Chiropractic Care Q&A

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a philosophy, science, and art which utilizes the inherent recuperative powers of the body and deals with the relationship between the brain, the body and the spinal cord and the role of that relationship in the restoration and maintenance of health.

Chiropractic accomplishes this while improving nervous communication between the brain and organs resulting in improved systemic health.  Pain medications ignore the root cause of pain to begin with and then tax the liver and kidneys while eroding the lining of the digestive system.

Chiropractic adjustments are essential for spinal joints that aren’t moving correctly, which can cause irritability in the nearby nerves.  Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck joints, reducing nervous system disruption.  Most patients report a sense of well-being and relief after an adjustment.

Is Chiropractic care Safe?

Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.

Is Chiropractic care suitable for children?

Children of all ages can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.

What is Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP)?

Chiropractic BioPhysics is a highly-advanced, scientific, and proven chiropractic technique which corrects and restores your spine back to alignment.

Chiropractic BioPhysicas combines biology, physiology, physics, geometry, and anatomy to identify the causes of your pain, discomfort, loss of mobility, and altered health.  That means your diagnoses – and treatment – will be based on sound scientific and chiropractic principles.

How can CBP Doctors help you?

CBP chiropractors start with a scientifically-based examination of your posture, spinal alignment, and function – often involving x-rays as a way to pinpoint the root cause of your spinal misalignment. Once the source is identified, we will create a carefully-planned series of adjustments, exercises, and a spinal remodeling programs to put you on a pain-free road to better health.

What Is the Goal of Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care involves a variety of spinal correction options for those suffering from musculoskeletal pain. Doctors of chiropractic will perform diagnostic imaging and lab tests to determine the root cause of your back, neck, or hip pain and the best treatment for your condition. Our clinic offers common treatments like massage therapy, physical therapy, back and neck manipulation, spinal adjustments, and other chiropractic solutions. The goal is to reduce pain and improve range of motion for the long-term with regular appointments, without the need for surgery or medication. We understand that everyone who comes to our clinic has unique needs and concerns, so we will work with you closely to develop a treatment plan that aligns with your health goals.

Does Chiropractic Care Provide Pain Relief?

Spinal manipulation are safe and effective treatments for back pain caused by acute injuries, such as those from contact sports, moving large or heavy furniture, or being involved in a car accident. This is not to be confused with chronic back pain, which occurs for more than six weeks from inflammatory or degenerative diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Chiropractic clinics like ours also commonly treat neck pain, headaches, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia.

What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is when a chiropractor uses their hands or a special instrument to apply controlled force and manipulate your body’s restricted joints (typically the spine or upper neck). This procedure restores mobility and function to the affected joint, relieves pain, loosens tensed muscles, and reduces inflammation, which in turn allows the injured tissues to heal.

If you’re in need of chiropractic services in the Alexandria, Woodbridge, Manassas, or Falls Church area, our chiropractic physicians have years of experience treating providing quality care for patients suffering from musculoskeletal pain all over the region. Call Virginia Family Chiropractic today, or book an appointment online!