For Patients


Read below for our most frequently asked questions. Do you have a question that is not answered here? Please call us: 973-683-0300. 

When I begin treatment will I have to keep going forever?
No. Once you reach the goals that you set forth on your initial visit, you will be discharged from active care. You are the one truly responsible for your health and we are here to help you attain those goals. Many of our patients see the benefit of periodic check ups, but any follow up care will be at your discretion.
Is chiropractic care safe?
Chiropractic care is among the safest forms of treatment in all of health care. That is why chiropractic physicians have some of the lowest malpractice rates. There is no surgery, no needles and patient care can be tailored to your specific health profile.
What type of education does a chiropractic physician have?

Like nearly all doctors, chiropractors must have extensive education and training before becoming licensed physicians.

It begins by fulfilling undergraduate degree requirements, with a strong emphasis on the core sciences such as chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and physics.

The three and a half year doctorate program is very demanding. Chiropractic students continue their study of the sciences, including: pathology, microbiology, anatomy, histology, physiology and embryology. Their education continues into the advanced clinical sciences including orthopedics, neurology, nutrition, examination procedures, differential diagnosis, and radiology studies. They also refine their technical skills in technique classes and in physical therapy and exercise rehabilitation classes. In the final year of their curriculum, they must meet stringent requirement while working as clinical interns at the school’s outpatient clinic. Lastly, all must pass the rigorous national board exams and state board exams before entering the field as a state licensed physician.

Does an adjustment hurt?

Chiropractic adjustments are generally gentle and do not cause pain. In some instances, a patient may feel discomfort later on in the day after tissues have been stretched.

While mild soreness is the most common side effect of care, it is short lived, lasting hours to a day or two after care. Ultimately, the net effect of care is less pain and better overall function.

Will there be a cracking noise during my adjustment?
Frequently, but not all adjusting techniques cause the sound similar to “popping your knuckles.” Some adjustments create no sound at all. The sound is caused by the movement of a small gas pocket in the joint. It is similar to the sound a soda bottle makes as you loosen the lid.dr_stinner_with_patient
How often will I have to go for treatment?

It varies by the nature and severity of your present condition. For more serious cases, more frequent care is necessary. Likewise, lesser problems often require less care. Also, for those who maintain better health and fitness there is generally less frequent care than those with higher stress and worse health and fitness habits.

Ultimately, you are in charge of your body and your health. We are here to treat you and guide you in the right direction. There are many people who find periodic visits helpful and some who do not. Our goal with each and every patient remains getting you better and getting you back to living and enjoying a healthy, happy life.

Can I get chiropractic treatment if I’ve had back surgery or have other serious health conditions?

Yes. Each day we treat a wide range of patients. There are a variety of gentle techniques that we use in addition to physical therapy modalities, massage therapy and exercise rehabilitation. The key is designing and following a treatment plan that is best suited for you.


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