Tag Archives: chiropractor

How Often Does Private Insurance Cover Chiropractic? How Do I Find Out If Mine Does?

Many people benefit from chiropractic care every year, and chiropractic care is frequently covered by private insurance companies. This is a very good thing, since it allows individuals and families who otherwise might not be in a financial position to afford treatment to get the help they need. However, insurers often place significant limitations on […]

How Frequently Should I Get Adjusted?

There is not one simple, one-size-fits-all answer to a question about how frequently a person should have a chiropractic adjustment.  Each person’s individual needs and overall health must be taken into account.  That said, a reasonable short answer to this question is “whenever you have developed a spinal misalignment.”  However, knowing when this has occurred […]

Will Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?

Chiropractic adjustments, also known as spinal manipulations, are a procedure in which a joint is moved past its usual range of motion in daily life. The purpose of chiropractic adjustment is to improve your body’s functioning and alleviate pain. Adjustments are most commonly made to joints in your back, but also to joints of the […]

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustments are the foundation of chiropractic treatment. Chiropractors use adjustments to correct mild vertebral subluxations, or dislocations and misalignments of the bones of the spine (vertebrae). The word “subluxation” has its origins in the Latin words “luxare” (to dislocate) and “sub” (mild). Subluxations may put pressure on or irritate nerves and blood vessels in […]

Fibromyalgia Suffers Choose Chiropractic over Traditional Medicine for Relief of Symptoms

Fibromyalgia is a condition with no known medical cure. It is characterized by chronic and debilitating pain all over the body, and heightened pain under pressure.  Its symptoms can cause patients to suffer from widespread pain, poor sleep, chronic tiredness and even depression. The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown. Some theories cite that the patient’s […]

Chiropractic Care for Migraines

Migraine sufferers have to endure a pain that is recurring, severe and can last up to 72 hours. Warning signs such as an “aura”, which is a type of visual disturbance, and nausea, sometimes accompany migraines. Many sufferers find that conventional medicine and prescription drugs offer little relief from their condition, and many are turning […]

Comparing the Risks: Spinal Manipulation versus Back Surgery

While most people seeking medical care for back or neck pain recognize that they may have treatment options (often including chiropractic care and surgery), many do not understand the potential benefits and risks associated with those choices.  Patients who ask family, friends or coworkers for advice all too often hear secondhand stories about healthcare “miracles” […]

Are Chiropractic X-Rays Safe?

Patients occasionally ask whether chiropractic x-rays are safe, so we wanted to summarize the current FDA statements on x-ray safety and give you a couple credible resources where you can learn more. Read the full article if you want the complete story, but if you are looking for a quick answer, the FDA estimates that […]

Arthritis Doesn’t Have to Mean It’s Time to Slow Down

New Expectations and New Advice for Today’s Arthritis Sufferers If you or someone you care about is suffering from arthritis, you should know that arthritis doesn’t have to mean an end to an active lifestyle.  Prior generations may have accepted the condition as an inevitable part of aging and been given a standard prescription of […]

Are You Looking in the Right Place for Back Pain Relief?

What You Can Learn From America’s Back Pain Experience A June 2010 article by Associated Press Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard shines a bright light on the problem of back pain in America.  In the article, entitled “Back Pain May Be Widely Over-Treated in the U.S.”, she raises some great questions about how we’re spending our […]