Frequently Asked Questions in Concord NC

Find out the answers Concord Chiropractors frequently give to clients seeking to learn more about chiropractic care at their office. 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 ChiroPure at (704) 970-7127.

What is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a teacher first, and a facilitator second. The most important thing a chiropractor does is to teach people. Teach them that health isn’t about feeling good, it’s about functioning well, and how you can attain and maintain true health.

The second thing a chiropractor does is to facilitate optimal function through locating, analyzing, and adjusting vertebral subluxation (VS). VS are misalignments in the spine that disrupt normal body function. The objective of the chiropractor is to remove VS, so your body can function better.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care consists of having your spine checked for vertebral subluxation (VS). These are tiny misalignments of the spine that interfere with normal body function. Chiropractors are the only professionals trained in locating, analyzing, and correcting vertebral subluxation. Removing VS allows the entire body to function better, which enhances your overall quality of life.

Are chiropractors doctors?

The word “doctor” is derived from the Latin verb, “docere,” which means to teach. The primary job of a chiropractor is to teach people about what true health is; how their body works, and how to regain and maintain optimal function and health. When it comes to honoring the original doctoral objective of teaching, Doctors of Chiropractic fulfill the title in the truest sense.

What is the history of chiropractic care?

The first chiropractic adjustment was given in 1895 by a man named DD Palmer. He had been developing a hypothesis that the spinal nerves had a direct impact on body function. A janitor at the building he worked in had told DD about losing hearing in his ear a few years prior after bending down to pick something up and hearing a noise in his spine.

DD Palmer formed a relationship with the janitor, Harvey Lillard, and Mr. Lillard allowed him to analyze and adjust his spine. Amazingly, following the adjustment, Mr. Lillard’s hearing was restored, and the profession of chiropractic was founded!

DD’s son, BJ, carried forth his father’s legacy and grew the profession by leaps and bounds. BJ was a remarkable communicator and marketer and single-handedly grew the profession into the worldwide recognized philosophy, science, and art that it is today.

What does a chiropractor do?

First and foremost, a good chiropractor will teach you what chiropractic is and how your body works. From there, a chiropractor will analyze your spine for vertebral subluxations, which are misalignments of the spine that disrupt normal body function. The chiropractor will then apply a gentle force to help realign the vertebra, which results in better overall body function.

Contrary to popular belief, chiropractors don’t diagnose or treat anything but rather allow your body the chance to function more optimally. A body that’s working better does everything better; that’s the goal of chiropractic.

Are chiropractors safe?

Yes, chiropractors are among the safest professions out there! The best, most objective way to gauge the safety of a profession is to take a look at malpractice and liability insurance rates. Insurance companies are the best at analyzing risk and charging accordingly.

Average annual malpractice insurance premiums for medical doctors range from an average of $9,000/year for general practitioners to upwards of $50,000/year for surgeons.

Compare that to my annual premium of $895 and you tell me what’s safe. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a safer approach to health than chiropractic.

Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

The main side effect is better overall body function 😉 The main thing I hear from folks when they first start care is that they sleep better than they’ve slept in a long time. Aside from the positive effects, there can be a couple of unwanted side effects that occur in a small minority of folks.

The first would be minor muscle soreness following an adjustment. This typically only happens after the first adjustment, and in my experience, only occurs in about 2 out of 10 people. The second unwanted effect that I’ve heard of is being very tired following an adjustment; as in having to take a nap or go to sleep. This is very rare, and has only happened a couple handfuls of times over the past decade I’ve been in practice.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

Chiropractic is like anything else that is good for you such as rational nutrition, sensible exercise, and proper rest. Healthy habits such as these must be done consistently if you want to gain the most from them. Chiropractic is no different. Just like each workout builds on the one before it, each adjustment builds on the previous one.

If you want to get the most out of your chiropractic care, we recommend you have your spine checked on a weekly basis. That’s the frequency of care Dr. Jen receives, and if it’s good for her and she deserves it, then it’s good for you too, and you deserve that as well.

How much does a chiropractic care cost?

Most chiropractors are expensive. There are many reasons for this, but the main reason is insurance. Insurance artificially and unnecessarily drives up the costs of all healthcare, including chiropractic. This makes getting routine care, the kind of care that is best for you and makes the most difference, unsustainable for the majority of people.

Why should you choose our office?

I know I am biased, but I feel with 100% certainty that ChiroPure is the best chiropractic office in the area. While other chiropractors perform expensive and unnecessary tests and procedures, have long waits and visit times, and recommend care based on the legal agreement they have with insurance companies, we do things differently.

No unnecessary tests or procedures, no long waits, and no long-term contracts. We offer quality care for infants, children, and adults. Our goal is to remove barriers to receiving care and offer a sustainable approach to chiropractic care.

How can I find a chiropractor near me?

The best way to find a chiropractor is by asking your friends and family who they see and then setting up an appointment to meet the chiropractor and get to know about their philosophy and practice. You can also get a pretty good feel for how an office is run by looking at its website. Schedule a consultation to meet the chiropractor and learn more. You want a chiropractor that you like, and whose philosophy and approach meshes with yours.

