Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Plano TX. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Plano TX for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Epic Chiropractic a call at (972) 473-6325 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What is a chiropractor?

A Doctor of Chiropractic is someone who has undergone extensive schooling and post graduate studies to learn about the musculoskeletal system and use non-incisive, non-surgical procedures such as the chiropractic adjustment.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care can include treatment options like an adjustment to the spine or joints of the extremities and/or include more options like physical and rehabilitative modalities and procedures, exercise therapy, nutritional guidance, and homeopathic options just to name a few.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes, they carry the degree of "Doctor of Chiropractic", carrying the distinction of the initials "D.C." after their name, and are recognized as licensed practitioners. They are not medical doctors, unless they have completed both chiropractic school and medical school.

Are chiropractors useful?

When it comes to conservative musculoskeletal problems, chiropractic care is considered useful and effective to relieve pain, improve motion, and decrease stress to the joints. The spine and extremities, like shoulders, knees, wrists, and ankles, all respond well to chiropractic care along with an exercise routine.

Does chiropractic work?

Absolutely! Outside of research studies showing its benefits, we have hundreds of testimonials reporting relief of things like low back pain, neck pain, injuries, and headaches!

Are chiropractors safe?

A chiropractic adjustment is considered "conservative" in the grand scheme of solutions for your pain.

Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

The most common side effect includes short term discomfort, most comparable to a vigorous post-workout soreness. This is usually short lived.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

This varies per person, per case. A proper chiropractor will evaluate you as an individual and not "cookie-cutter" your care. What works for one patient may not be what's best for you, and vice versa. Some conditions may respond very quickly and need minimal care and others may be more severe and need longer, more extensive care.

How much does chiropractic care cost?

This can vary, based on your insurance plans specific benefits. For a complimentary benefits check prior to coming in, please contact our office!

Why should you choose your office?

Our office is unique in our approach, combining the best of multiple treatment approaches to each individual patients' goals and pain. We treat our patients like family to create a healthy, positive environment as we achieve our goals for care.

How can I find a chiropractor near me?

Many chiropractors practice their philosophical approach differently, so finding what kind of care you prefer and need is a great approach. A search through your insurance plan's "in-network" directory will assist in finding who accepts your insurance. Also looking for chiropractors using Google near your work or home is an easy way to find someone nearby!

What are common chiropractic techniques?

We practice Diversified, Activator, and Thompson techniques in the office, which are three of the most common types of adjusting approaches.

What does a chiropractor treat?

The scope of practice for a chiropractor is in the musculoskeletal system. This includes the joints, bones, muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments of the spine, upper extremity, and lower extremity.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

Chiropractic care can help people recover from car accident injuries by focusing on the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine, neck, and back. Chiropractors use spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitation exercises to reduce pain, stiffness, and inflammation, and improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion. This non-invasive and drug-free approach is a popular choice for many people seeking relief from car accident injuries.

What other conditions can be treated by chiropractic care?

Outside of the most common conditions, like neck pain and back pain, chiropractic care also helps with sciatica, headaches, radiating pain down the arms or legs, sprains/strains, and poor posture.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Yes! Chiropractic care is a great way to help give pregnant women relief naturally as options can be limited during this time.

How does a chiropractor help lower back pain?

Chiropractic care can help alleviate low back pain by using manual adjustments to realign the spine and relieve pressure on nerves and muscles. Chiropractors may also recommend exercises and stretches to improve posture and strengthen the muscles that support the lower back.

How does a chiropractor help neck pain?

Chiropractic care can help alleviate neck pain by using manual adjustments to improve the alignment of the neck vertebrae and reduce pressure on nerves and muscles. Additionally, chiropractors may use soft tissue therapy, such as massage or trigger point therapy, to loosen tight muscles and reduce inflammation.

How does a chiropractor help sciatica?

Chiropractic care can help alleviate sciatica by using manual adjustments to realign the spine and reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve. Chiropractors may also use other techniques such as traction, massage, and stretching to relieve pain and inflammation associated with sciatica.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

While most patients will experience relief from chiropractic adjustments, some getting their first adjustment or first adjustment in a long time may experience some soreness after an adjustment. This is an unfortunate common side effect. Staying very hydrated helps to reduce soreness post-adjustment, so chug that water!

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

The popping noise that can occur during a chiropractic adjustment is caused by the release of gas bubbles from the joints, which is a normal and harmless occurrence. Think of it like popping bubble wrap!

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

No, because no two patients are alike. An approach individualized to what the patient wants and what the patient needs is objectively the best approach.

Can I learn to adjust myself?

No, as the adjustment is a movement of bones, and if you are using your own body to attempt to adjust a joint, you're activating muscles in that region. When those muscles tense due to their use, you won't be able to reach the bones and perform specific alignments that a licensed chiropractor can do. Even if you hear a "pop" or "crack", that's just the gas release from the joints, not the actual movement of bones to support proper alignment.

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

In most visits, absolutely not. If there are metal artifacts blocking the ability to properly read x-rays, that may be a reason why your chiropractor may ask you to wear a gown only during the x-ray portion of a visit. Another possibility would be if treatment is needed to a body part restricted by clothing, like doing knee treatment on someone who is wearing tight jeans. In those cases, a gown also may be provided to the patient. In any situation in an ethical office, patient comfort is always a top priority.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Children have a tendency to be more active and thus experience more injuries than adults do. Chiropractic care is a great way to help kids out in a conservative way, and kids respond faster to chiropractic care than adults do!

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Epic Chiropractic

5000 Legacy Dr #310
Plano, TX 75024

(972) 473-6325