Frequently Asked Questions in New York NY

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in New York NY. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in New York NY for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Village Chiropractic NYC a call at (929) 694-7375 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What is a chiropractor?

A Chiropractor is a holistic neurological specialist. We identify Subluxations: structural interference in the spine (pressure on the nervous system) which causes functional disorder in the central nervous system resulting in symptoms of pain and physiological dis-ease conditions over time. We then set out to Adjust the Spinal Subluxations allowing the body to have full access to itself so that it can heal itself innately, without drugs and surgeries.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic is All-Natural healthcare, no drugs, no surgeries. It consists of specific Adjustments to the spine and extremities, and can include nutritional work, myofascial and trigger-point release, specific active stretching/yoga for ligament healing and icing to reduce inflammation. Chiropractic works in space time repetition just like training for a marathon or using braces to fix your teeth, it takes time and commitment which can vary based on the severity of the individuals' symptoms, and the healing and functional results are often miraculous.

Are chiropractors doctors?

100% YES! We are bona-fide Doctors of Chiropractic with all the rights and privileges given under the laws of the USA given to an MD, DO or any other Doctor who is licensed to practice Healthcare, and we are often used as conservative primary care family docs as well!

What is the history of chiropractic care?

There have always been some forms of 'Bonesetters" in the written history of our species. Early Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian and Ancient Chinese writings mention the use of Bonesetters in the curing of a variety of ailments and disease. Native American and Indigenous peoples all over the world have Bone Setting healers who are integral parts of the health of the tribe and community. The pioneering Greek physician Hippocrates, known as "The Father of Western Medicine '', said "Look well to the spine for the cause of disease". His insight is as acute today as it was more than two thousand years ago because given the spine's essential functions small misalignments and injuries can have catastrophic effects. The Romans were well known to have Bonesetters in their medical trains on campaigns. The Aztecs wrote of the healing powers of Bonesetters and gave them prominence in their societal hierarchy. In more modern times the American Civil war created a backdrop against which the modern inception of Chiropractors were formed. Before the Civil War 88% of the medical schools were Naturopathic schools of medicine practicing a holistic form of herbal medication treatments which had 4000+ years of pharmacopoeia data from all over the world and relied on clinical efficacy and proven results. Medical Doctors of the time practiced a crude form of what we consider surgery today with a success rate of 1-5% based on who you listen to. The Medical Doctor's other tools consisted of questionable lotions, potions, cocaine, opium and leeches. Magnetic healers and Bonesetters were the other players of the healthcare game of the time, although in much smaller numbers. After the Civil War, Medical Doctors saw themselves rise to prominence, since battlefield medicine was what was practiced during those times, they had a chance to hone their skills and gained the trust of the military-Industrial Complex form the AMA and cementing their place in our society. As a balance to the emergency based invasive practices of the medical community of the time (which can be necessary in life and death situations) many healers began searching for a conservative and more holistically natural form of healthcare, since by the end of the Civil War only a handful of Naturopathic schools remained in the USA. In 1895 a Naturopathic and Magnetic Healer named DD Palmer was searching for a Universal cause of dis-ease. He came upon a theory that when two vertebrae were "wracked" out of alignment" they put pressure and disturbance on the nervous system and the body could no longer self-regulate or self-heal as is our innate state of being when in optimal health. He had a chance to test his theory when a man named Harvey Lillard arrived in his office being completely unable to hear. DD Palmer located a vertebra out of alignment and "Adjusted" it back into place, after which Mr Lillard could hear again. The cure had been found and Chiropractic was born!

What does a chiropractor do?

A Chiropractor educates their patients as to the cause of health and dis-ease, analyzes a patients' alignment, makes the adjustments, and observes the adaptation of the patients physiology and structure over time, facilitating the patients healing response and allowing the patient to live 100% of their physiologic potential.

Are chiropractors useful?

Is the Sun hot? If you are looking to live a vibrant pain free life where you perform better, feel amazing and heal faster then Yes! Warning, if you prefer drugs, medication and surgery, this might not be for you, however, if you are currently using that model of healthcare and are wondering if there's something else that can help, try Chiropractic, it can change your life!

