Frequently Asked Questions in Matthews NC

Find out the answers Matthews NC Chiropractors frequently give to patients seeking to learn more about chiropractic care at their office. Learning more about chiropractic and its benefits can help you find the best chiropractor for you. If you have a question you don't see answered below, reach out to your team at Brothers Clinic of Chiropractic at (704) 246-6111.

What is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a licensed doctor of chiropractic that is specifically trained to analyze the spine for misalignments causing nerve pressure.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care involves analyzing the spine for misaligned bones that are putting pressure on spinal nerves. Chiropractors use adjustments to put the bone back into its proper alignment so that the nervous system can function better.

What is a subluxation?

A subluxation occurs when two bones become misaligned to the point where it causes pressure on a nerve. Chiropractors are specifically trained to locate, analyze, and correct subluxations in the body.

Are chiropractors real doctors?

Chiropractors are considered real doctors and earn the degree of DC (doctor of chiropractic).

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

All chiropractors must attend an accredited school for their DC degree. During their time there, they take courses in anatomy, biology, chemistry, physiology, pathology, public health, nutrition, neurology, and radiology. In the state of North Carolina, chiropractors must obtain a 4-year undergraduate degree prior to attending a chiropractic college.

What does a chiropractor do?

A chiropractor analyzes the spinal column for misaligned vertebrae. They find these areas using X-rays, palpation, thermal scans, and visualization of spinal muscles.

Are chiropractors useful?

Chiropractors are useful in addressing issues involving the nervous system. They are trained to locate areas of nerve interference. They are also useful in helping a variety of conditions such as neck and back pain, headaches, digestion issues, pregnancy, hyperactivity, sciatica, and more!

Does Chiropractic Work?

Chiropractic care works with the body to help it function better. The nervous system controls and coordinates every part of the body. When the nervous system is able to function at its best, the body is able to heal better and adapt.

Are chiropractors safe?

Chiropractic is a very safe approach to health and wellness. In our office, we use X-rays so that we can see exactly what is going on with the spinal column. The adjustments that we offer are gentle and specific so that we can get down to the root cause of the problem.

How many chiropractor sessions do you need?

The amount of chiropractic sessions needed is different for everyone. The goal of any visit to our office is to ensure that your body is functioning better. We recognize that no two patients are the same and because of that, patient care is unique to that person.

Why should you choose our office?

In our office, we strive to provide the best chiropractic care you can get. We offer specific neurologically based care that is catered to you as an individual. Our goal is to find the root cause of the issue and correct it as fast and completely as possible. This allows the patient to not only feel better but to function and heal at their very best!

How can I find a chiropractor near me?

We are currently located in Matthews, NC. We love serving patients from Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

What does a chiropractor treat?

A chiropractor is trained in analyzing the spine. This allows chiropractors to help with a variety of conditions such as back pain and neck pain, sciatica, digestive issues, and hormonal imbalances.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

Oftentimes when an individual is involved in an accident or injury, there is damage done to the joints of the spine. When the intervertebral disc is damaged, it will swell and put pressure on the nerve which results in dysfunction and pain. Chiropractors make adjustments to the spine in order to restore proper alignment and get pressure off of the nerves.

What other conditions can be treated by chiropractic care?

Chiropractors work with the body to help treat things like vertigo, headaches, back pain, neck pain, digestive issues, and many other conditions.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Chiropractic care has many great benefits for pregnant patients. Adjustments can help with the increased joint pain many people experience during pregnancy. It can also establish pelvic balance which provides the baby with as much space as possible during pregnancy. People who saw chiropractors during their pregnancy report experiencing faster, easier labor and delivery.

How does a chiropractor help sciatica?

Sciatica is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve which runs from the low back down to the legs. Chiropractors make adjustments to the back and pelvis in order to get the pressure off of the sciatic nerve. This helps to improve function and decrease pain.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Chiropractic adjustments are very safe and help millions of people every year. In our office, every adjustment is gentle and specifically catered to each patient.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

Oftentimes chiropractic adjustments make noises. These noises are simply nitrogen gas that is inside the joints being released.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

In our office, we utilize the Gonstead method. This allows us to have many different approaches to adjusting the spine. Because of this, not all patients will be adjusted the same way. Whether it be a different table, contact, or area of the spine, we guarantee that the patient will get the adjustment best suited for them.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

It is so important to have kids checked by a chiropractor. Oftentimes the birth experience can be very traumatic for newborns. As kids grow they experience accidents, participate in contact sports, and have trips and falls. Because of this, we use gentle adjustments to restore the function of their nervous system. Chiropractic care helps ensure children's bodies are working at their highest potential throughout the most important developmental stages of their lives.


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Brothers Clinic of Chiropractic

1207 Crews Road Suite B
Matthews, NC 28105

(704) 246-6111