Are chiropractors a resurrected dinosaur species?
What’s that crack during treatment?
Am I too young, to heavy, to old for chiropractic?
My neighbor says it’s dangerous. Is he right?
Here you’ll find the answers to those and to even more myths and questions .
What happens during a chiropractic treatment?
For our initial appointment, we schedule enough time to discuss your current and past medical records and concerns. We aim to gain the best possible understanding of your health condition and identify any potential connections. Our subsequent chiropractic examination involves orthopedic and functional-neurological tests to determine areas where your body may not be functioning optimally and potentially causing discomfort. If there are no contraindications, the first appointment also includes the first chiropractic adjustment.
When we meet for the second time – ideally about a week later – we review all the findings we have gathered before proceeding with the treatment. By that time, we will have created a treatment plan specifically tailored to you, which we will discuss together and answer any questions you may have. Often, we provide you with exercises and tips that you can practice at home to further support the healing process.
The total number and frequency of required treatments are very individual and depend, among other factors, on your physical condition and treatment goals. In the majority of cases, the body requires multiple adjustments to regenerate and stabilize. Our aim is to provide sustainable treatment for the body, focusing on long-term improvement rather than just temporary symptom relief.
A well-functioning body feels fantastic, we promise 🙂
How long does a treatment session last?
Chiropractic treatments are easy to integrate into your work routine as they are highly effective and do not require a significant amount of time. Waiting times in our practice are extremely rare. For the first appointment, we allocate approximately 40 minutes to discuss your concerns, perform an examination, and address any issues that may be limiting your optimal functioning. Subsequent adjustment sessions typically last around 15 minutes, although the duration may vary depending on the specific treatment required.
I have federal health insurance. Can I still book an appointment with you?
Of course you can. We treat everyone in our practice, regardless of their insurance status. Generally, federal health insurances don’t cover chiropractic treatments. However, there are some exceptions where insurance companies may provide partial reimbursement. It is best to inquire with your health insurance provider before your first treatment or ask our receptionist for more information.
For privately insured patients and those with outpatient supplementary insurance, we can issue invoices according to the Heilpraktiker fee schedule (GeBüH). These fees are typically covered depending on the insurance policy and your tariff. However, please note that the treatment fees must be paid directly after the session and cannot be based on what is subsidized by health insurance company. We cannot guarantee coverage by health insurance providers.
Who benefits from chiropractic care?
The beauty of chiropractic care is that it is suitable for individuals of all ages, health conditions, and levels of performance. From our youngest patients who are just a few days old to professional football players, students, pregnant women, and elderly individuals, chiropractic care is for everyone. And no matter if you’re seeking treatment for acute discomfort, chronic pain, or simply want to maintain your well-being, we are looking forward to welcoming you in our practice.
Can my joints become lax from frequent chiropractic treatments?
Are there any other risks? No, chiropractic care is characterized by specific and quick impulses applied to blocked or subluxated joints. This technique does not overstretch joints, tendons, or ligaments. Chiropractic treatment is a low-risk procedure when performed by qualified chiropractors. Following a treatment, it is possible to experience muscle soreness similar to a good workout. You might also feel tired or experience a sense of lightness as if floating on an imaginary cloud when leaving the practice.
What causes the cracking sound?
*Crack* *Pop* *Crunch* That somewhat unusual and undeniably most satisfying sound in the world does not, as many may think, originates from cracking bones. If that were the case, we’d have a problem, Houston. The cracking sound during a chiropractic adjustment can be likened to the popping of bubble wrap or the “pop” sound when opening a bottle of champagne. These sound effects have in common that they result from the release of gas molecules. The difference is that there is no champagne between our joints, but rather synovial fluid. This cracking phenomenon often occurs during our treatments, but it is not our primary goal. Chiropractic adjustments are primarily focused on being effective and precise, rather than providing loud entertainment for the YouTube community ;).
Hey, can I come in for a quick back crack?
Chiropractic care is still often associated with the crude term “Einrenken” (straightening). As chiropractors, this term sends shivers down our spines because chiropractic care is anything but rough or painful “Renkerei” (manipulation). Chiropractors adjust blocked spinal segments or joints to restore their functionality. It is important for us to view and treat the body as a whole, rather than simply numbing symptoms. Chiropractic care is a fast, low-risk, and effective therapy.
So, the answer is: No. But if you would like to undergo a thorough chiropractic examination and receive professional adjustments, we would be thrilled to welcome you. 🙂
Why do you refer to yourselves as “Chiropraktor*innen” instead of “Chiropraktiker*innen” or “Chirotherapeut*innen”? And what is the difference compared to osteo- and physiotherapy?
We copied the professional title “chiropractor” from English, where the term “chiropractor” is used. The reason for this is that Germany, as one of the few exceptions, has not established academic standards for chiropractic care. In plain terms, there is no authority overseeing the qualifications of therapists or whether their training was obtained through YouTube. In many English-speaking countries, becoming a chiropractor requires completing a 5 to 7-year full-time university program. Since there is currently no sufficiently WHO-accredited chiropractic program in Germany, all our therapists have studied abroad and are members of the German Chiropractors Association, which requires a certified chiropractic education for membership.
Chiropractic practitioners are usually referring to individuals who are licensed as alternative healthcare practitioners (Heilpraktiker) and provide chiropractic treatments. Chirotherapists, on the other hand, are medical doctors with additional training in manual therapy. The training for medical doctors in manual therapy typically involves around 300 hours of education. In contrast, chiropractors who have completed a university degree undergo more than 5,000 hours of study in lecture halls or practical seminars.
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