FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ONCE I'VE BEEN ADJUSTED DO I HAVE TO KEEP SEEING A CHIROPRACTOR FOREVER?
Nope! While maintenance/wellness care has many benefits, you will not fall apart if you don't get routine care. It's important to remember that everyone is different and has different needs. Your lifestyle, the stress you put on your body, how active you are, etc. will play the biggest role in determining how often you should come in for adjustments. For most people, I recommend a frequency of care that allows you to do what you love most without pain or injury.
WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND MAINTENANCE/WELLNESS CARE? WHY DO I NEED TO BE ADJUSTED IF I'M NOT IN PAIN?
Pain does not always manifest immediately. More often, it does not show up until a problem has been building for a long time. Being adjusted routinely helps to make sure that your spine and joints are moving properly. When things aren't moving properly, over time it can lead to inflammation and degeneration, causing localized or referred pain. When we get to this point it's going to take some very focused treatments and muscle retraining to get you out of pain and functioning properly. Preventing problems is easier than fixing them!
Research also shows that over time, patients who are adjusted regularly have less “bad days” or days spent in pain, per year.
I'M SCARED OF THE POPPING NOISES, WILL IT HURT?
There are many different adjusting techniques. Dr. Katie uses Diversified, Thompson, Gonstead, Activator, Flexion-Distraction, Webster Technique most commonly. While that may not mean much to most, rest assured that there are many ways to effectively adjust you that do not require the loud "popping" and "clicking" noises. Most patients prefer the manual adjustments and do not think they hurt, but if you are uncomfortable just let Dr. Katie know and she will use a technique that suits you better.