Frequently Asked Questions in Parker

Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about chiropractors in Parker. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right Parker chiropractor for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to Naturally Chiropractic at (303) 841-7091 and our team can help!

1. How does chiropractic care help?

Chiropractic care is the best-kept secret in medicine. Chiropractic care works because your body is designed to be self-healing and self-regulating, naturally. Chiropractic adjustments help the nervous system work better and your body responds by healing itself.

2. I didn’t hear a sound. Does that mean the Adjustment didn’t work?

No. The sound is produced by nitrogen in the synovial fluid of the joint. It doesn’t mean anything. It’s the mobilization of the joint that matters, so with or without a sound the adjustment still works.

3. Does insurance cover chiropractic visits?

Most insurances have chiropractic benefits. Even Medicare covers chiropractic care.

4. How safe is Chiropractic?

I love this question! Chiropractic is safer than almost ANY other type of healthcare. Want proof? Malpractice insurance prices are based on the odds of any given type of doctor being sued for hurting someone. Just Google “How much is malpractice insurance for…surgeons, orthopedic doctors, OBGYN, dentist, etc” and you’ll see who has the greater odds of hurting their patients. Go ahead, Google it, I know you want to.

5. Is chiropractic care safe while I’m pregnant?

Absolutely! The method of adjustment needs to change a little the further along you get in your pregnancy, but it is totally safe and in fact, some patients under chiropractic care report much faster than average delivery times. Helpful hint: getting adjusted AFTER delivery is even more important due to the decrease in relaxin hormone. You want to make certain that your skeletal alignment is good as those hormone levels decline. Have you ever heard a mother tell you that she never had low back problems until she had her first child? This is usually why.

6. Can I become addicted to Chiropractic Adjustments?

No, but you may have heard someone say that once you start you have to keep going. That’s simply not true. But what does happen is patients become keenly aware of their bodies and start to realize when they don’t “feel quite right” and want an adjustment.

7. Is Chiropractic safe for children?

Yes. Most chiropractic doctors will adjust their children right after birth. The trauma of coming through the birth canal can significantly distort the spine; if you’ve ever witnessed a live birth, you know what I’m talking about! On a side note, children usually respond much quicker than adults to chiropractic adjustments.

 

8. Can I see a Chiropractor if I’ve had back surgery?

Yes. I see post-surgical patients all the time. Once again, the method of adjusting might need to change depending upon what type of surgery was done. I always take x-rays of the region to make sure the hardware is all stable and to know what is safe for the patient.

9. How Long Will it Take to Work?

Each case is different. Fast responders will see changes from 1-8 visits, intermediate responders from 9-15 and slow responders are 15+. I doesn’t matter if you are fast, intermediate or slow as long as your body responds. Because if it does, chiropractic is a safe, drug-free, surgery-free way to help your body get back to normal, naturally!

10. Can't I Just Adjust Myself?

Absolutely not. Trying to do such a thing may cause more damage. A chiropractic adjustment is specific and low force thrust that is applied in a specific direction to a particular joint(s). If you twist, turn or bend in a particular way then you might produce a similar popping noise but that does not mean that you adjusted yourself. By attempting to adjust, you could worsen your condition and make more work for yourself. Not even the world’s best chiropractor can adjust his or herself.

11. So 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.

12. What Can I Expect From Chiropractic Care?

Depending on what you’re getting treated for can determine what you can expect. If you are compliant with 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.

13. 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 graduate from grad school as a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), chiropractors must pass four national board examinations in order to be required to practice. After passing national boards, chiropractors have to apply for a license in the state they practice and often have to take a state board exam. After complete this rigorous process, chiropractors are required to have yearly continuing education in order to keep their license.

14. Can I Get Adjusted If I Have Had Back Surgery?

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

15. How Frequently Should I Get Adjusted?

Since everyone is different so it is hard to put one number on it for everyone. Call Naturally Chiropractic in Parker and we would be more than happy to put you on a wellness schedule!

16. Does Everyone Receive The Same Adjustment?

At Naturally 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 twice.

17. Is It Really Necessary To Come Back This Often?

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 can perform quicker results but there are a lot of consequences such as the financial costs, 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.

Monday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
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Saturday
Closed

Naturally Chiropractic
10233 South Parker Road #100
Parker, CO 80134
(303) 841-7091