What is a chiropractor?
Also known as a Doctor of Chiropractic, a chiropractor is educated and trained to treat neuromuscular disorders through gentle spinal manipulation. This training is among the most stringent of any healthcare profession.
What do chiropractors treat?
Most patients visit chiropractors to relieve back pain, neck pain and chronic headaches. Chiropractors also treat sports injuries, trauma after a car accident, and other disorders involving the joints, muscles or ligaments. For many patients, chiropractic care greatly eases or completely eliminates pain from these ailments.
Is back pain common?
If you suffer from this ailment, you’re not alone. More than 80 percent of people experience lower back pain at some point. Of the 22 million Americans that visit chiropractors each year, 7.7 million are seeking relief from back pain.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Chiropractic care is a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive treatment option for most back and neck problems. As long as you receive care from a qualified, licensed chiropractor, spinal adjustments are perfectly safe.
Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?
Each manipulation is carefully controlled and gently applied, so discomfort is rare. In fact, most patients feel immediate pain relief. Following a treatment, you may feel sore the same way you would after starting a new exercise program. Drink plenty of water, apply ice packs and stretch lightly to help relieve soreness and promote healing.
Do chiropractors adjust everyone the same way?
Dr. Cohen modifies his adjustments based on each patient’s size, weight, age and health condition. He even adapts his technique for pregnant women based on their stage of pregnancy and other unique needs. This ensures you receive a customized treatment designed specifically for your situation.
Will I need to strip down at my appointment?
Most procedures allow you to remain fully clothed while some require you to remove some pieces of clothing. If you’re concerned about any requests Dr. Cohen makes, simply discuss them with him. He will never insist you do anything that makes you uncomfortable.
Can I learn to adjust myself?
Not only do chiropractors undergo intensive training to safely adjust their patients, many manipulations require a specific angle and direction of movement. For this reason, it’s almost impossible to adjust yourself. Dr. Cohen can’t even give himself adjustments.
How do I find the right chiropractor?
One great option for finding a trustworthy, effective chiropractor is to receive a referral from someone you trust. You can also read online testimonials to assess customer satisfaction. Finally, check the chiropractor’s credentials to ensure he or she is educated, trained and board certified as a chiropractic doctor in Pennsylvania.