Frequently Asked Questions
A chiropractor is a doctor of chiropractic medicine specializing in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal system disorders, especially those involving the spine.
Chiropractors use spinal adjustments to correct dysfunctional joint and muscle problems. For example, if our client have a rounded shoulder posture due to poor alignment of the shoulder joint, a chiropractor may align the upper vertebrae then slowly move them back into place with their hands – giving instant relief from pain. Chiropractic care can be used for wellness but also for when health conditions are present.
Chiropractic care is about correcting the alignment of the spine. Over time, a chiropractor helps to create changes in the spine’s mobility and its ability to move freely. This is what a chiropractor means when they say that a patient has improved “spinal health” or “spinal function.”
A patient can notice changes immediately after their first session. However, it may take up to 6-8 sessions before they feel comfortable with adjustments. Symptoms like soreness should resolve within 48 hours of treatment, and it will be necessary for patients to come back once every few weeks to keep mobile and relieve stress on their spinal discs. If symptoms worsen or persist longer than 7-14 days, please contact us.
Chiropractors use a significant amount of pressure on the spine and often have to get close to the vertebrae to make sure they are lined up correctly. This, and any deep tissue work done during a chiropractic adjustment, will cause some pops and cracks but not any intense pain.