Chiropractic Care FAQs

If you suffer from headaches and migraines, a painful chronic condition, or a musculoskeletal injury, you could be a candidate for chiropractic pain relief treatment. Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive, drug-free means of dealing with musculoskeletal pain and promoting the natural healing of soft tissue injuries. These frequently asked questions answered by Pike Chiropractic Therapy Center in Huber Heights provide more insight into chiropractic care treatments.    


What Is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a healthcare profession that utilizes natural therapies such as spinal manipulation, massage, hot and cold treatments, acupuncture, and more, for treating chronic pain and musculoskeletal injuries in patients. Chiropractors believe that many health problems in patients are due to malpositions or subluxations of the vertebrae. When a chiropractor sees a patient for the first time, they will take their medical history, perform a physical examination, and make a series of adjustments to the spine, hip, knee, ankle, back, neck, shoulders, feet, and other body parts. Chiropractic care provided by Dr. Ted Murdock and Dr. David Miles provides solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or muscular tightness and tension.

“This place and the people who work here have become like family to me, they know you on a first name basis and I've never EVER felt as though I was just a number in their computer system like a lot of hospital and doctor atmospheres. The staff here is like no other and it feels like your just visiting a friend while getting better. Dr. Ted Murdock & Dr. David Miles are awesome and very professional, always ready to answer any questions and talk about treatment with me.”
— Tasha T.

Are Chiropractors Doctors?

Doctors of Chiropractic are licensed physicians specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system, particularly spine manipulation. Chiropractors cannot prescribe medicine, medical advice, or do surgery. Studies have found that care by a doctor of chiropractic alone and in conjunction the care of a medical doctor incurred “appreciably fewer charges” for uncomplicated lower back pain care compared to medical doctors with or without care by a physical therapist. 

A chiropractic adjustment emphasizes the alignment of the spine through spinal manipulation for good health. Chiropractic care helps to rebalance the joints through a chiropractic adjustment that improves patient back pain. Although chiropractors are not medical doctors, they are licensed healthcare professionals who must complete stringent educational requirements in the field of chiropractic before being allowed to practice their profession.

What Conditions Can A Chiropractor Treat?

We commonly see people seeking treatment for back pain, back stiffness, and other problems. When performed by an accredited chiropractor, chiropractic treatment can reduce the risk of back and neck pain and other conditions such as arthritis.

The aim is to reduce subluxation, when the spine is slightly inclined, by reducing the pressure that can lead to different types of pain. Subluxations can trigger the feeling of confinement, which ultimately leads to pain, stiffness, numbness, and tingling. For people who want to treat back pain, one option is to seek help from a chiropractor. 

Chiropractors can treat various health conditions other than back pain such as headaches and migraines, neck, shoulder, soft tissue injuries, herniated discs, and other types of musculoskeletal injuries. If you have a condition that impacts your nervous system and causes you pain or loss of mobility, chiropractic care can help with a healthy recovery. We also provide exercise and nutritional counseling to help you establish healthy living habits, which can keep you pain-free long term. 

Chiropractors also perform X-rays to ensure treatment does not exacerbate the health of traumatic injuries.

“Was diagnosed with TMJ & Dr. Ted Murdock & Dr. David Miles were able to help with the pain immediately and I’m continuing with long term care. Wellness and holistic self care was also covered during my visits. Knowledgeable in treating much more than your spine! Recommend to all my friends!!”
— Megan F.

Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?

A chiropractic adjustment is a natural, drug-free, non-surgical health treatment based on the body's recovery capabilities. Chiropractic treatment has a lower potential for side effects compared to more invasive methods of spinal health. Chiropractic care has a very low-risk profile according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The American Chiropractic Association provides a growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that spinal manipulation and other services provided by a doctor of chiropractic are clinically effective, safe and cost effective solutions. A chiropractic adjustment by a doctor of chiropractic gives patients better health. Spinal manipulation eases back pain and neck pain.

Chiropractic care has been highly recognized as a safe, effective means of achieving pain relief of musculoskeletal injuries. Our treatments are natural, non-invasive, and drug-free, making them a viable alternative to prescription drugs and surgery for many types of health conditions. Some people experience mild discomfort or muscle soreness after manual adjustments. These feelings generally subside within 24 hours. Many people start to experience the positive results of reduced back pain and restored mobility after several sessions of chiropractic adjustment. 

What Are Chiropractic Adjustments?

A chiropractic adjustment is a technique used by chiropractors to alleviate painful symptoms of a musculoskeletal injury. Most commonly, a chiropractic adjustment is performed to alleviate back pain in patients. The technique involves applying controlled force or pressure on a spinal joint to reduce tension, correct alignment, and restore mobility. Adjustments also help alleviate pain, improve body function, and promote natural healing of your injury.

When performed by an experienced, licensed chiropractor, spinal adjustments are safe and effective in treating musculoskeletal injuries.
When a licensed chiropractor recommends an adjustment, it means putting pressure on your back to reorient your spine. Over time, this realignment improves physical function, promotes better posture, and relieves pain. To make these adjustments, chiropractors push their arms into the spine, using controlled forces, speeds, and angles to perform the necessary manipulations on the client's spine.

Is Chiropractic Care the Same for All Patients?

At Pike Chiropractic Therapy Center, we personalized our chiropractic treatment plans to meet our patients’ individual healthcare needs. If adjustments are going to be incorporated into your treatment, we’ll customize this technique to suit your age, weight, build, and health condition.

Chiropractic treatment can also help to heal the pain in the feet, elbows, shoulders, and neck. Each session should be tailored to the individual's needs and performed by a licensed chiropractor.

Often, treatments are a simple outpatient treatment that can be performed during a lunch break or in the middle of the day during the working day.

See Our Huber Heights Chiropractors for Chiropractic Care

If chiropractic treatment is desired, it is essential to consult with a doctor at Pike Chiropractic Therapy Center. Please consider the following points when you consider your next visit to a chiropractor or other spine manipulation doctor.

To learn more about chiropractic care or to schedule a chiropractic session, contact Pike Chiropractic Therapy Center in Huber Heights at your earliest convenience. Our number is (937) 236-1705.

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