What conditions do Chiropractors treat?
Patients of all ages can be treated for many different health conditions by Doctors of Chiropractic (also known as DCs). DCs are most acknowledged for being experts in caring for patients who are suffering from back pain, neck pain and headaches. DCs can help these symptoms using very skillful manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. Patients suffering from injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system can also seek help from Doctors of Chiropractic. These musculoskeletal disorders can directly affect the muscles, ligaments and joints, severely impacting the nervous system. This, in turn, causes pain and dysfunction throughout the entire body. Because our body structure affects our overall function, the benefits of chiropractic care can relate to general health issues, too. Doctors of Chiropractic can also help guide patients’ health in a positive direction with counsel in diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and lifestyle and occupational modifications.
Is Chiropractic treatment safe?
Chiropractic care is extensively known for its drug-free, non-invasive treatment approach. These treatments help the body restore and rebuild structure to create a pain-free life. Although chiropractic has an exceptional safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adversarial affects. However, these affects are very small. Most patients feel instant relief following a chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching. These pains are similar to the discomfort you feel after exercising. The most current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following a spinal manipulation by a DC will typically fade away within 24 hours.
Do insurance plans cover Chiropractic?
Yes. Chiropractic care is included in major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, Medicaid, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, just to name a few. Active-duty members of the armed forces at more than 60 military bases, and veterans at 36 major veteran medical facilities, also qualify to be treated with Chiropractic care.