I get a lot of questions as a chiropractor, and I’m always delighted to answer them. I have seen questions like what is chiropractic care? Do chiropractors treat pain in the neck or back? And many others. So, I thought I would answer the most common questions I get from patients in this week’s post. While these are the most frequently asked, I will address some of the more unusual questions about height, sex, and other topics in my next posts. If you have a question for which you would like an answer, please contact me, and I will do my best to respond.
Should I go to the chiro?
If you are experiencing any form of pain or discomfort, you should contact a chiropractor. Chiropractic treatment for neck and back pain has been demonstrated to be both safe and effective. Most people believe that you only go to a chiro to alleviate neck, low back, and back pain and improve posture and treat TMJ. If you don’t have any accompanying problems, though, chiropractic can keep you healthy. Visiting a chiropractor is a proactive approach to your health and well-being.
What does a chiropractor do?
Chiropractic care is a non-surgical solution for treating neck and back pain and a variety of other conditions. A normal first appointment with a chiropractor is a thorough examination, which may include an X-ray test. The chiropractor will then work with you to develop a treatment plan. Those plans usually incorporate several modifications.
Adjustments help in the skeletal alignment of your body structure. Getting an adjustment improves joint range of motion, reduces inflammation surrounding joints, and relieves strain on nerves and disks. Adjustments help in the relief of pain and discomfort. Depending on the cause of the pain, it can be abrupt or take a little longer. When you’re pain-free, you can focus on living your best life.
Will it help me sleep better?
Yes, definitely. We look at sleep disturbances in three ways: difficulty falling asleep, waking up in the middle of the night, and having pain when you wake up. We can assist you in figuring out how to sleep better if we figure out where you’re having trouble sleeping.
What type of education and training do chiropractors have?
If you’re wondering what type of education and training your Seattle chiropractor might have, I will answer that in this section. A chiropractor’s education begins at a university level. Before applying to chiropractic school, chiropractors must first complete at least 90-semester units of undergraduate study. Most chiropractors took at least eight years to complete their studies and receive a DC (Doctor of Chiropractic). However, they must still clear a few more hurdles before they may begin practicing in their chosen sector.
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners requires all chiropractors in the United States to undergo board exams (NBCE). These exams assess their understanding of chiropractic and their ability to provide safe and effective care. Furthermore, many states have unique regulations for chiropractors seeking to practice. A chiropractor can then begin practicing in their field after completing their school, passing their board tests, and obtaining a state license to practice.
How is a chiropractic adjustment performed?
Your chiropractor will go over your medical history with you and perform a physical exam and a series of tests during your initial visit. Following that, your chiropractor creates a treatment plan based on your symptoms, exam findings, and test results. The chiropractor then applies a fast, controlled force to a joint with their hands or small devices, resulting in a popping or cracking feeling.
Wrapping it up
These are some of the notable questions asked by some patients, and I hope I have done well to answer them appropriately. Meanwhile, keep asking questions, and keep visiting Ballard Seattle Chiropractic Center. We’re here to assist you in living the best, pain-free life possible.