Planning to consult a chiropractor? Have questions about chiropractic care? Skilled chiropractors at HealthQuest can help you stay informed about the relevance and effectiveness of this natural method of healthcare.
Here are the answers to of some the most commonly asked questions.
Q. How does chiropractic work?
A. Chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive form of healthcare that helps to correct postural imbalances and structural misalignments, and restore proper function to the nervous system. This treatment procedure works by restoring the person’s own inborn ability to be healthy. For the body to remain healthy, the nervous system must function well and for that, the nervous system must be free of interference. Chiropractic treatment restores spinal health, removes nerve interference caused by misaligned vertebrae and allows optimal nervous system function and improved health.
Q. What do chiropractors treat?
A. Chiropractic treatment is most effective for sports injuries, accidents, falls and work-related injuries, and musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors can treat lower back pain, leg pain or numbness, neck pain, tingling or numbness, chronic headaches, shoulder and arm pain, knee and ankle pain or injury, carpal tunnel symptoms, recurring joint pain, stiffness or swelling. They are also called on to deal with more significant health conditions such as fibromyalgia, insomnia, allergies, and many more.
Q. Is chiropractic adjustment safe?
A. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record, and is widely recognized as an effective,drug-free, non-invasive therapy for the treatment of headache, neck pain, back pain and many spine related problems. Most patients experience immediate relief following an adjustment.
Q. How is a chiropractic adjustment performed?
A. A chiropractor can tell if your pain is due to misaligned vertebrae and realign your spine to its proper position. The specialist uses his hands to apply gentle pressure on the affected region in order to correct the underlying issue to restore or enhance joint function, which provides relief from pain. With gentle and controlled thrust of the hands, the specialist is able to correct subluxation (misaligned vertebrae) and provide pain relief.
Q. Does an adjustment hurt?
A. Chiropractic manipulation or adjustment is a highly controlled procedure that involves only minimal force and gentle pressure. It rarely causes discomfort.Most patients feel relief immediately following treatment.
Q. Are all patients treated the same way?
A. No. Each patient's care is uniquely different from every other patient. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Each patient’s specific spinal problem will be evaluated and an individual course of care will be developed.
Q. Are chiropractors doctors? What education do they receive?
A. Yes. Chiropractors are not medical doctors, but they go through a similar education process to become licensed in the field of chiropractic care.Educational requirements for chiropractors are among the most stringent, and only the best receive a license to practice.
Q. Do you accept payment plans?
A. Yes, we accept Medicare, Workers’ Compensation, No-Fault and other major medical insurance plans.
Licensed and experienced chiropractors at HealthQuest focus on treating the condition quickly and providing maximum comfort to their patients.
If you have a specific question, please call us at (718) 769-2521 or fill out the form given below.