Understand your chiropractic care.
What is chiropractic?
What’s in a name? In the case of chiropractic, the ingredients include the Greek words “cheir,” which means hand, and “praxis,” which means action. It is a fitting combination for a therapy that is primarily done by hand. Chiropractic uses manipulative treatments to adjust subluxations, or misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are held to cause other disorders by negatively affecting the nerves, muscles, and organs.
What makes chiropractors different?
Chiropractors practice natural medicine by using non-invasive techniques to reduce interference in the spine and nervous system, encouraging the body’s natural ability to self-heal.
How does chiropractic care work?
Your nervous system is your body’s master control system. Every nerve impulse from the brain to the organs travels a path through the spinal cord and exits the spine through the nerves. Chiropractic care identifies and corrects the misalignments in the musculoskeletal system that interfere with the nervous system. This restores the function of your nervous system, which allows your organs to function properly. Your customized treatment plan is designed specifically to help you reach your health goals. Each service and appointment is planned to lead powerful changes in your body.
Why is there a ‘pop’ sound when I get a chiropractic adjustment?
When the spine or extremities are being adjusted, you may hear a ‘popping’ noise. This sometimes results from pockets of air being released or moved when the tissues are being stretched.
Will a chiropractic adjustment hurt?
Our chiropractors use a variety of adjusting techniques—including low force adjustments. An adjustment may be slightly uncomfortable during the spinal manipulation, but you should not hurt. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any sharp, stabbing, or extremely uncomfortable pain during or after your adjustment.
Is it covered by insurance?
Chiropractic care coverage varies based on your insurance plan. We are in-network with many companies. We will run your insurance benefits prior to your first appointment, so that you know what is covered before receiving treatment.
What chiropractic techniques do you offer?
At Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture, our doctors are well-versed in a variety of chiropractic techniques, including all of the following:
- Diversified Technique
- Gonstead Technique
- Non-Force Techniques
- Full-Spine Specific Technique
- Sacro Occipital Technique
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Webster Technique
- Cox Flexion Distraction Technique
- Thompson Chiropractic Technique
Unlike other chiropractic centers, all of our doctors are highly skilled and uniquely specialized. In fact, our chiropractors have earned various post-doctoral certifications, and they continue to extend and refine their abilities by pursuing additional advanced training. Our expertise allows us to tailor your chiropractic treatment specifically to your condition and your adjusting preferences. Have you obtained good results with any of these chiropractic methods in the past? Be sure to let us know.
If I go once, do I have to keep going?
Some people say that once you start visiting a chiropractor, you will have to continue going forever. That’s not true. However, once you experience the wellness benefits that chiropractic treatments offer, you may find that you want to continue with this type of care.
Many patients visit a chiropractor initially because they are seeking assistance with back pain, neck pain, or a similar complaint. However, they stay for lifelong maintenance care because they see the health benefits of chiropractic treatment. Think about it: If you want to benefit from a healthy diet, then you have to consistently eat well. If you want to benefit from exercise, then you have to keep working out. The same is true of chiropractic care and adjustments. If you value your health and want the wellness benefits provided by chiropractic, then you will need to visit your chiropractor periodically for maintenance treatments.
At Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we’re convinced that the body has an amazing ability to heal when given the proper environment. By removing interference to your nervous system, our chiropractors allow your body to function at its optimum potential. This provides welcome relief from a variety of health complaints and supports your overall health.