Mission Chiropractic's FAQ

Here are a few answers to the most frequently asked questions received by Mission Chiropractic. We hope that these will be helpful to you, but if you have a question that is not answered here, please do not hesitate to call us – we will happily answer any question you may have about chiropractic care.

Q1 - Do I need a referral from my GP in order to see a chiropractor?

It depends. Chiropractors are primary health care practitioners and can provide chiropractic services independently. This means that you can set up an appointment with a chiropractor without first consulting your GP, although your Doctor may suggest that you see a chiropractor if he or she feels that chiropractic care may help you. Your insurance (ASH, Kaiser, Senior Advantage etc.) may require you to see your MD prior to being treated by a Chiropractor in order to have your insurance cover the visits.

Q2 - Are Chiropractic Adjustments safe?

When performed by an expert, manipulation is safe and effective. Our doctors are well trained, experienced and licensed to perform manipulations. They are able to recognize patients who should not receive manipulation, and minimize the risk of injury to all patients on an individual basis. Complications of chiropractic care are extremely rare and not nearly as likely as they are with surgery or other forms of treatment. Dr. Alan Arnone D.C. and Dr. J.P. Bourget D.C. will discuss this with you on your initial visit.

Q3 - If I start chiropractic care, will I have to continue chiropractic treatment for life?

Many people think that once chiropractic care starts, it has to continue. While we do recommend that our patients keep periodical appointments in order to ensure their condition remains stable and monitored, chiropractic care is not the reason patients keep coming back. Good health and well-being in many conditions can be successfully treated so that the patient does not need to continue with chiropractic treatment.

Q4 - I have had back surgery. Can I still benefit from chiropractic care?

Yes, you can. It is an unfortunate fact that many people who have undergone back surgery see symptoms of their original condition (often in the form of pain or reduced flexibility) come back after a number of years or even worsen. Chiropractic care is a safe and efficient way of alleviating the pain associated both with your back condition and the stress of back surgery. We also employ a variety of modalities and techniques that allow us to continue to treat pre and post-surgical patients.

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Certified Santa Clara, San Jose, Sunnyvale Chiropractors

Mission Chiropractic's certified and qualified Santa Clara, San Jose, Sunnyvale chiropractors have been helping patients in the greater Santa Clara, San Jose, Sunnyvale area for many years. We understand how frustrating your pain can be and strive to offer each and every one of our patients personalized and attentive care.

At Mission Chiropractic, we strive to not only treat but also educate our patients about pain and pain management. You may not know that your constant headaches are a symptom of a neck strain, or that your constant knee pain is caused by a misaligned back. Many of our patients come in complaining of pain in one part of their body to find out that it can be treated by working on a totally different area. A skilled chiropractor can even decrease or completely alleviate pain caused by arthritis or resulting from whiplash and other injuries. He or she will also be able to counsel on the best pain management treatment for your unique situation, often without having to prescribe expensive pain killers.

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