• Do I have to be an athlete to be seen at Dorris Chiropractic?
No way! We see and treat all types of people. Whether you are an elite athlete, busy business executive, or a parent simply trying to keep up with your kids, we know how important it is to be performing at your best. Our style of care gives you the best chance at getting back to your life faster.

  • What makes Dorris Chiropractic different from other chiropractic clinics?  
At Dorris Chiropractic we treat and care for the entire body. Whereas most chiropractors focus solely on the spine we treat conditions related to shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet.  We also strive to get our patients better in as few appointments possible so you can get back to what you love faster.  Click here to visit our "Why Us" page and learn more about what separates us from the rest.

  • Will I need to get an X-Ray? 
Not necessarily. Most of our patients are treated without an x-ray. However, if for some reason we feel you need one (i.e. car accident) then we'll make sure you get one.
 
  • Why should I see the doctors at Dorris Chiropractic over my family doctor for spine and joint injuries or muscle problems?
The doctors at Dorris Chiropractic have undergone extensive studies and specialized training in the care of musculoskeletal problems. When it comes to sudden or chronic injuries of the joints and/or muscles, the doctors at Dorris Chiropractic are second to none in assisting you with your health needs.
   
  • Aren’t all chiropractors the same?  
NOT AT ALL.  Most people are surprised to learn that most doctors of chiropractic practice differently. Our doctors specialize in what is know as the Motion Palpation technique.  However, there are a wide variety of techniques chiropractors use to care for their clients. If you find our style of care does not fit your needs, we will make sure to help you find a doctor that can.
  
  • How do I know when I have completed treatment? 
Completion of care is always based on your goals and what you hope to achieve. However, in addition to achieving pain relief we encourage our clients to focus on reaching activity and performance goals as a measurement of care completion. Why? The temporary relief of pain does not always lead to long-term success. While many of our clients enjoy immediate pain relief following treatment, it may take additional time to completely address muscular and joint imbalances and prevent the injury or tension from recurring.

  • What effect does a chiropractic adjustment have on joints?  
Recent research has shown that chiropractic adjustments can prevent arthritis by restoring motion to joints. Further, the restoration of joint motion provides the cartilage and disc (in the case of the spine) with improved blood supply. Improved blood supply means increased nourishment and overall physical health.

  • What makes the “cracking sound” when an adjustment is delivered by a chiropractor?
The “cracking sound”, or audible, stems from the release of gases that build up in pressure within a joint. An adjustment releases the build up of pressure, which was created by the joint’s restriction, resulting in a “popping sound” when the adjustment is delivered.

  • Do adjustments hurt?
Most chiropractic adjustments are painless. In fact, adjustments help most of our clients enjoy immediate relief. However, if a client has suffered from a recent injury, adjustments can sometimes cause slight discomfort due to the inflammation caused by the injury.
 
  • Do we refer our clients to other specialists? 
Yes. If your condition fails to improve or is outside our scope of practice, we will make the appropriate referrals immediately.

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