Chiropractor Ocala, FL
Over the past few decades, more and more patients in Florida and the United States have turned to chiropractic treatments instead of or in addition to traditional medicine. If you have been considering seeing this type of option, the following are some FAQs patients often ask. For more detailed information, contact a chiropractor in Ocala, FL.
What types of conditions do chiropractors treat?
There are a variety of health conditions that chiropractors can successfully treat with chiropractic adjustments and manipulations. These include:
- Back sprains and strains
- Carpal tunnel
- Chronic pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Degenerative joint disease
- Herniated discs
- Migraines and tension headaches
- Myofascial pain
- Neck pain
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sports injuries
- Stress and anxiety
- Weak immune systems
How is chiropractic adjustment done?
You can be assured that any chiropractic manipulation or adjustment your chiropractor performs are the highly skilled treatments he or she spent years learning during the time they spent obtaining their chiropractic education. The chiropractor uses their hands to manipulate the different joints of the patient’s body, often focusing on the spine. These manipulations are done to enhance or restore the function of the joint being worked on. These manipulations can help reduce the pain the patient is suffering from, as well as take care of any inflammation of the joint which is causing the pain.
The majority of these adjustments rarely cause any pain or discomfort for the patient. In fact, many patients feel improvements immediately after treatment.
How many chiropractic treatments will I need?
When a patient is treated by a medical doctor, it usually involves a visit to the doctor, who will make a diagnosis, and come up with a treatment course the patient will follow at home (i.e. prescribing medication the patient will take twice a day for 10 days), and possibly a follow-up appointment, although that is not always the case. When a patient is treated by an Ocala, FL chiropractor, the treatment is literally hands-on, where the patient needs to go see the chiropractor who will perform the adjustments. Treatments are with the chiropractor, not at the patient’s home. This is why there are often a certain number of appointments needed for chiropractic care.
What is that popping sound I hear when a joint is adjusted and is it causing damage?
When a chiropractor adjusts or manipulates a joint, there may be a release of a gas bubble located between the joints, and that is what causes the popping sound that patients sometimes hear during adjustments. It is similar to when a person cracks their knuckles. It is that change in joint pressure that is what causes the gas bubbles to be released. There is usually no discomfort when this happens, or, if there is, it is minimal. The release of these gas bubbles is not damaging at all.
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If you are suffering from any of the above ailments, call the Ocala Injury Center to schedule a consultation with a skilled and dedicated Ocala, FL chiropractor.