Frequently Asked Questions in Delray Beach FL

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Delray Beach FL. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Delray Beach for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Schrier Family Chiropractic a call at (561) 445-2648 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

Why should you choose our office?

You should choose Schrier Family Chiropractic because we are passionate about getting you better, will treat you like family, and we get great results(check out our over 500 5-star reviews on Google). We also have a state of the art office with different services to get you better like, chiropractic care, class IV laser, spinal and knee decompression, regenerative medicine, massage, HRT, aesthetics, acupuncture and more. If we can't help you, we'll be honest and refer you to the right place. If we can help, we do conservative care to get you better.

Does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic works amazingly and continues to help millions of people every year. Some people say they don't believe in chiropractors, but that's usually because they've either never been, or haven't found the right one. There are different styles and techniques of chiropractic. We practice treadition and gentle forms of chiorpractic that can help everyone, and do it in a comfortable way.

Are chiropractors safe?

Chiropractors are one of the safest types of doctors to visit. It's extremely rare that someone is hurt at a chiropractic office. That is why chiropractor's malpractice insurance is a fraction of the cost of medical doctor's malpractice insurance. There are tens of millions of adjustments done every year with great outcomes.

How much does chiropractic care cost?

The cost of chiropractic care varies depending on what types of services are done. We offer chiropractic care, but also other therapies like massage, class IV laser, spinal decompression, PRP, stem cells, aesthetics and more. The average office visit is usually around $75, but can be more or less based on what treatments and therapies are done. Sometimes insurance covers all or a portion of care. Insurance will be verified at the first visit. There are also package options, and payment plans that lower the cost if there are out of pocket expenses. We never let cost get in the way of someone getting care, and will find a way to make it affordable for them.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

No! Chiropractic adjustments feel great. At Schrier Family Chiropractic we work with the body instead of against it. The adjustments are gentle, and the doctor has different techniques that can be tailored to your body for the most comfortable experience. There are even ways to adjust the spine without twisting, cracking, or popping if a patient doesn't like traditional adjustments, or is nervous about getting adjusted.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

Some people only require one chiropractic session, while some require a series of sessions. It depends on how long the problem has been going on, and how severe the pain or symptoms is. Usually on the 2nd visit a treatment plan is reviewed to go over how many sessions it will take to get better. Once the initial problem or pain is gone, many people like to come in once in a while for maintenance to keep their body as healthy as possible, especially people that sit at a desk all day or like to work out often. Some people go once a month for adjustments, while some go a few times a year.

How long before I feel better?

Many people start to feel better after the first visit. Some people take a few visits or even a few weeks to start feeling better if the symptom is chronic. The doctor will review what to expect based on your specific case.

Do I need x-rays?

The doctor may recommend x-rays depending on what type of symptoms you are experiencing. Some symptoms don't require x-rays. If a patient is not comfortable with or doesn't want x-rays, they will not be required to get x-rays.

What does chiropractic care help with?

Many people think of chiropractic care for neck and back pain, which it's great for, but there are many symptoms chiropractic can help with. Chiropractic can help with sciatica, knee pain, foot pain, hip pain, disc herniations, disc bulges, migraines, headaches, vertigo, TMJ, anxiety, depression, ear infections, fatigue, sleep problems, numbness, tingling, carpal tunnel syndrome, TBI, post concussion.

What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors evaluate the spine for misalignments called subluxations. They can be found by palpating the spine, doing orthopedic exams, thermal nerve scans, x-rays and through posture analysis. When a chiropractor determines someone has subluxations, they come up with a treatment plan of how to correct it. This usually involves gentle adjustments to the spine to get everything in the right position. It sometimes involves other natural treatments like laser, decompression therapy or regenerative medicine.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Definitely! Pregnant patients love to get adjusted, and it's very safe. We have special tables specific for adjusting pregnant patients. Getting adjusted throughout pregnancy can make your pregnancy more comfortable, allieviate sciatic, back pain, sleep problems, headaches and more. It can also help turn a breech baby with a technique called the Webster Technique. There's even studies that show that women that receive chiropractic throughout pregnancy have easier deliveries. Rest assured, it's very safe for mom and baby.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound and is there a way to get adjusted without the cracking noise?

