Frequently Asked Questions in Elk River

Find out the answers Elk River Chiropractors frequently give to patients seeking to learn more about chiropractic care at their offices. Learning more about chiropractic and its benefits can help you find the best chiropractor for you. If you have a question you don't see answered below, reach out to your team at Bodywise Chiropractic Center at (763) 441-7788.

How does a chiropractor help lower back pain?

A good chiropractor should do a detailed consultation, orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination in addition to x-rays if necessary to find out if and how they can help your lower back pain. Adjustments are performed to the spine and this helps it mechanically function better and reduce pain and muscle spasms. Therapeutic modalities can be applied to assist the muscles even more.

What evaluation techniques are used at Bodywise Chiropractic?

A detailed initial evaluation is important to your future success. At Bodywise we sit down with you and go through a thorough consultation to find out about your problem. Following this a detailed orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination. This includes things like testing for a range of motion, infrared scanning to asses skin temps and irritation, surface EMG to read how the nerve function is coming out of the spine in addition to palpating the spine and supporting muscles to get a full picture of the problem. We utilize in-house digital x-ray to be able to visualize the cause of the problem and help us determine the most successful way to resolve your issue. We also request past imaging/MRI scans to have any and all information that could be beneficial to you.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Most chiropractors have the same basic training as an MD. The Doctor of Chiropractic degree is a 4-year degree. Most DC's also have a bachelor's degree prior to entering Chiropractic College. This amounts to about 8 years of post-secondary education. They are required to pass extensive board exams to obtain their licensure. Once licensed, they are required to take continuing education every year to keep their license up-to-date.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Yes. Chiropractic care during pregnancy helps your body stay well-aligned and more efficient. It helps reduce the aches, pains, and sciatica that a rapidly changing body can bring on. We have even helped turn breech babies before delivery.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes. Many children get great benefits from chiropractic care. One main reason is that it helps them live healthier and prevent some of the problems their parents may be facing. Many young athletes stay in the game because of chiropractic care. With the benefits to the nervous system it keeps their bodies functioning more efficiently and even has been shown to help with things like im,mune function.

What other conditions can be treated by chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care works with many conditions involving the nervous system, skeletal system, and muscular system. Most people know the great benefits it provides for neck pain, back pain, and headaches. We may be able to help with far more than this. People come to us for a host of different reasons. Some just come to stay healthy. We have helped people with extremity problems (things like shoulders, knees…), pregnancy and post-partum care, vertigo, TMJ, GERD, ear infections, colic, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, birth trauma, bedwetting and more. While we don't treat the symptoms of these problems, we treat the direct source of nerve irritation at the spine and the muscles and bones associated with the affected area.

What is our purpose?

We believe that everyone will live a better life being under regular chiropractic care. Kids get a healthier start and can avoid some of the things their parents have developed. Adults undeniably have a better quality of life with regular chiropractic check-ups. We are firm believers that if you keep moving well, eating well and live life with positive thought and purpose that you will live to your full potential. Our purpose is to help guide you, your family and this community on the way.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

When a joint moves it can cause a change in the pressure of the fluid in the joint. When this changes rapidly, a large amount of tiny bubbles are released at that moment and they all pop at the same time. This is what makes this noise. If you have ever 'cracked' your knuckles it is the same concept.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

In our office, everyone is adjusted specific to their needs. There are many types of adjustments and we utilize a number of different techniques to help everyone. Our primary technique is what people traditionally think of with chiropractors - we use our hands to help improve the function of the body. Chiropractic is from Latin and means 'done by hand'. We do have other techniques using specialized equipment and instruments that help many people as well.

Does chiropractic work?

We have helped thousands of patients over the last couple of decades. Many have been barely able to walk into our office but were able to walk out. Many seek our help regularly because it keeps them feeling better. We have great success in helping our communities. Chiropractic works great. As a result of our success with our patients, we now regularly get referrals from medical providers such as MD's, nurses, and the Veterans Administration (VA).

Are chiropractors doctors?

Chiropractor is an abbreviated term for the true name… Doctor of Chiropractic. Yes, chiropractors are doctors.

Why should you choose our office?

We are one of the longest serving offices in the area. We've helped thousands of patients and have 50 years of combined experience. We offer a variety of techniques and know from past experience what tends to work better with certain problems. We also have hundreds of 5-star Google reviews from happy people who have enjoyed better lives because of what we do. Our staff is welcoming and friendly and our purpose is to serve you. We think people feel this and that is why we get so many patients referred to us.

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Bodywise Chiropractic Center

19260 Evans St NW
Elk River, MN 55330

T: (763) 441-7788

F: (763) 441-8818