Does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic works. Over 1 billion people use Chiropractic to live better lives. We are a results based profession. Ask your local Chiropractor what he or she has cared for and with what results and the answers will blow your mind! There is also a wealth of books describing hundreds of thousands of real case studies where people have healing from a myriad of illnesses and conditions under Chiropractic care. If you are still doubtful, call me!

Are chiropractors safe?

Yes, there are all kinds of accusations and slander out there about chiropractors. The bottom line is that a Chiropractor pays the LOWEST Malpractice Insurance of ANY healthcare professional. For example, the average malpractice insurance for a general practitioner MD is 30,000/year, its 1400/year for a Chiropractor, and an Anesthesiologist can pay up to 500,000/year! If you didn't know the premiums Doctors pay is based on how badly they can hurt or kill someone. The lower the premium, the less likely they could hurt someone. If you have any other concerns please call and ask, we love to answer your questions and set things straight.

Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

The only side effect of the Chiropractic Adjustment is Health!

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

Depends on your condition, how long it's been going on and the severity. A Chiropractor will do an exam, evaluation and Xrays before they give you recommendations standard for what you present with.

How much does chiropractic care cost?

Again, it depends on the region, if your health insurance covers anything and how much care you need, best way to find out is to ask.

Why should you choose your office?

We have a unique 3 step process that delivers a 95% success rate in getting the results you are after for an affordable cost.

How can I find a chiropractor near me?

Google Chiropractor and your area and read the reviews of ALL of them, choose who resonates with you.

What are common chiropractic techniques?

Gonstead, NUCCA, SOT, Diversified, Applied Kinesiology

What does a chiropractor treat?

OK, ready? There's so many that you can check our website to find out the most common conditions we see. And if you can't find your condition, call and ask, we can help with most anything except a life threatening trauma.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

We relieve the interference to the healing process in your body through the identification and Adjustment of the Vertebral Subluxation. Your body then heals itself and relieves the pain...super cool right?!

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

YES, we have cared for and are currently caring for pregnant women of all stages of pregnancy. Their pregnancies are easier with more mobility, function and comfort and less pain, and the birth process is often quicker, easier and more comfortable according to our patients who receive care.

How does a chiropractor help lower back pain?

We relieve the interference to the healing process in your body through the identification and Adjustment of the Vertebral Subluxation. Your body then heals itself and relieves the pain...super cool right?!

How does a chiropractor help neck pain?

We relieve the interference to the healing process in your body through the identification and Adjustment of the Vertebral Subluxation. Your body then heals itself and relieves the pain...super cool right?!

How does a chiropractor help sciatica?

We relieve the interference to the healing process in your body through the identification and Adjustment of the Vertebral Subluxation. Your body then heals itself and relieves the pain...super cool right?!

What types of pain do chiropractors treat?

Every kind.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

No, they can be gentle or fast but they don't hurt, they only take a millisecond and you feel great after, besides there are so many ways to adjust that we have something for everyone.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

100% Call us to ask more specific questions and don't be shy, we've heard them All!

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

When a joint is Subluxated pressure and inflammation build up in the joint. When an Adjustment is made a portion of that inflammatory pressure is released in the form of a gas, which makes a popping sound as it passes the joint capsule, same as when you crack your knuckles.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

No, every patient gets a specific adjustment for their structure, physiological needs and their conditions.

Can I learn to adjust myself?

Sure, 5 years of Chiropractic College, at least 10,000 adjustments in practice and then you will realize that only a fool tries to adjust themselves (trust me, we all tried it once!).

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

No, we don't do that. Sometimes patients like to remove their coats, jackets and/or shoes, but that's up to them.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

YES! If we can help the nervous system, which is in overdrive coordinating and directing the child's development through their day to day environmental and adaptive stresses, then that child grows stronger, healthier, more adaptive and with a greater potential to heal than they would have without Chiropractic care. Neurophysiological adaptation is the key to becoming a strong, healthy and adaptive adult with a powerful immune system.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

4 Years of medical school, 1 year of residency just like MDs. We take the same first 2 board exams as MDs as well before differentiating into our separate specialties.

Village Chiropractic NYC

20 W 20th St #901
New York, NY 10011

(929) 694-7375
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