Many people are nervous to go to the chiropractor for the first time. This is completely normal. Not knowing what to expect can make it hard to try a new healing modality. This post is the first in a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about chiropractic care. You can use these to help you get a better understanding of what you can expect. They will also help you decide when you should consider going to a chiropractor in the first place.

IIf you haven’t already, we also recommend that you read our posts on what to expect at the chiropractor and what you can expect at your first appointment. Check back again to read more frequently asked questions in upcoming posts.

What Conditions to Chiropractors Treat?

Although chiropractors are most well-known for treating back and neck pain, that’s not the full extent of what they can help you with. Chiropractors also treat headaches and other issues of the musculoskeletal system, including pain in joints, ligaments and muscles. Perhaps most interestingly, musculoskeletal issues can impact the nervous system, which can cause pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body that are seemingly unrelated. Chiropractors can help with all of these issues.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe?

According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care is “widely recognized as one of the safest nondrug, noninvasive forms of health care available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints.”

As with all treatments and procedures, there is inevitably some risk. This is something you can discuss in more detail with your chiropractor if you wish.

It’s important to note that, while many people experience immediate relief after an adjustment, others feel sore, stiff or achy, much like you might after some types of exercise. These tend to fade after 24 hours.

Check back next time for more FAQs about chiropractic care from Laird Chiropractic.