Commonly Asked Questions About Visiting a Chiropractor
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It is natural to be curious about your health and the different treatments that a doctor may recommend. Every new patient that we see at Botti Chiropractic & Wellness often asks a series of questions about their diagnosis, treatment, and health management plan. Entertaining all these different patients, here’s a compilation of the common questions that are asked visiting a chiropractor
10 Commonly Asked Chiropractic Questions
1. What do chiropractors do?
Rather than sticking to traditional medicinal practices, chiropractors tend to lean towards a holistic means of treatment. They use different types of chiropractic treatments that can help a patient both mentally and physically. Chiropractors believe in using unconventional techniques to help patients manage their conditions and alleviate pain. An experienced chiropractor places importance on each patient’s body and its ability to heal itself than rely on medicines and surgeries.
2. Are chiropractors qualified doctors?
Yes. Chiropractors are qualified doctors who have extensive experience in the field and undergone specialized training, including four board examinations and completion of state requirements. There are about 77,000 doctors of chiropractic in the U.S., and that number is only increasing with each passing year. What’s more for you to know is that chiropractors are required to complete a minimum of 4,200 hours of laboratory work, classroom study, and internships. That is equal to what an allopathic doctor or an osteopath!
3. How effective is chiropractic?
The efficiency of chiropractic care varies from patient to patient. Chiropractic care is non-invasive typically recommended for those patients suffering from back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care also helps those who are troubled by a long-standing history of migraines.
4. Should I be aware of any side-effects of chiropractic care?
There are no side-effects of chiropractic care. Some patients complain of mild soreness for a few hours after a chiropractic adjustment; however, this is normal and will subside shortly thereafter. There is a minimal risk of side effects, especially when compared with those of invasive treatments like surgeries or pharmaceuticals.
5. Do I need a medical referral to see a chiropractor?
No. All chiropractors are qualified primary health care providers. In other words, you can book an appointment with them directly.
6. Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?
Pain is not the right term to describe the sensation that one experiences while being adjusted. Normally, a patient does not feel anything except for comfort. In some case, there is some soreness, which is only as your body begins to adapt to chiropractic care.
7. How much time does it take to feel better?
While some patients experience instant relief, it does take a few sessions before you can start to feel the difference. The time required differs based on a patient’s problems and their body’s healing power.
8. Is it safe to undergo chiropractic care during pregnancy?
It is very safe. A lot of pregnant women and new mothers are encouraged to undergo chiropractic care. Reason being, it can help make pregnancy a smoother experience, reducing backache and managing other musculoskeletal pains.
9. I have undergone spinal surgery. Is chiropractic care safe for me?
Yes. At Botti Chiropractic & Wellness, we offer our services to many patients who have undergone major surgeries, including spinal and cardiac. There are special techniques that are used to help such patients recover quickly and comfortably.
10. Do I need to undergo any X-Rays before starting the treatment?
The need for X-ray scans will be determined by Dr. Valentino Botti – and is case specific. It depends on your condition – as not all conditions call for an x-ray.
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With these being the ten most common questions asked about visiting a chiropractor, you are now prepared for your first appointment with a chiropractor. At Botti Chiropractic & Wellness, we offer new patient specials, designed to help figure out a custom treatment plan – just for you.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us today!