Chiropractic Care: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted By Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain || 13-Sep-2017

Our staff often receives questions about the type of care we provide, what conditions we treat, and a host of other queries from both current and potential patients. If you are considering chiropractic care at our facility but still have a few unanswered questions, read on to see if we have the answer.

What is chiropractic care?

Rather than relying on medicines and surgeries, a chiropractic doctor will help patients to recuperate and heal naturally. Through specific methods, sometimes including spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and strengthening techniques, chiropractic care encourages whole body functionality. Not only does it help with back issues, it can also help with whole body wellness by focusing on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system.

What can chiropractic care treat?

While most people associate chiropractic care with back health, it can help with numerous other issues. A primary focus for chiropractors is spinal health, but they can also treat neck pain, headaches, extremity pain, poor overall health, and low energy levels.

Is chiropractic treatment safe?

Like any medical treatment, some patients receiving chiropractic care may face adverse reactions, but the number of negative reactions to chiropractic care are not as serious as reactions to other, more traditional medicines. Because chiropractic care focuses on holistic treatments, without invasive surgeries or drugs, these minimally intrusive techniques typically do not provoke severe responses. However, if you are feeling hesitant about the credibility of the chiropractor you wish to see, ask about his or her medical training and certifications. All chiropractic doctors should be able to provide you with a thorough understanding of their education and background.

At Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain, all of our doctors have received the necessary chiropractic training and medical instructions required for ethical and safe practices.

Can my kids see the chiropractor?

Chiropractic care is perfectly safe for children. In fact, having your children visit a chiropractor can be extremely helpful in a variety of ways. Children receiving chiropractic care may experience an improvement in overall health, relief from back pain from carrying a heavy backpack, treatment for sports injuries, and more. Talk to your chiropractor about how chiropractic care might help your child.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is one of the go-to treatment options provided by most chiropractors. It involves the manipulation of the spine through precise, controlled movements. A chiropractor will position the patient in a specific position and will apply quick, firm pressure to a specific spot, usually on the back, using his or her hands. This is usually followed by a popping sound or multiple popping sounds. This adjustment is designed to relieve tension in the spine, realigning the vertebra to improve spinal function and reduce pain.

Should I see a chiropractor after a car accident?

Chiropractic care can be extremely effective in treating a variety of automobile accident-related injuries. One of the most common car crash injuries, whiplash, can typically be treated through chiropractic care, as can most extremity sprains and strains. A chiropractor can also use adjustments and massage therapy to help relieve aches and soreness following a painful accident, especially if that pain affected the back or neck.

If you have any additional questions about chiropractic care, we encourage you to reach out to our experienced team.

Contact Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain to make an appointment with our chiropractors in the Lawrenceville / Norcross areas.

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