Frequently Asked Questions in Greensboro NC

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Find out the answers Greensboro NC Chiropractors frequently give to patients seeking to learn more about chiropractic care at their office. Learning more about chiropractic and its benefits can help you find the best chiropractor for you. If you have a question you don't see answered below, reach out to your team at Good Health Greensboro: David Huff, DC at (336) 509-4963.

What is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a doctor that focuses on helping your body heal and regulate itself—through the brain, nerves, skeletal alignment, and muscle function. Instead of focusing on diagnosing diseases and treating with medication (like a medical doctor does), they examine how your body is moving and functioning to find where it needs to function better. From there, they rehabilitate proper movement and function of nerves, brain impulses, muscles, and skeletal system to get you back in optimal health.

After graduating college, chiropractors go to 4 more years of schooling like medical school. Instead of studying pharmaceuticals and diseases, they spend the majority of their time intimately studying the nervous system, neurology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and a variety of techniques to help the body heal, making them specialists in this area.

So while you can go to a chiropractor or a medical doctor for a variety of common issues from ear infections to digestive issues, sleep, numbness, and pain, instead of giving you a pill as a treatment (like a medical doctor often would) a chiropractor would gently move your bones to support your nerves and brain in naturally regulating the symptoms you are experiencing.

Interesting in finding one of your own? We’d love you to meet Dr. Huff—one of the highest-awarded chiropractors in the area. Call us at (336) 509-4963 so we can schedule a time for a consultation.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a natural (drug-free) form of healthcare that focuses on restoring optimal nervous system function. Your nervous system connects your brain to all the rest of your cells, organs, functions, etc. However, that connection between your brain and body can break down if the spine doesn’t move properly enough to allow the nerves to connect with the brain. Often, chiropractors will gently move bones of the spine or other areas to help your brain and nerves function better. The goal is to improve how your body works so your body solves the problems on its own and your body heals and functions at its best... this eliminates symptoms at their root cause.
For more information on the connection from the spine to the nerves, and our overall health, neurologist Dr. Heidi Haavik’s research on chiropractic can be found here:

Heidi Haavik's - Guide to Chiropractic
Chiropractic Research: Prefrontal Cortex
Want to get your health optimized with chiropractic? We’d love to help you—call or text us at (336) 509-4963.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes, just like medical doctors, dentists, or podiatrists, they attend 4 years of chiropractic school after college, must pass rigorous technical and written boards, and have practical experience in their field before being deemed a “Doctor of Chiropractic.” If what you define “a doctor” as is only someone that prescribes medication then no—they have actually fought for decades to NOT prescribe medication so they can focus more holistically on restoring your body’s function. Their training makes them specialists in the muscular, skeletal, nervous system, and neurological health just like a dentist is a specialist in tooth and gum health.

Looking for a doctor of chiropractic? We’d love to be yours! Reach out at (336) 509-4963 so we can start supporting you.

What is the history of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic was founded in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer who adjusted and restored the hearing of a deaf janitor. Daniel David researched this connection between a bone being out of alignment in the janitor’s neck and the loss of hearing. From his findings, he created the field and study of Chiropractic which today focuses on the nervous system and restoring proper function to the body.

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What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors perform thorough physical and orthopedic evaluations to identify movement issues, provide adjustments to the spine and other areas by gently moving bones in order to restore nervous system in addition they also adjust the nerves of the arms and legs, hands and feet. They are health care doctors without using medications.

Need one? Let us help you—reach us at (336) 509-4963.

Are chiropractors useful?

Absolutely! More and more people are discovering how chiropractic care fits into their lives and health goals. Chiropractors can help athletes like runners and weightlifters beat their personal records by improving their biomechanical efficiency significantly to go farther, faster or lift heavier with less stress on their bodies. (Most of our athletes beat their personal records with Dr. Huff!) Chiropractors are also renowned for helping people of all ages with pain and numbness, headaches, and other aches and issues. More and more parents are taking their babies and young children to chiropractors to help with colic, bedwetting, sniffles, and other issues. It’s surprising that, given how effective they are, more people aren’t using them! That’s because the chiropractic industry does not have as much funding behind it as the medical and pharmaceutical industries do so it really takes experiencing it for yourself, or knowing someone who has.

