Frequently Asked Questions in South Orlando

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in South Orlando. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in South Orlando for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Health First Chiropractic and Nutrition a call at (407) 888-9544 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What does an South Orlando chiropractor do?

A chiropractor is a highly trained doctor that can help with a wide variety of health issues. Chiropractic care focuses on a person’s overall health and looks at the body as a whole. Chiropractors do not prescribe medication and use natural conservative care instead. South Orlando Chiropractors can use a wide variety of treatments like spinal adjustments, rehabilitation, nutrition, and modalities like laser therapy, electrical stimulation, spinal decompression, and much more.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

Most of the time people suffer from some type of injury after an automobile accident or fall. A chiropractor is trained to properly examine the patient and find out what injuries might have occurred. The chiropractor can then perform the appropriate care plan for the patient to promote the proper recovery. It is usually a good idea to start with conservative chiropractic care first before jumping straight to a surgical procedure or heavy pain medication.

What other conditions can be treated by chiropractic care?

Chiropractor can treat more than just the spine. Chiropractors are trained to treat conditions over the entire body. They can treat conditions of the shoulders, arms, hands, hips, legs, feet and even headaches/migraines. Most chiropractors focus on the neuromusculoskeletal system which includes muscles, ligaments, bones, nerves, and tendons. South Orlando Chiropractors use chiropractic adjustments, as well as other clinical interventions, to manage a person’s health.

Does treatment hurt and what if I am afraid of getting adjusted?

At our South Orlando chiropractic office we use a wide variety of safe and gentle treatments that do not cause pain. The patient might feel their muscles and joints being worked in different motions, but we always treat to the patient’s comfort level. People have vastly different pain tolerances. It is also the patient’s option to have manual chiropractic adjustments performed. Some people do not like the “popping” sound which is gas in the joint being released. We have other options like drop adjustments, activator adjustments, and many other modalities that require no joint manipulation at all like spinal decompression, laser therapy, PEMF therapy, PNT therapy, and much more.

What if I do not have health insurance?

This is not a problem! Our South Orlando office does not take health insurance, so we provide our care at an affordable rate. We do take auto insurance if you were involved in an automobile accident.

What other treatment options do you have besides chiropractic adjustments?

Treatment Options in South Orlando

We have a wide variety of treatments like: 

  • Spinal decompression - This gentle, non-surgical procedure can provide lower back and neck pain relief, sciatica pain relief, and is a state-of-the-art procedure for, bulging, herniated or degenerative disc disease in the neck and lumbar regions. The gentle distractive forces of the Spinal Decompression create a decompression of the spine with unloading due to distraction and proper positioning, to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. You will experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduates to a peak over a period of several minutes.
  • Class 4 K-laser therapy - This uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects. K-Laser Therapy can help with pain reduction, decreased swelling, improved healing time, and increased circulation.
  • PEMF - This therapy pulses a magnetic field into the body, creating an extraordinary healing effect. The results are less pain, reduction in swelling, and increased range of motion in the affected areas. PEMF Therapy is already approved by the FDA to promote the healing of non-healing bone unions and has been used in Europe for over 20 years in over 400,000 sessions with individuals experiencing migraines, sports injuries and other pain syndromes

Can I learn to adjust myself?

It is usually not a good idea to “crack” your own spine or joints. When you “crack” yourself the joint that needs to receive movement usually does not move and the joints above or below that segment are usually moved and can become hyper mobile. This can lead to some issues long term. Also, some people use dangerous techniques or are too forceful when “cracking” themselves. The sensation of adjusting yourself might feel good at first but will usually stop feeling good long term since the wrong joint is being “cracked”. It is always recommended to let a trained professional like a chiropractor to help you with your unique condition. Chiropractors go to a professional school for many years to know which segment of the joint needs to move.

Will I be required to remove my clothing at my appointment?

Almost all of chiropractic treatments can be done fully clothed. It is rare that a patient in our office needs to put on a patient gown.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes. As a child develops and grows the body can undergo a lot of trauma. Proper alignment of the spine is vital for overall health and proper development. Chiropractic care for children in South Orlando can be helpful for sleep issues, immune system support, brain development, colic, ear infections, and ADHD.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Chiropractic education requires at least 4 years of professional study and includes a 4-year undergraduate/college prerequisite in most states. The curriculum includes at least 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory, and clinical internship, with the average DC program equivalent in classroom hours to allopathic MD’s and DO’s. Chiropractors must pass all 4 parts of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE). They also complete a preceptorship program before graduation. Chiropractors are required to complete 40 hours of continuing education every 2 years post-grad. Each state requires a chiropractor to have a state license as well.


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Health First Chiropractic
and Nutrition
400 Gatlin Avenue Suite A
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 888-9544