Frequently Asked Questions in Grand Junction

Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about chiropractors in Grand Junction. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right Grand Junction chiropractor for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to Chiropractic Family Health Center at (970) 256-7604 and our team can help!

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

Your spine is a column of small bones called vertebrae that form the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Between the vertebrae are the intervertebral discs. The vertebrae and discs combine to create a space for each spinal nerve to exit the spinal cord on its way to the body. Chiropractic care helps remove improper alignment and movement. A proper chiropractic adjustment helps correct and maintain proper spinal alignment and function. Having proper neuromusculoskeletal system function decreases abnormal positioning, pressured nerves, swelling, inflammation and degenerative changes.

I Didn't Hear A Sound. Does That Mean The Adjustment Didn't Work?

Most patients like hearing the audible “pop and crack” of an adjustment. Not all chiropractic techniques and procedures produce an audible sound. A proper adjustment given to the correct area and region is just as effective when not heard.

Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Care?

Yes, most of the major health insurances, auto insurances and workers compensation insurances cover chiropractic care. We are in network with most major health and auto insurance companies and Dr. Cembalisty is a workers compensation accredited doctor.

How Safe Is Chiropractic?

The safety of chiropractic care has been well documented in professional journals all over the world. Chiropractic care is safer than aspirin, muscle relaxers and back surgery. When compared with tradition approaches, chiropractic care is remarkably safe. Millions of chiropractic adjustments are safely delivered to satisfy patients daily.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe While I'm Pregnant?

Pregnancy is extremely hard on the lower back as well as on the neck and shoulders. The nine months of pregnancy bring hormonal changes that relax the stabilizing ligaments of the pelvis. As the pelvis rotates forward, the muscles of the lower back become short and tight, causing increase pressure and pain. Chiropractic care can help make this special time as enjoyable as possible.

Can I Become Addicted To Chiropractic Adjustments?

Simply put, No, you cannot become addicted to a chiropractic adjustment. What's really happening is patients are realizing and discovering how good they can feel. It's almost like a reset button has been pushed to better health and feeling better.

Is Chiropractic Safe For Children?

If the birthing process isn't traumatic enough for the spine, learning to walk is. As our children grow and become active, their spines are subjected to increased amounts of stress. Spinal alignment is important as children grow. Many of the spinal problems we see in adults today usually can be traced back to a childhood fall or injury.

How Much Schooling Does A Chiropractor Have?

Chiropractors are real doctors. Doctors of chiropractic compromise the second largest health care
profession with over 50,000 practitioners in the U.S. The educational process leading to the title of Doctor of Chiropractic is quite similar to that of and M.D. And D.O. In order to earn a D.C. Degree a student must complete several years of pre-chiropractic studies at colleges or universities followed by 5 academic years of chiropractic education, in conjunction with 4 Nation Boards and State Boards. A chiropractic student accumulates more course hours in anatomy, physiology biomechanics, neurology and nutrition than their counterparts.

Can I See A Chiropractor If I've Had Back Surgery?

Typically an individual who has had spinal surgery can see a chiropractor after they have completed their rehabilitation and physical therapy. Typically their treating physician will give them the okay. The doctor of chiropractic knows the contraindications on performing a chiropractic treatment on an individual patient. The doctor of chiropractic can also avoid the area of surgery and address other areas in the spine. The chiropractor is also trained in using a variety of chiropractic techniques and therapy that will best fit an individual patient.

How Long Will It Take To Work?

Chiropractic results may vary per patient. Some patients enjoy immediate results. Others find that their progress can take several months. The healing process take time. There are three stages of chiropractic care. It begins with the initial intensive care when care can be frequent depending on the severity of the condition. When there is a reduction of pain, the corrective care begins to stabilize spinal function and promote proper healing. With restoration of the spinal function most patients follow wellness care. Similar to brushing your teeth, eating wholesome foods and other healthy habits.

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Chiropractic Family Health Center
1036 North 4th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 256-7604