Chiropractic Care and Adjustments
Parkway Foot & Back Clinic is a Multi-Discipline, Hands-on Therapy Clinic focused on improving mobility and day-to-day aches and pains.
A chiropractic adjustment helps relieve pain and restore normal functioning to the spine, joints and supporting structures of the body so you can enjoy your everyday activities as quickly as possible.
We always encourage potential clients to ask questions. Over the years that we have been in practice, there have been many, so we decided to answer some of them here.
What conditions can chiropractic adjustments help?
Chiropractic adjustments can treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Some of the most common conditions that chiropractic adjustments may help are:
Back pain: Chiropractic adjustments can help relieve back pain caused by herniated discs, sciatica, and spinal stenosis.
Neck pain: Chiropractic care can help alleviate neck pain and improve the range of motion in the neck.
Headaches: Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches, including migraines.
Joint pain: Chiropractic care can help alleviate pain and improve joint mobility, such as the hips, knees, and shoulders.
Whiplash: Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate pain and improve mobility in individuals who have sustained a whiplash injury.
Arthritis: Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate pain and improve mobility in individuals with arthritis.
Scoliosis: Chiropractic care can help manage scoliosis and prevent further progression of the condition.
What are the benefits of chiropractic adjustments?
Chiropractic adjustments are a method of manual therapy aimed at treating musculoskeletal conditions and improving overall health. Some of the potential benefits of chiropractic adjustments are:
Pain relief: Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate pain caused by conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, and joint pain.
Improved mobility: By correcting misalignments in the spine, chiropractic adjustments can improve the range of motion and flexibility.
Reduced inflammation: Chiropractic adjustments can reduce inflammation and swelling, which can help relieve pain and promote healing.
Enhanced athletic performance: Chiropractic care can help athletes recover from injuries and improve their overall performance by reducing pain and improving mobility.
Stress reduction: Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce stress and improve relaxation, leading to a sense of overall well-being.
Improved posture: Chiropractic adjustments can help correct posture problems and prevent future misalignments.
Results may vary for individuals, and chiropractic care may not be appropriate for everyone. Before starting chiropractic care, discuss the potential benefits and risks with a qualified chiropractor.
Are there risks to chiropractic care?
Yes, there are some risks associated with chiropractic care. Some common side effects include temporary discomfort or soreness, headaches, fatigue, or muscle stiffness. However, these side effects are usually mild and resolve within a day or two.
Discuss any concerns about the risks of chiropractic care with your chiropractor and disclose any relevant medical history or conditions. Your chiropractor can then determine if chiropractic care is safe and appropriate.
Once you start chiropractic adjustment, do you need to keep going when you feel better?
The frequency of chiropractic adjustments can vary depending on the individual and their condition. In some cases, individuals may experience significant improvement after just a few visits and may not need to continue with regular adjustments. In other cases, ongoing chiropractic care may be necessary to maintain results and prevent the condition from recurring.
Ultimately, the decision to continue chiropractic care will depend on several factors, including the individual's overall health, their response to treatment, and their goals for their health and well-being.
Here are some questions you might ask your chiropractor:
Can you explain your approach to treating my condition?
How many sessions will I need?
What can I do at home to support my treatment?
Are there any exercises or stretches I should avoid?
How will you track my progress?
Can you explain the risks and benefits of the treatment?
Have you treated others with similar conditions before? What was the outcome?
How will you manage pain during the session?
Does my insurance cover chiropractic care?
Can you provide references or testimonials from patients?
Discussing your treatment plan and any changes with your chiropractor is essential to ensure that you receive the most appropriate care for your needs.