Why is Chiropractic Important to My Health?
For over a hundred years, chiropractic physicians have been utilizing their “Natural First” approach to helping patients address issues ranging from headaches to sports injuries to back pain. Chiropractic physicians make up a vital and effective member of your family’s medical team, allowing for a drug and surgery-free first approach to your health care and a focus on your body’s overall sense of wellness.
Together we can work towards our goal of finding a healthier, happier you.
Chiropractic care’s hands-on approach has been proven to get patients back on their feet quickly and without the risks associated with many prescription medications and invasive surgeries. Join the over 33 million (1) Americans who have found treatment in the safe hands of a chiropractic physician.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What Conditions Do Chiropractors Treat?
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions.
DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments, and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant from the region of injury.
The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. DC’s also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
How Do I Select a Doctor of Chiropractic?
One of the best ways to select a doctor of chiropractic (DC) is by getting a referral from a friend, family member, colleague, or another health care provider. You can also locate an NCCA-member DC near you by using the link below.
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Do Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic?
Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, among others. Chiropractic care is also available to active-duty members of the armed forces at more than 60 military bases and is available to veterans at 36 major veterans’ medical facilities.
Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe?
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness, or aching, just as they do after some form of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.
Is Chiropractic Treatment Appropriate for Children?
Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living and sports. Injuries like these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness, or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.
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