Top Questions Asked About Chiropractic

The following are some of the top questions we are asked in our office as well as the response to some of those questions.

1. Q: What conditions do you treat?

A: Chiropractors treat a variety of different health conditions including; injuries/disorders of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, ligaments, and joints). Other conditions include; headaches, whiplash (and other symptoms of an auto accident), pain during pregnancy, improve overall health, reduce allergies, help with sciatica, help with asthma, low back pain, neck pain, prevent surgery (for pain).

2. Q: Is Chiropractic treatment safe?

A: Absolutely! Chiropractic is one of the safes, drug/surgery free, non-invasive type of treatments available today!

3. Q: Is Chiropractic treatments ok for children?

A: Chiropractic is safe for EVERYBODY, in fact treatment can begin as soon as right after birth (newborn). Children are very active in their day to day living, whether it be participating in sporting events s or merely the falls and spills they take. Chiropractic care can help with any pain, soreness, stiffness, or discomfort that they might experience during said events.

4. Q: Do insurance plans cover Chiropractic?

A: It mostly depends on the type of plan/insurance provider that you currently have. Chiropractic care is covered by most insurance carriers and plans, including Medicare/Medicaid. When you visit Health For Life, we can call and verify your insurance coverage for you! Don’t have insurance? That’s ok! We offer a variety of payment plan options to help you achieve the care you need that will fit within your budget.

5. Q: How is a Chiropractic adjustment preformed?

A: A Chiropractor typically uses his/her hands or an instrument to manipulate (adjust) the spine and various other joints of the body. They do this in order to restore/enhance joint function and reduce pain in the patient.

6. Q: What type of training/education do Chiropractors have?

A: Chiropractors go through vigorous education/training courses that included pre-med undergraduate degrees, 4-5 years study at an accredited Chiropractic College, clinical hours, and even post graduation education courses.  It is estimated that Chiropractors spend over 4,300 hours of classroom, laboratory, and clinical study.

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Reason #9: Chiropractic Alleviates Pain

Chiropractic is different because it looks at the cause of pain, not just trying to cover up the symptoms. We believe in finding the real cause of pain, and curing it. Subluxations (where movements is restricted or spinal bones are misaligned) is the most common cause of pain, and are treated by a variety of adjustments. Not only is the pain gone with Chiropractic, but the reason behind the pain is gone as well.

Reason # 8: Chiropractic Boosts Productivity

Did you know that back pain is the #1 reason for reduced mobility and the 2nd most common reason for Dr. appointments. That decreased mobility and time (because of Dr. appointments) can really take a toll on your productivity at work and at home. Regular adjustments can help you feel energized and recharged, ready to take on your everyday tasks. Since Chiropractic Care keeps you healthier, you will find that  your efficiency will increase as well.

Reason #7: Chiropractic improves Cognitive Function

Studies (through brain mapping) have revealed that Chiropractic Care stimulates cognitive function. One study (JMPT 197;20;529) found that cervical adjustments activate specific neurological pathways int he brain, which potentially stimulating cognitive function. This same study found that after adjustments there was improved cortical processing and response in participants.

Reason #6: Chiropractic Boosts Immunity & Prevents Other Conditions

A powerful immune system is a key component of Dr. Stanbridge’s all-natural approach. Spinal misalignments (subluxations) can cause stress to the neurological system, which could leave your immune system weak and therefore susceptible to infection and disease. By getting regularly adjusted, you boost the body’s immune response by correcting those misalignments that affect not only the neurological system, but the immune system as well.

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Reason #5: Chiropractic Reduces Stress

Pain, especially chronic back pain is influenced by stress. Stress is a natural reaction i the body which can bring about pain, tension, and tight muscles. Chiropractic reduces stress in the body by allowing the body to achieve an internal balance. And like reason #4, it allows patients to maintain regular exercise which has been known to reduce/prevent stress, and stress related anxiety and depression