Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?
A referral is usually not necessary to see a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Chiropractic is considered one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available in today’s society. Doctors of Chiropractic are well trained health care professionals with many years of practice and training. Their clinical experience has trained the Doctors to provide safe and effective care for many conditions while identifying patients with special risks. Many patients feel immediate relief following a chiropractic treatment. Some, however, may experience mild soreness following treatment similar to that after a workout. This soreness commonly fades within 24 hours of the onset.
What type of education and training do chiropractors have?
Chiropractors have to attain a DC (Doctor of chiropractic) degree through an accredited university. This degree is a minimum of three years schooling in addition to the pre-requisite courses. At Southern Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we have two Doctors of Chiropractic of whom have obtained a bachelors degree, as well as their Doctor of Chiropractic at Logan College
Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?
Adjustments of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble within the joint; this is the audible ‘popping sound’. There is a change in pressure within the joint, which results in the release of gas bubbles. With most manipulations there is minimal, if any, discomfort.