes, we are finding that sports are becoming even more competitive, and choosing a primary sport is often required at increasingly younger ages. Therefore, children are performing the same motions repetitively, leading to overuse. If you can stay ahead of these overuse injuries by correcting imbalances before they result in damage, you can often prevent them from occurring. And again, if an injury does occur, then we can evaluate it and likely treat the injury before it causes any permanent damage. Visit our Pediatric Chiropractic Care page for more information.
Q: HOW OFTEN SHOULD I RECEIVE TREATMENT?
Q: SHOULD I TREAT IF I’M NOT IN PAIN?
Q: CAN ATHLETES TREAT TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE?
Q: CAN I STILL GET TREATED IF I HAVE HAD SPINAL SURGERY?
Q: IF I TREAT WITH CHIROPRACTIC, DO I HAVE TO KEEP COMING BACK?
A: This is something we are asked about often. There are a few reasons we believe this rumor has begun.
If someone comes in with an injury, it is true that one visit is often not enough to resolve it. Your doctor will concisely explain what the injury is, how we are going to treat it, and the recommended treatment necessary to resolve it. This treatment plan is different for everyone based on many unique factors.
For this reason, it does often take:
- More than one visit to resolve a condition. Injuries are often acute which means that a trauma has occurred, or chronic which means that it has been building over a period of time. So, it makes sense that after a traumatic experience or after building for a long period of time, a lengthy interval of treatment may be required to correct the injuries. But the best part is, as long as it is a musculoskeletal injury within our scope, we should be able to correct it, and it is not ever too late. A realistic treatment plan is essential, and once you understand what we are treating and why, the how becomes much easier to appreciate.
- Once a condition is resolved, patients often learn the benefit of staying ahead of injuries and treating for wellness. When you are healthy, you feel so much better and most people would prefer to maintain this overall health. Wellness treatment is not as frequent as acute treatment, however, and your preferred wellness treatment plan will be specific to you based upon your body, your lifestyle, and your goals. You can discuss this with your doctor to determine what is best for you.
Once a condition is resolved, some people choose to return only as needed — when another injury or discomfort arises. Again, this is not recommended as we do strive for wellness and optimal health, but it is up to you. It is important to decide what your goals are to determine what is best for you. So you see, you do not have to keep coming back, but after being educated about their body and musculoskeletal system, most people understand and choose the benefits of the treatment.