Frequently Asked Questions

Is chiropractic care painful?

Care is tailored to each individual person. An infant isn't treated the same as a football player. Adjustments are quick and usually quite painless. A small percentage of people do get sore after care. Using an ice pack is a good idea if you are one of these people. Some soft tissue rehab techniques can be painful. Most people describe it as a 'good hurt' as we work on the ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

How long does care take?

This depends entirely on you and your goals. Some people are simply looking to get out of pain as with the least amount of time and effort. Others see the benefit of addressing the soft tissues, stabilizing the condition, and working to change the root causes of the problem. Many continue with long-term maintenance care to combat the effect of life on their spines and bodies – much as one sees their dentist for regular checkups. Many patients will see the initial changes within a week or two of frequent visits.

Can’t I adjust myself?

No! Some people are able to ‘pop’ their joints, but this is far different from a specific adjustment. Usually it is joints that are lax that pop easily. Truly fixated (stuck) joints require a trained doctor to address. Even chiropractors have to seek out other chiropractors for their regular adjustments.

How old do you have to be to be adjusted by a chiropractor?

We often see newborn infants. Children have just as many stressors on their body as adults. Think how physical an infant’s crying can be. Worse, the birth process itself can be a major spinal trauma. Fortunately, children usually respond more quickly to care than adults – as they have not yet have decades of abuse to their spines. Care in an infant is far different than in an adult. The techniques are far gentler – often just a gentle pressure to fixated (or subluxated) joints is enough to restore proper function.

Can I have chiropractic care after back surgery?

Yes. Addressing your back after surgery may be more important than ever as surgery will often lead to more stress on other joints in your back. We will be able to work around the changes that were surgically made.

Can I have chiropractic care if I’ve broken my back in the past?

Usually, yes. Dr. Tasky has experience working with past spinal fractures, even paraplegics. These cases have seen great benefit from maintaining the function of their spinal joints. Sitting in a wheelchair is very stressing on the back and neck – often causing chronic pain. Every case is different, but a consultation and exam and x-rays should answer your questions. Care will be tailored to your needs.

Will I receive any pain medication?

No. Doctors of chiropractic rely on natural, non-drug and non-surgical methods. In some cases, others methods are needed and a referral will be provided.

Will my insurance cover my care?

In most cases, people have some coverage. Sometimes, all acute care is covered. Regardless, your health is the most important thing you have for both yourself and your family. If you have financial concerns, we are willing to discuss the best options for you. Check out the insurance section under ‘About Us’ for more specifics or call and we can check your plan.

I was recently involved in a car accident. What should I do?

Car accidents are notorious for causing serious back and neck injuries. Many times symptoms do not show up for weeks or even months. Having an exam after an accident to rule out problems is always a good idea. Call for an appointment: 218-740-2777