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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Our team of chiropractic professionals has graciously compiled useful answers to some of the questions asked most frequently by our patients, so we can help you better understand what we do.

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a field that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal system disorders. In simpler terms, a chiropractor studies your spine, nervous system, and muscles and recommends ways of ensuring optimal function of the same.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes. However, doctors of chiropractic are different from medical doctors since they don’t have M.D degrees. Nevertheless, chiropractors undergo extensive training and must meet stringent licensing requirements because they can practice in their preferred discipline.

Which type of pain do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors have extensive expertise in the treatment of back pain, headaches, and migraines as well as neck pain. Chiropractors also treat sports injuries as well as sprains and strains involving muscles, ligaments, and joints.

You don’t have to wait until you’re in pain to see our chiropractor. Regular chiropractic adjustments boost your core function, which translates into overall well-being.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Chiropractic adjustments are safe, non-invasive, and highly effective in the treatment of chronic pain. If you’ve been struggling with long-term pain, it’s time to say goodbye to pills and hello to drug-free intervention.

Are chiropractic adjustments painful?

Chiropractic adjustments don’t hurt. At worst, you’ll experience pressure and slight discomfort as your body adjusts to the “new normal.” We adapt our manipulations accordingly, depending on the patient at hand. For example, with younger patients, we’ll apply lesser pressure because of their smaller frames. You may experience some soreness after treatment, as you would after engaging in exercise, but this is only because your body is realigning. Many patients report immediate relief after a single chiropractic adjustment session.

Can my friend perform chiropractic adjustments on me?

Contrary to what many movies and TV shows would have you believe, only a licensed chiropractor should be allowed near your spine. Anything else is a huge risk. We strongly advise against DIY chiropractic projects!

Can pregnant women get chiropractic adjustments?

Yes. Chiropractic adjustments can alleviate the back pain experienced by many expectant mothers. If you’re pregnant and are struggling with back pain, contact our chiropractor in Vancouver, MA, for a relaxing session of chiropractic care.

What can I do to sleep better?

Sleep allows the body the opportunity to heal and recharge. If you’re not getting enough quality sleep, you’re putting yourself at risk for long-term health complications. Maintaining a favorable posture during sleep goes a long way in ensuring you sleep better at night.

Here are some tried and tested, practical steps you can take to improve your sleep:

  • Ensure your bedroom is dark enough to promote the production of melatonin.
  • Indulge in your last meal of the day at least two hours before bedtime. Don’t take coffee after 6 pm.
  • Don’t skimp on your mattress. A comfortable, best quality mattress is your spine’s best friend.
  • Choose a good, firm pillow that doesn’t leave you with a sore neck.
  • Avoid using your smartphone and laptops in bed.
  • Whenever possible, always sleep on your back, and avoid sleeping on your stomach.
  • A cool, well-aerated room will help you sleep better.

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