Frequently Asked Questions

Temple,  KilleenWaco, or Georgetown Chiropractors frequently give these answers to patients seeking to learn more about chiropractic care at their office. Learning more about chiropractic and its benefits can help you find the best chiropractor for you. If you have a question you don't see answered below, reach out to your team at Georgetown, Killeen, Temple, Waco locations.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic is an alternative health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially of the spine. It has esoteric origins and is based on several pseudoscientific ideas.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes, Chiropractors must earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and get a state license. Doctor of Chiropractic programs typically takes 4 years to complete and require at least 3 years of undergraduate college education for admission.

What is the history of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic as a profession began in 1895 when its founder, Daniel David Palmer, “adjusted” the spine of a deaf janitor and claimed to restore his hearing. Spinal manipulation was not an unknown treatment in 1895, and Palmer never claimed to be the first to use manipulation for the cure of disease.

Interdisciplinary practices are now becoming more common in a variety of settings, with chiropractors, medical doctors, physical therapists, and others working as partners in occupational health, sports medicine teams, and rehabilitation centers.

Chiropractors may provide the primary intervention of manual therapy to normalize joint function in patients recovering from injuries, or they may work cooperatively, for example by providing manual therapy and nutritional guidance for patients.

Why should you choose our office?

Our office is the best option due to our multiple services that include chiropractic care, acupuncture, nurse practitioner, massage therapy, physical therapy, and corrective exercises. Additionally, we also are in-network with most major medical companies and have affordable cash prices.

What does a chiropractor treat?

Chiropractic care targets multiple ailments, including back pain and strains, migraines and headaches, Degenerative disc disease, Herniated disc, neck pain, shoulder pain, Myofascial pain, Sciatica, hip pain, Short leg or leg length discrepancy, Spondylosis or spinal osteoarthritis, Whiplash, tension, joint pain, and many more.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

Chiropractic adjustments after auto accidents do decrease pain across the entirety of the body. This relief is the result of a pain-reducing hormone emitted during spinal manipulations. Such hormones reduce the strain on the injured portion(s) of the body affected during and after the accident.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Yes, chiropractic care is usually a safe, effective practice during pregnancy. Not only can routine chiropractic care help manage pain in your back, hips, and joints, it can also establish pelvic balance. That can provide your baby with as much space as possible over the course of your pregnancy.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

No, there is little to no pain involved in an adjustment. You may feel pops and cracks, but you should not feel any intense pain. Typically, if you weren't in pain prior to the adjustment, you won't be after. Some chiropractic patients do experience some mild soreness or minor aches after a visit.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

This popping sound is caused by small pockets of air or bubbles, which are in the fluid that surrounds your joints. When joint tissues are stretched during a chiropractic adjustment, the pockets of air "pop," which creates that cracking sound you hear.

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

No, you will not be required to remove any clothing during your appointment.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports.