The Most Frequent Questions Chiropractors Asked and the Answers They Give
#1 Is Chiropractic Safe?
Chiropractic is a safe non-invasive form of health care that does not require any dangerous medications or surgical intervention. Chiropractic has an excellent safety track record.
#2 Is Chiropractic Care Expensive?
Chiropractic is a comparatively inexpensive alternative to western medicine which also leads into often longer-term based drug-related care which is an ongoing expense and potential side effect danger. When rated on value dollar for dollar patients often give chiropractic a higher rating than medical doctor visits.
#3 Are Chiropractors “real” Doctors?
Chiropractors receive extensive medical training in addition to chiropractic training. Their basic schooling is no different from any other doctor, they just choose to specialize in hands-on subluxation correction. Every candidate must pass the National Board Examinations the same as all physicians.
#4 How Soon May I Expect Pain Relief?
Most patients report a decrease in pain level after only a few visits, some on the very first one. It depends on the severity of the condition, how long they have been living with it, and their overall state of health. It may take time to retrain your body back into proper alignment over a course of visits.
#5 How Can I Make the Most of My Adjustments?
Listen to the directions given to you by your doctor. If exercises at home are recommended it would behoove you to do them as instructed to help build your muscle to support your frame.
#6 Will I Be Sore After an Adjustment?
Only a small percentage of patients say that they are sore following an adjustment. It will depend on how long you have been out of place along with how stiff you are and how knotted up your muscles are. It is a good idea to ice for 10 to 15 minutes following an adjustment if it has been done in an area that was very locked up. Arnica Montana 30x (homeopathic medicine) may be taken as well for this or any other treatment or injury. It is great for muscle soreness as well as bruising and trauma.
Chiropractic is not only a fantastic stand-alone therapy it also works very well to complement and go with your regular medical care. Interested to learn more? We would love to see how we can help you feel better and add benefit to your health care routine.
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