Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. If you don’t see your answer, contact us here.
Why should I go to a chiropractor?
There are two main reasons a patient may seek care from a chiropractor:
The most common reason is to receive treatment for a current complaint. You may have something actively bothering you, whether it’s a pain, an abnormal feeling, or a health concern, and wish to be evaluated and treated.
The second reason is to receive preventative care to prevent the start or recurrence of health conditions. Musculoskeletal disorders often arise due to the physical demands of your job or lifestyle and frequently return if the causative factors are not addressed. We place a strong emphasis on educating our patients in ways they can prevent symptoms from returning. Every patient is unique, and in some cases, additional or regular office visits may be helpful.
How often should I be treated?
That is entirely dependent on your body! We provide our patients with treatment goals and plans so that they understand what must be done for their condition to be resolved. You will be given an expected time frame and will be assessed at every visit, with the results always clearly communicated to you. Each condition or treatment goal has a unique time frame, so it is not possible to give a one-size-fits-all answer to this question.
Does treatment hurt?
Not usually. We strive to provide the most effective and most comfortable care possible. In some extreme cases, the nature of the necessary treatment does involve temporary discomfort, but it typically ceases almost immediately. We will always provide you with a thorough description of what to expect with treatment before starting.
Does cracking my knuckles cause arthritis?
Multiple studies have shown there to be no correlation between knuckle cracking and osteoarthritis: