Frequently Asked Questions in Frederick MD

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Frederick MD. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Frederick MD for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Lipinski Chiropractic a call at (301) 620-7111 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic is a holistic, hands-on approach to health that’s focused on influencing the nervous system and therefore bodily functions through structural correction.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes. Chiropractors are doctors who are licensed to practice in their state and are overseen by a national board just like our medical counterparts.

What does a chiropractor do?

The chiropractor’s job is to examine your neuro-muscular function and health and to determine if there is nerve interference from the brain through the spine to the body. Removing the interference by performing adjustments allows your body to heal better, and feel and function better as a result.

Is chiropractic safe?

Chiropractic is safe and effective when performed by a trained and experienced licensed chiropractor.

What conditions can be treated by chiropractic care?

Chiropractic is well known for its effectiveness on muscular-skeletal complaints like neck and back pain and sciatica. However, chiropractic care can also help improve your nervous system function, optimizing your overall health. It has been shown to help with sleep quality, energy, immune system health, and systemic disorders. Some of the other conditions we see patients with include: headaches and migraines, degenerative disc problems, numbness/tingling in hands, scoliosis, digestive problems such as acid reflux and IBS, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, TMJ, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, colic, and ear infections.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

No, all patients are not adjusted the same way. We take time to perform a thorough examination in order to determine the root cause of the problem so we can fix it and allow the healing process to begin.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Not at all. Chiropractic adjustments in our office are specific and gentle. Look for a chiropractor who routinely sees children and seniors, and you will know that they use very gentle and safe techniques as we do! Some patients may experience some soreness after their first couple of visits similar to after the gym or doing a new exercise (the “good sore”). We help people of all ages with their health problems.

How often do I need to see a chiropractor?

Everyone is different and each person who seeks our care has different goals. Some patients are seen for a shorter period of time called initial intensive care to “put out the fire,” so to speak. Some patients are seen for a longer corrective care period to fix the problem. Some patients are seen for maintenance/wellness care to keep their bodies aligned and working optimally. Bottom line: your body, your health, your decision.

Can I learn to adjust myself?

Sometimes the spine can adjust itself without you even trying. However, most of the time, even if you get some relief from trying to adjust yourself, it is difficult to impossible to do. Even chiropractors have to see other chiropractors to get adjusted.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Absolutely! Our office specializes in prenatal care. Keeping your spine and pelvis aligned and balanced not only helps you feel better throughout your pregnancy but also helps during the delivery process. If your pelvis is not aligned, your delivery may be more challenging.

Why should you choose our office?

Simple. We CARE! Our team is a top-rated chiropractic office in Frederick MD with over 90 five star Google reviews! Why? Because our doctor and staff go above and beyond to ensure you get the best care and reach your health goals in a safe, gentle, and affordable way. Dr. Lipinski is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic (the first chiropractic school in the world!) in Davenport, IA, with a Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

ABSOLUTELY. We specialize in pediatric chiropractic because we understand that spinal alignment is vital for proper organ and muscle function. Well-adjusted children grow up to be well-adjusted adults. Pediatricians refer children of all ages to our office for wellness visits or conditions like colic, ear infections, reflux, headaches, scoliosis, poor posture, sleep, constipation, torticollis (wryneck), and pain.

What is the history of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care was discovered in 1895 when Dr. Daniel Palmer adjusted Harvey Lillard. Mr. Lillard lost his hearing at age 6 after falling off his horse and hearing a pop. 30 years later he received an adjustment that not only helped his upper back pain but also restored his hearing!

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

That sound you heard is gas being released from the joint. Between every joint in your body, there is a space that fills with gas. When you move that joint you will sometimes hear a pop. That pop is only heard if there is enough gas built up in the joint. The bigger the joint, the bigger the space, and the bigger the pop! NOTE: bigger does not always necessarily mean better. Don’t be discouraged or encouraged by the pop.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Chiropractors receive their Doctor of Chiropractic degree after 8 years of undergraduate and postgraduate studies along with five national board exams. The average chiropractor takes 4600+ hours of classroom study. We are in school as long as if not longer than our medical doctor colleagues.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

  1. Determine what is causing the problem through a thorough health history, posture evaluation, palpation, range of motion examination, surface EMG scan, X-rays, etc.
  2. Establish a treatment plan that includes active home care so you get better faster.
  3. Come up with a financial plan that allows you to get the care you need at a price you can afford.

What does a chiropractor treat?

A good chiropractor treats pain. A GREAT chiropractor cares for the whole body and seeks to help you FIX the problem so your body not only feels better but works better.

Does chiropractic work?

100%! Chiropractic has a 93% patient satisfaction rating, the highest of all doctors. There is a large body of research that proves chiropractic care is safe and effective.

Are there side effects to chiropractic adjustments?

The most commonly noted side effect is muscle soreness similar to what you would experience after doing a new exercise or going to the gym for the first time in a while. While your body is getting used to a new movement or position, it may go through a short period of soreness. Other side effects are extremely rare. Always look for Doctors of Chiropractic who perform full body evaluation and thorough health history to rule out any reasons Chiropractic care would not be appropriate.

What are some common chiropractic techniques?

There are over 200 techniques in the history of chiropractic since 1895. Gonstead and Diversified are manual adjustment techniques. Thompson or drop table technique utilizes a specific type of table where parts can raise up and drop down instantly. An Activator is an instrument used for very low-force adjustments.

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