Frequently Asked Questions in North Augusta

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in North Augusta. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in North Augusta for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give North Augusta Chiropractic a call at (803) 599-5902 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What do chiropractors do?

A chiropractor uses spinal adjustments and manipulations to other parts of the body to realign the bones and joints to help reduce pain, restore range of motion, and improve flexibility, balance, and coordination.

What is the history of chiropractic care?

Daniel David “DD” Palmer is the father of chiropractic. The first chiropractic adjustment was given in September of 1895 to a deaf janitor whom lost his hearing due to a misalignment in the spine. Manipulation of the spine was not something new in 1895, but DD Palmer was the first to use specific contacts of short-leverage points for making specific spinal “Adjustments”. 

What are Common chiropractic techniques?

Diversified technique - This hands-on technique refers to the patient lying on a table while the chiropractor adjusts the spine.

Activator technique - This is a handheld adjusting instrument used to deliver a gentle impulse into the vertebral segments of the spine or the extremities.

Thompson or Table Drop technique - This involves the table dropping a fraction of an inch when the chiropractor applies pressure to make an adjustment.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

There are a couple of factors that come into play when wondering about the number of sessions a patient will need. A patient’s diagnosis, severity, and goals will determine the recommended sessions potentially needed.

Are chiropractors safe?

Chiropractic care is one of the safest noninvasive treatments someone can receive to help with neuromuscular and skeletal issues. With all medical treatments, there is not a complete guarantee of side effects, so you will want to ensure you are receiving chiropractic care from someone who completes a thorough consultation and examination as well as ensuring that it is done by licensed chiropractor.

What are the common side effects to chiropractic adjustments?

If the Doctor of Chiropractic feels that chiropractic adjustments are an appropriate treatment for you, the most common side effect is soreness.  The soreness is described to be like the soreness you might feel after a strong workout at the gym.  Soreness is typically minimal, and the doctor can advise the patient on after treatment recommendations to reduce the chance of soreness.

What does a chiropractor treat?

A Doctor of Chiropractic can treat a variety of different conditions.  The most common conditions include: Neck Pain, Headaches, Back Pain, Sciatica, and motor vehicle injuries such as whiplash.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

The popping sound you hear is the tiny pockets of air being released from between the joints. This can help reduce the pressure on your spine.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

Not all patients are adjusted the same way. Regardless of the adjusting technique, the adjustment is tailored to each patient’s age, condition, and spinal problem.

Does getting adjusted hurt?

NO, an adjustment is not painful. There will be some pressure applied during the adjustment, but the doctor and our staff will walk and talk you through every aspect of your first adjustment.

Are chiropractors’ doctors?

Yes.  Chiropractors begin their education by getting an undergraduate degree with a focus in the sciences. After graduation, they move onto a chiropractic program with both classes and hands-on experience. All states in the United States require that chiropractors obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from a Council on Chiropractic Educations (CCE) accredited college.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Yes! Routine chiropractic care is an excellent choice during pregnancy. Chiropractic care can help manage possible pain you experience during pregnancy. According to the American Pregnancy Association, establishing pelvic balance and alignment is a great reason to receive chiropractic care during pregnancy. Potential benefits also include reducing time of labor and delivery, reducing nausea, and help maintain a healthier pregnancy.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries such as motor vehicle collisions?

After a motor vehicle collision, the human body typically goes through three phases of healing.  The first is the inflammatory phase where inflammation travels to the injured area.  Anti-inflammatory modalities are often used to reduce inflammation.  The second healing phase is the repair phase where scar tissue is laid down over the musculoskeletal system.  Chiropractic adjustments can aid during the repair phase of healing to improve range of motion.  The third phase is the remodel phase where the soft tissue organization is determined.  Flexibility and strength are key components to focus on during this remodel healing phase.


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North Augusta Chiropractic
1810 Knox Avenue Suite B
North Augusta, SC 29841
(803) 599-5902

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