DO CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS HURT?
The vast majority of chiropractic patients report feeling no pain during an adjustment. In fact, they report feeling incredible relief FROM their pain! The adjustment is fast, and extremely effective at stopping your pain right then and there.
HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL VISIT TAKE?
The first visit may take up to 45 minutes. A typical visit lasts between 10 to 20 minutes. It can vary depending on what kinds of therapies or rehab you need.
HOW MANY VISITS WILL I NEED?
The length of your care program depends on many factors: The extent of the problem, how long it’s been there, your own innate recuperative powers, and – to a very large extent how compliant you are with your program.
WHY DOES IT TAKE MULTIPLE VISITS TO FIX MY PROBLEM?
Chiropractic care is very much like physical fitness. It takes time to re-train muscles and ligaments. The research has shown that it requires three times per week to make a physical change – be it physical fitness or spinal structural correction. After you’ve achieved the maximum correction, then it is appropriate to reduce the treatment frequency.
DO I HAVE TO GO TO A CHIROPRACTOR FOREVER?
You do not have to go forever. Some people go until they get out of pain. Others choose to get out of pain and then go on to correct the structural problems which caused the problem in the first place. And a third group of patients choose to correct their spine and then take it to the wellness and prevention level. This is very similar to going to the dentist for regular check ups.
WHY DO YOU TAKE X-RAYS?
X-rays are taken because sometimes pain may be due to a hidden, underlying cause. They enable the doctor to actually see the bones, note any malformations or to see pathology. They are a valuable tool, which helps Dr. White make appropriate choices (such as which technique to use). The correct diagnosis is half the cure. X-rays are taken so that Dr. White can make the most accurate diagnosis possible. An accurate diagnosis enables Dr. White to prescribe the most appropriate treatment plan, so that the patient can get well.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL FROM MY M.D.?
Most of the time, you do not need a referral or permission from anyone to see a chiropractor. However some HMO plans do require a PCP referral.
IS THERE A GUARANTEE OF RESULTS?
It is unethical for any healthcare provider (M.D.'s or D.C.'s alike) to guarantee results. While we can't guarantee results, I guarantee that I will do everything within my scope of care to help you.
Contact Dr. Curt White, Chiropractor, At White Chiropractic in Mooresville if you have any questions regarding Chiropractic care and your health. 704-799-1416