Common questions about chiropractic treatment

Looking into chiropractic care as a solution to your ailment(s) can promote many questions that require specific chiropractic related answers. Here at Chirofit we don’t want any health, body, or chiropractic questions to go unanswered. We strive to acknowledge that being educated about these things is one of the keys to a healthy lifestyle. During our years of offering Chiropractic services here in Chatsworth, located in the center of San Fernando Valley, Dr. Shane has noticed that clients tend to have questions that are asked more frequently than others.

At Chirofit, we make it easy to gain access to answers to the most frequently asked questions about our Chatsworth chiropractic services.

We have developed a section in our website that is dedicated to these questions.

By visiting our FAQ section on our Chirofit website, our patients are able to effortlessly access trusted answers about chiropractic care in the San Fernando Valley.

Questions asked by real clients and answered directly by Dr. Shane himself are regularly updated on this frequently asked questions page to bring you the most up-to-date answers to your all your inquiries.

Here at Chirofit, we want you to be able to be as knowledgeable as you aspire to be and we value the effort to educate yourself on your body, your health, and chiropractic information.

We want you to feel free to call, email, or stop by in person to get any unique or case-specific questions answered, or to even elaborate on anything you read on the frequently asked questions section.

General Questions

Research has shown chiropractic care is more cost effective than most other forms of treatment for musculoskeletal complaints.

Most insurances have chiropractic services as a service that is covered. However, you should always check with your insurance to ask about coverage for chiropractic services before your first appointment to get specific details. If you are unsure if your insurance is accepted, please give our office a call!

Chiropractic is an area of medicine focusing on musculoskeletal system and nervous system disorders, although this natural approach to medicine can also help with many issues that are unrelated to these areas. Chiropractic care can treat a variety of conditions such as back pain, migraine headaches, joint pain, limited range of motion, chronic pain, sports injuries, car accident injuries, and more. This type of care focuses on spinal adjustments to correct spinal misalignments. Spinal adjustments can correct spinal alignment to relieve painful pressure on nerves, ease symptoms of degenerative disc disorder and herniated discs, and more.

Chiropractic care generally focuses on neuromusculoskeletal disorders, but chiropractors can also ease pain and reduced mobility that are not exclusively related to issues with the nervous system or musculoskeletal system. A combination of chiropractic adjustments, massage, and physiotherapy can be effective in the treatment of conditions such as:
– Degenerative disc disease
– Herniated or slipped discs
– Car accident injuries
– Chronic pain (including back, neck, and shoulder pain)
– Migraine headaches
– Sciatica
– Sports injuries
– Pregnancy-related issues
– Chronic sinusitis
– Therapeutic support and pain management during cancer and other health conditions
– Pain relief from arthritis
– Issues related to limited range of motion

ChiroFit is a full-service chiropractic clinic. We offer a range of chiropractic services, including Lumbar Flexion Distraction, Instrument Assisted Mobilization Soft Tissue Therapy (IAMST), and spinal manipulation. We also offer several forms of massage therapy and exercise rehabilitation.

ChiroFit offers a range of therapeutic techniques. We offer four forms of massage therapy: Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, and sports massage. We also offer Myocardial release therapy, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization soft tissue therapy, and Lumbar Flexion Distraction. Your personalized treatment plan may include a combination of these therapies to help you relieve pain and achieve whole-body wellbeing.

Chiropractic care is a holistic form of treatment that can help people of all ages and activity levels. At ChiroFit, we treat everyone from professional athletes, weekend warriors, and fitness enthusiasts to children, seniors, pregnant women, and average people. We frequently work with people who have suffered work-related injuries such as lifting injuries to the back and repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome as well as people struggling to recover from traffic accidents.

At ChiroFit, our approach focuses on a personalized combination of chiropractic treatments, manual therapy, and exercise rehabilitation to speed healing, ease pain, and reduce the risk of further injury. Our holistic approach focuses on whole body health to help patients make a full recovery from injuries and chronic conditions.

Our treatments deal with movement in all systems of the body, including nerves, joints, ligaments, muscles, and bones, and how these systems work together. Our three forms of treatment include: chiropractic treatment to restore function and improve motion in the joints, manual therapy to improve motion and recruitment of muscles and ligaments, and exercise rehabilitation to strengthen weakened or inhibited muscles and relax tight or contracted muscles.

