chiropractic care questions

What is chiropractic?

The primary goal of chiropractic medicine is to locate misalignments in the spine, put the vertebrae back in position, and thus cause the body to function better as a whole unit. Doctors of Chiropractics are experts in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches, especially through highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for a wide range of injuries and disorders involving muscles, ligaments, and joints. The end goal is solve painful conditions that cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury and bring about better overall health to the patient.

Is chiropractic treatment safe?

Multiple studies have found that chiropractic treatment is remarkably safe when practiced by a licensed professional. In fact, taking over-the-counter pills for pain treatment is far more risky and dangerous. Keep in mind that chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient so that anyone (including athletes, children, and older adults alike) can feel safe.

Will I need chiropractics forever once I start?

Obviously, chiropractics is a hands-on practice which requires the patient to visit face-to-face several times. “Check-ups” like these just work to support healing and resolve further problems. With that said, how long you want to receive chiropractic care is completely up to you. Many patients choose to continue with some type of periodic care.

What training and education do chiropractors have?

Chiropractors must first attain a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from an accredited institution, and then pass the National Board Examination, and then meet their individual states’ requirements for licensure. They are then referred to as Doctors of Chiropractic (DC’s).

Why do joints make a popping sound when they’re adjusted?

Adjustment (or manipulation) of a joint causes a change of pressure inside a joint. This sometimes leads to the release of gas bubbles trapped inside the joint, causing the “cracking” or “popping” sound. You’ve experienced this with knuckles popping. It is considered completely normal.

What sets Spring Creek Medical Center’s chiropractics apart?

Probably the most important aspect of a good chiropractor is experience. Dr. Steve Garvert is a friendly, intelligent, and experienced doctor who has been able to successfully treat thousands of patients. On top of that, the entire office here at Spring Creek Medical Center work together to bring about a holistic treatment for our patients. This means that you’ll have well rounded treatment. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to be able to see a chiropractor, physical therapist, and/or massage therapist all in the same office.