Chiropractic FAQs

What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors are licensed doctors that specialize in the reduction of spinal misalignments called vertebral subluxations.

Vertebral subluxations create an interference within the nervous system and how well it functions. Inflammation of the joint, the nerve root and the surrounding tissues as well as a decrease in motion are some of the effects of these subluxations and if left untreated, can lead to joint degeneration within the spine. Chiropractors are specially trained to use their hands or other instruments to carefully adjust the joints of the body and spine to restore spinal alignment and improve nervous system function

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

The chiropractic adjustment is a very specific and gentle treatment to correct nerve interference throughout the spine and body. A gentle, high-velocity thrust is applied to the vertebra in the spine which is oftentimes accompanied by an audible “pop” or “crack” similar to cracking your knuckles. There is gas that builds up within your joints and when you hear the “pop” or “crack” from the adjustment, that is the audible release of the built-up gas called a cavitation.

Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe Does it hurt?
This is a common question in regards to chiropractic adjustments. Yes, the chiropractic adjustment is very safe when used appropriately. Dr. Joe has been trained for years to give a very specific, gentle yet powerful adjustment. The chiropractic adjustment that Dr. Joe delivers is often by hand but because he understands that not everybody likes that, he has the newest technology in adjusting instruments and equipment to deliver the chiropractic adjustment in different ways to give each patient exactly what they need and when they need it.
How often do I get adjusted?

This varies depending on the severity and how long the condition has been there. At your second visit, the doctor will go over all information from the initial evaluation so you have a good understanding of the condition. The frequency of visits can range from three times per week to once per month, it really just depends on what is going on.

Can I come in and get adjusted whenever I want to?

We do require scheduled appointments in order to be seen by the doctor so we may be respectful of everyone’s time and schedules. We do offer same day appointments and try to be as flexible as possible so we can accommodate your schedule.

How Much Will It Cost to See a Chiropractor?
This is always a difficult question to answer. Dr. Joe looks at each person individually and customizes his care for what they need so what one person needs may be different from the next. Depending on the severity and how long the condition has been there changes the cost. The expected range for a typical visit will be between $50-$80. However, since most people come in more than once we offer discounted rates as well. First time consultations are always free of charge where you will sit down with the doctor to determine if chiropractic is right for you. The initial evaluation ranges between $65-$155 depending on what is needed.
Do you take insurance?
Yes! We are contracted with several different insurance companies such as Anthem Blue Cross and United Healthcare. But since every insurance plan is different, we ask that you bring your insurance card with you to your appointment and we can check on any chiropractic benefits you may have. If your insurance does not help cover the cost of your care, we offer different discounted options as well.
What ages do you treat?

People of all ages can benefit from chiropractic. Dr. Joe has personally adjusted babies as young as 1-hour old and has adjusted people well into their 90’s. No matter the age, having a properly functioning nervous system will only benefit you.

What conditions do you treat?

We have seen such amazing results with a wide range of conditions. Often times someone will come in with low back pain and suddenly start to see improvements in areas of their health that they hadn’t mentioned before such as their allergies or headaches. We call that the side-effects of chiropractic. Most often we see conditions like: back pain, neck pain, headaches, neurological conditions, digestion problems, arthritis and joint pain, sciatica, bulging discs, herniated discs, scoliosis, shoulder pain, knee and foot pain, asthma, pregnancy.

Do I need x-rays?

Not everyone is in need of x-rays, however there is only so much that chiropractors can feel with their hands. We believe that you deserve the best care so we won’t guess with your health. Being able to see the details of your spine and how it functions allows us to provide you with the best care possible. Our office is conveniently equipped with the newest state of the art digital x-ray equipment so you won’t need to leave the office for your x-rays.

Can chiropractic help with pregnancy and children?

Absolutely! Dr. Joe has gone through extensive training to become certified in the Webster Technique for prenatal and perinatal chiropractic care. Dr. Joe also has specially designed tables and equipment to help with pregnant moms. During pregnancy, the baby needs room to grow but if the mom’s pelvis and spine are not functioning properly then there may be unwanted stress on the baby and mom. It is best to see the chiropractor even before getting pregnant but even more while the mom’s body is changing rapidly over the coming months.

Children of all ages benefit from chiropractic care the most because they don’t have the years of stress put on them as adults do. They are growing and changing at such a rapid pace that it is very important to make sure that their spines and nervous system are growing properly.

Does it hurt?
This is a common question in regards to chiropractic adjustment. Dr. Joe has been trained for years to give a very specific, gentle yet powerful adjustment. The chiropractic adjustment that Dr. Joe delivers is usually by hand but because he understands that not everybody likes that, he has the newest technology in adjusting instruments and equipment to deliver the chiropractic adjustment in different ways to give each patient exactly what they need.
Why Should I See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident?

A car accident, even a minor one, can cause a lot of stress to your body. Muscles, ligaments, and bones can be strained or sprained in the impact. This can lead to misalignments in the spine and other joints of the body. These misalignments can cause pain, inflammation, and nerve irritation. Problems may not show up right away but could lead to pain and disability later on if left untreated. A chiropractor can help to find these misalignments and correct them. This can lead to reduced pain, improved range of motion, and improved function.

