Your Top 5 Chiropractic Treatment Questions Answered
Chiropractic treatments can help improve your overall health and wellness by relieve chronic pain and addressing a number of other health conditions. It can treat everything from digestive issues to chronic fatigue.
Despite the growing use of chiropractic care for a variety of issues, there is still a lot of confusion about the practice. Instead of letting that lack of information keep you from seeing your local Mesa chiropractor and getting the relief you need, you should educate yourself on the realities and benefits on chiropractic care.
Here are answers to the top five questions we get about chiropractic treatment in our Mesa office:
Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?
Chiropractic adjustments are safe so long as they are performed by a trained and experienced East Mesa chiropractor.
Adjustments can be made manually or mechanically, using specialized technology. Mechanical adjustments are especially well-suited for nervous patients, who can tense up and make it more difficult to make manual adjustments. Mechanical adjustments are made using an Activator Adjusting Instrument, which delivers precise and gentle adjustments very quickly.
What is that Sound during Adjustments?
Some people worry that chiropractic treatments are not safe because they hear a lot of noise during the adjustments that sounds like bone grinding on bone.
That sound is actually the release of gas that has built up between the vertebrae. It’s the same sound that you hear when you crack your knuckles or your neck. The release of gas is painless, and it does not cause any harm. In fact, it should provide Mesa neck relief.
In many cases, however, no sound is made at all. Not all adjustments result in that release of gas because it is not always present. You shouldn’t feel that you are not getting a good adjustment if you don’t hear that sound.
Is Chiropractic Care Expensive?
Chiropractic care is quite affordable — especially when compared to the cost of medical care for chronic health conditions that can develop as a result of poor spinal alignment.
As the benefits of chiropractic care have become more widely recognized by the medical community, more insurance companies are now covering these treatments. You may only need to pay your regular co-pay to see a chiropractor.
However, even if your insurance company does not cover the cost of treatment, you will likely find that Mesa chiropractic care is still quite affordable. Costs will vary considerably depending on the chiropractor and the clinic. Some also offer package deals for multiple treatments. There are many ways to make the treatments fit your budget.
Will I Feel It If I Need an Adjustment?
By the time you feel like you need an adjustment — such as if you are having Mesa back pain or neck tension — you have probably needed to have an adjustment for quite some time.
When your spine becomes misaligned or you develop a subluxation, you will likely not notice it until the problem has advanced significantly. Think of it the same way you would a cavity: You won’t notice it’s there until the cavity has become quite large and you are experiencing tooth pain.
You should make visits to the chiropractor part of your regular health care so that you can identify these issues before they become big problems. Getting care early will help you feel your best and will help you to save money on health care by preventing larger health problems from occurring.
Am I Giving Myself an Adjustment If I Crack My Own Back?
All you are doing is moving your vertebrae to relieve tension in that spot or to release the buildup of gas between the vertebrae.
In many cases, your spine has become misaligned because the vertebrae are moving too much. By cracking your back or your neck, you are just moving the vertebrae more and making the problem worse.
Only a trained chiropractor can perform spinal adjustments using the appropriate techniques. A chiropractor can ensure that the spine is moved safely and is in the right position to provide relief. An inexperienced practitioner — such as a friend trying to crack your back — can actually make the problem worse and could even cause you to be seriously injured.
Body Workz offers high-quality chiropractic care at our clinic and to patients in Mesa, 85206. Our experienced chiropractors treat a variety of conditions, including chronic back pain. We offer chiropractic treatments on their own or in conjunction with other body work, such as massage therapy or acupuncture. These treatments can complement chiropractic care and provide deeper healing. You can get these treatments in conjunction with other medical treatment, including medication, or you may find that they are effective on their own. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor in our Mesa clinic or to explore some of our other treatment options.