1. How are you different from other chiropractors;
Most chiropractors main intervention is spinal adjustments, in addition to spinal adjustments, I also perform Active Release Therapy (A.R.T), acupuncture, rehab exercises. My treatment times are typically 30 minutes as well. This gives us ample opportunity to treat things comprehensively as well as address all the issues that the patient may be experiencing.
2. What is an adjustment:
An adjustment involves applying a specific force in a precise direction to a joint that is troublesome. The purpose of the adjustment is to help restore the normal motion of the joint, often relieving pain. Using this technique, Chiropractic can treat any joint in your body…from the toes up!! An adjustment should never be painful and should always feel therapeutic.
3. What can chiropractic help me with?
Any joint or muscle related problem is amenable to chiropractic care. Sports injuries, chronic pain, motor vehicle accident and daily life can all take its toll on our joints and muscles. If you have a musculoskeletal issue, a combination of the therapies we endorse can be an effective and safe intervention to help you reach your goals!
4. Do I have to do rehab exercises
One thing that has been reproduced in the research over and over is exercise is highly effective for pain. It is also very effective for injuries and joint preservation. We are huge believers that exercise is a great vehicle for patients to take control of their ailments and assist in the recovery process. We can prescribe specific exercises for your injury profile that will be very hygienic for you and your joints!!
5. Do I have to get my neck adjusted?
You absolutely do not have to get your neck adjusted. There are a number of safe and effective ways to manage neck pain.
6. How soon will I be better / normal again?
This is a very common question we get asked. Typically most injuries heal up within 2-3 weeks. Some injuries and pain states (example; car accidents, traumatic events, disc herniation) can take longer. We always communicate with patients that if you stay "on plan" with treatment, continue to perform the home exercise program and avoid the provocative movements for your injury, you should get better every day!
7. Once I start going to a chiropractor, will I have to go forever?
Absolutely not, a lot of patients have a specific problem, once that problem is resolved they have no interest in continuing care. Some patients enjoy the benefits of chiropractic (ie: improved mobility, decreased pain, improved functional capacity) and continue on for maintenance care. A large part of our patient base undergoes monthly chiropractic "tune-ups" and others prefer to come as needed. Whatever your goals are, we can meet your needs!