Frequently Asked Questions in Murrieta

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Murrieta. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Murrieta for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give California Oaks Chiropractic a call at (951) 698-2511 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

As chiropractors, we work with the spine and the nervous system to free up the body's innate ability to heal itself. The brain controls how everything works in our bodies. Whether it is your heart beating, stomach digesting, or a muscle relaxing your brain is controlling that function.

The brain communicates to every part of our body through the nerves. Every nerve comes out through our spine at some level. Chiropractors deal with that interface between the spine and the nervous system. We remove any type of interference to the nervous system from the spine by getting the spine to function more normally.

This allows your body to heal and function more normally. The added benefit of getting proper biomechanics back into the spine is that it helps slow down or stop spinal arthritis and degeneration.

I Didn't Hear A Sound. Does That Mean The Adjustment Didn't Work?

No, it does not. The sound is gas being released from the joint like popping a cork on a bottle of champagne when it’s opened. To get better motion and position into the spine, the sound does not have to happen just like you can open a bottle of champagne without any pop.

Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Visits?

Most insurances now do have some form of chiropractic coverage. It is best to call our office and we can check to see what your chiropractic coverage is.

How Safe Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is very safe. As a profession, we have been here since 1895. Nothing would last that long and thrive if it were not safe or effective. Another measure of safety is the cost of malpractice insurance. Our malpractice insurance cost is about $1800 per year versus $8500 for a General Practitioner MD (OB/GYN around $85000) for the same coverage.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe While I'm Pregnant?

Not only is it safe but it can make the delivery so much easier and make the later stages of pregnancy much more comfortable.

Can I Become Addicted To Chiropractic Adjustments?

No, but you can become addicted to being healthy and feeling good. Many patients choose to see the chiropractor regularly to help their spine and nervous system function at its best. Just like people may choose to eat healthy, workout, and see their dentist regularly. It is about health and prevention, not addiction.

Is Chiropractic Safe For Children?

Chiropractic is very safe and effective for children. Many studies have shown this. Kids have spines and nervous systems too. The fun thing about working with children is that they respond so rapidly. They haven’t had years of abuse to their spines and nervous systems like most adults have.

Their spines respond so much faster and the adjustment can be very light and gentle to get that response. It is not normal for a child to complain about ongoing pains. If they are, get their spines checked right away to prevent further problems down the road.

How Much Schooling Does A Chiropractor Have?

Our schooling is the same as medical schools. What differs is our philosophy. M.D.s have 2 ways to treat- drugs and surgery. Their philosophy is that healing comes from the outside. This pill will make you better or I’ll remove this body part to make you better.

Our philosophy is that healing comes from the inside our bodies are self- healing as long as there is no interference. We remove the interference to the controlling system - the nervous system.

Chiropractic Schools

  • Anatomy: 570 hours
  • Biochemistry: 150 hours
  • Microbiology: 150 hours
  • Public Health: 70 hours
  • Physiology: 305 hours
  • Pathology: 205 hours

TOTAL: 1420 hours

Medical Schools 

  • Anatomy: 368 hours
  • Biochemistry: 120 hours
  • Microbiology: 120 hours
  • Public Health: 289 hours
  • Physiology: 142 hours
  • Pathology: 162 hours

TOTAL: 1200 hours

Can I See A Chiropractor If I've Had Back Surgery?

Yes. Unless you have had fusion to the entire spine there are still some segments that can benefit from chiropractic adjustments. Adjusting with the Arthrostim instrument and the KST method allows for very safe and gentle adjusting to the spine.

How Long Will It Take To Work?

Chiropractic will start to work with your very first adjustment. However, that is a very different question then how long will it take until I feel better or how long will it take before it is fixed.

How long before one starts feeling better is a question that is hard to answer. Everyone feels pain differently. How long a problem has been there is another factor that plays into the speed of feeling better. Another factor is how severe the pain is to start. Some people feel great after one adjustment. Some people take more time to get relief.

How long does it take to fix the underlying condition (if possible) is another story. That takes time, repetition, and retraining. Those questions are answered after a complete evaluation is done to know what is going on and whether chiropractic can help or not.


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California Oaks Chiropractic
40710 California Oaks Road Suite A
Murrieta, CA 92562
(951) 698-2511