Chiropractic Frequently Asked Questions
Our doctors will gladly answer any questions that you might have, but we also know that sometimes people like to do a little research before they come in to see us! If you don’t find the information you’re looking for here, please feel free to contact us or to ask us during your next visit.
1.) Do you take insurance?
Yes, we take a variety of insurance. You can go online to see how many visits are covered by your insurance company.
2.) What do Chiropractors do?
Chiropractors are neuromusculoskeletal doctors that primarily focus on the nervous system. By keeping the spine in alignment, our nervous system is able to function at full capacity, which allows our body to regulate and heal itself.
3.) Do Chiropractors only treat neck and low back pain?
No, Chiropractors treat a variety of conditions including headaches, digestive issues, stress/anxiety, and much more.
4.) Does it hurt to get a Chiropractic adjustment and is it safe?
No, getting adjusted does not hurt. You might feel sore for a few days after, but that is normal. It is very safe to get an adjustment. Chiropractors are thoroughly trained to evaluate whether or not you can be adjusted.
5.) Is it safe to adjust myself?
No, it is not safe to self adjust. Chiropractors are trained to provide quick and controlled adjustments in specific locations and directions. Adjusting yourself would be like working on a car without knowing how the engine works!
6.) Should my child see a Chiropractor?
Yes, it is recommended that children see a Chiropractor as their bodies continually grow and change.
7.) How often should I see a Chiropractor?
Your Chiropractor will determine the frequency of your visits depending on your complaint. However, it is recommended to see a Chiropractor on a regular basis to keep your nervous system balanced and strong.
8.) How do I know if Chiropractic is right for me?
Patients with neck or low back pain as well as stress/anxiety respond very well to Chiropractic care. However, there are many other conditions that can be managed and treated by a Chiropractor.
9.) Am I less likely to get sick if I go to the Chiropractor?
Chiropractors work closely with the nervous system, which regulates immune responses throughout the body. You may notice the frequency and severity of sickness decline by going to the Chiropractor.
10.) Are Chiropractors doctors?
Yes, Chiropractors receive their Doctor of Chiropractic degree after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in fields such as kinesiology, exercise science, and pre-med.
11.) Why is there a popping sound when I get adjusted?
There are small pockets of air or bubbles trapped in the fluid that surrounds your joints. A Chiropractic adjustment causes these pockets to pop, which creates the sound you hear.
12.) Will I rely on my Chiropractor if I get adjusted too often?
Chiropractors are trained to provide a certain number of adjustments that coincide with exercises/stretches at home. If you are actively doing these things, you will not need to rely on your Chiropractor simply for pain relief.
13.) Can I see a Chiropractor if I’m pregnant?
Yes, it is actually recommended that you see a Chiropractor while pregnant. At Chiropractic Associates of Bedford, there are specially designed tables that allow you to lay on your stomach while being treated. We even have Chiropractors certified in Webster technique.
14.) Am I required to remove any clothing during my appointment?
You might be required to remove clothing and put on a gown during your initial exam. However, there is rarely a need to remove clothing afterwards.
15.) Do Chiropractors prescribe drugs?
No, it is not within the scope of practice for Chiropractors to prescribe drugs. Most Chiropractors believe that optimal wellness can be achieved without drug intervention.
16.) How much does an appointment typically cost?
The average cost for one visit varies depending on your insurance and which services your Chiropractor provides. The cash rate is $55.