Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few Frequently Asked Questions we often receive at The Spinal Connection. Please click on the links or the plus/minus icons to expand or close each of the individual FAQ responses.

What types of pain do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors are known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches. They also treat sports injuries and other disorders involving muscles, ligaments and joints. The benefits of chiropractic care go beyond this and extend into general health as our core body structure affects overall function and health.

Does Chiropractic Care Hurt?

Chiropractic adjustment is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment.

Will I be Sore following a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program. Drinking plenty of water, using an ice pack, and engaging in light stretching after your first visit can help ease any discomfort to promote healing.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

The noises you hear resembling popping sounds are your joints releasing tiny pockets of air. A chiropractic adjustment does not affect the bones of either side of a joint; it affects the connective tissue that holds the joint together.

Can I see a Chiropractor if I am pregnant?

Many pregnant women find that chiropractic adjustments improve the pregnancy experience and make delivery easier. Adjustments are adapted to accommodate the stage of pregnancy and the unique needs of each patient.

Is Chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.

How Often will I need to return?

At the end of your first visit, your doctor will determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs. The frequency in which you receive chiropractic care is strictly up to the professional judgment of the Doctor of Chiropractic and will vary from individual to individual depending on your presenting condition and overall goals. Just as regular visits to the dentist are necessary for good dental hygiene, routine visits to a Doctor of Chiropractic for proper spinal function and health maintenance are also important.

Our chiropractors treat patients by delivering a chiropractic adjustment. If, during the course of your exam, the doctor feels that care is contraindicated, you will be referred to the appropriate healthcare provider and/or facility.

Is Chiropractic an allowable FSA/HSA expense?

Yes, it is. You can include chiropractic fees you paid for yourself, as well as for someone who was your spouse or your dependent either when the services were provided or when you paid for them. For additional information, visit the Internal Revenue Service at IRS.gov.

What type of FSA covers Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is covered by a ‘standard’ FSA and not by a limited purpose FSA. A limited purpose FSA can only be used for vision and dental expenses. A standard FSA covers all eligible medical expenses, including chiropractic treatments.

If you have additional specific questions, needs or concerns, you are always welcome to call us at 619-540-9270 and we would be happy to help!

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