Vancouver Chiropractic FAQ
What Age Can One Start Going to the Chiropractor?
Infants to older aged folks can be examined. There are a variety of conditions we can treat for individuals at any age.
What Conditions Do Chiropractors Treat?
Back pain is usually the most common but neck and head problems are examined too. Headaches can be helped by a proper adjustment from us. The musculoskeletal system involves muscles, joints, and other parts of the body that can be misaligned. Pain often accompanies with these issues.
Because the structure and support system of our body gives is important, chiropractors are often needed to help educate and counsel what is best; such as diet, nutrition, exercise, and better healthy habits.
Do Treatments Require a Referral?
A referral is usually not needed from a physician or hospital. However, make sure to check with your insurance and what their policies consist of. Some health plans do require referrals or other procedures to see a chiropractor.
Why am I in Pain?
There are multiple reasons you could be suffering. Either work-related or direct injury could be the effect. Being highly active can be a cause of misalignment in the back, neck, and pelvic area; however non-active people can have the same problem. Every case is different and needs to be professionally evaluated.
When Will the Pain Stop?
Every situation is different and pain isn’t the easiest to answer. Sometimes relief can come immediately after an adjustment for example, or after 3-4 appointments. However some pain can be continuous for months at a time. More severe cases can take the pain a long period of time to diminish.
It is important that we promise to have the proper care and education to help you to a safe and painless recovery.
Are Chiropractic Treatments Expensive?
Most health plans will cover Chiropractic costs. Contact your insurance to see what benefits you are qualified for. We currently have services for payment plans to help individuals and their financial situation.
Why is a Popping Sound Present in Adjustments?
When joints are manipulated or maneuvered, a gas bubble is released which is the source of the popping sound. The pressure from the adjustment makes it possible for the joint to release the gas bubble.
Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe?
It is one of the most recognized safest, non-surgical therapies available to anyone. Anyone with nerve or musculoskeletal problems is welcome or in other words pains and aches in the body that you may have a concern about.
Our purpose is to accommodate you and your concerns. Remember to be specific in detail about your pain so we can ensure an accurate and proper examination.
What Happens During a Visit with a Chiropractor?
Anyone is able to come in and make an appointment. It is important to bring insurance and personal information, such as a driver’s license, proof of address, etc. for documentation. The doctor will then call you in and ask what the problem is.
A simple consultation is given and therapy is able to begin. It is our duty to make you feel the most comfortable and safe in our environment. You are our first priority.
Don’t hesitate to call for any other concern or question you may have so we can better serve you.