Frequently Asked Questions in Taos

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Taos. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Taos for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Doc Brown Chiropractic and Wellness a call at (575) 758-3382 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic is the 3rd largest health care profession in the world. Chiropractic is the practice of restoring proper joint (vertebrae) function to the spine (Subluxations). The spine protects the nervous system by surrounding the spinal cord.

Unfortunately, when spinal problems occur, it adversely compromises your nervous system. When the nerves that exit through the vertebrae become “pinched” due to spinal problems, it has an adverse effect on your overall health and well-being.

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

A chiropractic adjustment is designed to restore proper motion and alignment to the spine. There are a variety of different techniques in chiropractic. Each technique is unique and effective in its own way. Most chiropractors use a number of different techniques, some create the “popping” sound and some do not. The sound an adjustment makes is not an indicator that an adjustment is effective or not.

Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Visits?

Most insurance plans cover chiropractic. Our office would be happy to check and see if your insurance covers chiropractic. Give us a call today.

How Safe Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractors treat approximately 40 million Americans each year and provide roughly 1 million adjustments per day. Studies show that chiropractic treatment is extremely safe. If you have any concerns, please discuss them with Dr. Brown on your next visit.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe While I'm Pregnant?

Chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy. Dr. Brown has attended the International pediatric chiropractic association (ICPA) certification program. The ICPA program is an extensive in-depth post educational program designed for the treatment of pediatric and pregnant patients.

Can I Become Addicted To Chiropractic Adjustments?

Once you go to a chiropractor do you need to go for the rest of your life? How long you continue going to a chiropractor is totally up to you. When a patient understands and experiences the importance and benefits of chiropractic treatment, patients usually want to make it part of their health care routine. Similar to going to a dentist, its important to take care of your teeth and have regular checkups and cleanings. Your spine needs to have regular checkups and adjustments to keep in in optimal condition too.

Is Chiropractic Safe For Children?

Children need chiropractic care and it is extremely safe. Most spinal problems occur in our younger years and if not corrected before we grow into adults, the problems can become more serious. Children usually respond very quickly with chiropractic treatment.

How Much Schooling Does A Chiropractor Have?

Chiropractors attend 4-year accredited doctoral schools. They need to take a minimum of 4,200 hours of school time. This is the equivalent of MD’s and Osteopaths.

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

Yes, after back surgery I would recommend a spinal check-up. Chiropractors will work to restore proper motions to all your spinal joints, hips, knees, etc., but will be careful not to interfere with the recovery of your spinal surgery.

How Long Will It Take To Work?

It depends on the condition that is being treated. Dr. Brown will discuss a treatment plan with you and let you know how long he thinks it will take. Dr. Brown prides himself on getting you out of pain as quickly as possible.


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Doc Brown Chiropractic and Wellness
207 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Suite B
Taos, NM 87571
(575) 758-3382