What Does a Chiropractor Do After a Car Accident?
After a car accident, a chiropractor will perform a thorough examination. This will include taking a health history, doing a detailed physical exam, and ordering imaging studies such as x-rays or an MRI. Once the exam is complete, the chiropractor will develop a treatment plan to address your specific needs. This may involve spinal adjustments, manual therapies, exercises, and lifestyle changes. The goal of treatment is to reduce pain, improve function, and help you return to your normal activities as soon as possible.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help After a Car Accident?
Chiropractic care can be very helpful in relieving pain and restoring function after a car accident. A chiropractor performs a thorough evaluation to identify any areas of dysfunction or injury. Once these are identified, a treatment plan is designed to address the specific needs of the individual. Treatment may include adjustments, therapy, exercises, and other modalities to help the body heal and function optimally. Spinal adjustments help to correct misalignments in the spine and other joints. This can lead to reduced inflammation and nerve irritation. Manual therapies help to release tight muscles and reduce pain. Exercises help to strengthen muscles and improve range of motion. Lifestyle changes, such as improving posture and ergonomics, help to prevent future problems.
Why Do I Feel Neck Pain After an Auto Accident?
There are many possible reasons why you may be experiencing neck pain after an auto accident. It is possible that you sustained a whiplash injury, which occurs when the head and neck are suddenly and forcefully jerked forward and then backward. This can cause strain or sprain injuries to the ligaments, muscles, and joints in the neck. Whiplash can lead to pain, stiffness, headaches, and other symptoms. A chiropractor can help to diagnose and treat whiplash. Another possibility is that you may have suffered a more serious neck injury, such as a herniated disc or spinal cord injury. If you are experiencing neck pain after an auto accident, it is important to seek medical attention right away so that the cause can be properly diagnosed and treated.
Will Injury Symptoms Show Immediately After an Auto Accident?

Unfortunately, many people do not realize they are injured until hours or even weeks after an accident. This is because adrenaline and other stress hormones can mask the pain of injuries sustained in a car accident. However, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident, even if you don’t think you’re injured, as some injuries may not present themselves until later.

For example, it is possible to sustain a concussion or other head injury without having any symptoms at first. It is important to be aware of potential signs and symptoms of concussion, such as headache, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. Other injuries, such as whiplash, may not cause symptoms until days or weeks after the accident. If you hit your head in an accident or are experiencing pain or other symptoms after an auto accident, it is important to seek medical attention so that the cause can be properly diagnosed and treated.

Why Am I Getting Headaches After an Auto Accident?

Many people experience headaches after an auto accident. There are many potential reasons why you might be getting headaches after an auto accident. It could be due to pain from whiplash or other injuries, stress, and anxiety, or even just the tension of dealing with insurance claims and car repairs. If your headaches are severe or persistent, it’s important to see a doctor to rule out any serious medical conditions. In the meantime, here are a few tips that might help relieve your headaches:

  • Apply ice to the painful area for 15-20 minutes at a time.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated.
  • Try relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can exacerbate headaches.

If you’re still experiencing headaches after trying these home remedies, it’s time to see a chiropractor.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe?

Yes, chiropractic care is safe. It is a natural and drug-free way to treat pain and improve your overall health. Chiropractors are highly trained professionals who use gentle, precise adjustments to help your body heal itself.

There are many benefits of chiropractic care, including relief from back pain, neck pain, headaches, and migraines. Chiropractic care can also help improve your overall health and well-being by reducing stress, improving sleep, and boosting your immune system.

While there are some risks associated with chiropractic care, such as temporary soreness or discomfort, these are typically mild and go away quickly. Serious complications from chiropractic care are rare, but if you have any concerns, be sure to discuss them with your chiropractor before beginning treatment.

Why Should I Visit a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors are trained to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, and TMJ (jaw) disorders. In addition to providing relief from these common conditions, chiropractic care can also help improve overall wellness and quality of life. It can also help improve your range of motion, reduce stress, and boost your immune system. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, or if you simply want to improve your overall health, visiting a chiropractor may be a good choice for you.
What Are the Benefits of Going to A Chiropractor?

There are many benefits of going to a chiropractor. Chiropractic care can help improve your overall health and well-being and may also help relieve pain and other symptoms associated with various conditions and disorders. Some of the specific benefits that have been associated with chiropractic care include:

  • Improved joint function and flexibility
  • Increased range of motion
  • Decreased pain and inflammation
  • Improved circulation
  • Enhanced nervous system function
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Reduced stress and tension
How Can Chiropractors Help with Headaches and Migraines?
Chiropractors are specialists in the musculoskeletal system and nervous system. They use a variety of techniques to help relieve headaches and migraines, including spinal manipulation, massage, and lifestyle counseling. Spinal manipulation can help relieve pain and tension in the head, neck, and shoulders. Massage can help relax the muscles in the head and neck. Lifestyle counseling can help identify and address factors that may be contributing to headaches and migraines, such as stress, diet, and posture.

We offer chiropractic care to these South Metro Denver communities:




Castle Rock




Cherry Hills Village






Greenwood Village


Highlands Ranch




Lone Tree





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