Visit us at our new location in Pawsitive Veterinary Care

1950 Harvey Ave #500

Chiropractic FAQ

Dr. Easterling is here to help with any questions you might have. We get it – people like to do a little research before making an appointment. If you have some common questions, check out our FAQ or take a look at our ‘what to expect’ page.

But if you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please feel free to reach out. I am always happy to assist, and you can also ask any questions during your upcoming visit.

General FAQ

With your first appointment, we request you book a consultation first and come 15 minutes early to fill out any required forms.

Yes, Chiropractic care is indeed effective. It offers a drug-free, non-invasive approach to treating common musculoskeletal conditions, and complications from treatment are rare. Extensive scientific evidence overwhelmingly supports the effectiveness of chiropractic care in addressing various musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and more. Over the past two decades, numerous controlled and independent research studies have consistently demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care.

Joint restrictions can have both physical and non-physical causes. Physical causes may include accidents, repetitive motions, improper lifting, slips, and falls. Non-physical causes can involve stress, tension, or postural strains that we subject our bodies to daily. It’s possible for tightness and restrictions to accumulate without notice until they manifest as significant pain.

An adjustment in chiropractic care typically involves a swift thrust aimed at restoring motion to spinal joints that aren’t functioning correctly. Some chiropractors employ manual adjustments, while others may use instruments, special tables, or even gravity. There are various methods for adjusting the spine.

No, each patient’s spine and treatment plan are unique. Chiropractic care is customized based on factors such as age, condition, and overall health. The number of adjustments required varies for each patient, aligning with their individual health goals. Many patients experience improvements within the first few weeks of frequent visits, and as the spine stabilizes, the frequency of visits may decrease. In chronic cases, complete healing can take months or even years, depending on various factors like the duration of the problem, adherence to the treatment plan, lifestyle factors, and more.

The sound produced during an adjustment can result from the movement of gas and fluid within the spinal joint, particularly with certain adjusting methods. This sound is akin to opening a bottle of champagne or removing a suction cup. While it is interesting, it is not necessary for the therapeutic benefit of the adjustment.

After achieving the desired relief, many patients opt for ongoing periodic care. These visits, even when pain is absent, can support the final stages of healing and help identify and address new issues before they become severe.

While insurance coverage can be convenient, the value of your health should not solely depend on it. Chiropractors prioritize your overall well-being and often provide guidance on exercise, diet, and healthy living to support your health. If chiropractic care doesn’t address the root cause of your issue, your chiropractor will refer you to specialists who may be able to help. Your health remains the primary focus of your chiropractor, so it’s essential to prioritize it regardless of insurance coverage. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to discuss them with your chiropractor.

Is Chiropractic Care right for you?

The answer is yes! Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints in pregnancy with over half of pregnant women experiencing it at some point during their term.  The physical changes that a woman goes through during pregnancy can put enormous pressure on the spine and pelvis causing day to day activities, including sleeping, to be incredibly uncomfortable.

Not only is Chiropractic treatment safe but research tells us that women who have regular Chiropractic care throughout their pregnancies suffer less back and neck pain, have generally shorter, easier and more comfortable birth processes and tend to recover faster.


  • Maintain regular Chiropractic care, even if you are not in pain.
  •  Place a pillow between your knees and sleep on your side to relieve stress on your lower back.
  • Wear flat or low-heeled shoes.
  • Pay extra attention to workplace ergonomics; use a cushion for your back if necessary to add extra support and use a small stool or foot rest to take the strain off your legs and back.
  • Exercise to keep your back muscles strong and better able to support your changing body.  Walking, swimming, and stationary cycling are excellent low impact choices during pregnancy.

Vertebral subluxations have many causes. The primary reason for most is the process of being brought into the world. For an infant, it can be very stressful. A spinal check-up after birth is recommended for a healthy spine.

Certain hospitals in Australia are having chiropractic doctors check infant spines immediately after delivery to ensure healthy spine and nervous systems, free from subluxations.

Scoliosis – 5% of children aged 10-14 years of age experience a lateral curvature of the spine, which is more commonly referred to as Scoliosis. Scoliosis can cause back pain, headaches and other posture-related disorders and, in severe cases, can affect the lungs and heart. Chiropractic treatment has been proven to help prevent many of the symptoms related to Scoliosis and prevent the curve’s worsening. Early detection is critical!

Certainly, patients with osteoporosis can receive chiropractic care. Your chiropractor will develop a personalized care plan that takes into account your age, size, and specific condition, ensuring the chosen methods are suitable and safe.