Though traditionally thought of as a treatment for back pain, chiropractic can treat a wide array of conditions. Conditions that we often see include:
This really varies from person to person with most patients enjoying the feeling during or immediately following an adjustment. Often patients note feeling lighter or as if pressure has been released. When treating acutely inflamed joints and/or muscles, some temporary discomfort is not unexpected. The electric stimulation and massage techniques we use before adjusting helps our patients to adjust easier than they would otherwise, which makes the treatment more enjoyable.
Frequency of treatment depends on the individual and for what he/she is seeking care. Your doctor will give you a recommendation based on your history and how you have responded to treatment. Most patients prefer to maintain a minimum frequency of care of one visit per month as preventative care. This is entirely up to you though. We have patients that prefer weekly visits and others that simply call as needed.
We accept most insurance and are in network providers with Blue Shield of California and Medicare. We are also part of the Veteran's Choice Program which allows veterans to seek care with health professionals outside of the VA system.
While chiropractic care is not without risk, it is a very safe method of healthcare for most individuals. With chiropractic care, you do not have to worry about the numerous potential side effects that can occur with medications. The most common side effect of chiropractic is mild soreness which typically resolves after a few hours. Your doctor will go over your medical history with you and perform a thorough examination before proceeding with care. This helps to identify any issue that would preclude you from getting adjusted. The informed consent section within our new patient paperwork goes into further details of the risks/benefits of chiropractic care.
The noise that often occurs with a chiropractic adjustment is called a cavitation. This is the same noise that occurs when people "crack their knuckles". When a liquid undergoes a sudden drop in pressure, gas bubbles form creating the noise heard. When a chiropractic adjustment increases the volume of a joint space, fluid within that joint space experiences a pressure decrease resulting in a popping nose or cavitation.