Frequently Asked Questions in San Diego

Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about chiropractors in San Diego. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right San Diego chiropractor for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to Kyle Gilmour, D.C. at (858) 565-2433 and our team can help!

How does chiropractic care help?

Chiropractic care improves the health and function of the entire body through specific adjustments to the spine. Millions of people around the world experience health transforming benefits from chiropractic care. Many have experienced improved sleep, energy, digestion and immunity through the optimization of the nervous system.

I didn’t hear a sound. Does that mean the adjustment didn’t work?

When your spine is adjusted, tiny pockets of gas are released from the vertebrae joints, typically making a "popping" noise. This is the same sound you hear when you pop your knuckles. However, not all patients will hear this noise and it’s not a sign that the adjustment is working or not working.

Does insurance cover chiropractic visits?

Chiropractic care is partially covered by some insurance plans. Many plans will have visit and/or dollar limits.

How safe is chiropractic?

One of the main reasons people who choose not to see a chiropractor do so is because they believe they may get hurt from chiropractic care. This is a common misconception. Chiropractic care is drug free and non-invasive and is one of the safest therapies for musculoskeletal issues.

Is chiropractic care safe while I’m pregnant?

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe and effective. Prenatal chiropractic care helps normalize mom’s structure and nerve system allowing for more comfort during the pregnancy and birth resulting in decreased labor times and less medical interventions.

Can I become addicted to chiropractic adjustments?

Chiropractic care is of great benefit to your spine and nerve system. Getting your spine adjusted regularly is like working out at the gym on a regular basis. You do so because you want to be and stay healthy!

Is chiropractic safe for children?

Yes. Chiropractic care works well for children due to the fact that their bodies are still growing and much of today’s sedentary lifestyle has negative effects on the growing spine and nerve system.

How much schooling does a chiropractor have?

A typical chiropractor will have a bachelors degree as well as a 4 year post doctoral degree requiring thousands of hours of classes and clinical training pertaining to the human body.

Can I see a chiropractor if I’ve had back surgery?

Yes. Chiropractic care has the potential to help people who are suffering in pain after back surgery. Once they have had ample time to heal post surgery, a detailed chiropractic evaluation will determine if they may benefit from chiropractic care.

How long will it take to work?

For most people, they will notice immediate benefit from chiropractic care. Symptoms typically improve within the first few weeks depending on the severity of the condition. Functional improvement can take weeks to a few months typically. Finally, physical structural changes will result after 6 to 12 months.


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4861 Convoy Street Suite A
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 565-2433