Frequently Asked Questions in Northridge

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Northridge. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Northridge for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Termini Chiropractic Relief & Wellness a call at (818) 341-5433 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor is known by the letters D.C. which stand for Doctor of Chiropractic.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is focused on function. Our nervous system is the master controller of every cell in the body. The central nervous system (CNS) is the brain and spinal cord acting as one system. Any interference in nerve function will affect the function of our body. So spinal function is at the core of care.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes, D.C. which stands for Doctor of Chiropractic.

What does a chiropractor do?

Restore health based on function. Better function, better health.

Are chiropractors safe?

Yes, chiropractic insurance rates are the lowest of all primary care doctors, based on safety to the patient.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

This is based on your health goals, functional health, and severity of your condition. All of these would be discussed with you prior to starting any treatments so that you decide what is best for you.

Why should you choose your office?

Torque Release Technique: Adjustments are gentle and specific, designed to allow the nervous system to unwind from the effects of lifestyle stress.

Integrator adjusting instrument: The only FDA approved device for adjusting vertebral subluxations.

Experience: Clinical care since 1988. Additional Post-graduate training in pregnancy care, pediatric care, nutrition, radiology, advanced proficiency certification in Torque Release Technique. Research-based care that provides treatment of high value to the patient.

What are common chiropractic techniques?

There are roughly 100 different adjustment techniques in chiropractic. Nerve based techniques focus on releasing nerve tension to unwind muscles and joints. The release of muscle and tension is a good indication of the effectiveness of the adjustment.

Other techniques focus on improving mobility without evaluating nerve function. These are effective techniques, though limited by the lack of nerve diagnostic and technique technology.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

Spinal adjusting to release nerve tension to restore muscle/joint function. Nerve releasing muscle tension stretches, exercise equipment to restore joint elasticity and flexibility. A core muscle strengthening program to increase stability.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Yes, if performed by a chiropractor trained in pregnancy adjusting and equipment to provide support and comfort during an adjustment. No drugs mean no drug side effects. Safe, effective release of pregnancy-related tension discomfort.

How does a chiropractor help lower back pain?

Nerve scan to assess muscle/joint-related pain dysfunction associated with nerve tension. Nerve releasing muscle tension exercises, restore joint elasticity and flexibility, and a core muscle strengthening program.

How does a chiropractor help neck pain?

Same as lower back help and proper posture restoration to reduce stress loads on the head, neck and upper back.

How does a chiropractor help sciatica?

Same as lower back help plus functional evaluations of the hip, pelvis, and leg. Treatment based on those additional findings.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Maybe at times there might be some post discomfort felt similar to post-exercise. However, using the Integrator greatly reduces any discomfort.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Yes, when properly performed by a licensed doctor of chiropractic. Not just any healthcare professional can make adjustments just because they are a doctor. You must be trained and experienced to do a properly effective and safe chiropractic adjustment. “Popping sounds or cracking” ARE NOT ADJUSTMENTS.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

Called cavitation, is when nitrogen gas shifts to a liquid state. Similar to carbonated water fizzing in soda.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

No, a person might have a headache. But the mechanism that resulted in a headache may be different. Treatment is based on personal exam findings.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes, every child has a spine and nervous system. Adjustments are tailored to the age of the child. Proper training and experience are needed. Because we don’t see a child as just a small adult, children are at different developmental stages and treatment approaches are based on that.


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Termini Chiropractic Relief & Wellness
8949 Reseda Boulevard #101
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 341-5433