This is a question often asked of chiropractors, because many of our patients come to us for years, but the answer is NO. Some conditions have longer visit requirements, but in most cases we can have you feeling better in weeks.
We can treat a bulged/herniated disc and in a majority of cases help the patient avoid surgery. This is our specialty!
Yes. It's an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who have had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. Chiropractic care may help prevent repeated back surgeries. In fact, if chiropractic care is initially utilized, back surgery can often be avoided in the first place.
If you are involved in an automobile accident or other type of accident that causes immediate pain or immobility; try to visit us within the first 48 hours of the accident for relief. If the only care you are getting is painkillers, hot packs and massage, you are missing an important and necessary part of getting well.
YES! Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments reduce pain, improve their pregnancy, and often make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Our adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient's size, weight, age, and condition of health.
Cracking your back might make you feel better for a little while, but it can have long-term effects that are harmful. We will take care of your back, muscles, and surrounding ligaments that are causing you the pain in the first place. You'll be feeling so good that you won't want to crack your own back ever again.
Yes. Chiropractic care is safe and effective. Scientific evidence proving that chiropractic care works is overwhelming. Over the past 20 years, many controlled and independent research studies have shown again and again that chiropractic care is safe and effective for treating low back pain, neck pain, headaches and other conditions relating to the spine. Based on these scientific studies, the consensus is that chiropractic care is the treatment of choice for most spinal problems. The extent to which a person can benefit from care varies depending on their problem and how long it has existed.
The non-surgical, drug-free healing nature of chiropractic provides benefit to the health of millions of other people worldwide each year. Most chiropractic patients experience real relief and improved general well being, and continue to make regular visits a part of their healthy lifestyle choice.
From professional athletes to homemakers, engineers to electricians, young people to seniors, chiropractic care has been the answer to optimum health. Many people see a chiropractor for back, neck or other joint problems. Still others find that regular visits to their chiropractor keep them in peak condition. Regularly a dentist checks our teeth, an optometrist checks our eyes and a doctor checks our blood pressure and heart. Yet, we take the spine - a crucial component of our body - for granted. Call your family's chiropractor today because regular checkups of your spine can help you maintain better health.
That depends on your condition. The length of time you have had the problem, your age and the degree of your disability all affect the length of your treatment. Your Doctor of Chiropractic should be able to give you an estimate of the extent of relief you should receive from the recommended treatment and how long you can expect it to last. One of the main reasons people choose chiropractic is that they often get quick results. Individual cases vary and chronic conditions obviously need more treatment. However, Workers' Compensation Board studies show that people with low back pain return to work much faster with chiropractic care.