Most Frequent asked questions
1. How many people actually have had chiropractic care in United States?
According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which included a comprehensive survey of the use of complementary health approaches by Americans, about 8 percent of adults (more than 18 million) and nearly 3 percent of children (more than 2 million) had received chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation in the past 12 months.
2. What conditions can chiropractic care help with?
Most people seek chiropractic care because of low back pain. People also commonly receive chiropractic care due to other kinds of musculoskeletal pain/symptoms (e.g. neck, shoulder), headaches, extremities (hand or foot) problems. See details below.
3. What should I know if I am thinking about seeking chiropractic care?
Ask about the chiropractor’s education and licensure.
Mention any medical conditions you have, and ask whether the chiropractor has specialized training or experience in the condition for which you are seeking care
Tell the chiropractor about any medications (prescription or over-the-counter) and dietary supplements you take. If the chiropractor suggests a dietary supplement, ask about potential interactions with your medications or other supplements
Tell all of your health care providers about any complementary health approaches you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care
4. How does science say about chiropractic care?
A 2010 review of scientific evidence on manual therapies for a range of conditions concluded that spinal manipulation/mobilization may be helpful for several conditions in addition to back pain, including migraine and cervicogenic (neck-related) headaches, neck pain, upper- and lower-extremity joint conditions, and whiplash-associated disorders
5. What kind of treatment and therapy are available to me in the office?
Chiropractors may combine the use of spinal adjustments and other therapeutic procedures to treat individual conditions which includes (not limited to):
- Electric Muscle Stimulation/Trans-cutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation
- Manual therapy
- Taping technique
6. Together with other treatments and therapies, chiropractic care is effective at helping with following conditions:
- Sports related sprains/strains, Low Back Pain, Auto injuries, Neck Pain, Headache, Sciatica
- Pain/Numbness/Tingling In Legs/ Tingling In Arms
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Shoulder Pain, Elbow Pain, Wrist Pain
- Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Ankle Pain
- Foot Pain (Metatarsalgia/plantar fasciitis)