I heard that when you start going to a chiropractor, you have to go for life. Is that true?
Yes and No. In adults, often times their aches and pains come from how they live their lives. People experience repetitive stress on their bodies from their jobs, playing with their kids and just life in general. Since people usually cannot give up the activities that are causing them pain they are constantly re-injuring themselves.
When you have reached a point in your care where you have reached the maximal benefit, Dr. Morsch will discuss it with you. At this time you will be able to decide if you want to be released from care or continue on with wellness care. Just like going to the dentist you should keep going back periodically to prevent cavities, you should see your chiropractor to try to prevent future injuries.
Can you fix me in one treatment?
The course of a patient’s care is based on an individual basis. Often people experience a degree of relief from their first visit, however, your pain usually didn’t develop in one day so it will take more than one day to fix.
Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?
Most patients do not need a referral by an MD before visiting a doctor of chiropractic. Chiropractors perform a consultation and exam as well as formulate a diagnosis for chiropractic care. If it is determined that your presenting problem does not warrant chiropractic care you will be referred to the appropriate health care provider. If you want to know if your specific health plan requires a referral, please call the customer service number listed on your insurance card.
Is chiropractic treatment effective?
Scientific evidence proving that chiropractic care works is overwhelming. Studies show that chiropractic care is effective and safe for treating low back pain, neck pain, headaches and other conditions of musculoskeletal origin. Chiropractic care is an important component of a wellness lifestyle.
Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?
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.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Yes, chiropractic treatment is safe and effective. All forms of health treatment come with a degree of risk for an adverse response however, with chiropractors do not utilize medication or surgery which lowers the risk. Chiropractors are board certified, licensed and regulated according to a professional criterion. The most common side effect after care is some mild soreness that is similar to what is felt after you begin a new exercise program