And, like in any profession, not all chiropractors are as patient-friendly, or as effective as Dr. Huff, so give us a try if you think we can help - (336) 509-4963

Does chiropractic work?

Yes! 70% of our patients are at 70-90% improvement in their first 6 weeks of care, and the improvement percentages only increase for people that stay with us longer. Chiropractic is often more effective than medications for similar issues. But, similar to if you stopped taking medication or didn’t follow a diet—if you stop chiropractic care before your recommended plan or if you do not follow through with the recommended frequency (dosing) you may not get the results you desired.

Want to give it a try? Great, we’d love to walk you through the process—call or text us at (336) 509-4963.

Are chiropractors safe?

Yes, chiropractic is one of the safest health interventions available. While there are risks with anything, chiropractic has fewer negative incidents than almost any drug-based care, and their malpractice insurance reflects that—medical doctors spend thousands of dollars a year (for obgyn’s it’s often over $30,000/year) due to the risks associated with their practices, however, chiropractors only spend about $600/year on malpractice insurance. It is important that you go to a chiropractor that does thorough examinations so they can know if there are contra-indications or reasons you should not be adjusted.

Want to find out if an adjustment is safe for you? Let us schedule your consultation at (336) 509-4963.

Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

Sure—while about 45% of people feel better after just one adjustment, (and 40% might feel no difference after just one adjustment), some people (we’ve noticed about 15% of our patients) can feel sore after their first adjustment and about 5% can feel very sore. That soreness goes away for almost all patients but for a rare few it can take many weeks. Similarly, a select few (about 15%) could have an uptick in headaches or feel their symptoms worsen initially.

Sometimes pain moves from one place to another, or from being sharp to feeling dull. This is a part of your body adapting to changes that come with an adjustment and eventually, your body will balance out. There have been documented cases of stroke or even death associated with an adjustment, but that is extremely rare, and associated with the neck being turned from side to side, so any doctor or barber that turns the head quickly is exposed to this risk.

Want to find out if an adjustment is safe for you? Let us schedule your consultation at (336) 509-4963.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

The length of your care can depend on how long your condition has been building, how severe it is, your overall health, and your goals. For shorter care, start right away once you notice symptoms and be proactive with following through on Dr. Huff’s recommendations and an active, nutritious lifestyle. Usually, we start with recommending 12 visits and then see how you’ve progressed from there.

Curious what you’ll need? Let us start with a free consultation by calling or texting us at (336) 509-4963.

How much does a chiropractic care cost?

Most of our patients pay less than $1000 to get to 80% improvement, but what you pay depends, based on if you’re using health insurance or have been in an auto accident or other situation where others will help pay for your care. It also depends on how much care you’ll need to reach your goals (based on how long and how severe or complex the issue is and your overall health). We are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care, Aetna, MedCost, Health Team Advantage, Medicare, and Cigna. We also have a discount medical plan to help those without insurance afford active care more easily. And if you were in an accident, we can work with auto insurance companies and attorneys to pay for your care.

All of our new patients are met by Dr. Huff, with no cost consultation. From there, he’ll decide what you need, and the rest of the team can figure out your benefits to let you know what costs to expect before you owe us anything.

The first step is a free consultation to assess your needs—let us schedule that for you. Just call or text us at (336) 509-4963.

Why should you choose your Good Health?

We designed our office, treatment, and costs to be as thorough and patient-centered as possible. You, your experience, and getting you back to your full life is more important than profits to us, and we hope you feel like family here. Please check out our Google and Facebook reviews to see for yourself. Additionally, Dr. Huff was chosen as the most selfless, most educated, and most competent graduate out of almost 100 chiropractors he graduated with at one of the top schools in the world for chiropractic. He associated at 3 of the most prestigious practices in the United States before opening up in his hometown of Greensboro and he’s done more adjustments than most retired chiropractors. He also won 2020 Small Business Person of the Year from the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, so you really are in great hands with Dr. Huff and his team.

