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Chiropractic Care at Charles Street Family Chiropractic

FAQs About Chiropractic Care

Charles Street Family Chiropractic provides high-quality chiropractic care for conditions including sports injuries, auto accidents, neck and back pain, and headaches. Located in Boston, MA, our chiropractic team serves patients from all surrounding areas. Exploring chiropractic care can result in a variety of questions and concerns. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about chiropractic care and our helpful answers.

  • What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a well-established form of complementary and alternative medicine. Chiropractic care focuses on the assessment and treatment of a patient’s pain symptoms in the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Chiropractic care is commonly used to treat conditions including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, joint pain, radiating pain, and headaches.

  • Is chiropractic treatment effective?

In most cases, yes, chiropractic treatment is effective. Quality chiropractic care is created and administered for each individual and is typically gentle. Before entering treatment with a chiropractor, be sure they are completely qualified to treat you. Your chiropractor should be licensed and board qualified.

  • Are chiropractors doctors?

Doctor of Chiropractic, denoted by D.C., are trained doctors that have completed specialized education, including a series of four board examinations and the completion of state requirements.

  • What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is used by a chiropractor to reposition the bones of a patient that are out of alignment. An adjustment removes the interference to the nervous system, which improves spinal function and overall health.  

  • Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

When it comes to chiropractic care, typical side effects may include minor soreness in the area treated, headache, or fatigue.  

  • How often will I need to see my chiropractor?

Each patient and chiropractic case are different, and sessions will vary by condition and type of treatment. All patients are encouraged to ask their chiropractor early on how many treatment sessions can be expected to treat a specific condition.  

  • Can a person with previous back surgery see a chiropractor?

Yes! In fact, chiropractic care may be able to prevent a second or repetitive back surgery. When used as an initial treatment, chiropractic treatments may even help patients avoid surgery altogether.  

  • Is it okay to see a chiropractor if I’m pregnant?

It is very common for pregnant women to see chiropractors for treatment. In fact, expecting women consistently see amazing results from chiropractic care. Since pregnant women are not able to take pain medication, chiropractic care while pregnant can provide much-needed pain relief.

  • Do children need chiropractic care?

Many childhood health issues can be the result of nerve interference in the spine. Chiropractic care throughout childhood can address and prevent health problems in a safe, non-invasive way.  

Chiropractic Care at Charles Street Family Chiropractic

Restoring neuromusculoskeletal alignment helps the body function better with less pain. From chronic pain relief to pain prevention, chiropractic care from Charles Street Family Chiropractic can help patients of all ages. Interested patients are encouraged to contact our office to schedule an appointment.