If you have a question that is not answered on this page please be sure to ask Dr. Carucci your question during your visit.
What is the cracking noise?
Actually, not all adjusting techniques produce the sound associated with “popping knuckles.” Some adjustments create no sound at all. The sound is caused by a gas bubble when the partial vacuum of the joint is gapped or slightly separated during a spinal adjustment. The phenomena is similar to what happens as a soda bottle is opened and small gas bubbles appear and make a “fizzing” sound.
Once I start going will I have to go forever?
Ultimately you are the judge and we allow you to make the decision to continue with chiropractic care after your initial goal/reason for beginning treatment has been met. Our goal is to provide you with the very best holistic care and advice, so as to to empower you to make the best choices.
We have patients who chose to come in on a regular basis and some who do not. What level of care each person requires is different and the doctors and staff at Carucci Chiropractic Center are ready to assist you however we can.
Why would a young child need chiropractic care?
It is believed that birth trauma with difficult births or difficult pregnancies can lead to undue stress on or in the child’s body. Those stresses or injuries can be painful and because a child cannot communicate those pains to you they can manifest in other ways. By relieving that stress through manual and dietary means children are then free to develop without those impediments and pain.
Chiropractic care is a safe alternative to help children who may experience colic, ear infections, difficulty latching on while nursing, bedwetting and other childhood problems. The techniques used are very gentle and appropriate for the age and size of the child.
Should you have specific questions please feel free to contact Dr. Gina and she will be happy to help you. Dr. Gina Carucci has earned a Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics in 2005, from the Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Is chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic is among the safest of the healing arts and, as such, Doctor’s of Chiropractic enjoy some of the lowest malpractice rates in all of healthcare. Remember, chiropractic takes nothing out of the body and puts nothing in and is therefore non-surgical and the largest drug-free health profession in America.
Our techniques focus on helping the body heal and reduce discomfort from injured tissues to lessen the impact of pain while maximizing the expression of health and well-being.
What do I wear during a visit?
You may wear whatever you like. It is typically not necessary to remove clothing for most treatments. If you are receiving diagnostic testing (most often on your initial visit) you may be asked to put on a gown. Most patients are comfortable if they wear loose fitting clothing.
Are the visits private?
All of our treatment and examination rooms are private. Your comfort and the confidentiality of all information associated with your care is extremely important to us and we take all precautions to maintain your trust.
Does it hurt?
Chiropractic adjustments are generally gentle and do not cause pain. In some instances, a patient may feel discomfort later on in the day after tissues have been stretched.
While mild soreness is the most common side effect of care, it is short lived, lasting hours to a day or two after care. The net effect of care is less pain and better overall function and often a sense of ease and well-being.
What Education do you have?
Like all portal of entry health care providers, doctors of chiropractic undergo extensive education and training before becoming licensed physicians. Students begin by fulfilling undergraduate degree requirements, with a strong emphasis on the core sciences such as chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and physics.
The Professional program leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree is very demanding. Chiropractic students continue their study of the sciences, including: pathology, microbiology, anatomy, histology, physiology and embryology . Their education continues into the advanced clinical sciences including orthopedics, neurology, nutrition, examination procedures, differential diagnosis, and radiology studies. During this entire process, aspiring doctors of chiropractic gain knowledge of the philosophy and practice of health care and chiropractic.
Doctors of chiropractic refine their technical adjusting skills in technique classes. During clinical internships student doctors practice these skills.
Finally, all doctors of chiropractic must pass the rigorous four part national board exams and state exams before entering the field as a state licensed doctor of chiropractic.
Can I see a Chiropractor if I have had back surgery or other serious conditions?
Yes. If you have had surgery, chiropractic care may help limit the dysfunction and pain associated with some back surgeries. Chiropractic care may help prevent repeat operations and may help maximize the level of function you do have.
If you have a fracture of the spine, you must wait for it to heal before seeking the care of a doctor of chiropractic to help rebalance the spine and spinal muscles.
Given the gentle nature and variety of our techniques, we can offer care for many conditions. In addition, we enjoy the opportunity to work with surgeons and other health care providers to coordinate care as a team to bring about the best results possible for the patient.
How often should I see a chiropractor?
Each individual will have a different spinal checkup frequency. Those who maintain better health and fitness generally require less frequent care while those with high stress, poorer health habits and poorer fitness levels can require more frequent visits.
In the end you are the judge of the frequency of care you receive. There are many people who find periodic visits helpful and some who do not. Our purpose is to help you lead healthier, happier lives in whatever way we can. We are one part of your health care team.