Frequently Asked Questions in Brea

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Brea. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Brea for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Singer Chiropractic Wellness Center a call at (714) 582-6235 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What is a chiropractor?

A Chiropractor is a trained healthcare professional who adjusts the spine and nervous system in order to allow a patient's body to have proper postural balance and nervous system flow. When this nervous system flow has been obtained, the brain can communicate properly with the body. This proper communication can allow the body to heal as it is designed to.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

The amount of chiropractic sessions that you require depends on two different factors. The first being, the nature of your condition. For example, a person with a large amount of degenerative arthritis in their back that has been there for a long time would generally require more visits than someone that does not.

The second factor would be the goal of the patient for their overall care. Some patients solely wish to have symptom resolution as the goal of their care, while others want symptom resolution, complete spinal correction, and maintenance as their goal. All of these factors make the number of sessions needed for each patient highly variable.

How much does a chiropractic care cost?

The cost of chiropractic care is very variable depending upon the amount of care that is required as well as the types of therapies that are used for your care, Chiropractic care is also often covered by insurance which can lower the patients out of the pocket expense. In our office, we utilize flexible care plans and payment options that make chiropractic care very affordable.

Why should I choose Singer Chiropractic office?

Singer Chiropractic Wellness Center is a Drug-free, Surgery-free center that is dedicated to helping people express their maximum potential in life. We take the time to truly get to know the wants, needs, and nature of the condition of every one of our patients.

We make sure our patients fully understand the root cause of their condition so that they may take an active role in healing themselves naturally through a chiropractic lifestyle. We have patients that travel from all over Southern California to come and seek care at our office due to our great results and highly trained, professional, warm, and friendly staff.

We provide a great atmosphere for healing at our office and ensure that any and all visits to our office are convenient and effective. We take pride in knowing that we have a very high patient satisfaction rating and countless wonderful stories of life transformation that we have been a part of. We look forward to meeting you and being a part of yours.

How can I find a chiropractor near me?

To be able to find a good chiropractor in your area, there are certain criteria that we would recommend. First look online in a search engine to find an office that is in an area that you are willing to make visits to. Take a look at their reputation in terms of reviews. You can browse their website and get a sense of the personality of the practice. After you see that they are reputable we recommend you call and these questions:

  1. Do you take X-rays of the spine to get listings from?
    Answer should be yes.
  2. Do you take post X-rays to document spinal changes?
    Answer should be yes.
  3. Are you looking for functional changes or only symptom relief?
    Answer should be functional changes.
  4. Do you work with injured discs?
    Answer should be yes.
  5. Do you work with post spine surgeries?
    Answer should be yes.
  6. Do you work with pediatric and elderly patients?
    Answer should be yes.

If they meet these criteria, schedule and appointment.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

Often times during accidents, misalignments in the spine can occur which then put pressure on the nervous system in that area. These misalignments can then cause a host of problems including pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or dysfunction of whichever organs the nerves innervate.

On top of this, accidents can also cause sprains or strains in muscular tissue throughout the body. One example of such misalignment can be seen in the case of whiplash injuries. During this type of injury, the cervical spine in the neck's normal alignment called lordosis is either straightened out or completely reversed. Along with this many of the tissues surrounding that area are injured.

Chiropractors work to realign these misalignments through the chiropractic adjustment, stretches, and exercises, and muscle works specifically to that patient's injuries.

What other conditions can be treated by chiropractic care?

Many people have a misconception that chiropractic care is only used to treat neck and back pain. This, however, is a misconception. Many problems can arise in someone’s body when parts of it are not receiving proper nervous system flow.

The types of problems that can arise are truly endless and can include ailments like asthma, digestive issues, numbness, tingling, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia and much more. Chiropractors help to restore the normal nervous system flow to the body and with the proper nerve flow, the body can heal itself.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Chiropractic care is extremely safe and effective during pregnancy. During pregnancy, the woman’s body can go through a number of changes that can either exacerbate existing conditions or create new ones. Gentle re-alignments of the spine and pelvis can help to bring the body back into balance relieving these problems and making the entire pregnancy much more smooth. This re-alignment has also been shown effective for reducing labor times and has even proven effective for re-positioning a child who is in a breech position.

How does a chiropractor help lower back pain and sciatica?

