When patients visit Lehmann Chiropractic, our goal is for them to always feel safe and comfortable. It’s natural to have some questions about our
services, procedures and practices, especially if you are preparing for your first visit. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions
and answers to help you feel more comfortable during your visit to Lehmann Chiropractic.
What conditions can chiropractic care treat?
At Lehmann Chiropractic, we care for patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns and conditions. From back, neck and joint pain to headaches and ear infections, chiropractic adjustments help promote full-body health and wellness and ensure that your nervous system is functioning correctly.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Yes. As a completely holistic, drug-free and non-invasive option for patients suffering from musculoskeletal pain and discomfort or other general health concerns, chiropractic care is recognized as one of the safest therapies available. Risks associated with chiropractic care are minimal, but may include minor discomfort, soreness, stiffness or aching directly following a spinal manipulation adjustment. These symptoms typically dissipate and give way to relief after 24 to 48 hours.
Are chiropractic adjustments addictive?
No, although it is common for your body to become accustomed to feeling less uncomfortable, painful and stressed while gaining balance, energy and overall health as the result of regular chiropractic adjustments.
Why do chiropractors need to take X-rays?
Dr. Lehmann utilizes X-rays to provide a guide and point of reference for patient care. X-rays show the curvature, alignment and internal structure of the spine and neck, as well as any spinal deterioration or disorders. This helps to provide a blueprint for making adjustments to correct the spine and neck back to optimal alignment.
Is chiropractic care appropriate for children?
Yes. Babies often experience birth trauma as a result of the delivery process, and young children regularly trip and fall while they are learning to find their balance. Trauma during birth, infancy and childhood can cause colic, frequent ear infections, stiffness, soreness, and general discomfort. At Lehmann Chiropractic, our treatments are adjusted and adapted based on the individual patient. Dr. Lehmann can work with children and their parents to create a comprehensive care plan that may include regular spinal adjustments, nutrition counseling and lifestyle advice to help children maintain good health and avoid common illnesses.
Is it safe to see a chiropractor while pregnant?
Yes. Chiropractic care for expectant mothers helps promote a better functioning nervous system to help relieve stress on the body making delivery easier for them and their baby. Regular chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy can also help ensure that the baby is in the correct position for delivery while treating typical pregnancy symptoms and discomforts, such as stiffness, soreness and sciatica.
What is that popping sound I hear during adjustments?
During an adjustment, you may hear some popping sounds. This is caused by a gas bubble being released due to changes in pressure within the joints. Gas rushes in to fill in the vacuum that is created when the joints are slightly separated, causing the popping sound. The sound is harmless, painless and nothing to be frightened or concerned about.
Are all patients adjusted in the same way?
No. Dr. Lehmann creates a completely unique and individualized care plan based specifically on each patients’ evaluation.
Can I adjust myself at home?
No. Since chiropractic adjustments involve applied pressure and force to specific joints, it is not safe to try and adjust yourself. Additionally, chiropractic adjustments should always be administered by a licensed chiropractor who has evaluated your spine and created a care plan specifically for you. It is possible to bend, twist and stretch in order to create the same popping and release sounds that come with chiropractic adjustments, but this is often counterproductive and can even be dangerous.
If you have additional questions, reach out to us today, or feel free to consult Dr. Lehmann during your visit.