Frequently Asked Questions in Frankfort

Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about Gonstead Chiropractors in Frankfort. Having the answers to these common questions can help you choose the best chiropractor Frankfort chiropractor for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, call your team at (815) 464-0104!

What is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a doctor who specializes in analyzing the position of the joints in the body, especially the spine, and making corrections for any segments that interferes with normal nervous system signal transmission. Their goal is to restore proper nervous system communication, allowing proper physiological function in the body, which can help reduce a variety of negative symptoms.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a system of analyzing and correcting subluxation in an individual's spine or another joint of the body. A subluxation is a bony misalignment that is significant enough to cause inflammatory changes in surrounding muscles and ligaments; causing abnormal pressure on an adjacent nerve. This abnormal pressure causes pain or dysfunction of joints, muscles, organs, and/or glands.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes. After undergraduate education, chiropractors are required to complete three and a half years of graduate coursework focused on anatomy, physiology, diagnostics, radiology, and chiropractic-specific classes. Doctors of chiropractic are given the initials DC, differentiating the profession from other types of doctors such as medical doctors (MD), and doctors of physical therapy (DPT).

Does chiropractic work?

Studies have shown chiropractic care to be very effective for pain related to the back and neck. Additionally, our office has seen patients experience benefits for other symptoms including colic and nursing issues in infants, sleeping issues and digestive distress in children, and a relief from headaches, hormonal imbalances, radiating discomfort and extremity problems.

Are chiropractors safe?

Chiropractic care is one of the safest forms of healthcare available. Our office uses the Gonstead system of analysis and corrective adjustments. This system calls for a thorough initial evaluation and progressive evaluations each visit to make sure adjustments are as safe and as specific as possible.

Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

It is not unusual to experience mild soreness in an area that is adjusted. Based on our evaluation, we are adjusting areas that already have edema (swelling), so it is similar to pushing on a bruise. Typically any soreness that does occur is very mild and does not last long.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

This can only be answered after a thorough initial evaluation is performed. Our evaluation includes postural analysis, range of motion values, nerve system readings, and x-rays (in most cases). Based on the evaluation results, a care plan is tailored to that individual's needs. In severe cases, as many as five visits per week may be needed, but typically one or two visits in the first few weeks will allow for proper correction. Individuals looking for maintenance or wellness care usually do well with one visit every month.

How much does a chiropractic care cost?

Costs will vary from office to office based on different services provided. In our office, we only offer chiropractic care. Our maximum initial visit cost is $210 with each spinal adjustment visit costing $32 - $39, and $20 for extremity adjustments. We keep our costs low to accommodate for entire families to experience chiropractic care.

Why should you choose our office?

One Health Chiropractic uses the Gonstead system of analysis. This system allows doctors to be very thorough and very specific when making adjustments. This system is versatile for the sake of checking anyone from newborns to great-grandparents. OHC is a very family-oriented office that has experienced success in helping many different people with many different issues.

How can I find a chiropractor near me?

The best way to find a good chiropractor near you is to ask people you trust about their chiropractic experiences. A word-of-mouth referral is a great way to start your journey at a new chiropractic office.

What does a chiropractor treat?

Technically, a chiropractor does not treat anything. The main focus is to find and correct subluxations in an individual's spine or extremity joints. Common symptoms that are caused by these subluxations and bring people into a chiropractic office include headaches, neck or back pain, sleep disturbances, digestive issues, sciatica, postural imbalances, radiculopathy, hormonal imbalances, ear infections, neuropathy, extremity problems, sports injuries, car accidents, and many others.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

Injuries and accidents, even some that seem minor, will jolt the body causing a shift in structural alignment. Chiropractic care is the best way to analyze these misalignments and make the proper corrections.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Absolutely! The doctors at One Health Chiropractic have done specialized training for taking care of pregnant women and newborns. Adjustments are a great way to minimize the physical effects that occur to a mother's body during pregnancy and prepare the mother and newborn for the optimal birth and delivery.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

Each patient should be adjusted in their own unique way. Even if two people have a similar symptomatic issue the cause of that issue is unique to their own body. Did you know, just the first vertebra in the spine can be adjusted in twelve different directions? With the Gonstead system, our office utilizes a variety of different tables to tailor the adjustments to each person's unique body type and direction of correction.

Can I learn to adjust myself?

Unfortunately, no. It is impossible to make a correction in the proper direction on your own spine. Even with the knowledge of making a proper adjustment, each chiropractor needs their own chiropractor.

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

The doctor can gather a lot of important information by viewing, palpating, and gathering neurological information through the skin by the spine. In our office, we use gowns similar to t-shirts to cover everything on the upper half besides certain parts of the spine. Pants will not need to be removed, but it may be beneficial to roll up a pant leg to analyze the ankle or knee joint.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes! Chiropractic care can start right away after birth. Adjustments for children are very light and gentile. If you want your child to be checked by a chiropractor, find one who has done additional training with infants and works with children regularly, like the doctors at One Health Chiropractic.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

In addition to undergraduate requirements, chiropractors go to school for an additional three and a half years to earn their doctorates. The first year to a year and a half is very similar to medical school, focusing on anatomy, physiology, diagnostics, radiology, neurology, and more. The second half of the program focuses on more chiropractic-specific classes such as evaluation and hands-on technique. The doctors at One Health Chiropractic have each additionally accumulated over 400 hours of Gonstead education outside of the typical chiropractic curriculum.


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One Health Chiropractic

21100 South 80th Avenue
Frankfort, IL 60423

(815) 464-0104