Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?
No, an adjustment does not hurt. Dr. Shepherd is an expert at delivering gentle yet effective and deep spinal adjustments. For your first adjustment, the only discomfort you might feel is a soreness the next day. It is equivalent to working out at the gym for the first time in awhile and being sore the next day. Take it as a good sign that your body is returning to strength and wellness! After your first few adjustments, you will only experience more and more healing.
How do I know I need a chiropractic adjustment?
Chiropractic care is necessary if you are experiencing any body pain, especially leg, neck, and/or back pain. However, just like when your dentist finds a cavity in your tooth, you may not notice any symptoms of spinal subluxation or misalignment and only discover you need care when you see a chiropractor. It is important to maintain regular chiropractic visits to correct a misalignment; once you are feeling vibrant and back into alignment, you only need to visit for check ups to maintain your health.
How many chiropractic adjustments do I need?
Every patient is completely different, which is why Dr. Shepherd will customize treatment for your specific issues. Logically, the worse your subluxation (a.k.a. spinal malfunction), the longer you will need regular chiropractic care. For example, if you experience back pain every day or have sustained a serious injury, you'll need adjustments at least twice per week for a few months. Alternatively, if you feel discomfort only on rare occasions, you can come in for an adjustment once a month or less.
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Can I get an X-Ray?
Yes, we have an X-Ray facility on-site. Dr. Shepherd will work with you in your initial consultation to determine whether it is appropriate for your to receive an X-Ray. At any point, you are welcome to request an X-Ray. Please click here to contact us about X-Ray pricing and set up an appointment today.
Does chiropractic help any health problems besides body pain?
Yes! Your spine is the main hub of your nervous system; chiropractic care heals issues that root in the nervous system. Not only that, but Dr. Shepherd also prescribes homeopathic remedies to resolve health issues beyond back pain. Additionally, what you eat determines how you feel; Dr. Shepherd can provide nutritional training to ensure you are eating for health and happiness.