Frequently Asked Chiropractic Questions – Culver City, CA
Understanding Chiropractic Care
The more you know about chiropractic care and the benefits it offers, the more likely you are to make the best decisions for your own treatment. Dr. Rozenberg and our staff can answer your questions over the phone or during your regular appointments. In the meantime, though, you can review this page and find the answers to some of the most common questions that tend to be on patients’ minds when they’re looking for a chiropractor for the first time.
What Types of Pain Can a Chiropractor Treat?
Chiropractors are perhaps best known for their ability to treat back and neck pain as well as certain headaches. However, Dr. Rozenberg’s training and expertise allow her to treat a number of other issues, including sports-related injuries, specific muscle disorders, and problems with the ligaments and joints. If you’re not sure if a specific type of pain makes chiropractic care appropriate, feel free to call us and ask.
Is a Chiropractor a Doctor?
In a word, yes. While chiropractors are not considered medical doctors, the educational process they undergo to earn a chiropractic license is very similar to what regular doctors go through. Dr. Rozenberg has both the professional skill and the knowledge necessary to treat all kinds of disorders related to the spine and various joints.
Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?
A regular chiropractic adjustment only involves a very small amount of force, and the pressure placed on the individual ligaments is very gentle. Far from experiencing pain, most patients actually find relief after their regular adjustments. In general, chiropractic care is considered one of the safest non-invasive therapies around.
What Kinds of Chiropractic Treatment are There?
In addition to regular adjustments, common chiropractic treatments include non-surgical spinal decompression, laser therapy, and cryotherapy. Other treatments are available depending on the underlying cause of the pain and its severity. Feel free to ask Dr. Rozenberg about the options available as well as their benefits.
Is There an Age Limit for Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is safe for patients of all ages. That includes younger children and older adults. Older patients in particular can benefit from having their chiropractic issues treated in order to restore the function of their spines so that they have an easier time moving around. The treatment you receive will be modified based on the needs of your body.
How Long Will I Need Chiropractic Care?
That largely depends on the diagnosis you’ve received. Generally, if you’re suffering from a non-complex condition, you should start to see improvement of your symptoms within 1 to 4 weeks. How long you continue the treatment past that point depends on a variety of factors. You also need to consider preventive chiropractic care that can help you avoid spine-related issues altogether.
Can I Use Insurance to Pay for Chiropractic Care?
Absolutely! Most health insurance plans are willing to pay for chiropractic treatment, and our team has plenty of experience filing the necessary claims and getting our patients the savings they deserve. For those treatments that insurance does not cover, rest assured that our treatment coordinator is fully prepared to arrange for the financing that you need for necessary treatment. We will make it possible to regain your active lifestyle.