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Frequently Asked Questions

Question markAt Charlestown Chiropractic, we are steadfastly committed to not only providing the highest level of service to our patients but also the information to help them make decisions about their healthcare. Below are some frequently asked questions and answers.

What kind of training do chiropractors have?

In Australia, chiropractors complete a five-year university degree in chiropractic. Chiropractors spend most of their time studying health and how it relates to a properly functioning spine and nervous system.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment involves a specific impulse force to an area of restriction or misalignment in the spine. By doing so, this restores proper motion, improves spinal function and removes interference from the nervous system.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Generally, adjustments do not cause discomfort, as chiropractors are trained to deliver gentle and highly effective care. Minor soreness is possible but not common and is generally short-lived.

What is that “popping” or “clicking” sound I sometimes hear during my adjustments?

The popping noises are caused by gas bubbles suddenly released from the spinal joints during a chiropractic adjustment. The noise is completely normal and does not accompany any pain or discomfort.

Do I need a referral from a medical doctor?

No; chiropractors are primary healthcare professionals and do not need a referral.

Do I need to visit the chiropractor for the rest of my life?

Many people wonder if they have to go to a chiropractor for the rest of their life once they start. Our practice members find that, similar to exercising regularly or brushing your teeth every day, chiropractic care can be used proactively to help you function at your best. It can be incorporated into your lifestyle as a way to help you feel fantastic, naturally.

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