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Bright Futures Chiropractic Answers Common Questions

If you haven’t been to a chiropractor before or are thinking of joining Bright Futures Chiropractic, you might have some questions. We want to be sure that you begin care with us, feeling fully informed. Below, Dr. Carolyn provided the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

Once I begin chiropractic care, is it true I have to continue for life?

You aren’t forced to go forever. We encourage you, however, to consider this: you don’t go to the dentist once, then never attend another checkup or brush your teeth again. You take care of your teeth because they’re important. Similarly, your nervous system needs special care. It controls your entire body. By continuing to get adjusted, you can ensure you brain and body communicate stress-free.

Does it hurt to have an adjustment?

Your body may have been stuck in an unhealthy pattern for years. We’re making a change to that position, which may make you notice that you feel differently. You’re acclimating to a new way of being.

Is chiropractic a cure?

No. What we do is give your nervous system the best chance to adapt to the stressors in life.

Why should a baby or child be adjusted?

You live your life through your nervous system. Your baby’s development is affected by stress as early as in utero and the birthing process. Getting a newborn or child checked relieves stress so they can grow and develop in the best way possible. Issues like colic may then be alleviated, as they are a typical stress response when the body can’t work as it should.

Do I need a referral from my physician to go to the chiropractor?

No. You do not need a physician referral to see us.

Do you work with medical doctors?

If we think that you can benefit from another doctor’s input, such as additional testing outside of our scope, we’ll be happy to refer you.

Do you give your patients exercises to do?

We’ll give you exercises that will help your healing and strengthen your body.

I’ve had back surgery. Is it possible for me to be adjusted?

Dr. Carolyn uses a gentle instrument to adjust you, making no twisting or popping involved. We like to tell prospective patients that we can’t make any guarantees, but we’ll be happy to evaluate you.

How soon after my baby is born can they be checked?

We have parents stop by on their way home from the hospital. If you’ve had a home birth, you can come in as soon as you’re able to get in the car.

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Get started on your journey to better health. Contact Bright Futures Chiropractic now! Same-day appointments are available.

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