If you are considering seeking treatment from a licensed Chiropractor, you may have a number of questions going through your mind. Or, you may not, possibly because you don’t know what questions to ask. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding chiropractic treatments and the most common answers available.
Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe?
No health treatment is totally free of possible side effects. However, chiropractic treatments are widely recognized as one of the safest non-invasive and drug-free therapies available for neuro-musculoskeletal complaints. The risks connected to these treatments are very minor.
What’s a Good Way to Find a Chiropractor?
First, check with your insurance company to see what offices will accept your insurance. Then, ask around to see if any of your family or friends have received treatment for someone they would recommend. If that doesn’t work, or even if it does, do a search online and read the reviews on independent sites like Yelp.
Does Chiropractic Treatment Require a Referral From An MD?
Typically, a referral is not required to see a Chiropractor.
Are Chiropractic Treatments OK for Children?
Yes, since children are very physically active day to day, many types of minor traumas can occur that would benefit from this type of treatment. Chiropractic treatments are always adapted to the patient.
Will My Insurance Cover Treatments?
As more and more studies come out in support of chiropractic care, it has become a more common inclusion in many health insurance plans. Most of the time, yes it is covered service but it matters about your plan and your benefits, just because it is a covered service doesn’t mean your insurance covers it 100%. Reach out to the provider you are seeking to ask for benefits and in addition call about your plan to ask specifically for Chiropractic adjustment coverage.
How is an “Adjustment” Performed?
Chiropractic adjustments are the manual procedures used to treat most issues. Your Chiropractor customarily uses his or her hands to direct the joints of the body, especially the spine, to enable or enhance better joint functions.
Are Chiropractic Treatments Ongoing?
Because chiropractic treatments can only be accomplished through the manipulation of the joints by the provider personally, treatment can often require several visits for full relief. Just as an orthodontic patient must visit their provider regularly for adjustments to their braces and retainers to teach the teeth to stay in place, it may take several joint adjustments to finally teach your body’s joints to stay in their proper place as well. Once you’ve had your initial consult, your Chiropractor will be able to tell you exactly what treatments will work best and how long you will need to receive them.
What is That Popping Sound I Hear When I Receive Adjustments?
Just like when you crack your knuckles, adjustments to a joint or joints may release the gas bubble found between the joints. The noise is made during the change of pressure in the joint, that results in releasing the gas bubbles. And, just like cracking your knuckles, there is usually little to no discomfort or pain when this occurs.
Chiropractic treatments are an excellent way to receive relief from the pain resulting from day to day repetitive movement or poor posture.
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