Chiropractic FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to get “popped”?
Even though Chiropractic is often associated with “popping and cracking”, there are many ways to deliver a specific chiropractic adjustment without the “crunch”. Dr. Jessica practices a variety of techniques, some which involve the traditional manual adjusting and others which utilize more gentle modalities, such as Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT) and Koren Specific Technique (KST). Her well-rounded approach to care makes Chiropractic accessible to a wide variety of patients with individual technique preferences and needs. Please let Dr. Jessica know any concerns or questions you have about Chiropractic techniques.
Are there any side effects to the Chiropractic adjustment?
There can be many side effects to getting a chiropractic adjustment! Among the most commonly reported are feeling more relaxed and calm, experiencing increased mobility of the spine, improved focus, more restful sleep, a decrease in pain, better balance, enhanced immune function, lessened stress, and overall just feeling “lighter”.

Other side effects of adjustments may include a brief period of muscle soreness, fatigue, or minor headache. These may be the result of the body starting to move and communicate with the brain again. Ask your chiropractor if you have any questions about side effects of Chiropractic care.

How often should I see a Chiropractor?

It really depends on the person and what is going on with the body.

Chronic Pain: For people who have experienced chronic pain and are just starting chiropractic care, the doctor may recommend coming in once or multiple times weekly for a period of time.

Minor Set-back: For those who have been feeling well but experience a fall or illness, they may need to come in two-three times for a week or two to “get back to normal”.

Pregnancy: When growing a baby, women need consistent support to help accommodate the rapid changes of the gestating body. Most pregnant patients visit every 2-4 weeks for the first two trimesters and weekly for most of the third trimester. After giving birth to a new bundle of joy, new mamas help their body recover by receiving gentle adjustments weekly for 6-8 weeks.

Newborns and Infants: After an exciting exodus from the womb and a bright welcome into a whole new world, many newborns need a gentle adjustment to balance their nervous systems and assist in laying the best possible foundation for their new lives. The doctors suggest adjusting once a week for the first several weeks of life. For the remainder of the first year, it is recommended your child is checked at least monthly as they make many major life transitions in a short period of time.

Wellness or Maintenance: Most of our patients use Chiropractic care to complement their wellness routine and keep them at the top of their game. For those patients, we recommend coming once every 2-6 weeks, depending on the individual needs and preferences of the patient.

When should I see a Chiropractor?

Because Chiropractic emphasizes care of the whole person and addressing the cause, not just the symptoms, there are wide variety of complaints that may improve and/or resolve with Chiropractic care. Chiropractic may help with, but not limited to, any of the following:

  • Acid Reflux
  • Allergies
  • Ankle sprain/strain
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Spurs
  • Breast feeding/Nursing
  • Breech Baby Position
  • Bulging Discs
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Colic
  • Depression
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Ear Ache/Infection
  • Fatigue
  • Foot Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Head Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Neck Pain
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Poor Posture
  • Pregnancy Discomfort
  • PTSD
  • Reflux in Infants
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Torticollis
  • Whiplash
  • Wellness Care
  • And more…

There are many reasons people seek out Chiropractic care. From the back pain to headaches, sleeping trouble to ankle pain, our doctors enjoy working with all ages who need help with a variety of conditions and complaints. However, most of our patients maintain regular Chiropractic appointments because they feel well and want to stay that way.


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