FAQs - Island Chiropractic and Next Step Physical Therapy of Hicksville
Looking for answers about chiropractic care? Check out our FAQs page to learn more about our services and how we can help relieve your pain.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How does chiropractic care work?

Chiropractic care is the area of medicine based around the idea that the body is self-healing and self-sustaining. Your body is, in essence, controlled by your brain through its connection to the spinal cord and the extensive nerve networks throughout the body. When your bodily systems are not functioning correctly, your body’s overall performance can suffer. Chiropractic care does not involve the use of medications or invasive interventions. While nutrition and supplementation are always a part of the bigger picture, medications often act as short-term solutions that can’t target the source of the real problem. 

Most people associate chiropractic care with treating neck and back pain, but this profession extends benefits far beyond those areas. Our chiropractors at Island Chiropractic & Next Step Physical Therapy of Hicksville can treat soft tissue problems and other musculoskeletal ailments and provide long-term relief. 

Is chiropractic care effective?

Chiropractic care aims to remove structural misalignments and postural imbalances that often accumulate in the body over time. Chiropractic care involves a whole-body approach that helps restore your body’s natural healing ability. For your body to remain healthy, the nervous system must function well. Restoring function with chiropractic adjustments can remove nerve interference from misaligned vertebrae and allow optimal function and improved health. 

When should I visit a chiropractor?

Chiropractic care is not reserved solely for neck and back pain. Chiropractic care can help keep your body functioning efficiently through adjustments, therapeutic exercises, and overall wellness. Chiropractic care has also been known to improve various conditions, including fibromyalgia and diabetes complications. 

What are chiropractic adjustments?

Chiropractic adjustments, or spinal manipulations, refer to the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of adjustments is to realign the vertebrae and restore balance. When the vertebrae in your spine become misaligned, it can have a systemic effect on your central nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic adjustments involve gentle but firm pressure from an instrument or hands to shift the vertebrae back into place.

What should I expect during my first visit to Island Chiropractic & Next Step Physical Therapy of Hicksville?

If you’ve never received chiropractic care before, you may be wondering what you can expect from your first visit. Upon your first visit to Island Chiropractic & Next Step Physical Therapy of Hicksville, our team will evaluate your medical history and current condition and discuss your treatment goals. After our thorough evaluation, our team will determine the best course of action to help you achieve recovery.