FAQs in Louisville KY

FAQs in Louisville KY

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Louisville KY. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Louisville KY for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Louisville Chiropractic a call at (502) 489-8480 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What Exactly is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a form of professional healthcare treatment that zeroes in on complications of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, specifically on spinal issues and their far-reaching impacts on the overall health of a person. The health-related problems that can be treated using chiropractic include back, joint, and neck pain, trauma-related injuries, sports-related injuries, and more.

Why Should I Choose Chiropractic?

There are many reasons to go to a chiropractic physician, some of which are: A chronic pain or injury in muscles or bones that has remained incurable by general medical help. Over 35 million people in America, of all ages, benefit from chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic physicians are licensed and serve in all states. Education and training is provided to all professional chiropractors in government accredited universities and institutions. It is safe and successful. It is cost-effective, produces long-lasting effects, and is pain-free.

What Should I Expect When I Visit a Chiropractor for the First Time?

The chiropractor will talk to you before diagnosing you. You’ll be questioned about the nature of the pain or injury, about its duration and history, and you’ll have to undergo a physical examination. Once the diagnosis has been done, and depending on the severity of the complication, you might be liable to undergo tests or scans or X-rays. This is usually done to corroborate hypotheses regarding the diagnosis and does not necessarily imply a problem in itself, giving you no cause to panic. The practitioner will determine the duration and degree of your treatment once the diagnosis is complete.

What Does Research Say About Chiropractic?

According to research, reviews, and studies, chiropractic is a safe clinical undertaking. It is cost-effective, drug-free, and affects overall health.

Is Chiropractic Safe?

It is one of the safest modes of treatment. There are negligible risks to the practice, including slight soreness or stiffness after treatment, similar to a body ache after a workout or exercise. This is usually over within 24 hours. All manipulation of muscles and joints is performed by expertly trained professionals and is completely safe.

Can My Child Get Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic is safe for people of all ages, including children. Since children are more active physically compared to adults, they face an even bigger number of complications. Sports and outdoor games may result in complications of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors adapt to treating children with gentleness and attention.

What Education Does a Chiropractor Have?

A person who has been formally trained in chiropractic is called a Doctor of Chiropractic and has education and training in the field of health care, specializing in complications of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. They can be formally trained in a medical institution or have training from one of the accredited colleges specifically meant for chiropractic. The Council on Chiropractic Education manages and approves courses. Chiropractors undergo severe and prolonged clinical training to better adapt to the practical practice. Manipulation is mastered expertly before a chiropractic physician begins practicing.

How Do Chiropractors Treat Injuries?

A chiropractic physician uses experience gained from clinical training to perform meticulous, methodical, and highly skilled hands-on manipulation. The hands are usually used since chiropractic is largely a manual procedure, but sometime an instrument might also be used. The joints are manipulated, and the spine is especially the core focus. The treatment is always controlled and customized differently for each patient; depending on the nature of his complain. The results are always positive and lasting.

Why Do I Hear My Bones Popping During Treatment?

It’s not the “bones” that are popping (you’d have a fracture in that case!), it’s the joints. Joints develop gas bubbles due to which stiffness is felt. When this gas is released (giving you that satisfying surge of relief), a popping sounds is heard, such as upon cracking knuckles. This is a painless occurrence.

Do I Have to Ask My MD for a Referral?

A referral from an MD is not required to see a chiropractor, although you might want to have prior advice in case you need special treatment or if there is something your chiropractor should know.

Will My Insurance Cover Chiropractic?

Yes, insurance packages generally cover chiropractic treatment.

How Long Should I Expect my Treatment to Last?

Since the nature of the procedure is manual, you will have to pay multiple visits to the chiropractor. You will be required to go to the practitioner’s clinic or office. Depending on the state of your injury, your treatment might be preventive, chronic, or acute in nature. Thus, the timeframe is variable. Your physician will give you an estimated timeframe once your diagnosis is complete and treatment decided.


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Louisville Chiropractic

138 Evergreen Rd #102
Louisville, KY 40243

(502) 489-8480