Chiropractic FAQs: Answers to Common Questions about Chiropractic Care

Effective & Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments in Cumming, GA

Our patients have told us that our chiropractic adjusts feel better, less scary, and the adjustment last longer than most chiropractic adjustments by others when we switched to adjusting with an Arthrostim (a pulsing activator). Most of our chiropractic adjustments are with Applied Kinesiology & an instrument adjusting tool called an Arthrostim, but we also can use manual, activator, and other types of chiropractic adjustments.

Holistic Chiropractic Doctor
Our chiropractor doctors use muscle testing (also known as applied kinesiology) and instrument adjusting for an extremely safe chiropractic adjustments for your whole family. Every visit is customize to you, so you get exactly what your body needs.

Chiropractic adjustments with any of our well trained licensed chiropractors will Make You Smile.

How does chiropractic work?

Your body sends messages to the brain from millions of receptors all over your body & the brain sends information back via electrical signals on how to react. Chiropractors lucked out because most receptors are on your back and neck. At our office we adjust from head to toe because your brain needs information about the whole body, & sometimes the place that hurts is not where the body / brain has communication issues (subluxation).

What will a chiropractor do?

A chiropractor will detect signal imbalances in your nervous system and correct them. This can be done many different ways. Very commonly a chiropractor will apply a gentle specific thrust with their hands, but there are many other ways to influence the nervous system. What is unique about chiropractors is that they have some way of evaluating the results in real time. 

What is Neurologically Based Chiropractic?

Your brain controls everything in your body! Cutting edge science proves via EEG brain scans that the adjustment stimulates & affects the brain & nervous system. We focus on helping the brain & body be the healthiest it can be by optimizing your neurological function (brain & body communication).

Do you take x-rays?

We only order x-rays when we suspect pathology or a fracture, which is less than 1% of our patients. X-rays are a snap shot of where your bones are, and they do not show where the issue is or where to adjust. Radiation is cumulative. Even a small amount of radiation exposure adds up, & our goal is to help you be the healthiest you can be. Read more about why we don't take routine x-rays.

Why do I need adjustments if I’m not in pain?

It’s important for you to know that pain is the last sign that you are not in top health. Your body also has a natural way of altering your mechanics to avoid pain when an impairment in function is present, which is smart in the short term, but over time it leads to dysfunction (subluxation) & disease. Regular assessments of your brain & nervous system function by a chiropractor can help detect, maintain & prevent dysfunction throughout your body.

Can I be too old or too young for an adjustment?

No. We have seen patients under a week old and over 85 years old. Chiropractic’s drugless & preventive approach to good health makes it perfect for all ages.

What types of conditions do you treat?

We have helped patients with a multitude of conditions including sciatica, weight loss, TMJ, blood sugar levels, stress, headaches, sleep issues, diabetes, cholesterol, autoimmune diseases, digestive issues, neck & back pain, numbness, pregnancy pains, fracture pain, auto accidents, vertigo, migraines & more.

Can I adjust myself?

No. Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction to a specific area, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself correctly & accurately. Usually when you bend & twist you are popping the joints around the one that needs adjusting. 

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Chiropractic is a non-invasive, drug-free discipline, therefore the risk associated with it are very low. We mostly use a very gentle adjustment that even newborns enjoy, so there is no chance in adverse events happening. Chiropractic has the lowest malpractice rates. Insurance companies are so confident that chiropractic is safe the malpractice rate for chiropractors is around $2,000/year where some medical specialties are paying $250,000/yr & more in premiums.

Do adjustments hurt?

Our adjustments are extremely gentle and do not cause pain, as your chiropractor is specifically trained to deliver gentle and effective care. Minor soreness is possible but rare & usually short lived.

How long before I feel better?

Many patients will notice some instant relief following their first adjustment; others will take longer to respond. Various factors will affect initial symptomatic relief, including length & severity of the present concern, along with other comorbid conditions & compliance to recommendations.

Are Chiropractors real doctors?

All of our chiropractors are licensed doctors with the State and take continuing update our education to ensure full compliance. A real doctor is someone who is: 1) licensed as a doctor by the State 2) restores function to improve health and 3) someone who teaches people what they need to know to get healthy. All of our chiropractors are real doctors.

