Live a healthier life free from pain with the help of chiropractic care and Dr. Mark Gustafson at Allied Chiropractic Center in Eagan, MN.

Common Questions About Chiropractic Care

Wondering if you should take a chance on chiropractic care? Below you’ll find the answers to some top questions to help you decide.

Is Chiropractic Care Really Safe?

Visiting a chiropractor is safe for people of all ages and conditions. Adjustments are a normal part of care, but they may be adapted or avoided if you have certain conditions or injuries. Other techniques will be utilized instead to ensure your safety.

Do Adjustments Hurt? Are There Any Side Effects?

Chiropractic adjustments do not typically cause pain, but you might experience a little discomfort. This is simply because your spine is being properly aligned, so there’s a shift in the bones and soft tissues.

Why Should I Visit a Chiropractor? I’m Not In Any Pain.

Chiropractic care is great for relieving musculoskeletal pain, but it really provides much more than pain relief. It can improve your nerve function, range of motion, sleep, posture, and energy. By improving your musculoskeletal health, you improve your general health. And regular visits to a chiropractor can prevent injuries and pain due to musculoskeletal issues.

What Types of Techniques Are Used in Chiropractic Care?

Different chiropractors choose to offer different types of techniques, often according to the conditions they typically treat. However, some will be the same across chiropractic practices. Dr. Gustafson and our team at Allied Chiropractic Center in Eagan, MN, offer chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic massage, intersegmental traction, muscle stimulation, cold laser therapy, and custom foot orthotics – just to name a few.

I’ve Read That Chiropractors Recommend Exercise, Diet, and Habit Changes. What Does Any of This Have to Do With Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractors don’t just focus on the injury you have sustained or the symptoms you are experiencing. They focus on everything that might play a role so that they can provide a holistic treatment plan.

For example, back pain can come from various issues – posture and weight being two of them. In a holistic treatment plan, adjustments and other methods are used to correct any related structural issues, relieve tension, and address any spinal components. Recommendations will also be made to help build healthier posture, lose weight, restore range of motion, and more. These are things you can do in your daily life to not only enhance your healing but prevent future suffering.

Have more questions about chiropractic care or ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gustafson? You can reach our team at Allied Chiropractic Center in Eagan, MN, by calling (651) 905-8272 today.