Top 5 Chiropractic FAQ: Understanding Your Treatment Options

At BackFit Health + Spine, our chiropractic care team is committed to helping you naturally manage pain and recover from an injury. Our chiropractors have helped hundreds of patients at our 6 locations in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Queen Creek, Phoenix and Chandler-Ocotillo to safely manage their pain through chiropractic care.

Our chiropractic plans are tailored to each patient’s unique wellness needs. If you are new to chiropractic care, it’s natural to wonder whether our treatment programs will be a good fit for your wellness needs. Below, our chiropractors have answered five of the most frequently asked questions about chiropractic care.

#1: What should I expect during my first visit to the chiropractor?

During your first visit, our chiropractor will conduct a full diagnostic assessment to determine the underlying cause of your pain. For many patients, a spinal misalignment, such as a herniated disc, is compressing nearby nerves and triggering pain. Our goal with these diagnostic tests is to identify the cause of your pain accurately. As part of your first assessment, our chiropractor will also discuss your long-term wellness goals. We believe in helping everyone obtain optimal health so they can live life to its fullest potential.

#2: What should I expect in a chiropractic care plan?

Our integrated approach to care is a personalized wellness solution created by our board certified chiropractors, medical doctors, physical therapists and family nurse practitioners. We create personalized wellness solutions that seamlessly integrate the best possible care across disciplines into one effective treatment plan. In addition to relieving pain and supporting your body’s injury rehabilitation process, our programs are also designed to help prevent future injury and enhance all aspects of your well-being.

#3: What treatments are typically included in a chiropractic care plan?

We integrate a variety of different therapies to effectively target the source of your pain, rather than simply “covering up” your symptoms. Our treatments typically integrate chiropractic care with massage therapy and physical therapy. Depending on your specific pain management and wellness needs, we may also include trigger point injections, knee rejuvenation, spinal decompression therapy, and/or MiRx headache protocol. We believe integrated care is essential for optimal health.

#4: What are the different stages of care?

The first stage is “relief care”; during this stage, our treatments focus on providing immediate, effective pain relief. The second stage is “corrective care.” Corrective care combines adjustments with physical therapy and corrective care exercises to rebuild strength, flexibility, coordination and balance, which accelerates the healing process and supports overall health.

The final stage of care is “wellness care.” This stage of care helps ensure that physical problems do not return. Ongoing chiropractic maintenance helps individuals avoid daily aches and pains and live an active life.

#5: Is chiropractic care safe?

Yes, chiropractic care is a safe and effective choice for managing pain after a Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Queen Creek, Phoenix and Chandler-Ocotillo auto accident, workplace or personal injury. Our Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries through non-invasive spinal adjustments