Frequently Asked Questions

chiropractic care for a healthy spine

We understand that many of our new patients have questions about what we do. If your question is not answered, please feel free to contact our office at (614) 798-1419.

How does chiropractic help?

Chiropractic protects the integrity of the nervous system and protects the body's natural healing ability. If your nervous system is functioning properly then all cells, organs, and tissues of your body will function at their max potential as well. The human body is designed to resist and fight disease and illness. The chiropractic lifestyle is about preventing bad things before they happen to your body and healing anything that has already happened. Chiropractic exams find and eliminate misalignments and subluxations of the spine, so the nervous system is working at its full potential.

Does the adjustment not work if I did not hear a sound?

Long Story Short...No.

Adjustments do not always create a sound. It is a myth that it is the bones that create the sound. The sound is being produced by the synovial fluid which is a lubricant that is found in all joints throughout the body. Synovial fluid contains dissolved gases and during an adjustment, the slight movement causes a release of pressure. This release of pressure is kind of like the pressure that is released when a bottle of champagne is opened and just like with champagne, a popping sound occurs. However, it is not important to hear a sound when you get adjusted. It is important that there was movement, and that the movement was in the right direction.

Does insurance cover chiropractic?

Every insurance company and policy has different benefits. You can call your insurance company to verify your benefits, or you can bring your card into your first appointment, and we will verify the benefits for you.

Can't I just adjust myself?

Absolutely not, trying to self-adjust may cause more damage. Do not worry, not even the world's best chiropractor cannot adjust his or herself. A chiropractic adjustment is specific and low force thrust that is applied in a specific direction to your spine. However, if you twist, turn or bend in a particular way you might produce a popping noise but that does not mean that you adjusted yourself properly. By attempting to adjust yourself, you could worsen your condition and create longer corrective care.

How safe is chiropractic?

We recognize the safest drug-free, non-invasive forms of care. All research and studies are evidence that chiropractic adjustments hold an extremely small risk. This is because chiropractic works using the body's natural healing process and does not interfere by using drugs or surgery.

The is proof is in the difference of what a medical doctor pays in malpractice insurance in comparison to a chiropractor.

If you are concerned that an adjustment will cause you pain. We can assure you that each patient has a treatment plan catered to their pain and ability.

Is chiropractic safe while I'm pregnant?

YES! YES! 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 don't stop there.

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 drugs during delivery.

Is chiropractic addicting?

No. Chiropractic adjustments themselves are not addictive like various prescription medicines. If that were true, there would be a lot healthier people in the world. It is likely that people just enjoy being free of pain, getting sick less and unable to remember their last headache.

Another common misconception about chiropractic is that "once you go, you'll always have to go." Our response to that is that once you understand how important your spine is to your overall health and how amazing you will feel under chiropractic care, you will most likely never want to stop.

However, a person can quit chiropractic adjustments whenever they decide to. Unfortunately, the benefits may cease for them at that point too.

Should I get my child(ren) adjusted?

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.

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 has decrease or possibly eliminate a child's chances of being colicky, developing allergies, asthma, ADD/ADHD and/or any ear infections.

What is an adjustment?

It can be defined as a precise low force thrust in an exact direction to remove a subluxation or restore movement and nervous function. Chiropractic is the product of hundreds of years of careful research and is a safe, natural procedure.

What can I expect from chiropractic care?

Depending on what you are getting treated for can determine what you can expect. If you are committed to care and follow your doctor's instructions, then at the very least you can expect to have a better quality of life without drugs or surgery.

How much schooling and training does a chiropractor have?

Believe it or not but it is very likely that you 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 also must pass four national board examinations in order to be permitted to practice.

After passing national boards, chiropractors apply for a license in the state they practice and must take a state board exam. After completing this extensive process, chiropractors are required to have yearly continuing education to maintain their license.

Can I get adjusted if I have had back surgery?

Absolutely.

Some people may be concerned about having past surgeries and think they are "too far gone" to receive any benefit from chiropractic care, but rest be assured that if you are alive, a proper functioning nervous system is a tremendous benefit. Therefore, we do detailed examinations and testing to see exactly what is going on with each individual patient and if they are recommended for care, they have a care plan SPECIFIC to their needs.

It is a sad fact that back surgery only has a 15% success rate and only 50% of spinal fusions are considered successful. Most spinal surgeries also have to return for more surgery because the symptoms return within the first year post-surgery. Chiropractic care also has the potential to prevent additional surgeries.

How frequently should I get adjusted?

Since every patient is different so it is hard to put a number on it. During the corrective phase of care, you will often have more adjustments than later down the road when you are just maintaining your spinal health. Overall, adjustments tend to decrease over the period you are under care.

To find out what your recommendation would be (if any) we would be more than happy to schedule you so you can find out your specific needs!

Does everyone receive the same adjustment?

At Pamer Family Chiropractic we provide personalized care based on what we find during your examination and x-ray findings. Since no two people are the same, no two people are adjusted the same. Also, after every adjustment your body slightly changes so no two adjustments are the same.

When will I start to get better?

Please keep in mind that lifestyle plays a large role in how quickly your body heals. It is a good rule of thumb that the longer the problem has been there, the longer it is going to take to recover. There are also many other variables to consider such as age, medical history, pre-existing conditions, etc. Children heal quicker, so it is always good to start care as early as possible.

Is it necessary to haven multiple adjustments per week?

When a chiropractor is working on restoring structure to your spine, they are doing a lot more than you think. They are combating your lifestyle (diet, posture, stress, etc.) and retraining the musculature that connects and surrounds your spine. Surgery may perform quicker results but there are a lot of consequences such as: financial costs, complications, recovery time, anesthesia, medications, etc. Getting chiropractic care is safe and natural and relies on your body to do the healing. So, patience is a virtue.

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Pamer Family Chiropractic
246 West Olentangy Street
Powell, OH 43065
(614) 798-1419

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