Frequently Asked Questions in Kansas City MO

Find out the answers Kansas City MO Chiropractors frequently give to patients seeking to learn more about chiropractic care at their office. Learning more about chiropractic and its benefits can help you find the best chiropractor for you. If you have a question you don't see answered below, reach out to your team at Infinity Chiropractic & Acupuncture at (816) 436-2208.

What is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a doctor whose primary focus is on the bones, joints, and muscles (musculoskeletal system). They perform a consultation and examinations before creating a diagnosis and personalized care plan for the patient. Once a care plan is reached the chiropractor will treat your spine or extremity using various adjusting techniques.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care typically consists of manual therapy or treatment of the spine or extremities, and exercises to be performed at home.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes, chiropractors go through undergraduate studies, chiropractic schooling along with passing multiple national board exams to become certified and licensed. The degree name is Doctor of Chiropractic.

What does a chiropractor do?

A chiropractor does an examination to determine the best treatment plan for each individual patient. Once the treatment plan is in place they will administer chiropractic care and relieve the stress from the spine through a chiropractic adjustment. When the stress is removed from the spine it allows the body to function at its optimal capacity.

Are chiropractors safe?

Yes, chiropractors have had years of schooling and training that have taught them how to safely treat patients. Over the years research has been done and shown that chiropractic is not only safe but is also effective.

Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

The most common side effect of chiropractic adjustment is muscle soreness and fatigue for a short period of time. Positive effects of chiropractic care is improved mobility and decrease in pain.

What are common chiropractic techniques?

Common adjustments techniques include activator, Diversified and Thompson. Activator is an adjustment that is performed using an adjusting tool. Diversified is the manual hands-on adjustment that most people think of when going to the chiropractor. Thompson is a technique that involves a drop piece on the table that allows for force to be put into the spine with less pressure on the patient.

What does a chiropractor treat?

Chiropractors are able to work on pain or injuries related to bones, joints, and muscles. This includes but is not limited to headaches, neck pain, back pain, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, and many more musculoskeletal issues.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Chiropractic care is a great option for expecting mothers. It has been shown to reduce back pain while pregnant as well as allow for shortened labor times.

How does a chiropractor help lower back pain?

A chiropractor helps with low back pain by finding the problem area within the spine and reducing the amount of stress in that area by providing an adjustment to the area of complaint. When the stress is removed it will allow the body to function at an optimal level with reduced pain.

How does a chiropractor help neck pain?

A chiropractor helps with neck pain by finding the problem area within the spine and reducing the amount of stress in that area by providing an adjustment to the area of complaint. When the stress is removed it will allow the body to function at an optimal level with reduced pain.

How does a chiropractor help sciatica?

A chiropractor helps with sciatica by finding the problem area within the spine and pelvis and reducing the stress put on the nerve by providing an adjustment to the area of complaint. When the stress is removed it will allow the body to function at an optimal level with reduced pain.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Typically no. But sometimes injuries to the spine can cause an increase in inflammation, that can cause pain upon pressure. Most chiropractic care is gentle and safe.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Yes, over the years research has been done and shown that chiropractic is not only safe but is also effective.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

The “popping” sound that people here is when the joint is stretched during an adjustment there is a release in gas (a mixture of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide). This noise is a normal response of the body and is nothing to be concerned about.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

No. Each patient who comes into the clinic is different than the next. Each patient has their own customized care plan to their individual needs.

Can I learn to adjust myself?

It is typically advised to not adjust yourself at home as self-adjusting can move an already hypermobile joint more rather than where the problem is occurring.

Will I be required to remove my clothing at my appointment?

No

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes, just like adults, children’s bodies go through a lot every day. Regular chiropractic care for children can help improve the movement and functions of their bodies. In younger children it can also help them achieve milestones in their development.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Chiropractors in Missouri are required to have a minimum of 90 hours of undergraduate school and must graduate from chiropractic school with over 400 hours. All chiropractors in the state of Missouri must take and pass 4 National Board exams and a physiotherapy board exam.

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Infinity Chiropractic & Acupuncture

8002 N Brighton Ave
Kansas City, MO 64119

(816) 436-2208