If there’s anything else we can do to make you feel welcome and heard, please let us know. We’d love to care for you and your loved ones. Call us at (336) 509-4963.

How can I find a chiropractor near me?

Not near Greensboro, NC? We have people traveling from out of state to see Dr. Huff, but if you need someone closer to you, you can search here for a North Carolina chiropractor near you.

In the Greensboro area? We can happily set you up with an appointment by calling (336) 509-4963.

What are common chiropractic techniques?

Most commonly, chiropractors will use either “manual” or “instrument-assisted” adjustment techniques to gently and specifically move bones to improve nerve and muscular function. Manual techniques involve Dr. Huff only using his hands—this is probably what you’ve seen more commonly on YouTube. There may be a gentle twist, pop, or “crack” as air is pushed out of the joint. Usually endorphins are released after an adjustment so people commonly have a sign of “that felt really good”.

Different hand-held tools can be used to move the bones gently and specifically. The one Dr. Huff uses is called the Integrator. With the integrator, Dr. Huff will not need to twist or “pop”/“crack” any of those bones —the tool gently moves them without that. The tool-assisted adjustment can be more gentle, but the manual can get more movement, so unless a patient has a preference, Dr. Huff will use his expertise to decide which is better for each part of each patient.

Dr. Huff is a technique nerd! So if there’s one your old chiropractor did that you loved or hated, let him know so he can accommodate you. If you’re a chiropractic technique nerd, here are some of the most common ones he uses: Thompson Drop Table, Torque Release Technique (instrument assisted adjusting), and Traditional hands-on approach thru MLS.

Let us know what you need or help you figure it out! Call or text us at (336) 509-4963.

What does a chiropractor treat?

It is more common now to hear of patients seeing a chiropractor for back and neck pain. However, earlier in the 1900s, they were more popular for fighting infectious diseases like Polio and the Spanish Flu. And in the 1950s, they were also very common primary care doctors that families would see for a cold, digestive issue, allergies, or any other common health issue. Many modern families are re-discovering chiropractors for this range of issues (from pain to primary care problems), and neuroscience is starting to catch up with what these families have known for decades—that movements of the spine affect our overall ability to heal and thrive, and adjustments are life-altering, brain-altering, health-altering treatments.

Want us to help you or your family? We are here to help—call or text us at (336) 509-4963.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

When our bodies are exposed to trauma—physically or emotionally—our nervous system, muscular, and skeletal systems all receive that impact and often lockdown to try to protect ourselves. This “locking-down” can result in numbness, pain (whether dull, sharp, or shooting), tightness, or immobility. Often the spine has stopped moving how it should and that affects the nerves, which creates pain or numbness. Getting the spine or other bones to move correctly can significantly alleviate these symptoms—in fact, it’s very rare that people who functioned fine before an auto accident don’t get back to pre-accident health (and often better!) after working with Dr. Huff. Starting care as soon as possible after the accident will increase the chances for you to get the most from the care.

Call us as soon as you’re able so we can start your healing process— (336) 509-4963.

What other conditions can be treated by chiropractic care?

It is difficult to say that chiropractors “treat” these conditions because what they really are doing is supporting the body to function its best—and in doing so, a variety of symptoms are alleviated.
Specifically, we see great results with allergies; asthma; digestive issues (like constipation, gastroparesis, acid reflux, IBS, etc); headaches/migraines; child issues like ear infections, colic, delayed development, and bedwetting; back and neck pain; numbness in legs, hands, and feet; sciatica; TMJ and jaw issues; shoulder pain and immobility; knee, hip, and wrist pain; arthritis; mental focus issues; sleep difficulties; high blood pressure; erectile disfunction; libido issues; menstrual cramps and irregular periods, and many others.

