Chiropractic FAQ
Tigard OR Chiropractor – Beebe Chiropractic

  1. Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
  2. Will adjustments make my spine too loose?
  3. Why would a newborn get adjusted?
  4. Does insurance pay for chiropractic?
  5. Is the spine the source of all headaches?
  6. What causes subluxations?
  7. I was told it was “all in my head.” Now what?

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Yes. A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are “remarkably safe.” By avoiding drugs and risky surgery, chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom chiropractic care might be unsuited. Compare the statistics. Adjustments are many times safer than taking an over-the-counter pain reliever.


Will adjustments make my spine too loose?

No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. The occasional spinal joints that move too much, are passed over so weakened muscles and ligaments can stabilize and heal.


Why would a newborn get adjusted?

Even today’s “natural” childbirth methods can affect an infant’s spine. Colic, unusual crying, poor appetite or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal distress. Adjustments are gentle. Knowing exactly where to adjust, no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato is involved.


Does insurance pay for chiropractic?

Many insurance policies cover chiropractic. It’s convenient when an insurance company or third party helps pay the bill. If you sincerely want you health back, we can help. Find out how we make chiropractic care affordable for just about anyone. Beebe Chiropractic provides care credit for patients without insurance.


Is the spine the source of all headaches?

Not necessarily. The three most common causes are physical trauma, emotional stress or chemical toxins. Sometimes there may be a combination of factors. Our examination process helps identify the most likely cause.


What causes subluxations?

There are three basic causes of subluxations. Physical causes could include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions, and improper lifting. Emotions, such as stress, anger and fear can cause of subluxations. Chemical causes could include alcohol, drugs, pollution and poor diet.


I was told it was “all in my head.” Now what?

The pain you feel is real. And psychological sources of pain are common. However, this “diagnosis” is often the last resort of health practitioners who have exhausted their possible explanations of the cause of your problem. In these cases, we’ve often found that undetected subluxations are likely culprits.