Frequently Asked Questions in Milford CT

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Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Milford CT. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Milford CT for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Shoreline Family Chiropractic a call at (203) 932-4476 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

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What is a chiropractor?

A Doctor of Chiropractic is a healthcare professional that focuses on the human structure and the FUNCTION of the central nervous system. The job of a chiropractor is to align the spine and pelvis to promote: better movement, improved nerve function, and optimal performance.

Does Chiropractic Care Hurt?

Not at all. Chiropractic adjustments in our office are specific and very gentle. Some patients may experience some soreness after their first couple of visits similar to going to the gym or doing a new exercise ("the good sore"). We use modern technology and traditional methods to help people over 100 years old, children, infants, and people of all ages and health issues.

How often do I need to see a chiropractor?

Everyone is different and each person who seeks our care has different goals. Some patients are seen for a few visits to put the fire out. Some patients are seen for a longer period to fix the problem. Some patients are seen for maintenance care to keep their bodies aligned and working optimally. Each option is an individual decision that you make over time. Bottom line, your body, your health, YOUR DECISION!

Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes! Chiropractors receive their Doctor of Chiropractic degree after 8 years of undergraduate and postgraduate studies along with FIVE national board exams. The average chiropractor takes 4600+ hours of classroom study. (Medical doctors less than 4000 hours)

What is the history of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care was discovered in 1895 (30 years prior to the medical profession) when Dr. Daniel Palmer adjusted Harvey Lillard. Lillard lost his hearing at age 6 after falling off of his horse and hearing a pop. 30 years later he received an adjustment that not only helped his upper back pain, but also restored his hearing!

Is chiropractic care appropriate for children?

ABSOLUTELY. We specialize in pediatric chiropractic because we understand that spinal alignment is VITAL for proper organ and muscle function. Well-adjusted children become well-adjusted adults. Pediatricians refer children of all ages to our office for wellness visits or conditions like colic, ear infections, reflux, headaches, scoliosis, poor posture constipation, ADD/ADHD, and pain.

Are chiropractors safe?

YES!! Just look at our malpractice rates... Doctors of Chiropractic typically pay LESS than $3,000 per year for malpractice due to the low frequency of negative outcomes, while medical doctors pay $50,000-$250,000 per year!

Why should you choose our office?

Simple. We CARE More! Our Team is the #1 rated Chiropractic office in New England with over 600 FIVE STAR Google reviews! Why, because our doctors and staff go above and beyond to ensure you get the best care and reach your health goals in a safe, gentle and affordable way.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Absolutely! Our office specializes in prenatal care. Keeping your spine and pelvis aligned and balanced not only helps you feel better throughout your pregnancy but also helps during the delivery process. If your pelvis is not aligned, your delivery will be more challenging.

What does a chiropractor do?

A doctor of chiropractic evaluates the human structure and helps correct misalignments caused by daily stress, falls, sports, work, accidents, and poor posture.

Does chiropractic work?

100%! Chiropractic has a 93% patient satisfaction rating, the highest of ALL DOCTORS. There is a large body of research that proves chiropractic care is safe, effective, and now covered by ALL Insurance companies.

Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

The most commonly noted side effect is muscle soreness similar to what you would experience after doing a new exercise or going to the gym for the first time in a while. While your body is getting used to a new movement or position, it may go through a short period of soreness. Other side effects are extremely rare. Always look for Doctors of Chiropractic who perform full body evaluation and thorough health history to rule out any reasons Chiropractic care would not be appropriate (fractures, tumors, infections, advanced arthritis, osteoporosis)

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

Everyone is different. For some people, chiropractic care is only a few visits to feel better. For some, it's a few weeks to feel better and re-align the problem. For many to maintain their progress, once a week, once a month, or whenever they feel they want to be their best. Your body, your health, your decision!

How much does chiropractic care cost?

With Insurance: You may have a copay or deductible. The average copay or deductible is $40-$60 per visit, but some are less.

No Insurance: Our visits range from $45-$55 depending on what is being performed and if you are on a weekly or monthly budget plan. We have plans for all budgets and we finance our patients in-house 0% to help make sure you get the care you need!

How can I find a chiropractor near me?

The best way is to look at their reviews. They don't lie!

What does a chiropractor care for?

A good chiropractor cares for pain, a GREAT chiropractor cares for the whole body and seeks to help YOU fix the problem so your body not only feels better but works better.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

  1. Determine what is causing the problem through a thorough health history, posture evaluation, bio-electric nerve scan, and digital x-rays.
  2. Establish a care plan that includes active home care so you get better faster.
  3. Come up with a financial plan that allows you to get the care you need at a price you can afford.

What other conditions can be cared by a chiropractic care?

The most common conditions chiropractors help are headaches/migraines, back/spine pain, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, ear infections, colic, acid reflux, and irritable bowel.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

That sound you hear is gas being released from the joint. Between every joint in your body, there is a space that fills with gas. When you move that joint sometimes you will hear a pop. That pop is only heard if there is enough gas built up in the joint. The bigger the joint, the bigger the space, the bigger the pop! NOTE: bigger is not always better. Don't be encouraged or discouraged by the pop.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

Not at all. Each patient is different and requires different adjustments and exercises.

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

On your first visit, we will want to see your spine. Females will be given a gown but the bottoms and bra stay on.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Chiropractors receive their Doctor of Chiropractic degree after 8 years of undergraduate and postgraduate studies along with FIVE national board exams. The average chiropractor takes 4600+ hours of classroom study. (Medical doctors less than 4000 hours) Bottom line, we are in school as long if not longer than our medical doctor colleagues.


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Shoreline Family Chiropractic

314 Merwin Ave
Milford, CT 06460

(203) 932-4476
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