Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Downey CA and El Monte CA. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Downey CA and El Monte CA for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Reform Chiropractic a call at (562) 287-8884 or (626) 923-9966 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What is a chiropractor?

A Chiropractor is a provider that specializes in musculoskeletal conditions like, but not limited to: neck pain, back pain, sprain/strains, headaches and sciatic pain.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a form of conservative care that utilizes different approaches to treat pain. Approaches can include soft tissue treatment, therapeutic modalities and spinal manipulation, and physical rehabilitation.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Chiropractors are Doctors of Chiropractic, not medical doctors. The Chiropractic scope includes the ability to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, request and interpret diagnostic imaging. Doctors of Chiropractic cannot prescribe medication.

What is the history of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic has been a safe conservative means for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions for over 100 years.

What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors use medical history, examination and occasionally diagnostic imaging to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Treatment often includes soft tissue mobilization, therapeutic modalities, rehabilitative exercises and Chiropractic adjustments.

Are chiropractors useful?

Chiropractors can be useful in the treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Proper examination is required to assure Chiropractic treatment is appropriate for you.

Does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic care can be useful in treating a multitude of acute and chronic conditions. Treatment approaches and results can vary from patient to patient.

Are chiropractors safe?

Chiropractors utilize medical history, orthopedic examinations and diagnostic imaging when indicated to assure that chiropractic treatment is safe and effective for each individual seeking chiropractic care.

Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

Chiropractic adjustment side effects can often include muscle soreness. Chiropractors do their due diligence to screen patients prior to chiropractic treatment in order to ensure that Chiropractic treatment is right for you.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

Treatment frequency can vary depending on the patient's condition. Proper examination ensures an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

How much does chiropractic care cost?

The cost of Chiropractic care can vary from office to office. It is best to contact the office for inquiries.

Why should you choose your office?

At Reform, we treat the root of the problem not just your pain. Proper examination by our licensed Doctors ensures treatment is patient centered. Our licensed massage therapists are knowledgeable and equipped with state of the art therapeutic tools and modalities to better address your needs.

How can I find a chiropractor near me?

Google, Yelp or any online platform.

What are common chiropractic techniques?

Chiropractic techniques can vary depending on the training and schooling of your chiropractor. Techniques include: Diversified, Drop-table, Cox-Flexion distraction, Gonstead, Toggle-recoil, Activator, Thompson Technique and many more. Call your local office to inquire about the technique utilized.

What does a chiropractor treat?

Chiropractors treat neck pain, low back pain, herniated discs, sciatica, headaches, ankle sprain/strains, tendonitis, shoulder pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel and much more. Feel free to call the office and inquire about your pain.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

Chiropractors utilize different approaches to treat pain depending on your type of pain or condition. Treatment can include, but is not limited to, therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization, therapeutic exercise and Chiropractic Adjustments.

What other conditions can be treated by chiropractic care?

With proper diagnosis and examination most musculoskeletal conditions from head to toe may be treated within the scope of Chiropractic care.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Chiropractic Care is generally safe during pregnancy. Chiropractic care does not always have to include High Velocity Low Amplitude spinal manipulation, different techniques can be utilized. Always consult your primary care physician to ensure you are clear for Chiropractic care.

How does a chiropractor help lower back pain?

The best way to eliminate lower back pain is to start with the right diagnosis attained with proper examination. Once the appropriate diagnosis has been rendered, treatment can include therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization, Chiropractic adjustment and/or physical rehabilitation.

How does a chiropractor help neck pain?

The best way to help eliminate neck pain is to start with the right diagnosis attained with proper examination. Once the appropriate diagnosis has been rendered, treatment can include therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization, Chiropractic adjustment and/or physical rehabilitation.

How does a chiropractor help sciatica?

The best way to help with Sciatic pain is to start with the right diagnosis attained with proper examination. Once the appropriate diagnosis has been rendered, treatment can include therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization, Chiropractic adjustment, physical rehabilitation and/or spinal Decompression.

What types of pain do chiropractors treat?

Muscle, tendon, ligament, disc, joint, neuropathic and myofascial pain.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Proper examination ensures manipulation is appropriate for you, therefore the adjustment should be painless but may leave soreness. Always communicate with your doctor if any pain or discomfort is felt throughout your treatment process in order to better tailor your treatment.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

With proper examination chiropractic is considered one of the safest forms of conservative treatment/management for musculoskeletal injuries.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

The popping sound is due to the temporary separation of joints and surrounding soft tissue in the area where the manipulation is being delivered. The separation of the joint causes a vacuum effect releasing the gasses that build up within the joint, in turn causing a cavitation (the pop).

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

Adjustments can look very similar to the untrained eye. There are many different positions and vectors in which the adjustment can be delivered. The adjustment depends on the patient's needs, the patient's ability to position, and the technique utilized by the doctor.

Will a chiropractic adjustment completely remove back pain?

The Chiropractic adjustment can help with back pain, but pain is multifactorial. Your Chiropractor should be working to address the different reasons that might cause your pain.

Can I learn to adjust myself?

Although you can "crack" your own back or neck, it is not recommended because you may be creating hypermobility or microtrauma to that joint and/or surrounding tissues. Chiropractic adjustments aim to be specific to the restricted joint and should be performed by licensed professionals.

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

You will not be required to remove your clothing during your appointment; we respect your comfort level. Appropriate draping and gowns will be provided if an article of clothing impairs the ability to perform treatment or examination.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Chiropractic treatment is safe for children. Examination and history will determine whether or not Chiropractic treatment is appropriate.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Chiropractors receive a Doctorate degree in Chiropractic from an accredited Chiropractic College. Schooling can range between 3.5 to 4 years covering topics like anatomy, physiology, biology, neurology, radiology, clinical rotations and much more.