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Frequently Asked Questions

We hear many questions from new and current chiropractic patients. Here are some of the most common questions and answers…

Doesn’t Chiropractic only help with back pain and headache?

Chiropractic does help with headache and back pain, but has the potential for so much more. A vertebrae (spinal bone) can become out of position and cause different types of joint pain and discomfort, as well as injury to the spinal nerves. Since the nerve system exits the protection of the spine and controls all aspects of our function and health, an injured nerve can result in much going wrong with our general health. You only have to look at our testimony pages to see the many conditions other that just back and headache pain that have responded to a healthier spine that can give us a healthier nerve system.

Can someone who has had back surgery see a chiropractor?

Yes, someone who has had back surgery can see a chiropractor, but since there are different types of back surgeries with different results, not all can be treated the same way. I have had spinal surgery from a sports injury while in college and I have been treated for the last 40 years successfully with chiropractic care. By the way, I’m one of the best chiropractic patients that you will meet! Because I am a post surgical patient, my interest in helping others optimize their health after surgery is a main concern. With the years of studying ways to assist those after surgery, some of our greatest success stories are post surgical cases.

If I see a Chiropractor, do I have to go forever?

You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. As I tell each patient that enters our office; my goal is to optimize your health to the level that my abilities can take you. This includes helping to relieve your pain, correct the biomechanical problem, suggest and perform rehabilitative procedures to stabilize the spine, and then maintain this new level of spinal and nerve health as your new way of life. But these are my goals, and this is about helping you to reach your goals. Therefore, according to the level of optimization I realistically think we can reach and the estimated time it may take to get there, you will let me know what level of health you want to attain and how much time you are willing to give and your goal will then become my new goal. It’s as simple as that!

Do children need chiropractic care and is it safe?

Yes!!! I feel that chiropractic care for our children and grandchildren is imperative to their health. Mother and child go through a lot at the birthing process and many children have their first chiropractic check up and treatment shortly after birth. I’ve been treating my three daughters and three grand-kids since their first day and right through the present. Call or come in to talk to me about many of the conditions that can relate to a chiropractic solution, and just how effective and gentle a treatment can be. We also have many of our parents who would love to tell about our care for their children and the results.

Do you accept insurance?

Each person’s policy has different levels of benefits. We will discover your benefit package from your company and certainly accept assignment for those covered services. You will only be responsible for your deductible and/or co-pays.

Have more questions? Give us a call today!


Cabarrus County Chiropractor | Smith Chiropractic Clinic | (704) 788-3126