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Holmes Chiropractic Frequently Asked Questions

Common Answers to Questions We Hear

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

Do you have any questions that aren’t answered here? Contact us today and let us answer all of your questions.


Will my insurance cover chiropractic?
We will gladly verify any benefits and explain exactly what is covered.

How long will it take before I feel better?

Many patients feel considerably better following the first visit, but each situation is unique, and Dr. Brandon Holmes will help guide you along the healing process to get you well as fast as possible.

Will I get addicted to chiropractic adjustments?

No. Many people feel a pleasant sense of ease and well-being after their chiropractic adjustments. Some feel as though their power has been “turned on,” others feel more whole or “connected.” (This is what “normal” feels like!) Once people experience this feeling they often choose to adopt some type of ongoing schedule of care so they continue to feel this way all the time. It’s not an addiction.

Do you have online paperwork?

Yes! Please call the office at (925) 938-1122 to have online forms emailed to you. If you need assistance with your paperwork, please come to your appointment a few minutes early and we will gladly help you fill it out.

Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?

Chiropractic adjustments are not only safe and painless but also supported by extensive research demonstrating their effectiveness in improving overall well-being.

Do You Offer Adjustments Without the Big Cracking?

Yes! We provide alternative methods such as activator, cox-flexion distraction, and mobilization to address alignment issues without traditional manual adjustments.
Can I Adjust Myself?
We strongly advise against self-adjustments to prevent potential injury. It’s best to seek professional assistance.

What Causes the Sound During Adjustments?

The popping or cracking sound is the release of nitrogen gas from the joint, similar to cracking your knuckles, caused by pressure buildup in the joint fluid.

What Techniques Do You Use?

We employ a range of techniques tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Visit this link for more information.

Can Children Receive Chiropractic Care?

Absolutely! Chiropractic care is safe and effective for children, addressing various issues from injuries to general aches and pains. Techniques used for children are far more gentle compared to an adult, taking into account their growing body and delicate frame.

Will I Need Chiropractic or Spinal Decompression?

Depending on your symptoms and condition, our team will assess your needs and create a personalized care plan. Many patients benefit from both chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression for optimal results.

Will Medicare cover all of the services offered?

While medicare does cover a portion of your care, they do not cover ALL of your care.

Chiropractors are classified as a specialty service under Medicare, which will be processed differently than your medical doctor, hospital, or other specialist visits. Rest assured we will discuss any out of pocket costs with you prior to your visits.

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FAQs at Holmes Chiropractic | (925) 938-1122