Chiropractic adjustments make a popping or cracking noise because small air bubbles that build up from pressure in between the joints are released. The noise isn't the bones touching, or cracking. The noise isn't dangerous, and it doesn't cause damage. Some patients love to hear the popping noise, and some would rather us use different chiropractic techniques that don't require the popping or cracking noise to fix the spine. We are trained in traditional and gentle techniques so the patient is comfortable.

Do I need to get my neck adjusted?

No. Some patients are nervous about getting their neck adjusted. We never force patients to get their neck adjusted. If you are open to it, we do have gentle techniques without twisting, cracking or popping of the neck that make patients much more comfortable.

What chiropractic techniques does Schrier Family Chiropractic practice?

The most common chiropractic technique is diversified, which is traditional chiropractic care. We do diversified adjustments at our office as well as other techniques. We also do upper cervical care including NUCCA and Blair, which are gentle adjustments for the neck without any twisting or cracking. Some other techniques we're trained in are activator, thompson drop, webster technique, prenatal adjustments, and pediatric adjustments.

Once I go to the chiropractor do I have to go forever?

No! Some patients are fixed in 1 visit. Some feel so great after correcting their symptoms, they like to come in on a semi regular basis to tune up their spine. We work as a team with our patients and will find out what's right for you, and what you're comfortable with.

What is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a doctor that specializes in taking care of the spine and nervous system. They treat the body naturally using adjustments, and natural modalities to help the body heal itself without medications, or surgeries. Chiropractors believe in holistic healing, and encourage healthy lifestyles in addition to chiropractic care. They are focused on correcting the causes of health problems instead of masking the symptoms.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a hoslistic type of healthcare that uses adjustments and therapies to correct the spine, and nervous system. It has been around since 1895, and has helped milliions of people. It is based on the fact that when the spine is out of alignment, it can cause pain. It can also affect the delicate nerves that run throughout the entire body. When spine is out of alignment and the nerves are affected, it not only can cause neck and back pain, but it can also lead to health problems throughout the body like: TMJ, Vertigo, Migraines, Headaches, Sleeping Problems, Sciatica, Disc Bulges/Herniations, Neuropathy.

Are chiropractors real doctors?

Chiropractors are real doctors. They go through the same amount of classroom hours and anatomy as medical doctors. Instead of learning pharmacology and how to prescribe medications, chiropractors learn how to heal the body through adjustments and holistic treatments. Many people see their chiropractor first for health problems before trying traditional treatments like medication or injections.

What is the history of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic started back in 1895 with a man named D.D. Palmer. He was the father of chiropractic. D.D. discovered that by aligning the spine, he could help people's health improve. He started the first school, and it's grown in popularity since. Now there are chiropractic schools throughout the world. There are millions of people treated by chiropractors every year for ailments like back pain, neck pain, neuropathy, TMJ, vertigo, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and sciatica to name a few.

Are chiropractors useful?

Chiropractors are some of the most useful doctors out there, More and more people are looking for natural approaches to health, and chiropractors have been practicing and teaching this philosophy for decades. Whether it's for an ache or pain in the spine, or a systemic problem in the body, or even mental stress, many times chiropractic can help.

Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

The biggest side effect of chiropractic adjustments are feeling great! Sometimes if someone is getting adjusted for the first time, or it's been a while they can have some soreness the day of or after an adjustment. That is because ibeing in alignment is like a new exercise for the body, and uses new muscles. Most people don't experience any soreness, but if someone does it usually goes away within a day and only happens after the first treatment.

How can I find a chiropractor near me?

Many people find a chiropractor by reading reviews online like Google or Yelp reviews. Many times reading about other patients experiences, and outcomes can make you feel comfortable going somewhere, and know what to expect. Our office has over 500 5-star Google reviews and over 60 5-star Yelp reviews. We think it's because we get great results, and really care about our patients. We also want the experience each time you'r at our office to be great.

What does a chiropractor treat?

A chiropractor treats the body by removing interference to the spine and nervous system. When the spine and nervous system aren't working properly, it leads to all sorts of health problems. Chiropractors help the body heal itself by realigning the spine and helping the nerves heal. Some symptoms that we see relieved by chiropractic care regularly are: Neck pain, back pain, migraines, headaches, TMJ, vertigo, dizziness, sleep problems, anxiety, depression, neuropathy, brain fog, fibromyalgia.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

Chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents by speeding up the healing process. For example, when someone is in a car accident it can take months to recover. When someone goes to a chiropractor after a care accident, they can start feeling better almost immediately. It still will take time to get back to 100%, but it will be much faster. After car accidents or injuries we typically use a combination of different treatments including chiropractic adjustments, manual therapy, heat, laser, traction, and more.

