Before undergoing chiropractic treatment, many patients have questions. Let’s cover a few of the most common ones.
Can you only use chiropractic treatments for back pain/issues?
No. The modalities used in treatment can help with numerous things, such as:
- Foot pain
- Chronic migraines/headaches
- Arm issues
- Tennis elbow
- Hip pain
Almost any issues involving the musculoskeletal system can be addressed and treated with proper chiropractic care.
What’s an appointment like?
For the first appointment, expect it to take an hour. It will include a detailed examination of your condition. This will allow the formulation of a treatment plan that will work for your life and body. Then, you’ll have your first treatment. Successive follow-up appointments should be around 15 minutes.
Will I need to keep coming back?
You’ll create an initial treatment plan to target and lessen your issues. After that, dependent upon your needs and body, you can choose to come back weekly or monthly for maintenance or prevention of symptom recurrence.
What is the purpose of the cracking in treatments?
In short, the cracking noise heard during certain modalities is an indication your joints have been shifted and reset into proper alignment. It’s caused by bubbles of carbon dioxide gas collapsing within the joints.
Is this treatment safe?
There have been stories about chiropractic treatment causing strokes, but that’s not the full picture. Chiropractic treatment is as safe as other medical treatments, and any prudent chiropractor would assess you carefully for underlying medical issues before beginning treatment or adjustments.
Does everyone get the same treatment regimen?
No. To optimize results for each patient, they need an individualized care plan that addresses their body and needs.
Do you need a referral to see a chiropractor?
This depends upon your insurance carrier. For specifics, you can contact them directly.
For other questions or to set up a consultation or treatment appointment, you may wish to contact Silver Chiropractic & Wellness.