Frequently Asked Questions in Valencia CA

Chiropractic Valencia CA Commonly Asked Questions About Chiropractic

How does chiropractic help?

Chiropractic care safeguards the integrity of the nervous system and preserves the body's innate capacity for healing. When the nervous system operates optimally, every cell, organ, and tissue in the body can function at its highest potential. Our bodies are naturally equipped to resist and combat illnesses. Embracing the chiropractic lifestyle revolves around preemptively safeguarding your body from potential issues. Chiropractic examinations detect and correct misalignments and subluxations to ensure overall well-being.

I didn’t hear a sound. Does that mean the adjustment didn’t work?

No, adjustments do not always result in an audible sound. The belief that the sound originates from bones is a myth. In reality, the sound is produced by the synovial fluid, a lubricant present in all joints throughout the body. This fluid contains dissolved gases, and when a chiropractic adjustment is performed, a slight movement causes a release of pressure. The release of pressure is akin to the popping sound that occurs when a champagne bottle is opened. However, it's crucial to understand that the sound is not the most important factor during an adjustment. The key is that there was movement in the right direction to address the issue effectively.

Does insurance cover chiropractic?

Each insurance company and policy varies. Contact your insurance provider to confirm your specific benefits.

Can’t I just adjust myself?

Definitely not. Attempting to do so could potentially lead to further damage. A chiropractic adjustment involves a precise and gentle thrust directed at specific joint(s). While twisting, turning, or bending might create a similar popping sound, it does not constitute a proper adjustment. Trying to adjust yourself could aggravate your condition and add more challenges. Even the most skilled chiropractor cannot self-adjust.

How safe is chiropractic?

Chiropractic care in Santa Clarita is widely acknowledged as one of the safest drug-free and non-invasive forms of treatment. Numerous research and studies provide evidence that chiropractic adjustments carry an extremely minimal risk. The reason behind this safety lies in chiropractic's reliance on the body's natural healing process, avoiding the use of drugs or surgery. A clear indication of this safety is the noticeable difference in malpractice insurance premiums between medical doctors and chiropractors.

Is chiropractic safe while I’m pregnant?

Absolutely! In fact, Dr. Jessica highly encourages it! Women can safely receive chiropractic care at any stage of their pregnancy. Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy has the potential to alleviate and even prevent common discomforts experienced during this time. Chiropractors focus on the pelvis throughout pregnancy, aiming to restore balance and create an environment that promotes easier, quicker, and safer delivery. Dr. Jessica is trained in the Webster technique, which helps to align a woman's sacrum, pelvis, and surrounding ligaments during pregnancy. A balanced pelvis increases the likelihood of babies positioning themselves correctly for birth.

Is chiropractic addicting?

No, that's not the case; otherwise, we would likely see a significant increase in healthy individuals worldwide. It's more probable that people simply relish being pain-free, experiencing fewer illnesses, and no longer recalling their last headache. Chiropractic adjustments, unlike drugs, are not addictive. However, the state of being healthy itself can be quite addictive, as it brings about a sense of well-being and an enhanced quality of life.

Should I get my child(ren) adjusted?

Considering how a child grows in the womb and the birthing process, it can be a physically traumatic experience. In Germany, a medical study revealed that due to this physical stress, 82% of all children are born with subluxations in their neck. Subsequently, another examination was conducted on the same children, and it was discovered that after receiving chiropractic adjustments, 96% of their health conditions were resolved.

It has been observed that given the opportunity, most parents opt to have their children examined for subluxations. Research has also demonstrated that early chiropractic care holds the potential to prevent many health problems that may arise in adulthood. By addressing nerve interference, chiropractic care has shown to reduce or even eliminate a child's chances of experiencing colic, developing allergies, asthma, ADD/ADHD, or ear infections.

So what is an adjustment?

Chiropractic can be described as a precise and gentle application of low force, directed to eliminate a subluxation or restore movement and nervous function. It is the result of extensive research spanning hundreds of years, making it a safe and natural procedure.

What can I expect from chiropractic care?

The outcomes you can anticipate from your treatment will depend on the nature of your condition. By diligently adhering to your healthcare provider's recommendations and being consistent with your care, you can expect to experience an improved quality of life, free from the reliance on drugs or surgical interventions.

How much schooling and training does a chiropractor have?

Chiropractic doctors undergo a rigorous educational journey of at least four years at a chiropractic college, typically following an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences. While the curriculum shares many similarities with medical school, chiropractic places greater emphasis on anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, and radiology since chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery.

Chiropractic students dedicate a minimum of 4,200 classroom hours and at least 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor. Throughout their training, they acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat various conditions, promoting healing and restoring the body to its natural, fully functional state.

To practice as licensed chiropractors, they must pass four national board examinations. Additionally, they apply for a state license and often undergo a state board exam. Furthermore, chiropractors are committed to continuous professional development, attending yearly continuing education programs to maintain their licenses.

Can I get adjusted if I have had back surgery?

Without a doubt, it is disheartening to know that back surgery has a mere 15% success rate, with only 50% of spinal fusions considered successful. Moreover, a significant number of patients have to undergo additional surgeries due to the recurrence of symptoms within the first year post-surgery.

However, the encouraging aspect is that chiropractic care offers a viable solution. Not only can it potentially prevent the need for one back surgery, but it also has the potential to prevent the requirement for continuous surgeries. By focusing on the root causes of back issues and promoting natural healing, chiropractic care offers a promising alternative for individuals seeking effective and sustainable relief from back problems.

How frequently should I get adjusted?

As everyone's needs vary, it's challenging to provide a one-size-fits-all answer. If you reach out to Ekengren Chiropractic in Santa Clarita, we would be delighted to customize a wellness schedule tailored specifically to you!

Does everyone receive the same adjustment?

At Ekengren Chiropractic, our approach centers on personalized care, determined by the results of your examination and x-ray findings. Recognizing that each individual is unique, we tailor our adjustments to suit your specific needs. Additionally, with every adjustment, your body undergoes slight changes, making each subsequent adjustment distinct and one-of-a-kind.

When will I start to get better?

A general guideline to remember is that the longer a problem has persisted, the more time it might take to achieve full recovery. Numerous other factors come into play, including age, medical history, and pre-existing conditions. Starting care at an early stage is beneficial, especially for children who tend to heal faster. It's crucial to acknowledge that lifestyle choices significantly influence the speed of your body's healing process.

Is it really necessary to come back this often?

When a chiropractor focuses on restoring the structure of your spine, their efforts extend far beyond what you might realize. They address various aspects of your lifestyle, such as diet, posture, and stress, while also retraining the musculature that supports your spine. While surgery may yield faster results, it comes with significant consequences like financial costs, recovery time, anesthesia, and medications.

On the other hand, chiropractic care is a safe and natural approach that empowers your body to initiate the healing process. Patience becomes a virtue in this process, as it allows the body the necessary time to heal and restore itself without relying on invasive measures.

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Ekengren Chiropractic

28212 Kelly Johnson Pkwy Suite 120
Valencia, CA 91355

(661) 254-9400