Want to see if chiropractic is right for you? Let us help you out— call or text us at (336) 509-4963 with your questions or to let us set up an appointment for you.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Yes! Supporting women through pregnancy and delivery is some of our favorite groups to support. Unlike many medications, it’s extremely safe for pregnancy, and Dr. Huff can adjust you on your back or side so you’re not on your stomach. Dr. Huff can also perform acupuncture to help with nausea, to help the baby turn, or a variety of other pregnancy goals. He will work on the feet, the round ligament, and other muscles to alleviate pain and cramps from carrying a baby. Chiropractic care can help lower labor time and delivery pain by 60% and help even the pelvis as the placenta and uterus expand so we love to make you and your baby more comfortable during such a magical and sometimes taxing time.

Pregnant and looking for a chiropractic support team? We’d be honored to be on yours! Call or text us at (336) 509-4963 so we can ease your burden a bit.

How does a chiropractor help lower back pain?

Pain comes from nerves. The function of your nerves is regulated in part by the movement of your spine, so getting it to move correctly usually reduces pain significantly. When your low back is in pain, Dr. Huff will examine it to see where the movement is off and create a plan to restore function.

Got low back pain? That’s the most common area of back issues we work on and we’d love to help you find out why and get back to living life pain-free. Call us at (336) 509-4963 to set up an exam and treatment or let us answer your questions.

How does a chiropractor help neck pain?

Pain comes from nerves. The function of your nerves is regulated in part by the movement of your spine, so getting it to move correctly usually reduces pain significantly. When you have pain in the neck, Dr. Huff will examine it to see where the movement is off and create a plan to restore function. This may involve working with the surrounding muscles.

Got a pain in the neck? We’d love to help! Let us help you with a time to see Dr. Huff and get treated today (not on the weekend) if you’d like—reach us at (336) 509-4963.

How does a chiropractor help sciatica?

Sciatica usually comes from spinal movement issues in the lower back—the nerves coming out L3, L4, L5, or S1—and can create shooting pain or numbness in the hips, down the legs even into the toes. Alleviating the pressure on these nerves by getting the spine to move correctly can alleviate that pain significantly. Dr. Huff will also examine your hips to see if one leg needs to be lifted to become level (it’s a simple shoe insert he’ll give you) or if he should do other exercises with you to rebalance the hips and retrain proper muscle movement.

Got sciatica? It’s one of Dr. Huff’s most commonly-treated issues and we’d love to help you too—reach us at (336) 509-4963 so we can help you as soon as you’re willing.

What types of pain do chiropractors treat?

Whether shooting, numb, throbbing, deep, sharp, sporadic, or chronic, and whether it’s in their knees, hips, back, neck, head, jaw, hand, buttocks, mid-back, abs, feet, calves, or other areas, if it’s not appendicitis, it’s rare that our patients who come in with musculoskeletal pain (which all of these are) do not get significant relief. Were you to be one of those rare patients that aren’t getting major pain relief, Dr. Huff would work just as hard to find you an appropriate referral.

Want us to help you get out of pain? We’d love to! Reach us at (336) 509-4963 so we can arrange your first visit.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

The vast majority of our patients say adjustments feel great! Endorphins are released when we get adjusted, so for most people, it feels good and can bring an instant sigh of relief. The sensation is not too different from the feeling of popping your knuckles so for those that it doesn’t feel great for, they rarely think it hurts—it can just be a slightly unusual sensation. There are about 2 patients out of the last 900 that we’ve seen who say they think it kind of hurts, yet they feel much better in the long term so it’s worth it for them to keep getting adjusted. For very sensitive patients, being touched at all—especially in the areas that have muscular and nerve issues already—can create discomfort, yet this sensitivity usually is reduced over time with adjustments and other therapies we offer.

