Chiropractic care can seem pretty mysterious to anyone who hasn't actually experienced this form of therapy first-hand. You could be forgiven for not understanding why your friends and co-workers are raving about the benefits of chiropractic adjustments, or how chiropractic care helped them with conditions that apparently have little to do with the spine.
But chiropractic care really can be as powerful and flexible as people claim, especially as practiced by our experienced Burbank chiropractor at Allied Pain and Wellness, Dr. Shahen Simian. Check out these answers to come common questions about chiropractic care.
What is chiropractic care? The actual term comes from a Greek phrase meaning "done by hand." Chiropractic care is the use of manual or instrument-assisted techniques to adjust joint components which have shifted out of their optimal position (a problem known as subluxation). These adjustments can help relieve or manage pain, take the pressure off of pinched nerves, and normalize the body's alignment to reduce muscle strain.
What conditions/injuries are treated with chiropractic care?Chiropractic care is commonly used to treat acute injuries involving the spinal column, including auto accident injuries, sports injuries, and workplace injuries. It can also be highly effective at easing chronic pain, neck pain, headaches, and extremity discomforts such as sciatica and plantar fasciitis. Spine chiropractic treatment can also relieve nerve compression, it enables the entire body to function more effectively. For this reason, chiropractic care is often recommended as a preventative wellness strategy.
What are chiropractic adjustments? The classic chiropractic adjustment involves the application of high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) force to a particular joint. This targeted force brings the joint back into alignment, both with itself and with the rest of the body. Chiropractic adjustments were first employed by D. D. Palmer in 1895.
Does a chiropractic adjustment hurt? A chiropractic adjustment shouldn't cause pain in the joints themselves, and if you weren't in pain before the adjustment, you shouldn't be in pain afterward. Sometimes the correction of a painful misalignment may leave you with a bit of easily-treatable muscle soreness. But the primary cause of your pain may already be dramatically reduced from the very first treatment.
Is chiropractic treatment safe? Chiropractic treatment from our Burbank chiropractor is completely safe for practically every patient and condition. Age is no barrier, with small children and senior citizens both benefiting from chiropractic adjustments. Even pregnant patients can benefit from gentle, specially-devised adjustment techniques. Incidentally, don't be alarmed if you hear a popping or cracking noise during an adjustment; these are harmless sounds created by gas exiting the joint.
How many treatments do I need? The number of chiropractic adjustments required will naturally vary depending on your condition. While minor, recently-acquired alignment problems may be corrected in just one or two sessions, more ingrained or severe problems typically call for a series of adjustments. These repeated adjustments reinforce the new joint position until the body fully accepts it. Chronic pain or preventative wellness adjustments may be scheduled periodically on an ongoing, as-needed basis.
How long is a session with a chiropractor? Your first session, which includes evaluating your condition and performing the initial adjustment, may take about half an hour. But subsequent adjustment sessions may take less than half that time.
How do I find a good chiropractor in my area? You're right to insist on high-quality care instead of just seeing any chiropractor. But if you're in the Burbank area, you've already found your good chiropractor right here at Allied Pain and Wellness. By visiting our clinic in person, you can determine whether we're a good fit for your needs and expectations.
Get All Your Answers From Our Burbank Chiropractor
Now that you've learned some of the key benefits and advantages of chiropractic care and what to expect from chiropractic treatment, it's time to get the rest of your questions answered by our Burbank chiropractor. Call Allied Pain and Wellness today at (818) 688-2275 to schedule an initial chiropractic consultation at our clinic. We hope to resolve, not just your concerns or confusion, but also that aggravating pain or other health challenges you've been struggling with!
Dr. Shahen Simian
Dr. Shahen Simian is your local Burbank chiropractor. Over the years, Dr. Simian has placed great emphasis on his patients over wellness and also looks at the short term care some of his patients need. As a chiropractor, Dr. Simian has seen that ailments such as neck pain, back pain, and headaches need quick and effective treatments so you can continue your life pain free.