Frequently Asked Questions in La Crosse

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in La Crosse. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in La Crosse for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Barge Berkley Chiropractic Clinics a call at (608) 784-4639 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

How does chiropractic care help?

Chiropractic care helps people by making sure the spine is aligned and functioning properly, which then helps the Nervous System to function properly.  This means that your brain and body can communicate how they should and better health and recovery can be achieved.

I didn’t hear a sound. Does that mean the adjustment didn’t work?

The sound does not coincide with a successful adjustment.  While there is often a “pop” or “crack” during an adjustment, it is just a reaction of a joint moving to allow gas release from the space.  Sort of like cracking your knuckles.  Many adjustments do not make a noise depending on the location of the misalignment or the technique used.

Does insurance cover chiropractic care?

Many insurance plans cover chiropractic care.  It depends on your specific plan and coverage or how large your deductible is.

How safe is chiropractic?

Chiropractic care is very safe, pain-free and effective.

Is chiropractic safe while I’m pregnant?

Yes!  Pregnancy is one of the best times to get adjusted.   Chiropractic care during pregnancy allows the spine and pelvis to be in optimal alignment and helps  ensure that your Nervous System is functioning at its best.  Mothers under regular chiropractic care often experience shorter and less painful births because their bodies are functioning correctly to handle all of the stresses and adaptations that the body experiences while pregnant.

Can I become addicted to chiropractic adjustments?


Is chiropractic safe for children?

Yes! Children can be checked immediately after birth.  Child adjustments are much gentler than an adult adjustment.  Chiropractic helps kids develop optimally and kids under care often get less sick than those kids who are not.

How much schooling does a chiropractor have?

Chiropractors are required to have an undergraduate degree, usually a bachelor’s degree in the health or human sciences department.  They then go on to chiropractic college for an additional 3.5-4 years of schooling.  The Doctor of Chiropractic degree is very similar to other doctoral health science degrees such as a medical physician or dentist.

Can I see a chiropractor if I’ve had back surgery?

Yes, in fact it is recommended in most circumstances so that the areas above and below the surgery remain functional and healthy.  Often special low force techniques are used on or around the areas of surgery to help enhance function and healing.

How long will it take to work?

This depends on the individual patient, their complaint, type of injury, how long they have had the problem, etc.  Some patients get relief after an adjustment or two and for more serious conditions it often takes weeks, months or years to achieve the patients goals.  It is important to understand that function must first be restored so that healing can take place.  Both of these processes take time and greatly depend on individual factors such as age, degree and duration of condition, and lifestyle and occupational challenges and habits.

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Barge Berkley Chiropractic Clinics
322 Cameron Avenue
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 784-4639