Frequently Asked Questions in Erie

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Erie. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Erie for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Flagship Healthcare a call at (814) 835-5054 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic care removes misalignments, also called subluxations, in the spine that causes symptoms and disease. The spinal column protects the integrity of the nervous system and protects the body’s natural healing ability. If your nervous system is functioning properly then all cells, organs, and tissues of your body will function at their max potential. Subluxations inhibit the nervous system from functioning at 100%, therefore leading to pain, disease and chronic illness

I Didn't Hear A Sound. Does That Mean The Adjustment Didn't Work?

No worries about that. There are times when you may or may not hear the sound that is most associated with adjustment. That does not mean the adjustment wasn’t effective! The noise, or “pop”, that you hear is gas being released from the joint that is being moved and not the actual bone popping.

Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Visits?

Each patient’s individual plan varies based on which options they chose when signing up for their insurance. Every insurance company and policy is different; our billing department will call your insurance company to verify your benefits so that you know exactly what your financial portion for your care will be and we go over that information with each patient. We also have many patients that do not have insurance. We work out an affordable plan with them so they can get the care they need.

How Safe Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic adjustments are very safe. Research and studies show evidence that chiropractic adjustments pose an extremely small risk. The reason for this is that chiropractic works by enabling the body’s natural healing process rather than intervention through drugs and surgery. It is much safer than medications with side effects.

Is Chiropractic Safe While I'm Pregnant?

YES, of course! You are now caring for two and pregnancy creates a number of stressors on the body. Often times these symptoms include pain, nausea, sciatica, carpal tunnel and fatigue. Receiving regular chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown improve these symptoms and can even reduce labor time by up to 50%! There is also decreased likelihood for the need for drugs during delivery.

Can I Become Addicted To Chiropractic Adjustments?

No, however most patients under chiropractic care report how much better they feel being under care and how they couldn’t imagine what it feels like to NOT get adjusted. Because of these benefits, patients are motivated to make it part of their regular health care routine, just like going to the dentist!

Is Chiropractic Safe For Children?

Absolutely! We are a family office which means we see patients of all ages, even as early as birth. The reason for this is because children experience numerous stressors on their bodies during development, starting with the birthing process itself. Most of our families choose to have their children’s spine checked for subluxation as early as possible. We’ve seen chiropractic care help with colicky babies become more restful.

How Much Schooling Does A Chiropractor Have?

There are many similarities to the medical and chiropractic curriculum but chiropractors are able to focus more on anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, and radiology because they do not prescribe medications or perform surgeries. After receiving a bachelor’s degree and graduate from graduate school as a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), chiropractors must pass four national board examinations in order to be required to practice. After passing national boards, chiropractors have to apply for a license in the state they practice and often have to take a state board exam. After complete this rigorous process, chiropractors are required to have yearly continuing education in order to keep their license. The typical timeframe to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree is 8 years.

Can I See A Chiropractor If I've Had Back Surgery?

Sure can. Our office uses state of the art digital x-ray technology to located areas of concern in the spine, allowing the doctors to know which type of adjustments and treatment will be the best for the individual.

How Long Will It Take To Work?

Typically speaking, the longer the problem has been there the longer it takes to recover. This means everyone’s body responds different, which is why each of our recommendations are individually catered to what will get you feeling and functioning better the quickest. Remember, lifestyle including weight, diet, exercise, and stress all play a role in how quickly the body will heal.


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Flagship Healthcare

2501 Palermo Drive Suite C
Erie, PA 16506

(814) 835-5054