Chiropractic Care FAQ

1. Is chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. In fact, chiropractic malpractice insurance is far less than any other physician type. Chiropractic has also been shown to be safer than back surgery, muscle relaxers and even aspirin!

2. Is a Chiropractic Adjustment painful?

Adjustments are rarely painful. Especially Dr. Park makes a point of adjusting only as much as a patient's body can handle in that moment. In fact, most patients feel it relieves pain and tension in their joints. A few patients report slight soreness or a dull aching in the treated muscles or joints. These are considered normal reactions to the treatment and generally disappear shortly afterward. In the majority of cases, adjustments are painless and the beneficial effects from the treatment are quickly realized.

3. If I go to a chiropractor, do I have to go the rest of my life?

The short answer is No. It is our goal to help you get better as fast as possible. Outcome markers will determine if you want to get out of pain or you want to obtain preventative care to help decrease the risk of relapse of your current conditions. Most people who experience the full benefits of chiropractic continue to get checked and adjusted regularly, because they enjoy the elevated level of health they experience with chiropractic care. How long you choose to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.

4. How much does it cost?

Sometimes, it costs tens of thousands of dollars by ignoring a problem so long that surgery is the only option. Simply living with pain is very costly too. Though the exact cost of chiropractic care varies and depends on each individual’s case, it is comparatively inexpensive and is worthwhile.

5. What type of education to Doctors of Chiropractic receive?

Chiropractors must complete a minimum of 6-8 years of college education. The basic science and clinical coursework includes anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, physical and laboratory diagnostics, radiology, physiology, pathology, nutrition, biomechanics, and spinal manipulation techniques. Chiropractors receive an education that emphasizes broad diagnostic skills and treatment, alongside training in rehabilitative exercise and nutritional/dietary lifestyle counseling.