Frequently Asked Questions in Tempe
Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Tempe. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Tempe for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Axis Spine and Sport a call at (980) 454-4776 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.
A Chiropractor is a doctor who specializes in care of the bones, joints, muscles, and nerves in your body. Chiropractors asses and treat the body as a whole, meaning they look at everything from how your body moves as well as analyze your posture, diet, and stress levels!
Chiropractic care is holistic medicine designed to health the body through natural means. Chiropractic care does not involve the use of drugs or surgery, they use a combination of manual adjustments, exercise, massage, and various other treatment modalities to affect your pain and function.
Chiropractic care works great for a number of different conditions. All of the techniques we use at Axis Spine and Sport are evidence-based, meaning they've been supported by research to improve pain and function for various conditions.
Chiropractic care is absolutely safe. Once a patient has been evaluated and made sure that there are no present "red flags" to perform treatment, most patients who are in good health experience very mild side effects from Chiropractic care such as muscle and joint soreness.
There are no set amount of treatment sessions that a patient may need to get results. Like a snowflake, every person is different and depending on the current health of a patient as well as their personal goals there may be a different recommendation for the amount of care a patient would need.
Chiropractic care is much less expensive than many of the alternative physicians you can see for pain. At Axis Spine and Sport, not only do we accept most major health insurance plans including Aetna, United Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield, but we also have affordable cash pay rates and payment plans to make sure you get the care you need without breaking the bank!
Our office is different than most Chiropractic offices you will walk into. As sports chiropractors, we treat all of our patients like athletes whether they are competitive or not. We individualize all of our treatment plans and adjustments based on your current health condition and your future goals and use combined therapies of chiropractic adjustments, massage and muscle therapies, with tailored stretching and exercise programs to get you the best results possible!
If you're looking for a Chiropractor near Tempe, AZ you want to find someone the community trusts and respects. Relying on personal referrals is a great way to find a qualified health professional. If you don't have a personal review, look up the providers Google review page to see what other people are saying about them. We have over 200 5 star Google reviews to prove we are the best chiropractor in Tempe!
Chiropractors treat many conditions related to the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves in your body. We most commonly treat low back pain, neck pain, and headaches but also treat many other common ailments. Check out our "Conditions we treat" page to see what else we can help with: https://www.axisspineandsport.com/conditions/
Chiropractic adjustments typically feel good and can sometimes offer immediate pain relief. There are times where the pain levels in your body are so intense that any physical contact to the area may temporarily increase your pain but this typically will go away after the adjustments are performed.
Chiropractic adjustments are not only effective but are extremely safe. You may have heard rumors of bad reactions from getting adjusted such as patients having a stroke, however these incidences have largely been disproven by research. Chiropractors have the lowest malpractice premiums of any physician, largely in part because the risk of injury or death is extremely low compared to visiting any other doctor. Check out the latest research on chiropractic adjustments and stroke here: https://www.nccih.nih.gov/research/research-results/low-risk-of-stroke-after-chiropractic-spinal-manipulation-in-older-patients-with-neck-pain-study-finds#:~:text=The%20researchers%20found%20that%20the,physician%20(1.2%20per%201%2C000%20vs.
Chiropractic adjustments are often associated with a "popping" sound. This occurs as joints move during an adjustment. The space between two joints opens rapidly and allows pockets of air to be release from the joint space creating the familiar popping sound. This sound has little to do with the therapeutic relief provided from adjustments which primarily comes from the actual motion to the joint, with or without a popping sound.