Frequently Asked Questions
The Pleasant Chiropractor FAQs
Can chiropractic care help with headaches?
The central nervous system, which comprises our brain and spinal cord, is the only system that is directly protected by bones. These bones make up our spine. When specific bones in your neck are out of position and unable to move properly, it can put stress on your nervous system and on surrounding muscles which can result in headaches. Chiropractic care can be a very effective and non-invasive approach to preventing and relieving headaches regardless of the type of headache (tension vs migraine) or cause (stress vs posture).
It is important to get a chiropractic evaluation to determine the best course of action to not only reduce the frequency of these headaches but to get rid of the headaches all together.
Why am I getting headaches after an auto accident?
Headaches and migraines are common symptoms that can occur as a result of whiplash injuries or any type of motor vehicle injury. Headaches may appear when specific vertebrae in your neck is restricted and out of position due to the impact of an accident. Sprained neck muscles can cause pain to radiate to your head. Any injuries or traumas to your head can cause headaches and migraines. If you are experiencing headaches after your car accident, then you should get treated as soon as possible so that your headache pain does not become permanent.
At Pleasant Chiropractic we are skilled in whiplash injuries to get you being functional and back to normal.
Can Chiropractic care help with neck pain?
Most patients don’t want to just mask the pain with just medication, unfortunately that is all that most doctors offer. At Pleasant Chiropractic we treat neck pain with advanced techniques that focus on repairing function to your nervous and musculoskeletal system. This is the best way to reduce pain and return to normal function.
Why do I get neck pain following an auto accident?
It is vital to get a proper evaluation to determine how to get you feeling better without the use of medication, which is designed to mask the pain, not treat the cause of the pain. At Pleasant Chiropractic we are skilled in recovery from automobile injuries and focus on correction of one’s ailments.
Can chiropractic help with shoulder pain?
Often shoulder pain can be accompanied by neck and back pain. When the shoulder hurts, it can cause the body to respond in a negative manner such as poor posture or restricted range of motion resulting in poor biomechanics elsewhere. Therefore it is important for the chiropractor to accurately diagnose the problem before any treatment can start. Shoulder issues are tricky because it is typically multifaceted and require one to look at the entire shoulder girdle, not just the shoulder joint itself.
If you are unsure of your diagnosis, or severity of your condition, you should seek advice before beginning any self-treatment.
What if my symptoms did not begin immediately?
Can chiropractic help with carpal tunnel?
Your wrist problem may be a misalignment of one or more joints in your neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist. Chiropractic techniques that work so well with the spine can be applied to other joints of the body. Virtually every joint is susceptible to fixations and malfunctions that impair function and range of motion. Trauma, micro-traumas, vibrations and repetitive motions are often culprits.
Carpal tunnel is often the go to diagnosis for any type of wrist pain, tingling/numbness or weakness. Many times, the cause of wrist pain/challenges originates in the neck. Therefore it is important to get a proper chiropractic evaluation to see what the best course of action is.
Can Chiropractic help with elbow discomfort?
Your chiropractor will make sure that this is the correct diagnosis and that the problem is not bursitis, a radial or ulnar nerve entrapment, or another condition.
Once I go to the Chiropractor, will I have to go forever?
At Pleasant Chiropractic, our goal is to correct and stabilize your spinal condition with the intent of you feeling better faster. Once that is accomplished, continued care is up to you.
Can Chiropractic help out with lower back pain?
Chiropractors are skilled in lower back pain and can pinpoint your problem and get you back to a healthy state.
Most patients don’t want to just mask the pain with medication, unfortunately that is all that most doctors offer. At Pleasant Chiropractic we address back pain with advanced techniques that focus on repairing function to your nervous system and musculoskeletal system. This is the best way to reduce pain and return to normal function.
I was in a car accident, could that have an impact on experiencing sciatica?
What is sciatica and can chiropractic care help alleviate some of the symptoms?
Don’t just put a band aid over sciatic pain by relying on medication. Correct the cause of sciatica by getting an evaluation and address the underlying cause. Discover and see if chiropractic care can benefit you.
Can Chiropractic Care help out with dizziness and vertigo?
There is no drug or pill that can correct vertigo if it is due to upper neck involvement. Seek out professional advice to see if chiropractic care can help out with your vertigo.
Can Chiropractic Care help with hip pain?
Your Chiropractor can help in many of these areas. Along with your adjustments, as part of the chiropractic management of your hip problem. They will also offer appropriate progressive rehabilitative exercises that include muscle stretching and strengthening.
The fact is hip pain won’t disappear on its own. Hip pain indicates that something needs to be corrected. Get out of pain, get back in balance, and get your life back now! Call Our office. We know what to do to help you!
Should I let my medical doctor know I'm considering Chiropractic Care?
When Should I go?
If you have a spine, call today. You should get your spine checked whether you have pain or not! Do you see a dentist every 6 months? Why? To check for cavities you can’t feel! So why wait until your spine hurts to see if your spine is out of place? GET CHECKED TODAY!
What is a chiropractor?
A chiropractor is a health care professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on spinal manipulation and/or manual adjustment.
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care focuses on the spine and is a patient-centered, non-invasive, hands-on, regulated health care therapy.
Are chiropractors doctors?
Chiropractors have a Doctorate in Chiropractic (DC) and receive similar education as a Medical Doctor (MD). However, chiropractors focus on helping the body heal naturally with a hands-on approach and nutrition.
What does a chiropractor do?
A chiropractor generally performs adjustments, which is a manipulation of the joints and spine, to provide relief from discomfort.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Chiropractic therapy and spinal manipulation are extremely safe and effective therapies for acute chronic pain.