Answers to Common Questions About Chiropractic Care

by | Feb 1, 2021

Chiropractic Care is the largest alternative medical profession in the United States and growing. Over the past two decades, more and more people have begun seeking out complementary and alternative medicine as a means to improve their health holistically and without prescription drugs.

However, there are still many who are interested but unsure precisely what Chiropractic care is or are nervous because of false information they have heard or read. I’m going to address a few of the concerns I encounter most often.

Are Chiropractic treatments painful?

Chiropractors aim to relieve pain not cause more. We do use some force when performing adjustments but are trained in the proper execution of techniques to do so safely, effectively, and with minimal discomfort. There are times when certain conditions warrant gentler and force-free techniques and we are trained to recognize that in our patients as well.

Our goal is always to for our patient to leave their visit feeling relaxed, refreshed, and in less pain than they arrived.


Chiropractors only treat back pain.

Actually, we treat our patients’ overall health. While it is true that we focus heavily on the spine to make sure it is properly aligned, strengthed, flexible, and communicating unimpeded with the central nervous system we also treat other parts of the body. 

Chiropractors treat pain, loss of mobility and lack of strength in all the body’s joints and muscles be it from injury, inflammation, weight imbalance, disease or ageing. For the body to function optimally all the parts need to work together properly for patient’s to achieve a healthy and pain-free life.


Chiropractors just “crack” your joints.

Chiropractors employ many different techniques and tools to help our patients heal and feel better naturally. We aren’t only trained to perform adjustments which sometimes cause a “popping” sound. We also utilize massage therapies, joint mobilization, stretching, exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle and advice. The majority of the time several techniques and therapies are combined to address the underlying cause of the patient’s condition so that we are truly healing the body and not just masking symptoms.


Chiropractic care is very expensive.

Chiropractic care is a part of the health care delivery system in the United States and included in the Medicare and Medicaid laws, as well as being covered through worker’s compensation in all 50 states. About 75% of private health insurance plans cover chiropractic care.

The most affordable way to keep our health care costs down is prevention. It is important to plan and live a healthy lifestyle and incorporate healthy habits in our daily routines, much the same way we perform regular maintenance on the things we value.


I hope this answered some questions or concerns you have about Chiropractic care. If you still have questions about Chiropractic treatment or any of the therapies and programs we offer at Dutchess Braincore Therapy and Wellness Center reach out to us. I’m always happy to share information or help educate why Chiropractic is a great option for improving our health.


Dr. William McKenna

Dr. William McKenna


Dr.William McKenna has been a Chiropractor for over 20 years in Westchester and Dutchess County, helping his patients to achieve greater health and live more active lifestyles. He is the founder of McKenna Family Chiropractic located in Pelham, NY, and Dutchess Braincore Therapy and Wellness Center located in Hopewell Junction, NY. He graduated from Life University in 1999 and has been advocating for better health, naturally, since. Dr. Will believes a smile is the first step in healing and building valued relationships with his patients. Book Appointment

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