An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Dr. Steven Skaggs of Skaggs Chiropractic in Joplin MO, wants to bring you the most knowledge on chiropractic care. Dr. Skaggs believes in the holistic practice of chiropractic medicine to place your body in the best position to heal itself. Although most of chiropractic adjustments are focused on the spine, chiropractors also adjust other areas such as your hips, knees, wrists, shoulders and ankles to alleviate discomfort and improve blood flow to your extremities.
The Skaggs Chiropractic health team answers your FAQ regarding chiropractic care. Here are a few things you should know before choosing a chiropractor:
Q: What conditions will a chiropractor help me with?
A: Although many people begin chiropractor care when they are dealing with back or neck pain, our chiropractor is here to improve your overall health. Yes, Dr. Skaggs will reduce your pain and discomfort, improve your posture and speed your recovery time, but he also adds benefits to your daily life. Through nutritional guidance and lifestyle advice, chiropractors guide you through weight loss, hormonal changes, sports injuries, chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, and spinal disorders such as scoliosis. We are here to show you a holistic health approach to your well-being.
Q: Are chiropractic adjustments painful?
A: Chiropractic adjustments are not painful. Dr. Skaggs uses a gentle approach and only tends to the areas that need re-alignment. Our chiropractor safely positions your spine into a healthy alignment to reduce your pain, not contribute to it. The cracking or popping sounds that may accompany your manipulations are not painful either. The sound is the release of gas within the joint as it responds to a change in pressure.
Q: Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
A: Chiropractic care is drug-free, non-invasive and carries little risks and side effects. One of the few side affects you may experience is slight muscle soreness as your muscles learn to accept a new position. We compare this to the muscle soreness you feel after a light workout. Compared with medical treatments that use surgery or medications, chiropractic adjustments are one of your safest, alternative health care options.
Q: Will my insurance cover chiropractic care?
A: Many insurance carries provide coverage for chiropractic care. Please check with yours to determine if you need a referral, or how much coverage is provided.
Q: Is my chiropractic care ongoing?
A: We desire to build a lasting relationship with you. We want to help you through your initial injury and then continue to improve your health with a personalized chiropractic care program. Our team will speak with you regarding the ideal frequency and care program that will fit your needs. Since our services are hands-on, regular attendance at our office will be a fun and comforting part of your week. Our care program changes based on your needs at the time and will continue to be effective.