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Chiropractic Care FAQ
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a conservative approach to healing a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. The premise of the treatments is to help your body heal itself. Most chiropractors, including ours, offer a variety of treatments, including manual or actuator adjustments, massage therapy, corrective exercises and lifestyle advice. These treatments can be used individually or part of a total treatment package.
What injuries does chiropractic care treat?
Chiropractic care can successfully treat and reduce the pain associated with sciatica, herniated discs, whiplash, headaches, neck pain, and back pain. It can also treat carpal tunnel syndrome, runner's knee, Achilles tendonitis and tennis elbow.
Can you really reduce my chronic back pain and lower my reliance on prescription medications?
Chiropractic care really does work to reduce back pain and more. The premise of our treatment options is to reduce your pain as fast as possible. From there, we work to correct any misalignments that may be aggravating your injuries. Once your vertebrae and extremity joints are properly aligned, you will experience less body and back pain, which will lower your need for powerful prescription pain killers.
What techniques does your chiropractor offer?
Our chiropractor offers the diversified, Gonstead, Palmer and flexion distraction techniques. The most commonly used technique is diversified. This type of adjustment can be performed on the vertebrae as well as the extremity joints.
The Gonstead technique was developed by Dr. Gonstead. It involves ensuring that the body is properly balanced. This can be accomplished by performing various adjustments on the spine, hips, pelvis and legs.
Flexion distraction is also known at the Cox technique. It involves the use of a specially designed table that has adjustable sections. This technique involves less force from than other adjustment techniques because the table performs some of the work.
The Palmer adjustment technique is primarily taught at Palmer Chiropractic College. It is a packaged treatment process that involves the use of several other adjustment techniques, including diversified, Gonstead, Thompson and toggle recoil. Our chiropractor will determine which techniques would be most beneficial for you at the time of your appointment.
Are there any side-effects?
There are no side-effects associated with receiving treatments from our chiropractor, and you will not need any recovery time after your adjustment. The treatments do not cause interactions with medications or any other treatment you may be receiving from your family physician.
How do I schedule an appointment with your chiropractor?
You can schedule an appointment with our chiropractor calling 530-221-4991. We are open Monday through Friday.
What areas do you serve in CA?
Our office is located at 3749 Churn Creek Road, Suite C in Redding, CA. We also serve the surrounding communities of Redding, Anderson, Bella Vista, Centerville, Happy Valley, Cottonwood, Shasta Lake City, Red Bluff, Palo Cedro, Weed, and Yreka areas.