Questions for the Chicago Chiropractor

CHICAGO CHIROPRACTIC QUESTIONS

  • Can you see a chiropractor if you are pregnant?

    Actually, chiropractic adjustments can improve a pregnant mother’s pregnancy. A chiropractor can help you better your nere systems and alleviate any discomfort in your back, neck, or legs. This will make the mother more comfortable, and make the delivery process easier. Patients of any age, weight, size, and health condition are encouraged to visit a chiropractor
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  • Why do chiropractors take X-rays?

    X-rays help to show the body’s internal structure and can reveal the cause of aches or pains in your back, neck, or legs. They provide a blueprint to creating the most beneficial therapy regimen for your condition, may it be a misaligned spine, bone spurs, arthritis, etc. An X-ray allows the chiropractor to pinpoint the exact spot of discomfort and suggest the best way to relieve the pain.
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  • What is a “subluxation”?

    “Subluxation” is a term used to describe a problem specifically in a spinal joint. By definition, “subluxation,” also called “vertebral subluxation,” or “spinal subluxation,” is any issue relating to a spine joint or the muscles, tendons, and nerves around the joint. Subluxation can cause pain and restrictions in movement due to inflammation or displacement. Most can be revealed by an X-ray, but sometimes chiropractors perform a manual examination to identify the full problem.
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  • Can chiropractic treatments serve a preventative purpose?

    Patients who have had chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, a dgenerative joint disease, or recurring back and neck paints find that regular chiropractic treatments have reduced pain and symptoms. Chriopractice care is also very beneficial for those working in high-stress environments, or those who experience postural strain on a daily basis, to relieve the tension and pressure.
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  • Why are there so many techniques used in chiropractic care?

    Various techniques and methods are used to remedy all different conditions and parts of the body. Regimens of different techniques are used according to the patient’s specific needs. Some will be more beneficial for certain problems; it all depends on what is most effective and comfortable for each individual.
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  • How is a chiropractic adjustment performed?

    A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure that is manually performed procedure. Chiropractors performing these adjustments use their highly developed skills that were learned through years of chiropractic education. The chiropractor will use his/her hands to manipulate and adust certain joints of the body, particularly the spine. These adjustments are used to reduce pain and restore functions of the joints. This manipulation procedure is highly controlled and rearely causes discomfort. Patients often note position changes in their symptoms soon after receiving treatment.
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  • Is chiropractic treatment safe?

    Chiropractic care is a widely recognized way to treat neuromusculoskeletal problems without using drugs or any invasive procedures. No health treatments are completely free of potentially harmful effects, but chiropractic care has an excellent reputation of being safe. The risks associated with chiropractic care are very small, and patients usually feel immediate relief after a treatment.

    While you may feel mild soreness or aching, but that is similar to the pain you may feel after some forms of exercise. Minor discomfort or soreness following spinal adjustments usually fades within a 24 hour time period.

    Neck manipulation is also quite safe. While some reports associate some nect adjustments with a certain kind of stroke, the occurence appears to be very rare, about 1 in 5.85 million. It is important to be as specific as possible about your symptoms when visiting your chiropractor. This will help your doctor offer the best and most effective treatment.
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  • Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?

    The noise you hear is caused by the change of pressure within your joints that results in tiny gas bubbles being released. There is no pain involved; it’s exactly the same reaction as when you “crack” your knuckles.
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  • Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?

    Patients don’t need any referral by a doctor of medicine before visiting a chiropractor. Chiropractors are known as first contact physicians and are deined as such in federal and state regulations. Chiropractors arrive at a diagnosis and refer the patient to the appropriate healthcare provider.
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  • Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

    Children can certainly benefit from chiropracice care. Since they are so physically active and experience many types of falls from their daily activity, their injuries may cause symptoms such as neck and back pain, stiffness, and discomfort. In the case the children, the treatment is very gentle.
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