Frequently Asked Questions in Woodbury

Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about chiropractors in Woodbury. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right Woodbury chiropractor for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to Aspire Chiropractic at (651) 294-2332 and our team can help!

How does a chiropractor help sciatica?

Sciatica is a symptom of the sciatic nerve being pinched. The number one cause of sciatica comes from a disc bulge or herniation in the low back. The second cause of sciatica is a tight muscle called the piriformis muscle in the buttocks. Chiropractors will treat both the low back and the tight muscles as well as give you tips on how to strengthen your core to help take pressure off of the low back.

What types of pain do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors can treat all kinds of conditions from neck and back pains, headaches. What many people don't know is that chiropractors can treat extremities as well. For example, ankles, knees, hips, elbows, shoulders and wrists. Those are the more obvious pains that chiropractors can treat. However, the autonomic nervous system that innervates the organs of your body could also help with a number of other ailments.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

A chiropractic adjustment can be uncomfortable. However, it should just be a quick discomfort followed by relief. Chiropractors recommend icing and drinking lots of water after the first couple of visits. The muscles, ligaments and tendons that are attached to the spine and joints being manipulated are going to get stretched and pulled in different ways that may cause some soreness after the visit. This is the type of soreness as if you haven't worked out in a while.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Chiropractic adjustments are safe when performed by a licensed chiropractor. The chiropractor takes into consideration many different exams and takes a thorough history to make sure to rule out any red flags. A chiropractor can also order more advanced imaging such as x-rays, MRI's, MRA's, CT scans, ultrasounds and much more.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

The sound that you hear is actually air bubbles when you get adjusted. NOT your bones cracking. Each joint is surrounded by a synovial sack. The pressure builds up in that joint when it doesn't move. When the chiropractor adjusts a joint it releases that pressure and gas making a popping sound. Also, known as a

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

No, not all patients get adjusted the same way. People come in with different types of severities and conditions. Chiropractors use different techniques depending on the individual patient and doctor preference and comfort level.

Will a chiropractic adjustment completely remove back pain?

There is no guarantee that a chiropractic treatment will completely remove one's back pain. However, we will take all the improvements the body will give us during the treatment process.

Can I learn to adjust myself?

No, you should not attempt to self adjust. There are many other forms of therapy that a chiropractor can teach you to do on your own in between chiropractic visits.

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

You are not required to remove your clothing during a chiropractic visit. During the first visit a chiropractor may ask you to get into a gown for the exam or while taking x-rays. This ensures that there are no artifacts that show up on the x-ray.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes, chiropractic care is safe for people of all ages. Here at Aspire Chiropractic, we see newborns to geriatric patients.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Chiropractors have a minimum of 90 credit hours of undergraduate classes that consist of biology and physiology. Followed by 10 trimesters or four more years of specific chiropractic school and training. The last year consists of hands-on training in internships. Students have to pass four parts of the national boards throughout their schooling to get a chiropractic license.

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Aspire Chiropractic
6445 Lake Road Terrace #302
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 294-2332