You've heard of Chiropractic Treatment but weren't exactly sure if it was a right fit for you. This type of treatment can be extremely beneficial and help improve many discomforts and pains. From newborns to the elderly chiropractic care is an option. Dr. Jeffrey Getbehead, Chiropractor at ChiropracticUSA of Plantation, is here to answer all those questions and more.
Q: In your own words, what would you say Chiropractic Care is and what are the benefits?
A: Chiropractic care is a safe, natural approach to overall health. The biggest benefit of chiropractic care is that most of the time patients get the relief they want without the harmful side effects and risks of medications and surgeries.
Q: Who should see a chiropractor?
A: In our office, we offer both acute and wellness programs so we have patients that decide to treat only for specific conditions, but we also have a large number of practice members that get adjusted not to GET healthy, but to STAY healthy.
Q: Would you say Chiropractic Care is safe for Children?
A: Yes, we see a lot of children in our office. However, pediatric adjustments differ from adult adjustments because their bones have not fully developed.
Q: Pregnant Women?
A: Yes. Again, with modified technique when necessary.
Q: And the Elderly?
A: Yes. As we age it becomes even more important to maintain a healthy nervous system to prevent falls.
Q: What are the most common "injuries" or pains that Chiropractic Care can really help?
A: This question is like asking an expert car mechanic what are the most common "repairs" he can help with. Most people think chiropractic care is limited to neck and back pain. But being a specialist in the nervous system, we help the body heal itself of most aches and pains. Common conditions that we get great results with but that many people don't associate with chiropractic care with include headaches, gastrointestinal issues, insomnia, allergies, carpal tunnel, and stress. Yes...stress.
Q: What are the symptoms of some of the more common problems?
A: Red flags that often get ignored but require attention include pain that reoccurs, any pain that doesn't have an obvious cause, and pain that is "treated" simply by taking drugs to ignore the problem.
Q: How many times should one see the chiropractor after they have been diagnosed?
A: The answer to this varies enough that it is too difficult to place a number on it. Having a proper examination and a report to discuss the findings is the only way to determine how much, and what type of care is appropriate.