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Chiropractic FAQ

Chiropractic FAQ

When your back, neck, or shoulders hurt, you want relief from the pain. It can be scary visiting a chiropractor when you have never been before and there are a lot of common misunderstandings or misconceptions about the world of chiropractic. You would visit a dentist if you had a toothache, right? So why not visit a chiropractor where you can receive treatment from a specialist who knows best how to provide relief from your pain. For those who have not visited a chiropractor, we want to provide you with common frequently asked questions to give you more information on our practice.

Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe?

Chiropractic is known as being a drug-free and non-invasive treatment for skeletal pains. Some patients will need multiple treatments in order to feel the benefit of chiropractic therapy; others may feel soreness, stiffness, or aching after treatment. Whether you are experiencing lower back pain, neck pain, or issues with your sciatica, a visit to the chiropractor can safely provide relief.

If you struggle with frequent headaches, a neck adjustment may be the answer because it improves the mobility and range of motion in the neck. When consulting with a chiropractor, be as specific as possible about what symptoms you are feeling in order for the doctor to provide you with the best treatment options. When working with an experienced and well-trained chiropractor from Divine Spine, chiropractic treatment is safe.

Does Chiropractic Treatment Need a Referral?

Most practices do not require a referral from an MD. However, it does depend on your specific health plan and its requirements. Contact your insurance plan directly to determine what is needed. Generally, patients are able to call a doctor of chiropractic and schedule an appointment.

Is Chiropractic Treatments Safe for Children?

Yes it is! Each treatment is tailored for every patient. When children visit a chiropractor, the treatments are gentle and safe. For children who are especially active in sports or hobbies, injuries from falls or daily activities can benefit from chiropractic treatment.

Do Chiropractors Work in Hospitals?

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Yes, they do. Chiropractors are able to see and treat patients in hospitals as well as have access to their labs and x-ray machines.

How are Chiropractic Adjustments Done?

A doctor of chiropractic will use his or her hands to manipulate the joints of the body, especially the spine. Sometimes special instruments are used to assist the chiropractor in enhancing joint function. A chiropractic adjustment is a controlled procedure and most patients do not feel pain or discomfort. There is often a popping sound during the procedure; this is a gas bubble being released between the joints.

Back pain, neck pain, frequent headaches, sciatica problems can all be resolved through non-invasive chiropractic treatments. Often, medication is that prescribed for these conditions have negative side effects. Improve your health and wellness by giving a chiropractic treatment a try. New doctors can be intimidating, but at Divine Spine, we are here to provide you relief from your pain. You can be confident in our chiropractic care.

Prevent Back Pain

Prevent Back Pain

Core Exercises for Runners That Prevent Back Pain

In a previous blog, we discussed how to prevent back pain for runners. From a good warm up before the run and stretching after the run, to keeping an eye on hip mobility and core strength, preventing back pain will allow you to continue your passion for running. In this blog, we will focus on exercises that can be done to improve core strength. Having a strong core is possibly the best way to prevent back pain. If you have experienced lower back pain or general back pain for a few weeks, it may be time to contact a chiropractor for some chiropractic treatment.

Exercise #1

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Using a foam roller perpendicular to your body, lie on the roller and engage your abs so your back doesn’t arch. Place your hands behind your head for support. Gently move up and down on the roller being sure not to go beyond the base of your neck or the bottom of your rib cage. This will help with the spine’s ability to rotate as well as loosen tight muscles.

Exercise #2

Standing against a wall, position your feet shoulder-width apart and keep your legs straight. Put your arms flat against the wall, your hands the same height as your head. Allow your neck muscles to relax so that your shoulder and upper back muscles can do the work. Move your arms overhead as high as you can without putting strain on your neck muscles and slide your arms back down to the starting position. This exercise will strengthen your upper back and shoulder muscles and prevent your shoulders from hunching up around your ears. This will also give you a better respiratory flow and will give you a more powerful arm swing.

Exercise #3

Lay on the floor with a foam roller underneath parallel to your body, or one end at your head and the other at your waist. Bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the ground. Engage your ab muscles to prevent your lower back from arching. Rest your arms at your side and keep them relaxed and your elbows bent and let your arms lay on the floor. Swing your arms out to your side and then above your head, trying to keep your arms as close to the floor as possible. This exercise will help the rounding of your shoulders and improve blood flow to your arms. Runners can often tense up their shoulders and upper back while running, and this exercise will provide relief.

Runners who often experience back pain will benefit from these simple exercises. If you are experiencing consistent back pain, it may be time to contact a chiropractor at Divine Spine. Getting the chiropractic care that you need will allow you to continue running without pain and will also prevent further injuries from occurring. Contact Divine Spine today for the back pain treatment you deserve.