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Frequently Asked Questions

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Like other chiropractors, at Amsterdam Chiropractic we hear many questions from new and current chiropractic patients. Below are answers to some of the most common questions we are asked.

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Is Chiropractic safe?

Yes. Research studies have proven the safety of chiropractic adjustments, but only when done by a licensed, board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic. The methods used by Doctors of Chiropractic have been researched and developed for over 100 years in the United States. Major medical websites in the Unites States now recommend chiropractic as the first choice for neck and back pain (check our Links page for more information)

Who discovered chiropractic?

D.D. Palmer discovered chiropractic in 1895 in Davenport Iowa.

Do I have to keep going for the rest of my life?

Chiropractic need not be a long term treatment requiring numerous visits. Many problems can be fixed in just a few short visits with a careful, precise, and focused approach.

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This myth is particularly popular in Holland. The opposite is true. Walking around with untreated problems in the joints is what causes faster degeneration.

Why is one of my legs longer than the other?

Few people have an anatomical difference in their leg lengths. However, many back pain patients have been told that they have a short leg by someone. Why is this? Muscle imbalances around the pelvis commonly cause one leg to appear to be shorter. The imbalances may be a symptom, or a cause of back pain. Therapists who do not understand this generally inform the patient that they have a short leg.

Do I have scoliosis?

Many patients have been told that they have scoliosis, when in fact they simply have a small curve in the spine, which is rather common and usually not a problem. The diagnosis of scoliosis should never be made unless the curve is 30 degrees or more.

What is Applied Kinesiology (AK)?

Applied Kinesiology is an advanced method of quickly diagnosing and treating human health problems. It was developed in the 1960s in the United States. It is now used all over the world by doctors, dentists, and other professionals. Many people claim to practice AK, but very few people have any sort of certification.

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