5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Chiropractor

Mar 12, 2017Blog Post


1. Do you take x-rays?

X-rays help us determine the health of your joints and discs, gives us an estimate of how long it will take before you improve, as well as what chiropractic techniques will likely be the most effective. Not taking X-rays is like flying in the dark without radar: it’s dangerous if you don’t know where you are going. Also, x-rays determine how best to correct your spine.  There are signficant conditions that can first express themselves with back, neck, or bone pain. If the doctor you’re consulting with doesn’t take X-rays BEFORE recommending treatment, then you should probably consider talking to another doctor.

2. What can I do at home to enhance my care?

There are very easy and specific home exercises that will help with your spinal care.  While most of the exercises need to be done in a clinical setting, most of the postural exercises and core strengthening can and should be done at home.  This will enble you to do these exercises more often,  help prolong the benefits of the care you’ve received and help prevent you from re-injuring yourself in the future.

3. Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?

Chiropractors are primary care providers which means that no referral is necessary for care.  Some insurance companies may require a referral from a primary doctor.


4. How safe is chiropractic for children?

Yes! There have been several large-scale research studies verifying the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for kids. The amount of force used to adjust an infant is comparable to the amount of force you use to test a ripe tomato at the grocery store. Those of you with kids know that they are certainly able to withstand a lot more pressure than that! Chiropractic has had many positive results in children with common childhood problems. Problems like headache, scoliosis, asthma, colic, ear infections, asthma, and even some cases of behavioral problems respond well with chiropractic care. In fact, a recent study showed that children under chiropractic care suffered fewer ear infections than those whose parent took them to medical care alone.

5. How long does it take to correct my problem?

Some doctors do not have an objective method to determine how many visits are necessary to relieve your pain and to maintain your new state of health. They make subjective guesses about your initial treatment and progress. At Spinal Health & Wellness, we perform progress examinations along the way to make sure you are on course for recovery. This procedure tells us exactly where you are, when you are done with the initial pain relief care, and how you are doing in maintaining the correction.

Hopefully, this information will give you the confidence in taking the first step to regaining your health by experiencing the benefits of chiropractic care. Choose Spinal Health & Wellness as your trusted, quality Wilmington/Pike Creek chiropractic office and we’ll show you how well we take care of you! Call 302-933-9113.

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