Will I receive the same chiropractor every time?

This is on thing that makes us unique. Our Chiropractors and our Nutrition Response Testing Practitioners are all trained to the same high standards to assure you a seamless experience. If you need to alternate practitioners to accommodate your schedule, you will still get the same experience. If you have a preference for a particular practitioner, you may request that one.

Do you offer chiropractic adjustments for children?

Absolutely. We work with babies at any age and we work with their mommies before they are born. For our Clinical Nutrition Program, we do require the parent to be on the program as well, since the life style changes necessary for long term results require the whole family to embrace a healthy life style.

Do you have private adjustment rooms?

Our clinic is an open adjustment room with wall dividers, so we do not have private rooms for our clinical nutrition or chiropractic adjustment visits. Further privacy in order to discuss issues of a personal nature will always be accommodated in a separate office. You can wear any clothes you like and we will not make you change, so plan accordingly.

How long do returning visits last?

At Wellness For Life, because we are very focused and have proven protocols that can identify and address your root cause in just a few minutes, we aim to get you back to living your life at its fullest in about 15 minutes or less.

If I come in for a chiropractic adjustment, how long is my first visit as a new patient?

New patient visits at Wellness For Life for Clinical Nutrition or Chiropractic typically last 60-90 minutes. This includes completing initial paperwork, a consultation, exam, and treatment.

Can pregnant women be on a nutrition program and get chiropractic adjustments?

When you are pregnant it is more important than ever that you give your body the best possible support both for your sake and the child's. At Wellness For Life you can rest assured that we will customize your nutrition program to include only the safest, natural whole food concentrate supplements to support without jeopardizing your baby's health. We use very gentle chiropractic adjustments which can be performed in any position you are comfortable; sitting, standing or on your back.

Do I have to sign a contract in order to receive an adjustment?

No. We want people to be unconditionally pleased with our services. If you are accepted for care you can start or stop anytime you like. Because we hope you understand that health not about reducing symptoms, but rather a process of healing and regeneration, we encourage you to commit to your health and we offer discounts for pre-paid packages.

Do you accept insurance?

Insurance only pays for symptom treatment, but not for the things that actually get you healthy. Most of our services are not covered by insurance because we are all about prevention, addressing root causes and restoring optimal health and function. If you were in a car accident, we accept medical payments through your car insurance (Med Pay) or your lawyer.

Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes. Because give everyone such personalized attention and our treatment is nothing like the assembly line you will find in some clinics, we do need you to you make appointments for your clinical nutrition and your chiropractic visits. Please call as we will do our best to accommodate you based on availability.

How are you different from other chiropractic doctors?

We are different from most Chiropractors because we focus on holistic and neurologically based chiropractic. We don't primarily focus on a bone out of place. Bone misalignments are effects, not the root cause. We use gentle adjustments, mostly by instrument, and we don't adjust every patient the same way because you are as unique as your fingerprint. Being holistic, we also look at nutritional and emotional factors. We will adjust you differently on every visit. Every adjustment is different by day and by person. We check a lot more than just structure and mechanical like leg length or hip position.

How are you different from a nutritionist?

We are different from most Nutritionists because we don't follow USDA dietary recommendations because those foods don't align with your genetic blueprint (DNA). We provide you with general food recommendations suitable for you at this exact moment, as well as specific foods sensitivities to avoid. Nutritionists give general diets that can work for young, fit, and healthy people, but everyone is different so we customize to you.

How are you different from a neurologist?

We are different from most Neurologist because they identify hard lesions which are complete neurological failures or advanced degeneration. We recognize that most problems start at very subtle levels and can be slowed, stopped or even reversed by restoring function.

How are you different from naturopathic doctors?

We different from most Naturopathic doctors because we only use whole food supplements. We also test in real time to find the best supplement for you at that exact moment. By the time you get lab results your body has changed. Most vitamins and supplements on the market are synthetic (nutraceuticals are synthetic). They will work for a very short term and then start causing imbalances.

How are you different from medical doctors?

We are different from most Medical Doctors because we don't prescribe medicine. Medical doctors, also known as allopathic doctors, treat symptoms and diseases with medicine or surgery. We look for ways to prevent and resolve symptoms and diseases by addressing the root cause by natural holistic means.