Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractic Care

Q: Is it safe?

Yes! As one of, if not safest form of healthcare; chiropractic is proven safe for patients of all ages and conditions.

Q: Does it hurt?

No the adjustments are gentle and  painless.  There may be some soreness, muscles tightness, or discomfort  after an adjustment.  This is your body reacting to being put back into alignment.  It is similar to if you went and ran a 5k tomorrow you would have some discomfort.  

Q: Is it addictive? I have heard that once you do to a chiropractor you never stop.

No it is not addictive unless you become addicted to being healthy! Some patients decide they feel better after an adjustment and see the value in seeking routine adjustments.

Q: What is the cracking noise?

Sometimes and audible “crack” is heard during an adjustment. This is shifting of fluid inside the joints.

Q: What would my family doctor say?

Many PCPs see the benefit and are referring patients to chiropractic care-and even come themselves.

Q: Does insurance cover it?

Many insurance companies do offer benefits that can be used in our office. We will be happy to call your provider and ask all the questions for you.

Q:Will he break my neck ?

While that is true in movies the average person can not do that much damage.  Chiropractic adjustments do not apply that much force.  We take your neck to its full range of motion and then apply small change to the vertebrae to push it into alignment .  

Q:I am in too much pain I’m not sure I can  to be adjusted?

Our number one goal is the comfort of the patient.  There are many techniques that can be used.  Our tables move and adjust for more comfortable adjustment.  An activator can be used.  Its an adjusting tool that will apply a very specific adjustment to a very specific spot without influencing the affected muscles.    

Q: Do you treat children?

Yes children are often injured as well.  Common reasons people bring children to our office are auto accident, sports injury, overuse injury, headaches, colic, toddler falls, chronic ear infections, ADHD, Autism, just to name a few .  

Q: Have you ever adjusted an infant?    

Yes !  Some only hours old.  The amount of force needed to adjust an infant is very small and is usually done with the doctor’s little fingers.  Think about  the amount of force that is placed on an infant’s head and neck as they make their way out into the world.  

Q: I usually have my husband pop my back or I can pop my own neck isn’t that the same thing?

Did they stay at a Holiday Inn express?  Just kidding while you can often times get the popping noise but not the actual adjustment that aligns the spine.  There are hours and hours of training that goe into learning how to administer an adjustment.  These Professionals know what the proper alignment feels like.  

Q: Is a chiropractor a doctor?

Yes!  Each chiropractor has attended a chiropractic school and earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree .  DC are the letters assigned to their name.  The curriculum of chiropractic school is very similar to medical school.  They are taught the same anatomy classes and other sciences, nutrition. Physical therapy and adjustment techniques.  Each chiropractic school has a clinic where chiropractic students will do an in house residency .  Many students will also participate in external internships.  

 

Testimonials

I have been having severe pain since 2014. I’ve had a full battery of x-rays/MRI done to diagnose my condition [as] severe arthritis. After I was prescribed an injection that I was told would take care of everything, the pain was back, worse than before. Dr. Lee reviewed my x-rays and MRI and set up a treatment plan... After the 1st visit my pain has decreased. I can already feel a big difference.

E.M., 68

Before coming to Dr. Lee, my ankle pain would wake me up during the night because of its severity. Dr. Lee has helped alleviate the pain in my ankle. By performing specific exercises twice per week, the pain is non-existent!

Nick, 33

I have been a patient of Dr.Lee's for about 10 months now. As a 22 year old, I have been suffering from back pain since I was about 13 years old. The pain increased a few years ago and despite physical therapy performed at other facilities, and pain medications from the doctor I was unable to control the level of discomfort. I found Dr. Lee and have been extremely happy with my results.

Dennet L.

I came to Dr. Lee with several aches and pains. I was nervous about receiving chiropractic treatment but Dr. Lee eased my concerns by thoroughly making sure that I was a safe candidate for adjustments... After regular adjustments and Physical Therapy, my knee pain is gone, my elbow pain is gone, my ankle and wrist are improving AND I’m reducing the migraines I used to get too!

Amy, 31

I began seeing Dr. Lee after noticing severe tenderness and pain in my left hip region... I was lucky to find Dr. Lee when I did, not only did he help me discover that the pain in my hip was actually related to a mass growing uncontrollably but he also gave me the comfort I’d been searching for with chiropractic. I’d recommend Dr. Lee to anyone who wants to be pain-free!

Pam, 19

I have had lower back problems for about 35 years. As I aged, they were getting worse. I also noticed I was over weight. I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab because Dr. Lee could address both issues as part of a unified plan. The diet regimen, chiropractic, and personalized exercises worked!

Tony, 63

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had pain in my neck and shoulders... Now that I’m an adult, my pain continues, but Dr. Lee is helping me a lot. I have an appointment twice a week, and I can definitely tell a difference. I use pain management along with the tens unit and physical therapy. All three of these services are working great and I’m definitely feeling better.

Andrea, 28

I have had back problems for years. I have been to other chiropractors I have even gone to medical doctors no one has been able to make it feel any better. Then I found Dr. Lee I have finally found relief. I am feeling so much better after starting care at Susquehanna Spine & Rehab.

S. age 60

I began seeing Dr. Lee because of a shooting pain I developed in my left heel... After a brief examination, Dr. Lee explained to me that my pain was being caused by Plantar Fasciitis... Shortly after Dr. Lee began treating my heel, I noticed that I was experiencing less and less discomfort. In a few short weeks, I was able to continue my exercise routine and enjoy my daily activities pain-free!

Randy, 25

When I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab I was very skeptical. After only 2 weeks at Susquehanna Spine and Rehab the severe pain in my neck, shoulder and arm had greatly improved … NO MORE PAIN! I can now sleep through the night without waking up in pain! THANK YOU SUSQUEHANNA SPINE & REHAB!!!

TM age 63

My daughter started falling up the stairs at school and having severe knee pain for no apparent reason... Dr. Lee did a thorough exam and walked us through his entire treatment plan. Every appointment was made at a time convenient to my schedule. Heather has made wonderful progress and is now pain-free. Dr. Lee was always available for questions and kept me well informed of her progress.

Heather, 13