Frequently Asked Questions in Antioch CA

Find out the answers Antioch CA Chiropractors frequently give to patients seeking to learn more about chiropractic care at their office. Learning more about chiropractic and its benefits can help you find the best chiropractor for you. If you have a question you don't see answered below, reach out to your team at Prime Spine Plus at (925) 777-3334.

What is a Chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those related to the spine. They use non-surgical and drug-free approaches, such as spinal adjustments and manipulations, to relieve pain and improve function.

Are Chiropractors Doctors?

Chiropractors are not medical doctors (MDs) and do not hold medical degrees. However, they are considered Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) and have completed a rigorous educational program that includes extensive training in anatomy, physiology, and diagnosis, among other subjects. They are licensed healthcare professionals who are authorized to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions.

What Does a Chiropractor Do?

A chiropractor diagnoses and treats musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those related to the spine. They use hands-on techniques, such as spinal adjustments and manipulations, along with instrument adjusting to improve joint mobility, reduce pain, and restore function. Additionally, they may provide lifestyle advice, exercise recommendations, and nutritional counseling to promote overall wellness.

What is the History of Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care was developed in the late 19th century by Daniel David Palmer, who believed that spinal misalignments could cause a wide range of health problems. Palmer's son, B.J. Palmer, further developed and popularized chiropractic as a profession. Over time, chiropractic has evolved to include a wide range of techniques and approaches, and it is now recognized as a legitimate healthcare profession in many countries around the world.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe?

Chiropractic care is generally considered safe when performed by a licensed and trained professional. Like any medical intervention, there are risks associated with chiropractic care, but serious complications are rare. It's important for patients to disclose their medical history and any medications they are taking to their chiropractor and to follow their recommendations.

How Many Chiropractic Sessions Do You Need?

The number of chiropractic sessions needed varies depending on the individual and their specific condition. Some patients may require only a few sessions, while others may need ongoing treatment over a longer period of time. The chiropractor will develop a treatment plan tailored to the patient's needs and may adjust it as necessary based on their progress. It's important for patients to communicate with their chiropractor about their symptoms and progress in order to optimize their treatment plan.

How Do Chiropractors Relieve Pain from Injuries and Accidents?

Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to relieve pain from injuries and accidents, such as spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, laser therapy and rehabilitative exercises. They focus on addressing the underlying cause of the pain, rather than simply masking the symptoms with medication. By restoring proper alignment, mobility, and function to the affected areas, chiropractors can help reduce pain and promote healing.

Can I Get Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?

Yes, chiropractic care is generally safe during pregnancy and can help alleviate many of the discomforts associated with pregnancy, such as lower back pain, sciatica, and pelvic pain. Chiropractors use gentle techniques that are tailored to the pregnant body and can help promote proper fetal positioning and easier delivery.

Are All Patients Adjusted the Same Way?

No, not all patients are adjusted the same way. Chiropractors take into account a patient's specific condition, medical history, and other factors when developing a treatment plan. Additionally, many chiropractors use a variety of techniques and will adjust their approach based on the patient's individual needs and preferences. The goal is to find the most effective and comfortable technique for each patient.

Why Should I Pick Your Office for Care?

There are several reasons why you may want to consider our office for chiropractic care. First, Dr. Duckett has been in practice since 1992, which means she has a wealth of experience in treating a wide range of conditions. Additionally, she has extensive training, including trauma, and uses a variety of techniques to customize your treatment plan, ensuring that you receive the most effective and comfortable care possible. Dr. Duckett also offers laser therapy, corrective postural exercises, weight loss coaching, and custom orthotics to help address a variety of health concerns. She even has a specialized table to accommodate pregnant women and mechanical traction for those who require it. As a member of the California Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association, Dr. Duckett is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest research and techniques in the field. Finally, she is involved in the community and is passionate about helping her patients achieve their health goals.


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Prime Spine Plus
3432 Hillcrest Ave Suite 200
Antioch, CA 94531
Fax: (925) 303-4838
Phone: (925) 777-3334