Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic Care Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Tharnish reviews many frequently asked questions regarding chiropractic care.
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the practice of applying a precise, controlled force in a specific direction to a spinal joint that is not moving normally. The goal of this natural therapy is to rectify structural alignment and remove nervous system obstruction, which results in better spinal function, less discomfort, and a better overall quality of life.
Is Chiropractic Care Only Intended for Back Injuries?
Chiropractic care improves the overall well-being of a patient, and as such, it can be used to treat a variety of health conditions that often impact the whole body.
Is Chiropractic Adjustment Safe?
Chiropractic care is largely regarded as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive treatments for most back and neck issues. When performed by a licensed chiropractor, spinal adjustments are exceedingly safe.
Can I See a Chiropractor if I Am Pregnant?
Chiropractic adjustments have been found to improve the pregnancy experience and make delivery easier for many pregnant women. The adjustments are made to fit the stage of pregnancy and the individual needs of each patient. Visit our Prenatal Chiropractic Care page for more information.
Is Chiropractic Treatment Appropriate for Children?
Chiropractic treatments can be beneficial for children. Young people are very physically active and are often subject to a variety of falls and blows as a result of everyday activities and participation in sports. Back and neck pain, headaches, stiffness, tightness, and discomfort are all common signs of these types of injuries. Chiropractic treatment is always tailored to the specific needs of each patient, which includes specialized treatment for children.
Do Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care?
Most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, Medicare, some Medicaid programs, and Blue Cross Blue Shield policies, will cover chiropractic services.
Is Treatment Ongoing?
The involved nature of chiropractic treatment is essentially what makes multiple visits needed. A patient must visit a chiropractor’s clinic to receive treatment. By comparison, a general doctor’s course of treatment often involves pre-determined plans that can be carried out at home (i.e. taking a course of antibiotics once a day for a couple of weeks).
A chiropractor may provide continuous care, thus making a certain number of visits sometimes necessary.