Chiropractors help with lower back pain in many ways. They start by detecting misalignments in the lower spine as well as postural imbalances throughout the entire body. All of these imbalances will put undue pressure on the nerves, muscles, and discs in the lower back and can cause damage and feelings of pain. The pain can end up being localized or it can also shoot into the pelvis and down the legs in a condition known as sciatica.

Once the chiropractor has properly determined which parts of the body are out of balance, they will combine physical repositioning of the misplaced bones through a safe procedure known as an adjustment, often with lumbar traction and physical exercises that the patient can do to return the spine and body to balance. Once balance has returned to the body, the pressure on the nerves, muscles, and discs will be removed and the pain and radiating symptoms will disappear.

How does a chiropractor help neck pain?

Chiropractors help with neck pain in many ways. They start by detecting misalignments in the cervical spine as well as postural imbalances throughout the entire body. All of these imbalances will put undue pressure on the nerves, muscles, and discs in the neck and can cause damage and feelings of pain. The pain can end up being localized or it can also shoot into the shoulders and down the arms and cause secondary conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome.

Once the chiropractor has properly determined which parts of the body are out of balance, they will combine physical repositioning of the misplace bones through a safe procedure known as an adjustment and physical exercises that the patient can do to return the spine and body to balance. Once the balance has returned to the body, the pressure on the nerves, muscles, and discs will be removed and the pain and radiating symptoms will disappear.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Chiropractic adjustments are considered very safe and almost every chiropractic adjustment feels very comfortable to the patient. Some patients can experience some muscle soreness after an adjustment as the body gets used to the new proper posture of the body. This is similar to what it would feel like after going back to the gym for the first time in a while. This will most often relieve itself or patients can apply ice to the area.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Chiropractic adjustments are very safe. Chiropractic has been around since 1895 and has had a long track record of both effectiveness and safety. Every day over one million adjustments is given in the united states alone.

Because chiropractic care is so safe, chiropractic malpractice insurance is generally less expensive than car insurance with the average cost being around 350 dollars per year. Compare this to the average cost of medical malpractice insurance which is around 8 thousand dollars per year.

Of course, no type of care is without risks completely. The most common risks of chiropractic care can include minor sprains and strains, and possible bony fractures. These complications are extremely rare because doctors of chiropractic do an in depth examination on each patient to screen for these possibilities.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

Sometimes patients will hear a popping sound with adjustments. This sound comes from a small gas bubble forming in the fluid-filled bursa surrounding two bones as the pressure in that area is reduced. This gas bubble is then popped as the bones come in closer contact with each other once again. This formation of gas bubbles is called a cavitation. These cavitations are very similar to the popping sound you would hear when opening a soda can.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

It is very important to determine each individual patient's specific postural and bony misalignments. It is for this reason that every individual person is adjusted differently. We also make sure to account for other differences in body types and conditions in the body. For example, an athlete in their 30’s would need to be adjusted much differently than a child or infant.

We also make sure to cater to different patient’s specific likes and dislikes when it comes to adjustments. Some of our patients either prefer or require that we use a technique known as drop technique or activator technique, while others would require or request a manual adjustment. On top of this, it is important that each individual patient get the proper exercises and stretches that would most benefit their specific needs.

Will I be required to remove my clothing at my appointment?

It is not required that you remove your clothing during adjustments. We request that patients wear comfortable clothing that covers their bodies adequately. Dr. Singer is able to feel for subluxations (misalignments) through most clothing.

Clothing articles that would not be best suited for adjustments are clothes that are too tight to move in, long earrings that cover the neck area large puffy or thick jackets, slippery or wet clothes, or skirts that are too short.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Chiropractic care is appropriate for people of all ages, including babies and small children. Whether your child is struggling with an ailment such as colic, recurring ear infections, developmental delays, ADHD, and more, or you simply want to provide them wellness care to ensure their bodies are developing properly, chiropractic care is a great choice.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Chiropractors receive a large amount of education and are given a doctorate in chiropractic also known as a D.C. They must first graduate from a four-year college with at least two of these years focusing on the sciences.

They then must go to Chiropractic School for four years during which they must do internships and a minimum of 900 hours in a Chiropractic Clinic. Both written and practical board exams are needed to receive their degree. 

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Monday
8:00am - 12:00pm
3:30pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
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Wednesday
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3:30pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
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Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm
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Saturday
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Singer Chiropractic
Wellness Center

405 South State College Boulevard #202
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 582-6235