Wanting to feel for yourself? Call or text us at (336) 509-4963 and we’ll schedule you right away.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Yes, chiropractic is one of the safest health interventions available. While there are risks with anything, chiropractic has fewer negative incidents than almost any other health care intervention, and their malpractice insurance reflects that—medical doctors spend tens of thousands of dollars a year (from $10,000-$200,000!) due to the risks associated with their practices, however, chiropractors only spend about $600/year on malpractice insurance because adverse events are extremely rare. If you are concerned about the safety of an adjustment, it is even more important that you go to a chiropractor that does thorough examinations so they can know if there are contra-indications or reasons you should not be adjusted.

Dr. Huff is known as a thorough chiropractor—even other chiropractors will refer their post-surgery or complicated patients to him for care. So if you have any concerns about whether it is safe or not to get adjusted, please raise these questions with Dr. Huff. Even in rare cases, he recommends not getting adjusted, he can provide other services to help with your conditions or an appropriate referral.

Nervous but excited about what Dr. Huff might be able to do for you? He’ll likely start with an exam and review any risks and opportunities/plan of care within the first visit. Let us schedule a time with him by calling or texting us at (336) 509-4963.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

Great question! The popping/cracking sound comes from air being quickly released from the “joint” around a bone. It’s a very safe and natural response and does not really determine whether the adjustment was “good” or “bad” but many people who love getting adjusted associate that “pop” with the resulting sensation of the adjustment—the release of endorphins that feels good, but can come whether or not there’s a pop. For those patients that are grossed out by or hate the “pop” sound, we don’t want that to deter you from care—Dr. Huff can adjust you without the “pop”—just let him know you’re “pop-free.” 🙂

Any more funny questions? You can message us on Facebook or Instagram or call or text us at (336) 509-4963 if you’re curious about our services and how we can help you.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

Not at all! It may look similar to an outsider because the moves might look the same, but where and how Dr. Huff adjusts you is a visit-by-visit, person-by-person determination. As you move along your care, he may focus more on structural correction with manual techniques. If you have sensitive areas he might adjust you with a tool. And even if he uses his hands or the tools he may choose from dozens of different techniques he knows to get the results you need to get back to full health. Here are some of the techniques he uses, but he’s a technique nerd, so if you know a technique that you want or have liked or not liked, let him know and he’ll be happy to serve you!
Thompson Drop Table, Torque Release Technique (instrument assisted adjusting), and Traditional hands-on approach thru MLS.

Have a favorite technique, or are nervous about what your first adjustment might be like? Would it help to talk with someone? We are here for you—call or text us at (336) 509-4963.

Will a chiropractic adjustment completely remove back pain?

For many of our patients, it does! However, nothing that you only do once will remove the chance that it ever comes back, because our bodies are dynamic systems, exposed to new stresses every day. It’s as if you got braces on, took them off, and never wore your retainer—your teeth will tend to go back to how they were before unless you maintain their new place. Many patients maintain their pain-free, or less-pain lifestyle by seeing Dr. Huff once every week to once every 6 weeks, depending on their preferences, lifestyle, and body.

For a few patients with chronic issues, they may always have some issues, however, getting them 50%-90% better is still a goal they appreciate. If anyone wants back to 100% that doesn’t come just from chiropractic, Dr. Huff may enlist the help of a larger team and refer you to other trusted providers.

Want to find out if Dr. Huff can help you? He’ll likely start with an exam, and get you the images and answers you need plus any treatment if you’d like within an hour, with no pressure. Exams can usually be scheduled today or tomorrow (if it’s not on the weekend). Call us at (336) 509-4963 to let us get your answers.

Can I learn to adjust myself?

In short, no. Dr. Huff does not even adjust himself. Instead, he takes care of local chiropractors and they take care of him. You can “pop” your back and you may feel that instant release of endorphins in that joint that may cause it to feel more relaxed, but it will not correct the movement, nerve, and structural issues that created that stress in that spot. In fact, it is more likely to irritate that area.
When we “pop” ourselves, the areas that “pop” is the most flexible areas—these areas are likely already compensating for the areas that are stuck. If we pop the hyper-flexible parts, it makes those parts more flexible, and the stuck parts even more stuck...resulting in us feeling like we have to “pop” ourselves even more or are in even more pain in a few minutes or hours once that endorphin kick wears off.

