Frequently Asked Questions
in North Scottsdale AZ

Chiropractic Scottsdale AZ FAQs

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in North Scottsdale AZ. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Ally Spine Center a call at (480) 809-4700 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care focuses on the science, art and philosophy of detecting and correcting misalignments in the spine primarily, to reduce nerve pressure that may result in pain and/or dysfunction allowing the body to adapt better to its environment and heal itself.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes, chiropractors are doctors trained as primary care or portal of entry physicians. Most states require chiropractors to have completed a bachelor’s degree with a focus on the basic sciences or “pre-med” and then four years of chiropractic school to earn the doctorate degree of D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic).

What is the history of Chiropractic care?

Chiropractic was ‘discovered’ in 1895 by D.D. Palmer in Davenport, Iowa. He hypothesized that a man who had been injured in his spine (Harvey Lillard) may have lost his hearing as a result of nerve pressure leading to his ears. An adjustment to the spine restored the man’s hearing leading to the first chiropractic school (Palmer School of Chiropractic) which paved the way for the evolution of its training and the profession of Chiropractic as we know it today.

Are chiropractors safe?

Yes, chiropractic care provided by a trained chiropractic physician is among the very safest in the world of the healing arts. In fact, it’s so safe, the professional liability insurance costs for providers is the lowest among all practicing physicians.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

The number of office visits required for each individual patient varies depending upon many factors such as the severity of the condition, how long the patient has had a problem, other health issues that may complicate the condition, and certainly what the patient’s goals are to name a few.

How much does chiropractic care cost?

The costs of care vary from office to office and state to state and are reflective of various factors including what type of care is provided. We always discuss our fees before providing care and there are never any unexpected fees incurred.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

Chiropractic can help relieve symptoms such as pain, tingling and numbness following injuries by reducing nerve pressure with gentle adjustments as well by utilizing various techniques and technologies such as the non-surgical spinal decompression we use or the class four laser we use to reduce pain and inflammation and increase blood flow and the rate of tissue healing.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Typically our patients report feeling great relief from a chiropractic adjustment. Occasionally a patient may feel mild soreness at the location of the adjustment similar to the soreness one might get after exercise.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

Adjustments involving spinal manipulation can create a popping sound due to the increased motion of the spinal segment and the release of nitrogen gas from the joint capsule. This sound is also known as a ‘cavitation’. Other adjusting techniques we use such as drop-table or ‘mirror-imaging’ and instrument-assisted adjustments do not involve manipulation of the spine and do not cause the popping sound. We always discuss these options with patients so they can be adjusted in a way that is most comfortable for them.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Doctors of Chiropractic have typically undergone four years of undergraduate training (depending upon state requirements) followed by four years of chiropractic school. Chiropractic classroom hours of study actually surpasses those of traditional medical school with a higher concentration of study in anatomy, physiology, neurology, radiology and diagnosis. The chiropractic student also performs hundreds of hours of training in the science and art of spinal adjusting first in a student-clinic setting and then an outpatient-clinic setting. Upon graduation, the chiropractic student must also pass four different national board examinations as well as state jurisprudence examination.


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Ally Spine Center

10565 North 114th Street #109
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Phone: (480) 809-4700
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Ally Spine Center

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