Frequently Asked Questions in North Yarmouth

Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about Gonstead chiropractors in North Yarmouth. Having the answers to these common questions can help you choose the best chiropractor North Yarmouth chiropractor for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, call your team at (207) 489-9079.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic care works to resolve the CAUSE of your problem and not just treat or mask symptoms. Chiropractic operates under the foundational principle that your body can heal and regulate itself, and it does so via the nervous system consisting of your brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body. The nerve system is often regarded as the ‘master control system’ because every muscle, joint and organ in the body relies on nerves from the brain to control their function. Since the spinal cord goes directly through every vertebra in the spine, chiropractors can directly affect the function of the central nervous system and therefore help with a variety of health conditions.

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

No! The sound or lack of a sound does NOT mean a correction was made. The sound that you often hear is gas being released, not bones hitting one another.

Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Visits?

Some insurance plans do cover short-term chiropractic benefits. Since everyone’s policy is different, we will be happy to verify what chiropractic benefits you have purchased. Whether you have good or no insurance benefits, we make chiropractic care very affordable!

How Safe Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic care is extremely safe for individuals of all ages ranging from 1 day old to 100 years old. Statistically speaking, chiropractic is safer than taking Aspirin. Chiropractic is truly one of the safest forms of healthcare that exists today!

Is Chiropractic Care Safe While I'm Pregnant?

Not only is it safe, but we feel that it is CRUCIAL for a healthy and seamless pregnancy and delivery. Not only can chiropractic care help with much of the pain and discomfort experienced during pregnancy, but it also helps to prepare your body by optimizing function and pelvis alignment for labor and delivery!

Can I Become Addicted To Chiropractic Adjustments?

It is impossible to become addicted to chiropractic adjustments. We do believe that once your health begins to improve you can become addicted to feeling better.

Is Chiropractic Safe For Children?

Chiropractic care is profoundly safe for children and is vital for their health and development.

How Much Schooling Does A Chiropractor Have?

Chiropractors have the same amount of education as medical doctors. According to Palmer College of Chiropractic, Doctors of Chiropractic have to go through 4,620 total educational hours to get their degrees. That’s almost 1,000 hours more than a Doctor of Physical Therapy and less than 200 hours less than a Medical Doctor.

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

Absolutely! We will not be adjusting the surgically modified area of your spine. Surgery often causes instability and degenerative joint disease above and below the surgical area. These areas will likely be the focus of your chiropractic care. Gonstead chiropractors are specifically trained to help people with persistent pain and symptoms following surgery. This is something we deal with regularly.

How Long Will It Take To Work?

Response is different for everyone but generally people will start to notice improvement after they receive a few adjustments with full recovery after a month or two. One thing to keep in mind is that new or recent injuries (within a week or two) are likely to respond much quicker and resolve with fewer adjustments than chronic problems that have been going on for months or years. It’s important to understand that the doctor is NOT doing the healing, your body is doing the healing which is why the fundamentals such as how you eat, move and sleep will greatly impact the healing and recovery process. These are all things that will be discussed during your initial consultation and exam.




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9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:30pm

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New Frontiers Chiropractic

178 Cumberland Road Unit B
North Yarmouth, ME 04097

(207) 489-9079