Frequently Asked Questions in Union

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Union. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Union for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Touchstone Chiropractic Center a call at (908) 810-7424 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What is a chiropractor?

Is a natural healthcare practitioner spine that focuses on adjusting the spine in order to elicit a healing response within the body.

What is chiropractic care?

Is the application of adjusting the spine in order to stimulate the brain and nervous system and improve posture.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes, Chiropractors are highly educated and trained doctors who are fully licensed in every state by the federal government.

What is the history of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic was founded by DD Palmer, developed by BJ Palmer and is today continuously researched and improved based on the results of the research and the technological advances that are being made.

What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors adjust the spine and extremities in order to stimulate the brain, restore motion to the spine and initiate healing.

Are chiropractors useful?

Yes, by helping the body to heal itself it can help reduce the intake of prescriptive medication and reduce possible surgeries that a person may subject themselves to.

Does chiropractic work?

YES, when done correctly it can have a positive health outcome and help save lives.

Are chiropractors safe?

Yes. Studies show that chiropractic is very safe. It is important to realize that the optimum safety in spinal adjustments has been shown to occur with only those specifically trained to deliver such treatments.

Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

The most common side effect can be pan relief or soreness.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

The number treatments can vary based on your goal and your state of health. For those in search of pain relief it can typically be from 1 visit to a couple of weeks for the body to reduce in pain, spasm and inflammation. For those that are looking to improve their overall posture and health outcome it can possibly take a few months to improve.

How much does a chiropractic care cost?

Cost can vary based on insurance policies, co pays and deductibles. For those who have no insurance the average cost can be $100-$150 for an initial Evaluation and X ray followed by adjustment fees on average of $50-$65 dollars per visit.

Why should you choose our office?

? I feel you should choose my office because I specialize in detecting and correcting postural issues that cause structural and neurological stress that can be a cause to your physical or health issue. I am continuously advancing my knowledge and expertise so that I can serve my community to the best of my ability and get the quickest results possible.

How can I find a chiropractor near me?


What are common chiropractic techniques?

Thompson, Diversified, SOT, Pettibon, Gonstead, Full Spine.

What does a chiropractor treat?

Chiropractors by law are licensed to detect and correct a Vertebral Subluxation.

Vertebral Subluxation by definition is a complex of functional, structural or pathological articular lesions or a local or systemic aberration of the nervous system caused by injury, pressure, traction, stress, torsion, or by chemical or electrical irritation, stimulation, or inhibition of a nerve that compromise neural integrity as determined by chiropractic analytical procedures.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

Typically relief of pain for a patient is provided by adjusting the spine, athletic taping and/or providing therapies to decrease spasm and inflammation such as laser or EMS.

What other conditions can be treated by chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is not necessarily a treatment for medical conditions as an example blood pressure, asthma or gastro intestinal issues. But many patients have reported improvement with those symptoms and in some cases resolution from their health complaint.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Yes, in most instances women who are pregnant and are under care find tremendous relief and well being.

How does a chiropractor help lower back pain?

By restoring neurological input from that area of the spine to the brain and freeing up restriction within the joint.

How does a chiropractor help neck pain?

By restoring neurological input from that area of the spine to the brain and freeing up restriction within the joint. As well as implementing spinal rehab to strengthen muscles and restore the neck curve.

How does a chiropractor help sciatica?

By reducing nerve tension produced by the lower back or sacrum which is the base of the spine.

What types of pain do chiropractors treat?

Nerve, Muscular, Joint, Disc or Radiating pain.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

An adjustment should not hurt but can create initially some soreness due to the amount years your spine has been misaligned.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Studies show that chiropractic is very safe. It is important to realize that the optimum safety in spinal adjustments has been shown to occur with only those specifically trained to deliver such treatments — i.e. chiropractors and not other practitioners.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

The noise may be produced by a temporary vacuum or gas bubbles being released within a joint (called a cavitation), such as when an adjustment is being given by a chiropractor. Entirely harmless, it may also be caused by the rapid stretching of ligaments.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

No, the application may appear the same but the location and the segments being adjusted are different.

Will a chiropractic adjustment completely remove back pain?

An adjustment can in some cases resolve a patient's back pain and in some cases help them manage their back pain.

Can I learn to adjust myself?

No, you must have a Chiropractor who is specifically trained to detect and correct areas of subluxation.

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

On your initial evaluation typical protocol is being gowned and keeping your under garments on in order to perform a proper exam and x-ray. Following adjustments there is no need to remove clothing unless technique of the Chiropractor requires it.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes, most folks recognize the value of chiropractic care for adults, but don’t realize those same benefits are there for our children, too. Whether a child has taken a tumble in the yard, strained their body playing sports, or has a curvature of the spine (scoliosis), chiropractic is a safe and effective treatment option. Treatments (called adjustments) are tailored to their age and weight and often require no more pressure applied when testing the ripeness of a tomato. Chiropractors can even treat infants safely and effectively.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Doctors of Chiropractic receive an education similar to MDs. The typical applicant when entering Chiropractic College has a bachelor's degree, including coursework in anatomy, biology, chemistry, psychology, math, communications, and other general topics. Once accepted into Chiropractic College, students engage in 4-5 academic years of study in basic sciences, diagnosis, patient communication, patient management, business, and hands-on clinical training in teaching clinics. Students must then successfully pass multiple parts of national boards and sit for a state jurisprudence exam to obtain state licensure.

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