We offer complimentary consultations to give you a no risk, no-expectation way to meet Dr. Jen and learn more about chiropractic and ChiroPure, so you can make the best decision for you and your family.

What does a chiropractor treat?

Despite what you may have heard, chiropractors don’t treat anything. Chiropractic is widely misunderstood; most people have a vague idea of what chiropractic is, but they think it’s for sore backs and stiff necks. The truth is that chiropractic has nothing to do with sore backs, stiff necks, or anything else that you’ve heard chiropractic is “good for.”

What chiropractic is about is allowing your body to function better. A body that is functioning better does everything better, including healing itself. That’s the goal of chiropractic.

You were born with the ability to function fully and to heal perfectly. You have an innate, inborn intelligence that is controlling every single cell in your body right now. It ensures that the trillions of cells that make up your body are all working together in coordinated harmony, so you can function as a whole human being.

This innate intelligence uses the spine (nerve system) as the means by which to send information that controls and coordinates the cells, and your body as a whole. Interference with the signals being sent over the spine via vertebral subluxation (spinal misalignments) results in a body that doesn’t work properly.

The sole objective of a chiropractor is to locate and correct vertebral subluxation. This allows the body to function with greater coordination and harmony, and restore ease to the body. A body that’s working better does everything better. That’s the goal of chiropractic.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Absolutely! Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy has been shown to be extremely beneficial! Research shows that first-time mothers have 24% shorter labors if they received chiropractic care during pregnancy. Additionally, mothers who deliver subsequent babies report 39% shorter labor times if they seek chiropractic care (JACA).

There is a well-known chiropractic adjusting system for pregnant women called the Webster Technique. The technique works to align the pelvis optimally, which allows the baby to settle into proper positioning. A 2002 study on the Webster technique showed a success rate of 82% for resolving breech presentation in month 8 of pregnancy!

Dr. Jen is certified in the Webster technique and sees lots of pregnant women, infants, and young children in the office. Serving families is our specialty, and we would be honored to serve yours!

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

If done properly, a chiropractic adjustment should not hurt. Chiropractic is a safe, comfortable, and gentle art when performed by the right person. Some chiropractors are more “heavy-handed” than others, and some chiropractic adjustments aren’t comfortable, and sadly can even be painful, but a good chiropractic adjustment should not be painful.

If you are getting adjusted, and consistently it’s not comfortable or painful, talk with your chiropractor and let them know. They should be able to adjust their technique to adjust you in a way that is comfortable, and if they can’t or won’t, you need to be willing to find another chiropractor who can.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Yes, chiropractic adjustments are extremely safe! The best, most objective way to gauge the safety of something is to take a look at insurance rates. Insurance companies are the best at analyzing risk and charging accordingly.

Average annual malpractice insurance premiums for medical doctors range from an average of $9,000/year for general practitioners to upwards of $50,000/year for surgeons.

Compare that to my annual premium of $895 and you tell me what’s safe. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a safer approach to health than chiropractic!

Can I learn to adjust myself?

That would be very convenient, but unfortunately, you cannot. Even chiropractors can’t adjust themselves! I have my spine checked once to twice per week, and I need one of my chiropractor friends to come by the office in order for that to happen. There is a big difference between making pops and cracking noises in your spine and a specific chiropractic adjustment. Sadly, you can’t believe everything you see on TikTok.

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

Absolutely not. At ChiroPure you will remain fully clothed at all times. If you are wearing a thick jacket or sweatshirt we may ask you to remove that, so we can better palpate your spine, but you will remain fully clothed.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Chiropractic care is incredibly beneficial and powerful for children! It’s easier to raise a healthy kid than it is to fix a broken adult. The sooner you can begin chiropractic care the better.

“A review of research shows a relationship between chiropractic care and positive health outcomes in children.” (JPMFH 2018)

“After 6 weeks of chiropractic care the children in the study had improved sleep, increased, alertness, improvement in focus, and improvement in school-related work.” (JPMFH 2017)

It’s been my experience over the past decade-plus that kids who receive regular chiropractic are happier and healthier. They tend to get sick less often, and when they do it tends to be less severe, and they bounce back from it quicker.

Kids who get adjusted are better adjusted to life.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Chiropractors receive extensive education and training; more than most people realize. Before attending chiropractic school, you are required to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree. Dr. Jen holds hers in Human Biology.

Chiropractic school itself is an additional 3.5 years, attending year-round. They receive training in all the sciences including anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, neurology, histology, and more. They take courses in pharmacology, nutrition, physical therapy, plus other specialties. And, of course, they also receive extensive training in palpation and technique.

There are currently 19 chiropractic schools across the United States. Dr. Jen graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN in 2011.

Chiropractic school is very rigorous and takes a lot of grit, determination, and effort to complete. Chiropractors are also required to pass National Board Exams and State Board Exams before they are able to practice and care for the public. Continuing education is also required by all states in order to maintain your license to practice.


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