Chiropractic Questions and Answers
Q. How long will it take me to get well using adjustments?
A. At Child and Family Chiropractic, we treat patients as individuals. The typical treatment plans consist of 9-14 visits, but this can vary due to severity of injury, length of misalignment, age, health of patient, etc.
Q. What brings about healing with spinal adjustments?
A. The function of the adjustment is to restore normal motion in the spinal joints and reestablish the normal pathways for the nerve tracts and fibers so that performance of the nervous system can improve, thus promoting healing.
Q. Why is an adjustment not given on the basis of how I feel?
A. When you are feeling better after an adjustment, that does not necessarily mean that the subluxation doesn't still exist. It may be just under the threshold of pain, but it would quickly get back to symptoms if left untreated. Unfortunately, sometimes patients feel some discomfort after an adjustment. Again, the subluxation may still exist, so you don't need to skip your visit. However, let your chiropractor know so that they can re-evaluate or be even more gentle with you.
Q. Why is time required to obtain results?
A. Most subluxations have existed for years, causing harm to the nervous system and its control of bodily functions. When the subluxation is removed by the adjustment, repair of the damage caused must take place before the patient can recover. Repair of tissue takes time.
Q. Does the chiropractor treat every case alike?
A. No two subluxations or patients are identical; therefore every adjustment and treatment plan is different.
Q. Why do I notice differences in my body after the adjustments which doesn't seem related to the reasons I consulted the chiropractor?
A. Many benefits accrue to the chiropractic patient other than those for which she/he sought chiropractic care. Some of these are:
- Better performance of the nervous system resulting in improvement in your immune system, digestive system, cardiac system, etc
- Improved spinal balance through correction of the pelvic alignment
- Realignment of the gravity center of the body, causing better posture (even during pregnancy)
- Correction of spastic contracture in skeletal (body framework) muscles, thereby resolving back pain
- Equalization of leg lengths providing better body-weight distribution and protecting spinal discs
- Improved positions of internal organs.
Q. Is it possible to feel fine yet have a subluxation interfering with my nervous system?
A. Yes, sensation of any kind is conveyed from the sense organs in the body to the spinal cord and brain. If the subluxation decreases the ability of these sensory nerves to convey messages to the central nervous system, the patient may feel quite well, yet be very ill. This is somewhat like certain drugs given to relieve symptoms and which act by lowering or blocking the sensory input to the central nervous system.
Q. If I become subluxated again after holding my adjustment for a period of time, will the same symptoms return?
A. Yes, if the same subluxation recurs and to the same degree. The intensity of the symptoms agrees rather closely with the severity of the subluxation. However, if the adjustment has held for a considerable period of time, it will require time for the symptoms to recur. Just as it takes time to get well, it takes time to get sick. This is the reason you should check after a fall, not wait for symptoms to appear again.
Q. Does it always require an injury to produce a subluxation?
A. No, we are subject to our environment and must continually adjust to it. Within that environment are disease-producing organisms, pollutants, poisons, and other irritants to which the body is subject and must adapt. Also emotional stress can cause havoc on your body. If the body cannot adapt through the nervous system mechanisms, a subluxation can be produced.
Q. How can I tell if I need an adjustment?
A. The only sure way is to have your chiropractor check you for the physical signs.
Q. Should everyone be checked for subluxation?
A. YES! Our nervous system controls every aspect of our body. Checking the spine for subluxations, and removing them, could help prevent many conditions from developing. This is why checking infants early on can help to prevent future problems.
Q. Will I be charged when I put my credit card information into the schedulicity?
A. The credit card information is for holding your appointment. IF you do not show up to your scheduled appointment you will be charged the fee. If you know you cannot make it please text me and let me know. I will only be charging those that completely not show up. Thank you for understanding.
Q. What insurance companies do you take?
A. I am an in-network Chiropractor for most insurance companies. Please contact your insurance company before you first appointment if you are choosing to use your insurance.
Q. If I don't have insurance how much are the visits?
A. The first visit is $150 at this time. Each additional visit is $50. I do have package plans for acute and wellness care which also offer discounts on all the products or supplements.