Your Questions Answered
For your convenience, we've put together a list of some of the most common questions we are asked and their respective answers. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, drop us a line and we’ll do our best to get you the information as soon as possible.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP?
Chiropractic care focuses on removing interference from the nervous system to allow for proper brain-body connection. Through the nervous system, the brain controls every organ, tissue, and cell in the body. Physical, chemical, and emotional stress in our lives can cause disruption of the communication within the body which interferes with the body’s natural ability to heal. Chiropractic works by specifically identifying areas of nerve impingement and correcting them so that the body can function optimally.
I DIDN'T HEAR A SOUND. DOES THAT MEAN THE ADJUSTMENT DIDN'T WORK?
A wise mentor once said, “if you had to hear a sound, deaf patients and deaf chiropractors would get no results”. The adjustment is focused on correcting the position of the vertebra to remove interference in the nervous system. Sometimes there is a sound with this movement, and sometimes there is not. This is not indicative of the success of the adjustment.
DOES INSURANCE COVER CHIROPRACTIC VISITS?
Inside Out Chiropractic is a private pay practice, and therefore does not work with insurance directly. We are, however, happy to communicate with your insurance to verify your out-of-network Chiropractic coverage. We are also able to provide a superbill which serves as a receipt of care that the individual may submit to their insurance for possible reimbursement, depending on your specific insurance coverage.
HOW SAFE IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Chiropractic is recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, and non-invasive forms of healthcare. All research and studies show that chiropractic adjustments hold an extremely small risk. This is because chiropractic works using the body’s natural healing process and doesn’t interfere by using drugs or surgery. At Inside Out Chiropractic we pride ourselves in taking all the time necessary to provide you with the quality care that is specific to you and you alone. By utilizing our 5 step analysis process we provide certainty and safety in our care.
IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE SAFE WHILE I'M PREGNANT?
YES! You are now not only caring for yourself but the life of your child. Pregnancy puts a lot of stress on a woman’s body creating nausea, vomiting, back pain, hip pain, etc. Getting adjusted throughout a pregnancy helps alleviate all these symptoms but the benefits extend beyond that. Getting regular chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to reduce labor time by up to 50%. There is also decreased likelihood for the need for intervention during delivery.
CAN I BECOME ADDICTED TO CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS?
No. If it was addicting, there probably would be a lot more healthy people in the world! People seek continual care because they recognize the benefits and want to continue to experience life to its fullest potential. Patients choose lifelong Chiropractic care to preserve their spines like they regularly visit the dentist to preserve their teeth.
IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE SAFE FOR CHILDREN?
Chiropractic care is safe for children of all ages. If you consider how a child grows in a womb and the birthing process, it is a very physically traumatic experience. In Germany there was a medical study that found that because of all this physical stress, 82% of all children are born with subluxations in their neck. Later, another exam was performed on the same children and it was discovered that 96% of all health conditions in the children were eliminated after the children received chiropractic adjustments. It has been learned that if given the opportunity, most parents will choose to have their children examined for subluxations. Studies have also found that many health problems that develop in adulthood have the potential to be avoided with early chiropractic care. Ridding the body of nerve interference decreases or possibly eliminates a child’s chances of being colicky, developing allergies, asthma, or ear infections.
HOW MUCH SCHOOLING DOES A CHIROPRACTOR HAVE?
Believe it or not, it is very likely that your chiropractor has more education than your family physician. There are many similarities to the medical and chiropractic curriculum but chiropractors are able to focus more on anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, and radiology because they do not prescribe medications or perform surgeries. After receiving a bachelor’s degree and graduating from grad school as a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), chiropractors must pass four national board examinations in order to practice. After passing national boards, chiropractors have to apply for a license in the state they practice and often have to take a state exam. After completing this rigorous process, chiropractors are required to complete yearly continuing education courses in order to keep their license.
CAN I RECEIVE CHIROPRACTIC CARE IF I'VE HAD BACK SURGERY?
If you have had back surgery you should be seeing a chiropractor. Any damage to a spinal joint, including surgery, should be evaluated and managed by a chiropractor. We spend more time studying the spine than any other profession on the planet and should be your go to for these conditions. It is a sad fact that back surgery only has a 15% success rate and only 50% of spinal fusions are considered successful. Most individuals also have to return for more surgery because the symptoms return within the first year post surgery. Chiropractic can help prevent the need for back surgery and has the potential to prevent continuous surgeries.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO WORK?
Chiropractic care is a lifestyle. Most people get care to stay well and to continue doing the activities they love. A good rule of thumb is that the longer the problem has been there, the longer it is going to take to recover. There are many other variables to consider as well such as age, medical history, pre-existing conditions, etc. Children heal quicker so it is always good to start care as early as possible. Please keep in mind that lifestyle also plays a large role in how quickly your body heals.
DO I NEED A MEDICAL DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?
Nope. Give our office a call or shoot us an email and we will get you scheduled for your initial exam and consultation as soon as possible! We look forward to helping your body heal itself, from the Inside Out!