Here Are Some Frequently Asked Questions That Our Team Has Taken The Time To Answer For You

What Are The Benefits of Chiropractic Care?

Our chiropractic care will be of benefit whether your daily physical activity is walking the dog, riding your bike to school, taking a yoga class, hiking a trail, training for a marathon, or maybe you haven’t found a daily physical activity yet. No matter where your activity level lies, we’re ready to get you out of pain and to find an active care plan for you. Keeping your muscles, joints, and tendons healthy and strong contribute to a pain-free, uninjured body. 

Is It Okay To See A Chiropractor If Pregnant?

Absolutely! Adjusting methods can be adapted to any patient’s size, age, and condition of health. The goal is to manage pain in your back, hips, and pelvis so proper pelvic balance and movement is achieved. Joints that can move freely can provide your baby with as much space as possible over the course of your pregnancy. This may lead to a faster, easier labor and delivery when you are in proper alignment. Dr. Melanie is certified in Webster technique and pregnancy care. By reducing intra-uterine restrictions, through adjustments, muscle work, and exercise, mom will move better, and more space will be created for the baby. We have tables that are adaptable for the pregnant patient, so she is comfortable the entire time.

What Should I Do After I See The Chiropractor?

Avoid sitting for long periods of time after seeing the chiropractor, if possible, and enjoy the mobility that your adjustment has created by going for a long walk, or take a bike ride. If you are headed back to work and have the option of a standing desk—utilize it!

What Should I Wear When Coming to the Chiropractor?

Be sure to wear comfortable and loose clothing that will not interfere or get in the way of the tratment you are booked for. And yes, you do get to keep your clothes on. If you are coming from work or need more comfortable options shorts and/or gowns are available.

Do Children Need Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care can help all ages thrive and move better. An office visit may consist of gentle, but effective adjustments, milestone checks, and exercises that can help improve your child’s overall function.

How Often Should You Get Adjusted by a Chiropractor?

The number of treatments needed depends on a variety of factors such as the severity, duration of the problem and other health issues you present with. In some cases, it's common to have adjustments multiple times a week.

Will Insurance Cover My Chiropractic Care?

Practically all insurance carriers recognize Chiropractic care for at least the early part of care. Most insurance policies are designed to help with catastrophic health problems or only when obvious symptoms are present. Insurance coverage will likely end before full spinal rehabilitation has occurred. We base your treatment plan on the care you need to get to a better state of health, not on what insurance says they will pay. Like your auto insurance, health insurance will not cover maintenance care. It will only cover problems that occurred due to injury. We are in-network with BCBS, Sanford, Sanford Expansion, Medicare, ND Medicaid, and Medica. We would happily submit claims to any out-of-network companies. For more information, please call the office at 701-730-3867 or email [email protected] so we may verify your individual insurance.

How Do I Prepare For A Chiropractor Visit?

Before the appointment

  • Eat a light meal or snack that’s high in protein
  • Drink plenty of water and make sure you’re well hydrated
  • Take a short walk or engage in activities that get you up and moving
  • Take note of pain or discomfort so you can relay them appropriately to a chiropractor

What Causes The Sound During An Adjustment?

Adjustments do not always produce a sound however they can create a “popping” or “cracking” sound. The sound is caused by gas rushing to fill the partial vacuum created when the joints are slightly separated. The sound is painless and harmless like the noise when you unstick a suction cup. This sound indicates that a joint has moved; however, an audible cavitation is not necessary to achieve joint movement.

Is It Bad To “Crack” My Own Neck?

An irritated or restricted joint may give the sensation of needing to “pop.” Though self-adjusting may bring temporary relief, it is not recommended. A generalized self-adjustment often fails to target the restricted joint and can cause excess motion in other joints which may lead to further issues.

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