Sioux Falls Chiropractors Frequently Asked Questions
Spinal joints that aren’t moving right can choke or irritate nearby nerves. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck joints, reducing nervous system disruption. When the nervous system is functioning correctly, optimum health has the best opportunity to return.
We as chiropractors hear many questions from new and current chiropractic patients. We have listed some of the most common questions and answers below.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Yes. A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are “remarkably safe.” Chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom chiropractic care might be unsuited.
- How much can I expect a visit to cost?
The cost of your initial visit may vary depending on what services you are seeking, your insurance coverage, and any testing the doctor may order. Envive is a provider for most major medical and local insurance companies to maximize your benefits. If you do not have insurance, your first appointment will be $89, and subsequent appointments will be $45.
- Will I need to come back often?
Each condition is unique, and your doctor may recommend a course of treatments to help your body heal sufficiently. Phases of care may include pain relief, correction, maintenance, prevention & wellness. People participate at all different levels. The choice is up to you!
- Will adjustments make my spine too loose?
No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. The occasional spinal joints that move too much are passed over so that weakened muscles and ligaments can stabilize and heal.
- How many adjustments will I need?
The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals. Many patients sense some progress within a week or two of frequent visits. Visits are less often as your spine stabilizes. In difficult cases, complete healing can take months or even years.
- Why would a newborn get adjusted?
Even today’s “natural” childbirth methods can affect an infant’s spine. Colic, unusual crying, poor appetite or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress. Adjustments are gentle. Our chiropractors know exactly where to adjust; no more pressure is used than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato.
- Can I adjust myself?
No. Some people can make their joints “pop”, but that’s not an adjustment! Adjustments are specific and take years to master. Even your chiropractor must consult a colleague to benefit from chiropractic care.
- What does an adjustment feel like?
Most patients report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness. Since repeated adjustments are necessary, if adjustments didn’t feel good, patients wouldn’t return to finish their care. Chiropractors are experts at making adjustments feel good.
- Can patients with osteoporosis get chiropractic care?
Of course. When developing a care plan, your chiropractor considers the unique circumstances of each patient. There are many ways to adjust the spine. The method selected will be best suited to your age, size and spinal problem.
- Isn’t some back pain normal?
Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something isn’t right. Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since we can adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While they may go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem can slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.
- Can I have chiropractic care after back surgery?
Yes. Rest assured that we will avoid the surgically modified areas of your spine. However, surgery may produce compensation reactions either above or below the involved level. If necessary, these other areas will be the focus of your chiropractic care.
- What is envive?