What is chiropractic care?


Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure—mainly spine—and how it functions, according to the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Chiropractors make adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body to correct alignment problems, relieve pain, improve function and support the body’s natural ability to heal.

What are the benefits of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care may relieve:

  • Lower back pain
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Recurrent headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Whiplash injuries

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to remove my clothes?

No. The chiropractor will work with you to make sure you are comfortable in every way.

What are the side effects?

Chiropractic care is extremely safe when performed by a licensed chiropractic doctor. Side effects can include temporary headaches, fatigue or discomfort in the parts of the body that were treated.

Is chiropractic treatment ongoing?

The hands-on nature of chiropractic treatment is essentially what requires patients to visit the chiropractor a number of times. A chiropractor may provide acute, chronic and preventive care, making a certain number of visits sometimes necessary. Your doctor should tell you the extent of treatment recommended and how long you can expect it to last.

Will insurance cover chiropractic services?

Most health plans cover chiropractic care. Prior to your visit, please contact your health plan provider to see if you are covered and if coverage requires a referral. Ohio State also accepts self-pay appointments.

Why Choose Ohio State?

Why choose chiropractic services at Ohio State?

You know you are receiving the best possible care with a licensed and credential chiropractic doctor examining and treating you at our clinic. We have a unique setting with chiropractic specialists working alongside medical doctors and other health professionals, giving you effective, personalized and holistic care. At Ohio State Integrative Medicine, we also offer:

  • Convenient and comprehensive care in one location
  • Other health services, including acupuncture, massage, general medicine and more, in the same location.
  • Seminars and classes related to yoga, tai chi, stress reduction and more

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