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Chiropractic Frequently Asked Questions


What is chiropractic?

From the Greek "to do by hand", chiropractic aims to eliminate the cause of your problem, not just mask the symptoms. Chiropractors, use spinal manipulation to revitalize the body's own natural healing process. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove interferences (subluxations, misaligned vertebrae) to your nervous system. With improved spinal function, there is improved nervous system function. A healthy spine and a healthy lifestyle are your keys to optimal health!

How can a chiropractor help?

Spinal manipulation may get rid of the nerve interference that is causing your pain by allowing your body's tissues and organs to function fully. If you are experiencing headaches, back pain or tingling in your arms and legs, you probably belong to the 90 percent of the population that suffers from some type of subluxation causing pressure or irritation to nearby nerves. Chiropractic care may be your solution.

Should I see a chiropractor after I've been injured in a car accident?

The aches and pains felt after an accident may be an indication that your spine and surrounding tissue may have suffered an injury. Left untreated, these injuries may be the source of future pain, arthritis and other chronic conditions. Symptoms may not appear for a few days after the injury has occurred, therefore, it is in your best interest to the Other Side of Medicine Health Center for and evaluation. What can I expect from my first visit to the Other Side of Medicine Health Center? You will complete a health history form, which you and Dr. Krystosik will review. Dr. Krystosik will acquaint you with the type of treatment you will need and may order diagnostic tests, if necessary. With the use of a spinal exam and x-rays, Dr. Krystosik will also observe your posture and the curve and alignment of your spine.

Will it hurt?

Since spinal manipulation uses gentle, specific pressure, you should feel very little, if any, pain or discomfort. In fact, many people experience a sense of relief after their first visit. There are a variety of methods used in chiropractic care to analyze and adjust the spine. Dr. Krystosik will choose the most effective technique for you. Some of these techniques include Cox (flexion distraction) Gonstead and Motion Palpation Techniques. Dr. Krystosik will make sure the adjustment is as comfortable as possible.

How often will I need to visit my chiropractor?

Some patients may require a short series of adjustments, while others may require treatment for an extended period of time. It is in your best interest to contact Dr. Krystosik immediately to determine the best treatment plan for you.

How long before I am better?

The healing process varies from person to person, and depending on your diagnosis, relief is not always immediate. You may begin to feel relief even after your first visit. However, depending upon your diagnosis our highly skilled practitioners will provide you with an individually designed treatment plan. To learn more about your plan for healing, call the Other Side of Medicine Health Center today. Will insurance cover the cost? Many major medical, automobile and workers compensation policies cover visits to the chiropractor.

Can my chiropractor treat all types of health problems?

No, if your problem is not a chiropractic problem, Dr. Krystosik will refer you to the appropriate professional.

Some conditions the Other Side of Medicine Health Center can treat:

  1. Osteoarthritis
  2. Auto accident injuries
  3. Job and sports injuries
  4. Back pain
  5. Hip pain
  6. Whiplash
  7. Pain and numbness in arms or hands
  8. Spinal curvature (Scoliosis)
  9. Headaches
  10. Tension
  11. Neck pain and stiffness
  12. Sports injuries
  13. Upper and lower extremities
  14. Spinal pain due to pregnancy
  15. Sciatica
  16. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  17. Rotator Cuff injury
  18. TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint)
  19. Plantar Fasciitis

Dr. James Krystosik
Northfield Chiropractor | The Other Side of Medicine Health Center | 440-519-1766
163 E. Aurora Road
Northfield, OH 44067

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