Chiropractic Adjustments

Expert chiropractors in Hammond and Covington

At All American Medical, chiropractic adjustments are a cornerstone of our natural pain management for spinal and joint pain. Our experienced chiropractors effectively restore alignment, relieve pain, and enhance bodily function without invasive procedures.

Our Chiropractor adjusts a patient in our Covington clinic
An All American Medical chiropractor adjusts a patient in our Covington clinic.

What exactly are chiropractic adjustments?

Chiropractic adjustments involve applying controlled force to a spinal joint. They aim to correct alignment issues and improve the body’s physical function. This therapy enhances the body’s healing capabilities by removing nerve interference and relieving pain and stiffness while enhancing mobility and wellness.

What conditions can Chiropractors treat with adjustments?

Our chiropractors are experts at treating a range of conditions. These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Hip pain
  • Ankle/Foot pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Whiplash and other auto accident-related injuries

Chiropractic adjustments can significantly improve quality of life by reducing pain while improving range of motion, flexibility, and strength.

How does it compare to surgery and painkillers for back pain?

In 1994, the United States Agency for Health Care Policy joined 11 other countries in issuing guidelines for treating back pain.1 The summary of the joint policy recommended that individuals experiencing chronic back pain start with the most conservative and non-invasive approach to eliminating pain (rest, low back exercises, and chiropractic treatment) before considering more invasive procedures such as injections and surgery. More recent clinical studies have validated this course of action, as Chiropractic Care is equally as effective in treating back pain as compared to invasive medical procedures.2

Is chiropractic therapy safe?

Chiropractic therapy is recognized as one of the safest therapies for treating musculoskeletal complaints and injuries involving the muscles, ligaments and joints.3

Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free approach to health care, including patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment.

Does insurance cover chiropractic care?

Yes. Chiropractic therapy is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees. Chiropractic care is also available to active-duty members of the armed forces at more than sixty military bases.

The staff at All American Medical will assist you with all billing questions and insurance issues. We will handle the entire billing process so you can focus on feeling pain-free.

Who should consider chiropractic therapy for pain?

Chiropractic therapy can benefit a wide range of individuals, especially:

  • Anyone with chronic back, neck, or joint pain.
  • Individuals seeking treatments that avoid surgery.
  • People with mobility issues or sports-related injuries looking for improved physical function.
  • Patients interested in pain management without using medication.

How long does a chiropractic treatment session take?

Our typical chiropractic adjustment sessions are efficient and patient-focused, usually lasting 15 to 30 minutes. 

You can expect a thorough examination and adjustments tailored to your individual needs during your visit.

The chiropractic adjustment procedure at All American Medical

The procedure begins with a comprehensive evaluation and a physical examination to identify the root cause of your pain. This is followed by:

  1. Preparation of the patient, ensuring comfort and safety.
  2. Applying precise and advanced adjustment techniques to targeted areas to correct misalignments.
  3. Guidance on aftercare and recommendations for follow-up visits to monitor progress and ensure long-term relief.

Our approach aims to provide effective relief, enhance bodily function, and promote well-being.

How long will chiropractic adjustments provide pain relief?

At All American Medical, we understand that each patient’s condition and response to treatment are unique. Typically, patients may start to experience relief immediately after their chiropractic adjustment. However, for long-term benefits, a series of adjustments may be necessary. 

The duration of pain relief can vary from person to person. Some patients report sustained relief for several weeks, and others report several months. Regular follow-up adjustments may be recommended to maintain alignment and prevent future pain.

Post chiropractic adjustment recommendations

Following seeing a chiropractor for an adjustment at All American Medical, we advise our patients to:

  • Stay hydrated to help the body recover and to facilitate the healing process.
  • Follow your chiropractor’s exercise or stretching plans to enhance mobility and strength.
  • Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for a short period after your adjustment to allow your body to heal.
  • Schedule follow-up visits as recommended by your chiropractor to ensure continued improvement.

Is chiropractic therapy suitable for you?

Determining whether adjustment therapy is right for you involves a comprehensive evaluation by our chiropractor team at All American Medical. We consider your medical history, current symptoms, and any previous treatments you’ve had. 

This personalized approach ensures that chiropractic care is a suitable and effective option. Not only for your pain management but your health goals as well.

If you have further inquiries about chiropractic adjustments or want to schedule an appointment, please call our Covington clinic at (985) 893-2223 or our Hammond clinic at (985) 350-6110.

Covington chiropractic team

Dr. Curtis and Dr. Strahl lead our experienced Covington Chiropractor team.

Dr. Chip Curtis, DC | Founder, All American Medical
Chip Curtis, Chiropractor
Dr. Quinn Strahl, DC | Chiropractor, All American Medical
Quinn Strahl, Chiropractor

Hammond chiropractic team

Dr. Lowder is our dedicated and compassionate Chiropractor in Hammond.

Dr. Dylan Lowder, DC | Chiropractor, All American Medical
Dylan Lowder, Chiropractor

Clinical research studies supporting chiropractic adjustments

(1) van Tulder, Maurits W et al. “Quality of primary care guidelines for acute low back pain.” Spine vol. 29,17 (2004): E357-62. DOI:10.1097/01.brs.0000137056.64166.51

(2) Goertz, Christine M. DC, PhD; Long, Cynthia R. PhD; Hondras, Maria A. DC, MPH*; Petri, Richard MD†; Delgado, Roxana MS‡; Lawrence, Dana J. DC, MMedEd, MA§; Owens, Edward F. MS, DC¶; Meeker, William C. DC, MPH‖. Adding Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy to Standard Medical Care for Patients With Acute Low Back Pain: Results of a Pragmatic Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Study. Spine 38(8):p 627-634, April 15, 2013. | DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31827733e7

(3) Martha Funabashi, Michelle M. Holmes, Katherine A. Pohlman, Stacie Salsbury, Maeve O’Beirne, Sunita Vohra, Silvano Mior, “Doing our best for patient safety”: An international and interprofessional qualitative study with spinal manipulative therapy providers in community-based settings, Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, Volume 56, 2021, 102470, ISSN 2468-7812,

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