Frequently Asked Questions in St. Louis Park MN

Find out the answers St. Louis Park MN Chiropractors frequently give to patients seeking to learn more about chiropractic care at their office. Learning more about chiropractic and its benefits can help you find the best chiropractor for you. If you have a question you don't see answered below, reach out to your team at West End Chiropractic & Wellness at (952) 500-8477.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a profession within the health care field that focuses on the spine, nervous system and surrounding muscles to work and function correctly. A Chiropractor is a trained health care professional that administers chiropractic adjustments (also known as a spinal manipulation) to help realign the spinal bones (vertebrae), restore range of motion and improve function of the nervous system.

Here at West End Chiropractic and Wellness, our chiropractors take a holistic and integrated approach when helping diagnosis our patients; by not only looking at the spine itself, but other factors such as lifestyle stressors that play a role in overall health and wellness. We assess the way your body moves, how you fuel it, and think to help determine how to get your body working and functioning optimally.

Can I learn to adjust myself?

Unfortunately, no! A chiropractic adjustment is a very specific medical technique with the purpose of realigning your vertebral bones and improving the range of motion within that joint. Your joints may “pop” which is called a cavitation from time to time, but all that is occurring is natural gases coming out of the joint. The only way to truly adjust a spinal bone and/or joint is with force in specific direction. Only licensed chiropractors, such as the doctors at West End Chiropractic and Wellness can assess and accurately adjust the joints necessary to relieve pain and restore proper function.

How do chiropractic adjustments help with low back pain?

Chiropractic adjustments help with low back pain by properly realigning any joints out of place and allowing the joints to move through an optimal range of motion. If a joint is not moving through a full range of motion, the muscles around those joints can follow suit and can potentially lock up and effect the nerves that are associated with the joints. Here at West End Chiropractic and Wellness, our chiropractors treat patients with low back pain with numerous different chiropractic adjustment techniques.

Why do chiropractic adjustments make a popping sound?

Although during chiropractic adjustments create a “popping” sound, do not worry! It is a normal sound as you go through a chiropractic adjustment. As we restore full range of motion, the “popcorn” is just gas leaving the joint.

What does a chiropractor treat?

Chiropractic care treats a plethora of issues. Anything from upper back pain, to restore homeostasis in the body so it can function properly. Other things chiropractors can treat are muscle aches and pains, stretching techniques and exercises. Here at west end, we approach things holistically to make sure muscles are working properly, making sure patients are living a healthy lifestyle not only physically but mentally too!


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West End Chiropractic and Wellness

1660 MN-100 #146
St Louis Park, MN 55416

(952) 500-8477