Frequently Asked Questions in Prestonsburg

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Prestonsburg. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Prestonsburg for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Commonwealth Chiropractic Center a call at (606) 889-9222 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used to treat common musculoskeletal complaints, including, but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Through their whole-person, patient-centered approach, doctors of chiropractic (DCs) elevate the health and wellness of their communities by helping people of all ages live more fully and actively.

I Didn't Hear A Sound. Does That Mean The Adjustment Didn't Work?

The popping sound that may be heard during a Chiropractic Adjustment, also known as Joint Cavitation, is the result of tiny pockets of air that have built up in the joints of the spine being released.

Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Visits?

Chiropractic services are included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers' compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, among others. Our billing specialist can give you the information on your individual policy.

How Safe Is Chiropractic?

A growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic services for a variety of conditions.

What does a chiropractor do?Is Chiropractic Care Safe While I'm Pregnant?

There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy.
Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:

  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  • Relieving back, neck or joint pain

Can I Become Addicted To Chiropractic Adjustments?

The simple answer is no. Adjustments are not addicting, but feeling great and being healthier might be. An adjustment restores motion to your spine and body, removing physical stress, which allows your body to move towards health and balance. Chiropractic care is a powerful component to your health plan, which can drastically affect your quality of life and yes, this can feel incredible!

Is Chiropractic Safe For Children?

Yes. In fact, because children have so much vitality and healing potential, the earlier they get their spine checked and corrected, the less problems they may have in the future.

How Much Schooling Does A Chiropractor Have?

Chiropractic education requires at least 4 years of professional study and includes a 4-year undergraduate/college prerequisite in most states.

Can I See A Chiropractor If I've Had Back Surgery?

While we can't speak for all chiropractors, it is definitely safe to see us after having back surgery because we will give you a proper exam and find the treatments that are safe for you.

First, we will have a consultation to better understand the surgery that you had performed. Bring in any imaging like X-Rays or MRIs from before and after the surgery. There are many different possible surgeries that someone could have had on different areas of the spine, understanding which surgery you had and exactly where on your spine will determine which treatments are best and safe for you.

How Long Will It Take To Work?

Some people can get relief after their very first adjustment. Most people will get some relief within their first 2 weeks of beginning Chiropractic care or sooner, it really depends on each individual person as to how they progress.


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Commonwealth Chiropractic Center
1827 KY Route 321
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 889-9222