We hope that these FAQs will be helpful to you, but if you have a question that is not answered here, please do not hesitate to call us – we will happily answer any question you may have about chiropractic care. These are some of the most common questions persons have about chiropractic care.
No. Chiropractors are primary health care practitioners which means they are licensed to diagnose and treat, which is different than a physical therapist. This means that you can set up an appointment with a chiropractor without having to consult your general medical doctor. Some insurance plans do however need a referral from your primary care physician; in general this does not refer to any of the PPO plans.
Chiropractic care is a safe, non-intrusive procedure that will not hurt you as long as it is provided by a certified and qualified chiropractor. However, you may experience some symptoms as your body eliminates compensatory factors. In other words, if you have been walking with a severely rotated hip for sometime which causes that side to be shortened by an inch, which is like walking with one shoe off and one shoe on ... when you correct the hip rotation now different muscles are working. This means you may feel like a "work out" soreness as these muscles begin to engage properly; as if you had gone to the gym after several months off. Complications of chiropractic care are extremely rare.
This is a common question for people who may have gone to someone who believes in a lot of on going care in order to maintain health. At our office we pride ourselves in quickly finding the underlying causes and minimizing the number of treatments for acute care. Once a patient is out of pain there may still be some underlying conditions that should be addressed for optimal health. See the six steps to wellness.
Yes, you can. Many people, unfortunately, who have undergone back surgery see symptoms of their original condition come back this can be do to scar tissue and lack of flexibility. Out holistic chiropractic care is a safe and efficient way of alleviating the pain associated both with your back condition and the stress of back surgery.
Best Sports and Holistic Chiropractic has been helping patients in the greater Los Angeles area for more than 20 years. We understand how frustrating your pain can be and strive to offer each patient personalized care.
At Best Sports and Holistic Chiropractic, we strive to not only treat but also to educate our patients about pain and pain management.
Many patients come in complaining of pain in one part of their body only to find out that it can becoming from a completely different area of the body. Everything is connected - for instance, a foot problem can lead to knee, hip or low back pain; a TMJ syndrome can lead to neck pain and vice versa.
Applied Kinesiology and other sports and holistic chiropractic techniques are excellent at uncovering the core problems that lead to pain in other areas of the body.