Frequently Asked Questions
at Smith Chiropractic & Wellness Serving the Tri-State Area

Unraveling the Mysteries of Chiropractic Care

Navigating the world of chiropractic care can be filled with questions and curiosities. At Smith Chiropractic & Wellness, we believe in transparency and educating our patients every step of the way. Here, we’ve compiled the most commonly asked questions to provide you with insights and clarity about our practices, treatments, and philosophies. Whether you’re new to chiropractic care or simply wish to understand more about our approach, dive in to find the answers you seek.

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What defines chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care represents a non-surgical approach to health that encompasses manual techniques (like hands-on adjustments and tissue treatments), therapeutic exercises, guidance on nutrition, and recommendations for a healthier lifestyle to address a range of health concerns. Chiropractors are licensed medical professionals that emphasizes the body’s ability to heal itself.

Which ailments are addressed at Smith Chiropractic & Wellness?

At Smith Chiropractic & Wellness, we primarily address physical discomforts and diminished bodily functions. This typically encompasses issues like back discomfort, pains in the neck, headaches, and various discomforts in the limbs. Moreover, some individuals have noticed benefits beyond pain relief, such as improved digestion, ear relief, better respiratory health, and enhanced bowel functions.

Can you elaborate on manipulative therapy or chiropractic adjustments?

Manipulative therapy involves applying a specific force, manually or through a device, to a body’s joint (where two bones converge). This is done to alleviate discomfort and augment mobility.

Are there potential side effects of manipulative therapy?

While side effects from manipulative therapy are uncommon, they can arise. Potential minor side effects might include tenderness, rigidity, minimal inflammation, a dizzy sensation, localized numbness, or pain that radiates. Serious side effects, like strokes following neck adjustments, are exceedingly rare, occurring perhaps once or twice in a million procedures. Our clinic employs computer-facilitated impulse therapies, which, to our knowledge, haven’t been linked to strokes.

Is chiropractic care supported by scientific evidence?

Indeed, chiropractic care is grounded in empirical evidence.

How are Chiropractors educated and trained?

Chiropractors are required to undertake continuous learning, completing a set number of educational hours biennially. They are trained doctors with a degree in Doctor of Chiropractic.

Is a referral necessary for treatment at Smith Chiropractic & Wellness?

No, Chiropractors are primary health providers, meaning no prior referral is necessary.

Do Chiropractors conduct medical assessments?

Certainly. Typically, Dr. Smith will conduct a thorough medical evaluation and physical assessment before initiating any treatment. Chiropractors do not prescribe medications or complete surgery.

Is chiropractic care covered by insurance?

Coverage is contingent upon individual diagnoses. Some individuals opt for routine sessions after seeing improvements, finding that consistent care enhances their well-being and diminishes recurring issues.

Is ongoing chiropractic care in the tri-state area advised?

For those in the tri-state area with persistent issues, continuous care appears beneficial. However, after improvement, many are discharged, with advice to revisit if needed in the future.

Does Smith Chiropractic & Wellness offer preventive chiropractic care?

Indeed, many patrons note that consistent sessions diminish the recurrence of their symptoms, a claim backed by current research.

Do you cater to young patients?

Certainly. If chiropractic care can benefit a child’s specific health issue, we are happy to assist.

Is each patient's treatment regimen identical?

Every treatment is tailored. While the methods might be consistent, their application varies based on individual needs.

Do you sometimes refer patients to other medical professionals?

Yes, if a situation demands expertise outside our domain or if expected recovery isn’t observed, referrals are made to the appropriate health specialist.

Do you manage cases related to vehicular mishaps, personal injuries, or workplace incidents?

Yes, we do. The procedure might differ from standard insurance claims, but we are equipped to handle such cases.

Are X-rays mandatory at Smith Chiropractic & Wellness?

Mostly, X-rays aren’t mandatory. If needed, we’ll direct you to a dedicated X-ray center.