Is chiropractic safe?
Yes, chiropractic treatment is safe and effective. While any form of health treatment contains a degree of inherent risk, there is little danger in chiropractic care when administered by a licensed practitioner. To assure competency, all states require that DCs be board-qualified, licensed, and regulated according to stringent criteria. Statistics show that patient risk is substantially lower in chiropractic as opposed to medical care, where the use of prescription drugs and surgery pose a greater risk. Chiropractors enjoy one of the lowest malpractice rates of all health care professionals!
What can I expect on my first visit?
Your initial visit will begin with a consultation. Dr. Brown will take a case history and ask about your present condition.
Next, Dr. Brown will perform an examination to evaluate the nature of your problem. This examination generally includes a series of basic physical tests, as well as a specialized chiropractic evaluation of spinal movement and posture.
If necessary, Dr. Brown may recommend X-rays or diagnostic tests to obtain further information about the mechanics of your spine and the details of your condition .After completing the analysis, Dr. Brown will map out an appropriate plan of action with you.
Is chiropractic addictive?
No, chiropractic is not addictive. Once the body is aware of how it should feel when it is healthy, it will let you know when it's not optimal. We find many patients continue chiropractic care as healthy maintenance to their body, just as you would go to the dentist for a routine cleaning to maintain your health.
Can I adjust myself?
No, you should not adjust yourself. Many people can make their joints pop, but that is not an adjustment. Adjustments are very specific movements made to joints to allow muscles and ligaments to heal.
Will insurance cover chiropractic?
Most insurance policies cover chiropractic care. To be certain, call our office for confirmation.
Why does an adjustment make that 'popping' sound?
An adjustment of a joint may result in release of a gas bubble between the joints that makes a popping sound. It's exactly the same as when you crack your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, that results in gas bubbles being released. There is no pain involved.