Frequently Asked Questions
For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of some of the most common questions we are asked and their respective answers. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, drop us a line and we’ll do our best to get you the information as soon as possible.
Do I need to see a Chiropractor?
Many people know about chiropractic care for back pain, but few may know that studies have found it to be effective for a variety of conditions. Spinal joint alignment is important and while pain may not be evident you may not be at your best. This is where chiropractors can help. Since the primary focus of Chiropractic care is to improve nervous system function, patients can have an improvement with many health conditions. We would at least recommend everyone have a spinal checkup to make sure their spine is functioning as well as possible.
Can Chiropractic help my condition?
Every patient is unique and this is why at Knox Chiropractic we conduct a thorough examination to allow the Chiropractor to build a specific clinical impression of each patient and we ask the questions to get to the underlying cause of your pain. This will allow us to give every patient the best care possible. Since the primary focus of our care is improved nervous system function, chiropractic can have a positive effect on many health conditions. Please consider an appointment to let us fully assess your condition to see if chiropractic care can help you reach your health goals.
What conditions benefit from chiropractic care?
Many people know about chiropractic care for back pain, but few may know that studies have found it to be effective for a variety of conditions, such as migraine headaches, neck pain and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica and fibromyalgia. Some patients who complain of headaches may actually have a lower back problem that is causing a compensation reaction at the base of the skull. Other patients may be experiencing numbness and tingling in their fingers, when the actual problem is in the neck. Every patient is unique so we ask the questions to get to the underlying cause of your pain. Since the primary focus of your care is improved nervous system function, chiropractic can have a positive effect on many health conditions not normally considered in the realm of “chiropractic care”. Here is short list of some of the conditions we see often -
headaches and migraine
neck pain and upper back pain
shoulder pain - frozen shoulder and rotator cuff injuries
elbow pain - tennis elbow and golfers elbow
carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist pain
back pain when breathing
low back pain
TMJ disorders - jaw pain and clicking with or without headache
tingling and numbness
How does chiropractic help with general health and well-being?
Since the primary focus of your care is improved nervous system function, chiropractic can have a positive effect on many health conditions not normally thought of as "back" problems. Recent studies show an increased immunity for 3 weeks after an adjustment, so we are only now scientifically confirming what many patients have been saying for years. Chiropractic does more than just get to the cause of your pain.
Does Chiropractic hurt?
Questions like this we get asked a lot and the answer is under normal circumstances, adjustments don't hurt. The patient may experience a minor amount of discomfort during the adjustment, which lasts only moments. Remember we are looking to get to the cause of your pain.
What type of education do Chiropractors get?
After successfully completing 3 years of undergraduate studies at University, Chiropractors complete an additional two-year Masters Degree by coursework at University.
Is the Chiropractic adjustment safe?
Yes! A study conducted by the New Zealand Government found that adjustments are “remarkably safe”. Some statistics suggest that chiropractic adjustments are 100 times safer than pain relievers sold “over the counter” in pharmacies and supermarkets. We will answer any of your questions before we do anything so you will be totally relaxed.
Can I have Chiropractic care while I am Pregnant?
Yes! Because Chiropractic is safe we often get 'Mothers to be' referred from their OB. Pain medications are unsafe while pregnant.
Do I need a referral?
No. Because Chiropractors are primary health care practitioners you do not need a referral from your GP .
Do we treat sporting injuries?
Yes we do!