When it comes to chiropractic care, most patients are chock full of questions. There is typically a good amount of uncertainty regarding this treatment modality in terms of how it is administered and whether it is fully safe. Let's address these issues to increase your comfort level with chiropractic care.
1. Is Each Patient Adjusted in Exactly the Same Way?
No. Your chiropractor will study the nuances of your injured body site and develop a course of care that is uniquely tailored to you. No two successive treatments will be the same, either. Each successive chiropractic treatment builds upon the one that was previously administered. The bottom line is that you will receive the type of customized treatment you need and deserve.
2. Is Chiropractic Care Completely Safe?
Chiropractic care is safe. If you take a look at the history of chiropractic treatment, you will see that it has a nearly flawless safety record. Such a level of safety is made possible thanks to your chiropractor's inherently conservative approach that sidesteps potentially harmful invasive procedures and drugs that can easily cause addiction. If you are still a bit concerned with the safety of chiropractic care, take a look at the malpractice rates between the average health care professional and chiropractors. You will find that chiropractors pay a fraction of the medical malpractice premiums paid by medical doctors. This discrepancy in premiums is due to the fact that there is little risk involved with chiropractic care treatments like spinal decompression etc.
3. What are Those Noises Produced During Adjustments?
Some chiropractic adjustments produce no sound. Adjustments that create noise are not cause for concern. It will not cause more back pain or neck pain. Certain adjustments can create a noise when gas rushes in to fill the so—called vacuum generated when joints are slightly moved. These gasses are actually dissolved within the synovial fluid. As the dissolved gasses emerge from the solution, a gas bubble is formed. It typically produces a “popping” or “cracking” sound. Such a sound will not cause pain. This sound is what chiropractors call an “audible release”. Audible releases are common during chiropractic treatment sessions so don't be alarmed if your treatment produces such a noise from your back.
Carlson Chiropractic Center is a state of the art health and wellness chiropractic center in Joplin, Missouri. Our team of doctors maintain a strong focus on prevention and are dedicated to helping people achieve wellness objectives by treating neuromuscular complaints such as back, neck, joint, arm and leg pain. As one of the few centers in the area offering certified decompression treatments, we provide a surgery free option for herniated and bulging discs. Our proactive health focus also extends to our specialization in food sensitivities with blood tests, consultations and workshops to help patients overcome diagnosis such as fibromyalgia, gluten intolerance, skin conditions, stomach issues and much more. We want to partner with you and your family for optimized health and improved quality of life. Call us today!