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Welcome to Smith Family Clinic, Inc. located at 1300 SE 14th Street #2 in Bentonville, AR. We understand that choosing a chiropractor is a big decision. This article will help you learn the basics of chiropractic care. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Bentonville chiropractors with any further questions you have. We are here to help you achieve your goals.
Most people believe that chiropractors treat back pain. That is true, but there is so much more that chiropractic care can achieve. Because chiropractors help to remove pressure from the nervous system, they can also influence many other conditions. It is common to hear chiropractic patients say that they came in for back pain and their headaches got better.
Is chiropractic the right treatment for you? Call our team at Smith Family Clinic, Inc. in Bentonville. We will do our best to help you reach your goals.
The benefits that chiropractors provide can be seen in a variety of health conditions. Even relatively healthy people can see improvements. Most of us put our bodies though a lot. Regular adjustments can help to restore balance within the body.
Your spine is designed to protect your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is responsible for moving information from your brain to the rest of your body. Your spine is the protective case for one of the most important parts of your body, and a Bentonville chiropractor can help you maintain it.
If you are looking for an explanation of how chiropractic care works this paragraph is for you. A concise scientific explanation of chiropractic is that adjustments directly affect muscle and bone structures by reducing pain and increasing joint motion.
That's a lot to take in, but it is the explanation as to why some chiropractic patients in Bentonville report improvement in body function. This is not a claim that chiropractic adjustments treat disease, but it does suggest that some people will see improvements in conditions that are outside of the treatment area.
Most patients don't realize how much education chiropractors in Bentonville have. Chiropractors are held to some of the most intense educational standards of any health field. In fact their education standards are very comparable to that of a medical doctor. After completing a strong emphasis of basic sciences in college, chiropractors attend a four year chiropractic college. This means that chiropractors are primary care physicians. In other words you don't have to have a referral to see a chiropractor.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHIROPRACTORS IN BENTONVILLE, AR
How does Chiropractic care help?
Chiropractic works by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy. When under proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The Chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and help remove interference to your natural state of being healthy. A common interference to the nervous system are the 24 moving bones of the spinal column. A loss of normal motion or position of these bones can irritate or impair the function of the nervous system. This can disrupt the transmission of controlling nerve impulses. With improved spinal function, there is often improved nervous system function. Your Chiropractic Doctor can help remove interferences that may be impairing normal health.
I didn't hear a sound. Does that mean the adjustment didn't work?
A Chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving properly. There are many ways to adjust the spine. Usually, the doctor's hands or a specially designed instrument delivers a brief or highly accurate thrust. Some adjusting methods are quick, whereas others require a slow and constant pressure. After years of training and clinical experience, each Chiropractic Doctor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting approaches.
Does insurance cover Chiropractic visits?
Chiropractic care is covered under most health insurance plans. Some plans may have visit limits, dollar limits or referral requirements. The specifics depend on each individual plan.
How safe is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic has an excellent safety record that is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. A thorough case history and examination help reveal areas of the spine that may be causing nervous system malfunction. This information will be used to determine the best course of care for each patient.
Is Chiropractic care safe while I'm pregnant?
Chiropractic care is not only safe for pregnant women, but also has been shown to alleviate common aches and pains caused from weight gain and spine stress due to pregnancy.
Can I become addicted to Chiropractic adjustments?
Chiropractic is not addictive or habit forming. You usually feel better following an adjustment, able to move freely and with better posture. Feeling free from muscle aching and pain can be addicting. However, the goal of a good Chiropractor is to get you feeling better, and allow your body to work properly, so you don’t need constant adjusting to feel your best.
Is Chiropractic safe for children?
Childhood can be a physically traumatic time. Most children will take plenty of falls as they learn to crawl, walk, run, and engage in sports, games and other physical activities. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment option for children of all ages.
Can I see a Chiropractor if I've had back surgery?
Much depends on the status or type of surgery that was performed, however, you can still do other treatments to help relieve the pain and get better function to the areas around the surgery like adjusting your pelvis or upper back if that is associated with your pain.
How much schooling does a chiropractor have?
Today’s Doctor of Chiropractic is well educated. After undergraduate studies, todays Chiropractic Doctor completes an additional four-year curriculum of over 4,500 college classroom hours of health sciences. Special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics, X-rays and spinal adjusting techniques. To graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, each candidate passes demanding National Board Examinations. Then, Doctors apply to an additional governmental or professional State Licensing Board and pass a still more difficult test before granted the privilege to practice.
How long until I can see some results?
The amount of time it takes for the effects of Chiropractic therapy to work depends on the type of injury, the duration of the problem and the overall health of the patient. Generally speaking, a majority of people start seeing improvement with their condition within 3 to 10 visits.
With 8 weeks of decompression, followed by muscle exercises, I am now able to walk, sit, stand and perform normal tasks without the previous pain. Now, I am able to face the future as a new being able to act with my whole person.
— Karen S.
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