We make it a goal to educate our patients on techniques they can do on their own for improved health and function. We consider our office a team; we believe in arming our patients through education to become an important member on this team.

We service many patients throughout all of the San Fernando Valley and Simi Valley. With our Chiropractic office in Chatsworth, we are centrally located to areas including; Thousand Oaks, Granada Hills, Los Angeles, Glendale, Burbank, San Fernando, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Northridge, Simi Valley, Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, Canoga Park, Hollywood, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Sun Valley, Sylmar, Deer Lake Highlands and Beverly Hills.

Yes! Chiropractic services are about as safe as it gets. For our neuromuscular system, chiropractic services are considered one of the safest treatments. Along with being non-invasive, it is also a drug-free solution to symptoms. Did you know that statistics show that 1 in 4 people prescribed to prescription pain medication end up developing an addiction? With Chirofit servicing your pain, that isn’t a worry. We relieve pain without prescriptions.

Most insurances do not typically require a referral. However, this depends on your specific insurance plan, so it is always the best choice to contact your insurance provider and ask about chiropractic services.

Yes and there are many benefits to starting chiropractic care during childhood. Because of a child’s constant growth, adjustments ensure that a child is growing without additional unnatural pressures in the neuromuscular system. During play, children commonly trip, fall, bump and crash. Services at Chirofit will help realign children’s bodies so that the growth process can progress the way it is supposed to.

Sleep issues are extremely common. When our body is properly aligned, children as well as adults will enjoy better sleep. A common complaint from parents is that their infant or child won’t sleep through the night. At Chirofit, we provide a natural and simple solution for those sleep disruptions. Everyone is better on a peaceful, good night sleep!

Chiropractic care at Chirofit can be of huge service to children, as well as adults who suffer from ear aches, ear infection, and sinus congestion! At Chirofit, Dr. Young can provide adjustments that balance the natural fluid in the inner ear. This can provide huge relief to ear aches, sinus problems, as well as symptoms of the common cold!

Yes, chiropractic services are a huge relief for those aches and pains that commonly come along with pregnancy. Because Chirofit’s services are so safe, we are a top choice to relief for the back pain, hip pain, neck pain and more during and after a pregnancy. Most women also find that delivery is easier for them if they have been seeing a chiropractor regularly.

This question is specific to each patient and their unique needs. However, your comfort is our mission. Here at Chirofit, we value our patients input in their care. So, if you have certain preferences, we are happy to talk through those with you so we can figure out a plan to best service you while accommodating your wants and needs.

Chiropractic services usually do not hurt, it most commonly relieves pain, pressure, and stiffness. Patients often feel immediate relief and their bodies can work more efficiently. Many patients ask about the “popping noise” or “cracking noise” and think it may be painful. A common misperception is that the noise is your bones cracking. This noise is not your bones at all, it is the fluid in the space between your joints. When you are getting adjusted, bubbles in that fluid pop, causing the noise. That noise typically comes with a feeling of relief from stiffness, pressure, and discomfort you may have been feeling.

Chiropractic adjustments are performed overtop of the clothes you are wearing. With some specific services, it may be required to have an open back. However, your comfort is our mission, so of course you will be fully informed of what is required of you before any new services would be performed.

In the beginning it is common to have to receive services more often than you would have to down the road. Life has its effects on your body and being adjusted regularly will help your body work and move the most efficiently. How often you need to be seen in our office is based on your specific case, but most find routine chiropractic adjustments at Chirofit are very manageable.  Once chiropractic services by Dr. Young have been started, many people wonder how they managed without the services before. Getting adjusted allows you to let go of pain, stiffness, tensions, and pressures that you were holding onto. Misalignments in your body also have a high correlation with innumerable ailments you suffer from on a daily basis. For example, did you know receiving services at Chirofit can help with digestion, constipation, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, anxiety, depression, posture, cognitive issues, sleeping issues, vertigo, arthritis, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, sciatica, and even more? Most people don’t realize the list of benefits that Dr. Young can help with, so please ask how we can help you!

Do you believe you may benefit from chiropractic care?

Contact our office today to schedule your initial appointment and learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care and how it can help you get relief and speed healing.