FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS in Mt Sterling KY

Chiropractic Mt Sterling KY Patient Spine Education

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Mt Sterling. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Mt Sterling for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Faulkner Family Chiropractic a call at (859) 762-0009 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor focuses the main care on the analyzing of the spine as it relates to the patients symptoms.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care, is caring for the patient naturally to help them with a focus on the pain and the global overall improvement of their health. This can include exercises, nutrition, and physiotherapy such as rolling tables, electric stimulation, decompression. Dr. Faulkner Is a chiropractor that practices both as a chiropractor (adjustments only) and chiropractic.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Chiropractors are doctors and are one of the fastest growing health professions in the world, recently gaining.

What does a chiropractor do?

Your first visit involves a consultation where Dr. Faulkner will ask you about your goals and your health problems as it relates to your primary symptom. Dr. Faulkner may take diagnostic studies of the area using Xray or using ultrasound to view under the skin at the problem.

Are chiropractors useful?

Harvard Medicine was one of the first major organizations to recommend chiropractic care for people struggling with low back pain.

Harvard objectively assesses the research and highlights how chiropractic can work with both the structural and functional components of health and well-being.

Does chiropractic work?

Most patients are highly satisfied with our care, but there are some people that do not pass a good trial of care and will need to be referred to more advanced orthopedic or neurological physicians. Our office makes every effort to explain your chances when you begin care at our office.

Are chiropractors safe?

Rib Fractures: Fractures caused by chiropractic treatments are rare. They occur most frequently in patients with osteoporosis or weakened bones. Evidence of osteoporosis can be noted on your x-rays, and if detected, the most appropriate, gentle treatments are used, minimizing the possibility of fractures to the ribs.

Disc Injury: Chiropractic treatment is appropriate for the treatment of many kinds of back problems, including some disc problems (1). Occasionally, chiropractic treatment may aggravate or cause a problem if the disc is in a severely weakened state. However, this occurs so rarely that statistics to quantify the probability are unavailable, but estimates place the risk of serious injury at about 1 serious complication per 100 million low back manipulations (2).

Vertebral Artery Dissection (VAD)/Stroke: The overall incidence of vertebral artery dissection/stroke in the general population is about 2 per 1000 people (3). Although chiropractic adjustment/manipulation has been implicated as a possible cause of stroke, this possibility is extremely rare. The best available data suggests that stroke secondary to chiropractic adjustment/manipulation may occur 1 per 100,000 patients (4)-a rate well below the overall average risk in the general population. In comparison, the overall average risk of death from taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (i.e. Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium, etc.) is 4 per 10,000 patients (5). The risk of serious complications or death from spine surgeries of the neck is 11.25 per 1000 patients (5). As you can see, the risk of stroke from chiropractic treatments is much lower than other common medical treatments. Even though the risk is small, we have implemented procedures and tests that will likely reduce the potential for stroke even more.

Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

Pain: Chiropractic Manipulation, Massage Therapy, Modalities (such as Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Cold Laser Therapy, etc.), or other treatments may result in a temporary increase in soreness in the area receiving treatment.

How much does chiropractic care cost?

We offer two wellness plans at our office, two adjustments for $93.00 and four adjustments with therapy for $185 monthly.

This is a savings of 20% off normal fees if you paid by the visit.

Why should you choose your office?

Dr. Faulkner practices with a desire to help every patient, and is not afraid of challenging cases that have failed other chiropractors. We offer a second opinion on your diagnosis.

How can I find a chiropractor near me?

We are located next to the high school in Mt. Sterling, behind the Corner store on Maloney Way.

What are common chiropractic techniques?

Dr. Faulkner has experience in Gonstead, Activator, Arthrostim, Active Release, Motion Palpation Institute, Fishkin Dry Needling Technique, Diversifed Chiropractic.

What does a chiropractor treat?

We start with the focal pain and then move globally to improve the outcome so that the body becomes stabile and the symptoms do not return.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

Usually an Xray is taken to rule out broken bones, and then the patient begin therapy to reduce swelling.

How does a chiropractor help lower back pain?

Joints and muscle tissue in the area of pain are often tight, tender, and swollen resulting in a loss of motion. Patients of chiropractic are highly satisfied with using our physical medicine, not pills to regain function.

How does a chiropractor help neck pain?

The cervical spine is assessed by having the patient move their head and neck in a manner that audits where the pain is. Creating a map of the pain and its referral are important aspects of diagnosing where the problem is. In our office we may use deep muscle therapy to loosen up the cervical spine, then gentle adjustments when the joint is ready to be manipulated.

How does a chiropractor help sciatica?

The lumbar spine comprises the sciatic nerve as it exits down the hips and to the foot. Patients often describe this pain as sharp, shooting pain that goes down the back of the leg or side of the foot. Our treatment will work to decompress the nerve at the focal level to restore function to your lumbar spine, hips, and leg.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Some report some minor discomfort after the first adjustment but we make every effort for you to not be uncomfortable.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Harvard Medicine was one of the first major organizations to recommend chiropractic care for people struggling with low back pain.

Harvard objectively assesses the research and highlights how chiropractic can work with both the structural and functional components of health and well-being.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

This question is what most patient want to know. How did you do that, and how can it be so beneficial to my health. My pain is gone and what was that sound? The sound is the joint moving and releasing a non harmful gas as it opens up and stimulates the bodies inborn healing.

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

No

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Years of training go into being a chiropractor, a total of 8 years of college.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm


Tuesday
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm


Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm


Saturday 
By Appointment


Sunday
Closed

Faulkner Family Chiropractic

113 Maloney Way
Mt Sterling, KY 40353
P: (859) 762-0009
F: (859) 305-1639