FAQ – Frequently asked questions about chiropractic care
Q: What is the “popping” sound?
A: The popping sound is the result of little gas bubbles that are formed in a joint being released. When you are adjusted, the joint opens up and allows those bubbles to escape. The fancy term? Tribonucleation
Q: If there is no noise when I’m adjusted, does that mean it didn’t work?
A: No! As a matter of fact, most of the benefits of the chiropractic adjustment are a result of reintroducing movement into a restricted joint. This occurs with or without the sound. Although many find the sound satisfying, it is not essential for the benefit of our treatment.
Q: Once I start seeing a chiropractor, will I have to continue forever?
A: Absolutely not. Our goal at Rising Sun Chiropractic is to help you get better and back to your life as fast as we can. We design our treatment plans to help patients go through all the steps of recovery. These include decreasing pain, increasing their strength and mobility, and in many cases, training them for a return to sport. Many patients choose to come in for regular maintenance care because of how great they feel after treatment; however, this is a choice the patient makes based on their lifestyle and needs.
Q: Can chiropractic benefit me if I don’t have any injuries or obvious pain?
A: Yes! Chiropractic care can truly benefit everyone. Even those who are not suffering from pain may benefit from a proper functional assessment and chiropractic care. This is because biomechanical imbalances can lead to injuries in the future. Our doctors are trained to perform a full functional exam and determine any imbalances that may predispose you to suffer an injury in the future. If we can proactively address those issues, we can help you perform at your highest level and keep you injury-free.
Q: I am not comfortable getting my neck adjusted, can you still help my neck pain?
A: Absolutely! We understand that some individuals would prefer they don’t get their neck adjusted. One of the things that makes Rising Sun Chiropractic so versatile is all the techniques our doctors are trained in to help you with. We have hands off, instrument based techniques available for your neck. We also offer soft tissue muscle work, cold laser, and rehab exercises which are all very powerful tools to help manage neck pain. They can be used in addition or on their own to help you overcome any neck pain you might be experiencing.