Frequently Asked Questions in Colchester

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Colchester. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Colchester for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Casey Chiropractic a call at (860) 537-2202 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic care is a holistic approach at resolving the CAUSE of your problem. Your spine plays a critical role in your Nervous System and Musculoskeletal System. When out of normal alignment, your body produces symptoms to let you know something is wrong. These symptoms can be pain, stiffness, numbness/ tingling, or even more obscure symptoms like dizziness or poor digestion. Through correction of the misalignment in your spine, working on the cause, your symptoms may resolve.

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

“Popping and clicking” are sounds people can hear when they get adjusted, but they don’t mean and adjustment did or didn’t happen. Every joint in our body is lined with small pockets of air and gas, which can pop when there is increased motion through a joint. So these pockets that cause “popping and clicking” you hear when you crack your knuckles, cause the same sound your spine. An adjustment works by restoring the natural motion and alignment to your spine, sound or no sound. In fact there are many techniques we use in the office that don’t create the popping sound at all.  

Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Visits?

Chiropractic care is covered under most insurances. Everyone’s insurance is different, so on your first visit when you bring in your insurance card, we can let you know exactly what is covered.

How Safe Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic care is one of the safest treatments possible, it’s even less risky than taking medication or over the counter NSAID’s. Furthermore, with your initial visit being an examination, it helps to make your treatment specific to you and your problem. In doing so, it not only makes your care more effective, but also as safe as possible.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe While I'm Pregnant?

Chiropractic care is incredibly safe while pregnant! As the mothers body changes throughout the course of pregnancy, making sure her spine is in proper alignment is critical. Doing this can help decrease many of the common complaints women have during pregnancy like back pain or sciatic pain.

Can I Become Addicted To Chiropractic Adjustments?

Yes and no. You don’t become physically addicted to Chiropractic Adjustments; however, you probably will become addicted to feeling healthy and pain-free. Most of our patients get adjusted when they are feeling well not because of an addiction, but because they know it helps them remain active letting them live life to their fullest ability.

Is Chiropractic Safe For Children?

Yes, Chiropractic is safe for children of all ages. There are certain tools we use at Casey Chiropractic providing gentle and specific treatment for children and their developing bones. Adjustments keep their spine aligned as they grow and experience life, helping them develop as healthy as possible.

How Much Schooling Does A Chiropractor Have?

Chiropractors go through rigorous Academic and Clinical training before obtaining their Doctorate. A chiropractic student must complete a 4 yr. undergraduate degree, then complete 4,600 hours (3-4 years) of both Academic hours and Clinical experience. In fact, chiropractic students receive more classroom education than medical students in six critical areas:

  • Anatomy
  • Bacteriology
  • Diagnosis
  • Physiology
  • Orthopedics
  • X-ray and imaging

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

Ideally you can see a chiropractor BEFORE surgery as many studies show it can help you avoid unnecessary surgery and return to normal health/ function. If you’ve already had surgery, then you should absolutely be seeing a chiropractor. Making sure you spine is as healthy and strong as possible will help your body not only recover from surgery, but help your body function as best it can moving forward.

How Long Will It Take To Work?

Some patients can feel amazing after just one adjustment, others might need a few treatments to start noticing a difference. Everybody and every condition that we treat are unique, that’s why we do an initial examination on every patient. This way, their treatment and care are designed specifically for them, helping make their treatment and response as effective and positive as possible.

adjustment times may vary

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9:30am - 5:30pm

9:30am - 5:30pm

9:30am - 5:30pm

9:30am - 5:30pm


Casey Chiropractic
16 Wall Street
Colchester, CT 06415
(860) 537-2202