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Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic in Costa Mesa

By Debra Rodzinak

There's no such thing as a stupid question, right?

What kinds of conditions do chiropractors treat?

Doctors of Chiropractic (yes, they're real doctors) take care of patients from birth to the elderly.  They typically specialize in the areas of the spine, musculoskeletal disorders, and problems with the muscles, ligaments, and joints.  Often the nervous system is causing pain to a particular area.  Chiropractic doctors also advise patients on different types of exercises, nutrition and diet, and ergonomic changes for the home and workplace.

Can children receive chiropractic treatments?

Absolutely.  Children can benefit from chiropractic adjustments due to their physical activity and falls or injuries from sports or play.  Back pain and neck stiffness, soreness, and discomfort are a few of the complaints chiropractors hear from children.  Chiropractors use very gentle adjustments geared toward children.

How do chiropractors perform adjustments?

Doctors of Chiropractic, commonly referred to as D.C.s, spend years of intensive study on chiropractic education.  Their skills are refined and honed during their time in study.  Usually using their hands, chiropractors manipulate the joints of the spine to increase and restore joint function.  The increase in mobility often decreases pain and inflammation.  Each adjustment is adapted for individual patients.  Many patients report a decrease in pain and an increase in mobility following chiropractic treatments.

What is that popping or cracking sound when a joint is adjusted?

When a chiropractor adjusts or manipulates a joint, a gas bubble that is trapped between the joints is released.  This release of gas makes a popping sound.  This is the same sound heard when you crack your knuckles.  The noise is actually caused by a pressure change in the joint.  There is usually no discomfort when an adjustment involves this release of gas.  In fact, many patients report that the feeling of release is pleasant.

How many times do I go for treatments?

No two patients are alike, therefore the number of treatments differ for individual patients.  At The Joint, the doctors work hand in hand with patients to develop a treatment plan that puts the patient in control.  The Joint is changing the chiropractic experience.  It’s in your hands—not ours.  However, most patients benefit from ongoing chiropractic treatments even after pain relief is found.  Preventative measures can ward off future problems.

If you are interested in finding relief for your spine or joint pain, come by The Joint.  With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, The Joint makes the chiropractic experience easy and stress-free.  Drop by The Joint today and let one of our expert doctors bring you relief.


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