A chiropractor treats many conditions affecting the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Think of a chiropractor as a doctor who cares for any kind of muscle, bone or joint pain or dysfunction. The most common reasons for a chiropractic adjustment include: Lower back pain, sciatic pain, neck pain, rib pain, and more.
How do you know if you need to see a chiropractor? Here are 5 Signs You Should See a Chiropractor
1.YOU KEEP HAVING MUSCLE AND JOINT PAINS. Joint and muscle pains are often associated with problems in how the spine is aligned. 2.YOU SUFFER FROM INTENSE BACK PAINS.
3.YOU HAVE FREQUENT HEADACHES.
4.YOUR LIMBS HAVE LIMITED MOBILITY AND FLEXIBILITY.
5.YOU HAVE POOR POSTURE.
Of course there are many reasons to see a Chiropractor. If you still aren't sure what is best for you give us a call (586-254-2060) and our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions to the best of their ability.
Does my insurance cover chiropractic care?
Most insurance plans have some kind of Chiropractic care coverage. The best way to know your coverage would be to give your customer support a call and they can help you learn your benefits. If you are still having trouble, our staff would be more than happy to do our best to help you obtain that information.
What happens to my body after an adjustment?
After your adjustment you may feel amazing, as range of motion is improved, circulation begins to be restored to affected areas, and your muscles begin to relax. You might also experience some tenderness, as your body begins to move into the correct positions. Some people experience minor side effects for a few days after chiropractic adjustment. These may include headaches, fatigue or pain in the parts of the body that were treated. While most people feel better as soon as the same day, it may take some time for your body to get used to its new positioning. These symptoms typically don't last very long. 94% of patients who consulted a chiropractor experienced a 30% reduction in low back pain after 4 weeks. The study focused on lower back pain because it's a very common condition treated by primary care physicians.
Can a chiropractor give instant relief?
Did you know that chiropractic adjustments can give you immediate relief from chronic muscle and joint pain? Recent studies prove that chiropractic care provides instant pain relief for some patients.
How many chiropractic sessions does it take to feel better?
Multiple studies have shown that about 12 total treatment sessions with a chiropractor over a 6-week period is commonly enough (depending on severity) to complete a treatment program for back pain relief, especially when combined with other treatments. It is also important to see your Dr. on a maintenance basis to make sure your stay as healthy as possible
Can my child or baby get adjusted?
Yes! Many children suffer from subluxations due to their active lifestyles, birth trauma, and more. Here at Diegel Chiropractic we have many techniques to help you and your child.
Are my joints really making all that noise during an adjustment?
Yes and no, it is commonly thought the POP heard during and adjustment is the joints moving against each other. What you are actually hearing is small amounts of gas being released between the joints. This event is completely harmless and in most cases actually releases endorphins that can sometimes induce laughter.
Who should not see a chiropractor?
Patients with herniated or slipped discs and those with arthritis may need advice from specialist physicians before seeing a chiropractor. If there is a physical abnormality or injury in your body, such as a fracture or broken bone, chiropractic care may not be for you. If you are unsure what is causing your pain seeing a chiropractor for a consultation is always ok. There the doctor can discuss different routes of treatment, exam X-RAYS, look over MRI images and CT scans to determine the best route of care.
Are X RAYS dangerous? I am worried about radiation levels.
Digital X-rays expose patients to 90 percent less radiation in comparison to conventional X-ray machines. While both are considered relatively safe, digital radiography X-rays are the perfect option for patients who are concerned with the amount of radiation to which they or their loved ones are being exposed. The radiation exposure from standard digital dental X-rays is very minimal. One bitewing X-ray (the standard X-ray to check for cavities between the back teeth) is approximately 0.001 mSv of radiation. In fact, thanks to our environment here on Earth, we're all being exposed to around 0.1 to 0.2 microsieverts of background radiation per hour, and that's totally fine (to put that into perspective it takes 1,000 mSv (millisievert) to make 1 microsieverts)
If you have any questions that were not answered here please feel free to reach out to our staff at any time.