Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long is a typical visit?
A: Usually 40-60 minutes for the first visit and 10-20 minutes for the rest.
Q: Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?
A: Typically, chiropractic adjustments do not hurt. The doctors of Clarksville Chiropractic are trained in a variety of techniques and will use the most appropriate adjustments for your size, age, tolerance, and condition.
Q: What can I expect on my first visit?
A: On your first visit, the doctor will go over a brief history with you discussing your current complaints, past medical and family history, and dietary habits. She will then inspect, palpate, and perform a variety of orthopedic tests to diagnose your condition. Treatment will be performed on the first visit and home care advice will be administered.
Q: What is maintenance or wellness care?
A: Often times, people receive chiropractic care when they have initially injured themselves. Chiropractic is great for relieving pain, but the ultimate goal of chiropractic is to prevent these injuries from recurring and to keep patients feeling and performing at their optimal level. This is achieved by receiving chiropractic treatment periodically (usually once every 4-6 weeks). This is known as maintenance care.
Q: How will it take for me to get better using chiropractic treatment?
A: Every person and condition is different, but typically it takes between 2-4 weeks to get about 80% better. However, it is important that you follow your treatment plan in order to see the best results.
Q: Is chiropractic care appropriate for children?
A: Yes. Children often fall down and hurt themselves and just like adults, are susceptible to back or neck pain, muscle stiffness and soreness, and a variety of other conditions. Chiropractic is just as beneficial to children as it is to adults.
Q: What type of education and training do chiropractors receive?
A: The typical chiropractor has attended four years of undergraduate education with a focus in pre-medical studies. He or she then attends an accredited chiropractic school, which is 9-10 trimesters long (4-5 years). The chiropractic curriculum consists of 4200 hours of classroom, laboratory, and extensive clinical study.
Q: Can a chiropractor adjust me if I'm pregnant?
A: Definitely! Chiropractic is great for treating low back pain and sciatica associated with pregnancy. Chiropractic has been shown to reduce the length of time of labor and can even help turn breech babies.