FAQs About Chiropractic Therapy and Workers’ Compensation

  • Posted on: Jan 6 2023
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If you have never experienced or researched chiropractic care, you might have numerous questions about the practice. In this article, we will address some of the most frequently asked questions about chiropractic therapy and care, and provide accurate and up-to-date information to help you better understand this form of healthcare.

We hope this article will help you make informed decisions about your health and well-being.

What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a medical profession that focuses on providing treatment to people of any age who have a neuromuscular disorder. Chiropractors use a variety of non-surgical, hands-on approaches to address mechanical issues of the spine and other joints, which reduces the amount of artificial interventions you will need.

The goal is to correct misalignments, reduce pain, and support the body’s natural healing process. A chiropractor will develop a personalized treatment plan to meet individual needs.

Do You Need a Doctor’s Referral to Visit a Chiropractor?

You do not need a referral from a doctor to visit a chiropractor. However, you should consult your doctor before you see one. Some health insurance plans may require a referral from a doctor to visit a chiropractor. In many cases, you can just call and schedule an appointment with a chiropractor without a referral.

Is Chiropractic Care Effective?

Chiropractic treatment has been proven to be an effective method of treating back pain and other spinal conditions. Studies have shown that five to ten chiropractic care sessions over two to four weeks can be just as effective as other treatments, such as medication and exercise. Generally, chiropractic care is gentle and adapted to the individual.

However, ensure your chiropractor is board-qualified and licensed before you seek treatment.

How Often or Long Do I Need to See a Chiropractor?

The length of chiropractic care an individual needs will depend on their goals and needs. After a patient has found the relief they are looking for, many choose to continue with some type of ongoing care to prevent future problems. During your initial consultation with their chiropractor, ask about the estimated treatment plan and how many sessions you might need.

Generally, good chiropractors strive to help their patients as quickly as possible with as few chiropractic treatments as necessary. Follow-up visits may detect problems early on and provide treatment and self-care exercises.

Ultimately, the frequency of visits depends on your lifestyle and stressors, as well as your ability to keep yourself healthy. The chiropractor’s job is to offer the best care possible, while the patient’s job is to decide how much of that care they want.

How Safe is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a safe treatment option for various neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Misconceptions and coincidences created the association, but research proved that the risk of stroke during an adjustment is only if you were already at risk for a stroke. Furthermore, the risks of chiropractic care are significantly lower than those associated with more traditional treatments like pharmaceutical therapy.

Why Do I Hear Popping Sounds During a Session?

The   popping sound  you might hear during a chiropractic session results from a change in pressure in the joint space, which releases gas bubbles. This same phenomenon happens when you crack your knuckles—the sound is not indicative of the quality of the adjustment. Typically, you will experience minimal discomfort in the production of this popping sound.

A licensed and experienced chiropractor can help you reap the benefits of chiropractic care. They will also work with you to adjust your treatment based on your responses and needs.   Visit us  today at Maximum Orthopedics for more information or to book an appointment.

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