Frequently Asked Chiropractic Treatment Questions

Are adjustments painful?

Getting adjusted should not be painful. A good adjustment honors and respects the natural ways in which the spinal joints can move. Nothing is forced against the normal way the spine is allowed to move. When this is done we ensure the adjustment is both comfortable and effective.

How many adjustments will I need?

This depends on two things:

1. The current health of your spine – everyone’s spine has received different amounts of stress over time based on lifestyle choices, injuries, etc. Because of this, we recognize that each individual has specific needs related to their current health situation.

2. Your individual goals – we all have different health goals and objectives. Some people have more of a short term focus and simply want to get out of pain as quickly as possible. Others are interested in developing a long term lifestyle built around building strength and resilience so that they are less likely to become injured in the future. The unique goals we all have will heavily influence the amount of care we recommend.

Does your office accept insurance?

For patients that prefer to use insurance our office will provide you with the detailed documentation that you will need to file a claim with your provider. Once your claim is filed, your insurance provider will reimburse you to the full extent of your individual policy coverages. Check out a detailed video explanation on insurance here.

Does your office use X-ray imaging?

Yes. We use X-ray imaging to know with certainty the current health status of your spine. These images and the information they provide help us determine how much care we will recommend.

What technique do you use?

In our office we focus on adjusting the joints of the entire spine. The techniques we utilize to accomplish this are manual in nature (by hand). We utilize little to no instrumentation to deliver our adjustments.

What does a chiropractor do?

A chiropractor focuses on improving the alignment and overall function of the spine. The structural quality of our spine is intimately related to our overall wellbeing and how we feel and function each and every day.  Chiropractors provide a structural solution to resolve structural problems in the joints of the spine and extremities.   

Are chiropractors doctors?

Chiropractors graduate with a doctorate in chiropractic (D.C.). Their formal training is primarily structured around understanding all aspects of spinal health and how the spine is connected to the health of the entire body.  In order to restore proper spinal health chiropractors are trained in many different manual techniques that are used to correct a wide range of spinal issues. 

What training does a chiropractor receive?

With each chiropractic school, you’ll come across various programs, but there is a decent list of requirements and educational material that is generally known to be associated with becoming a chiropractor. To earn a doctor of chiropractic degree, you can expect to encounter subjects such as human biology, lifestyle, nutrition education, testing and diagnosis of the musculoskeletal system, and much more.

What should I look for in a Jacksonville chiropractor?

Dr. Dandridge believes that a quality relationship where the doctor understands a patient’s situation and individual goals should be at the foundation of any healthcare service.  Beyond this, the patient needs to feel confident that the doctor can actually deliver.  As a former professional athlete Dr. Dandridge has spent his entire life training and developing his physical skills, first for sports, and now to deliver an undeniable chiropractic experience that will be felt immediately upon starting care at Beyond Bones.  

Can children benefit from chiropractic care?

They most definitely can, and treatments such as releasing pressure on the spine or other musculoskeletal adjustments can significantly improve a child’s development over the years. With the increasing use of technology, the young aren’t as active as they used to be, so it never hurts to keep chiropractors in mind before disorders start to develop down the line.

Is chiropractic care safe for pregnant people and new mothers?

It is safe and highly recommended for pregnant women and new mothers alike, as chiropractic care can do wonders for alleviating back, hip, and joint pain. Moreover, it can also help with pelvic balance, which is beneficial during pregnancy. There are all kinds of prenatal and postnatal care treatments, so don’t shy away from looking into it for yourself.

Can I learn how to make adjustments myself?

Unfortunately, no. Considering the knowledge, adjustments, and applied force required for proper chiropractic treatment, you’ll need to see a professional for the best results and for your own safety. It’s best not to try any chiropractic treatment on your own, as it could easily lead to more damage and pain to your body.

What types of conditions can be treated with chiropractic care?

You’d be surprised at the number of musculoskeletal disorders and ailments that chiropractors can alleviate. Whether it’s a headache, neck pain, or simply back pain, there’s chiropractic treatment for it. If you have more specific complications such as spinal subluxation, scoliosis, sciatica, or a disk injury, Dr. Dandridge can help with all of these as well.