Frequently Asked Questions in Washington DC

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Washington DC. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Washington DC for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Friendship Heights Chiropractic a call at (202) 362-0900 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

Are chiropractors safe?

Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromuscular complaints. The satisfaction rate with Chiropractic care is near 80%

What does a chiropractor do?

A Chiropractor will do a complete medical history, perform a physical exam and may use diagnostic imaging to determine if treatment is appropriate for your condition.

We will clearly and in detail explain our findings to you so that you can make the best informed decision about your care.

What types of pain do chiropractors treat?

The most common condition that Chiropractors treat is lower back pain. In addition, we see patients with headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain or numbness, hip pain, thigh pain, leg pain and foot pain.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Since nearly all medications are contraindicated during pregnancy, Chiropractic care is an excellent choice. We regularly see pregnant patients who are experiencing back pain due the added stress on the spine.

How does a Chiropractor help sciatica?

Pain that radiates from the lower back down through the buttocks and sometime into the thigh and leg is called Sciatica. This condition is most often caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve where it exits between the 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae. This is a common condition we treat in our office.

Do Chiropractors teach patients how to exercise?

Every one of our patients are given a specific exercise program that compliments their Chiropractic care. We design your exercises specifically to address the imbalance in your spine.

What do patients feel after Chiropractic treatments?

Most patients will experience a reduction in pain in addition to a feeling of increased flexibility.

Are Chiropractors licensed?

All Chiropractors must complete 4 years of undergraduate studies before then completing over 5000 hours of Chiropractic studies that includes a Clinic proficiency. In addition, all Chiropractors must pass multiple National Exams and State Law Exams before obtaining a License to practice Chiropractic. After obtaining a License to practice, Chiropractors are required to take Continuing Education courses to maintain their license in good standing each year.

Do Chiropractors teach patients how to avoid problems in the future?

Education is one of the major keys to successful Chiropractic care. We provide a special 30 minute complementary consultation that addresses your activities of daily living so that you don't undo what we care correcting in our office. This special consultation evaluates you activities at work and at home.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

As with all of health care, every patent is different. Some patients need only a short course of care, while some require a longer period of care to achieve their highest health potential. We will only recommend what you truly need to meet your health goals. We are here for you.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

Of course not. Each patient we help has their own specific problem, with their own specific body, and their own specific treatment plan. We work with babies, children, moms, golfers, athletes, and seniors. Each patient’s plan is tailored to their unique physique and needs.

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Friendship Heights Chiropractic

5100 Wisconsin Ave NW # 251
Washington, DC 20016

(202) 362-0900
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