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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Why should I see a Chiropractor?

While many people associate going to a Chiropractor to dealing with back pain, neck pain, or headaches. Pain usually does not show up until your problem as been going on for a while. This is because pain is often a final indicator, not an initial indication something is wrong.

Chiropractors make sure the vertebrae in your spine and neck are aligned properly so your body can function better. This allows your central nervous system to function optimally, keeping you healthier. With a properly functioning central nervous system your body will be better equipped to fight off colds, disease, and many other common ailments. Many people interested in living a healthy lifestyle will see a Chiropractor on a regular basis to keep their central nervous system functioning at its best. This is truly practicing preventative medicine.

Of course, if you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, migraine headaches, sciatica or other physical problems you should see a Chiropractor for a drug-free solution. Chiropractic care seeks to treat the problems directly instead of using medication to deal with the symptoms.

What is a subluxation?

A subluxation is a slight misalignment of the vertebrae. This is fairly common event, and a chiropractor will make adjustments to correct this.

Are Chiropractors real doctors?

The short answer is yes. Before attending a Chiropractic School and just like a medical school, educational requirements include; biological science, general or inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physics. You will also find that some medical schools now have Chiropractors as full-time faculty members.

Based on a review of 18 chiropractic and 22 medical schools curriculums you will find on average a chiropractor (D.C.) has more minimum required of classroom and instructional hours than a medical doctor (M.D.).

Minimum Required Hours

Chiropractic College
Courses
Medical School
456
Anatomy/Embryology
215
243
Physiology
174
296
Pathology
507
161
Chemistry/Biochemistry
100
145
Microbiology
145
408
Diagnosis
113
149
Neurology
171
56
Psychology/Psychiatry
323
66
Obstetrics & Gynecology
284
271
X-ray   13
13
168
Orthopedics
2
2,419
Total Hours for Degree
2,047


How long will I have to see a Chiropractor?

Everyone is different, and your situation is unique to you. Because of this, there is no set answer. Usually, you will start seeing progress within a week or two. As your body starts to respond visits may become less frequent.

I have heard that once you start to see a Chiropractor you have to keep going the rest of you life. Is this true?

No, this is not true. However, many people choose to live a “chiropractic lifestyle” and see a Chiropractor on a regular basis to make sure their neck and spine stay properly aligned. Like many things in life such as brushing your teeth, eating healthy, exercising on a regular basis, getting a proper amount of sleep, regular chiropractic care can contribute to better overall health.

Should a newborn baby see a Chiropractor?

The experience of birth is often very traumatic for the baby whether it is a vaginal or surgically assisted birth. It is very likely that a subluxation has occurred during the birth. Taking a newborn baby to see a Chiropractor can be a very pro-active step for your child’s health. Many issues young children go through can be traced to damage to their nervous system during birth.

At Kempsville Chiropractic, Dr. Lombardozzi and our associate doctors have been adjusting their children since birth.

A press release in 2009 by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) reported that “studies are beginning to show that chiropractic can help children not only with typical back and neck pain complaints, but also with issues as varied as asthma, chronic ear infections, nursing difficulties, colic and bedwetting.”



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