Frequently Asked Questions in St Paul MN

Find out the answers St Paul MN Chiropractors frequently give to patients seeking to learn more about chiropractic care at their office. Learning more about chiropractic and its benefits can help you find the best chiropractor for you. If you have a question you don't see answered below, reach out to your team at Capitol Health and Injury Center at (651) 771-2012.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes, chiropractors are doctors of chiropractic, just like a medical doctor is a doctor of medicine (drugs) and a dentist is a doctor of dentistry.

What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors do a variety of things when it comes to healthcare, and have several different specialties within chiropractic, much like a medical doctor can specialize, so can chiropractors. In general, most chiropractors utilize different methods of spinal adjusting to help improve the overall health of a patient by removing interference with nerve function, which often can also relieve pain caused by that interference.

Are chiropractors safe?

Chiropractic care is extremely safe.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

The number of treatments any person needs depend on their specific situation and any injuries that may be present and can only be determined by a thorough exam and history done by a qualified healthcare provider.

Why should you choose your office?

People choose our office over others because we make it a point to not only get people better but to make sure they have fun while we do it. We pride ourselves on making sure everyone leaves with a smile.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Absolutely. Chiropractic care is important during pregnancy to help relieve pain during pregnancy and can help allow for an easier birth. There are even special chiropractic techniques used to help turn a baby that is breached!

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

There can sometimes be initial mild discomfort with the first adjustment, or even the first few, but in our office, this is the exception rather than the rule.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Chiropractic adjustments are extremely safe.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

Adjustments sometimes make a "popping" "clicking" or "cracking" sound because of the gases that move around inside the body when they are performed. Much like when you open a bottle of soda and you hear the air come out. Sometimes the noise happens, sometimes it doesn't, it really doesn't mean anything at all.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

Absolutely not! We tailor our adjustments to do what works best for each patient in our clinic!

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

It is unusual to have to remove any clothing unless it is very thick, bulky clothes such as a jacket or hoodie. Sometimes during an exam, we may need to see certain areas of injury to adequately examine it, and at those times some clothing may need to be removed. For example, when there is bruising, cuts, or bleeding due to an injury to a hip, knee, shoulder, or foot.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes, we see many children in our office and make sure our own children get adjusted regularly!

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Chiropractors go through a rigorous academic program consisting of almost 8 years of full-time college that includes thousands of hours of training in anatomy, chemistry, physiology, nutrition, biology, and more.


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Capitol Health and Injury Center

1973 Sloan Pl #250
St Paul, MN 55117

(651) 771-2012