Any spinal movements—from doing yoga, walking, stretching, and swimming—can help your overall spinal health, but adjusting yourself is just as likely to make the issue worse as it is to make it better.

So, leave it to the experts!—We’d love to help you, and if all you want is a quick adjustment we can most likely do that same day without an extensive exam so you’ll be on your way to functioning freely. Call or text us at (336) 509-4963.

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

Not during a routine adjustment. However, if it’s your exam day or if Dr. Huff is taking images, you may change privately in a room into a gown from the waist up (waist down, patients can keep pants and underwear on). If taking x-rays, avoiding pants or clothing with metal (like jeans with a zipper, etc) can allow us to take X-rays without you needing to change into a gown. If you’re uncomfortable with any of these requests, call us at (336) 509-4963, and let us try to accommodate what you need.

If you're coming straight from work in short shorts, workout clothes, skirts, or a dress? No need to feel embarrassed! Come as you are! We have gowns available at the adjustment tables to drape over your exposed legs. It’s a routine thing we offer.

Occasionally if a patient wants electrical stimulation in an area that’s hard to reach outside of their clothing, they can hop into a room, place the electric pads where they need them and hop back out. Or these patients will wear loose clothing that offers easy access.

Similarly, for acupuncture, if you’re not able to raise your pant legs above your knee or sleeves above the elbow then we may ask you to wear a gown so Dr. Huff can reach the points he needs.

For cupping treatments, it depends on the areas of the pain. Many patients might wear a tank top or remove their shirt so the cups can be placed on their upper back. Gowns are of course available if you’re more comfortable with those.

Questions about what to wear? You can call or text us at (336) 509-4963 and we’ll give you the scoop.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes! We LOVE to work with kids. Babies as young as one day old to adults well into their 100s can all be adjusted safely, yet the techniques will vary. For babies, Dr. Huff will use soft-tissue adjustments applying about as much pressure as we use to see if a peach is ripe. For children, the pressure will be applied appropriately to their skeletal maturation—usually, it's much more gentle than for adults. Kids also respond a lot faster to chiropractic care! And many parents love knowing that they are helping their kids meet developmental milestones by supporting musculoskeletal and nervous system health. Other parents like to be able to come in the day their kid has an issue, get treated, and see them improve within hours or a couple of days without needing medications for simple issues like ear infections, sniffles, stomach aches, asthma, etc. We also work on longer-term issues like chronic asthma and ear aches, ADHD, autism sensitivities, and more.

More questions? Let us help you and your family find out what you need—call us at (336) 509-4963.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

About as much as almost any other doctor you see for your health. On top of an undergraduate degree, doctors of chiropractic attend 4 years of chiropractic school where they focus on a RIGOROUS understanding of the muscular, skeletal, nervous system, and neurological systems, radiology, anatomy, and physiology, nutrition, techniques for adjustment, and other healing modalities, as well as public health, pharmacology and epidemiology. While they focus less on epidemiology and pharmacology than medical doctors who prescribe medications, their education is MUCH more rigorous in the nervous system, neurology, and anatomy and physiology than medical doctors.

Like medical doctors, they dissect human cadavers to intimately understand these enervation patterns. But they also train their reflexes, hands, and coordination like athletes would—Dr. Huff can sense a human hair underneath 5 sheets of paper, which helps him find ligaments and other issues that may be misaligned. Doctors of Chiropractic must then pass an extensive board certification that tests their book knowledge about the body, ability to diagnose cases, and their techniques for adjustment. Then they must serve in the field for 6 months to a year and attain hundreds of hours of adjusting before they can work on patients. Dr. Huff exceeded all of these standards, taking twice as many EXTRA technique courses like any other student in his class, and now having adjusted more people than most retiring chiropractors.

If you’re unsure or have doubts about chiropractic, we understand it’s new to many—never hesitate to bring your questions and concerns to our team and Dr. Huff—we are here to support your health journey however you allow us to. You can reach us at (336) 509-4963.

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