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Three Things to Know About Chiropractic Care


We all experience aches and pains on occasion. It may be caused by an injury, stress, age, or just the general “wear and tear” that daily life can cause.

The severity of your symptoms will dictate the best way to alleviate them, but chiropractic treatment has become a safe, natural way to remedy those aches and discomfort.

Essentially, chiropractors are doctors who use non-invasive manipulation techniques of the musculoskeletal system to find the cause of the pain. From there they will devise a customized solution without the need for medications or surgery.

With that in mind, there are three key things that you should know before seeking chiropractic care.

A physical exam is necessary

To properly treat the pain and discomfort you’re having, the chiropractor will usually start with a physical exam. This is so the treatment you receive is tailored to your specific needs. It will also rule out any additional issues that may require other physicians.

Chiropractic is usually covered by health insurance

Most insurance providers cover chiropractic care as a standard benefit. The coverage may differ somewhat by provider and plan, but the proven results and advances in the practice have resulted in this type of treatment being quite common.

Your results may vary

Chiropractic care can bring immediate relief to some patients. Others may require several, or even regular visits to completely solve the problem. Depending on the severity or location(s) of your discomfort, the results may be noticeable right away or they could accumulate over time. But the goal of chiropractic care is always the same: Through the physical manipulation of your spine and joints, your chiropractor will help get to the core of the issue and address it, so as to avoid more aggressive treatment like surgery or medicine.

These are just a few things that are helpful to know ahead of time if you are considering chiropractic care. Our goal at Kirkland Family Chiropractic is to provide patients with more than just pain relief. Our chiropractic approach aims to enhance your posture, mobility, and general well-being. We welcome patients all ages from infants to seniors.

For more information or to see if this treatment is right for what pains you, visit our website, check out our Facebook page at Kirkland Family Chiropractic Rock Falls or call us at 815-380-2180.

Kirkland Family Chiropractic Center

229 First Avenue Suite 2

Rock Falls, IL 61071