What other conditions can be treated by chiropractic care?

Many people think of chiropractors just for neck and back pain, but we help with so much more. Some other conditions we help with are, disc bulges and herniations, numbness/tingling, headaches, migraines, muscle tightness, fatigue, brain fog, sports recovery, anxiety, depression, TMJ, vertigo, balance disorders, chronic ear infections, colic, poor sleep.

How does a chiropractor help lower back pain?

A chiropractor helps lower back pain by realigning the spinal bones in the low back. This takes pressure off the joint, nerves, discs and muscles that can commonly cause pain. Many patients start to feel better right after getting adjusted.

How does a chiropractor help neck pain?

A chiropractor helps with neck pain by aligning the spinal bones in the neck so they are in the right position. This takes pressure off the bones, nerves, discs, and muscles. It helps decrease tightness, and muscle tension and increases range of motion. We use different techniques to help with neck pain. Some of our patients like traditional neck adjustments which we can do, while others like the gentle techniques including NUCCA and Blair that realilgn the neck without twisting, cracking or popping.

How does a chiropractor help sciatica?

A chiropractor helps with sciatica by taking pressure of the nerves that come out of the lower back. The sciatic nerve starts in the lower back and runs all the way down both legs into the feet. We help patients with sciatica by doing chiropractic adjustment to realign the spine, taking pressure off the nerves. We also use class IV laser to calm the nerves down, lower inflammation, decrease pain and help the nerves heal faster. In addition we use spinal decompression tables to take pressure off the sciatic nerve and help disc bulges and herniations heal.

What types of pain do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors treat many types of pain. We help patients with neck pain, back pain, nerve pain, extremity pain like knees, shoulders, hips, wrists, and ankles. We also help with neuroligical types of pain that may radiate down the arms or legs.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Chiropractic adjustments don't hurt. Some chiropractors use very forceful adjustments, whcih aren't always comfortable for all patients. At our office we use a genlte approach that gets great results, but is very comfortable for patients. We are trained in traditional chiropractictechniques, but also gentle techniques that don't involve any twisting or cracking. We find the approach that works best for each patient.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Chiropractic adjustments are very safe. That is why chiropractors have some of the lowest malpractice insurance of any health care provider. Millions of chiropractic adjustments are preformed every day without injury.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

All patients are adjusted specific to their body, and what is going on that day. Sometimes the adjustments may feel similar from visit to visit, but each time an adjustment is done, we evaluate the spine to see which levels need to be adjusted and what direciton. Everyones treatment is unique.

Will a chiropractic adjustment completely remove back pain?

Chiropractic adjustments can completely remove back pain. Sometimes the pain can improve quickly, while other times it may take weeks or sometimes months to feel completely better.

Can I learn to adjust myself, is it safe to adjust myself?

Adjusting yourself isn't recommended. When someone adjusts themselves, it's not actually correcting the misalignemnt, and can lead to loose ligaments. It may feel good temporarily, but many people find themselves "adjusting" themselves many times a day to get relief. When a chirpractor adjusts someone we are placing the bones in the right position, and most people find they don't have the urge to adjust, or crack their own spine anymore.

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

No clothing is required to be removed at a chiropractic appointment. Some people come in work clothes, while other people come in gym clothes. Come in what you are comfortable in, or what's convenient for you.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Chiropractic care is great for children. Pediatric adjustments are very gentle and safe. Children should get adjusted for symptoms like colic, chronic ear infections, ADD, ADHD, sleep problems, and constipation. Children that are healthy can and should get adjusted too. Think about how many times children fall when learning to walk, or playing sports. Also, with cell phones and tablets children are developing poor posture at early ages. We see kids as yound as a few days old, through teenage years and into adulthood.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Chiropractors have the same amount of classroom hours as medical doctors. In addition to studying chiropractic technique, there is 1000's of hours of anatomy, pathology, neurology, physiology, nutrition and more.

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Schrier Family Chiropractic

111 SE 1st Ave #102
Delray Beach, FL 33444

(561) 445-2648