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Frequently Asked Questions

To find out more about what we can do for you, please read through our frequently asked questions or contact our friendly, helpful team today.

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that strives to find the primary cause of symptoms or issues. Chiropractors adjust subluxations in the spine with the intent of releasing stress on the nervous system and establishing proper communication between the brain and the body. This allows the body to take over and express its natural ability to heal itself.

What is a subluxation?

A subluxation is an alteration of the bio-mechanical function of the vertebrae in your spine which irritates a nerve causing dysfunction in another part of the body.

Do you take insurance?

Imperial Family Chiropractic is currently in-network with Medicare, HealthPartners, PreferredOne, Medica, UCare, Cigna, and United Healthcare, however all plans cover chiropractic differently so we will verify benefits for you on the first visit. We work with workers compensation and auto accidents as well.  We also have cash and family plans. Our goal at Imperial Family Chiropractic is to make our care affordable to everyone.

What is that cracking noise when I get adjusted?

Often when making an adjustment, a cracking or popping sound will be heard. This sound is from the change of pressure in the joint causing the release of nitrogen gas bubbles. While it happens often, the cracking noise is not the indicator of a successful adjustment. Some successful adjustments will not make any noise.

Does it hurt to get adjusted?

At Imperial Family Chiropractic, we strive to make our environment and adjusting as comfortable as possible. With any procedure, there may be some adverse side effects. When it happens, it is usually a soreness around the area that was adjusted and usually does not last long. Most people who experience the discomfort are the people new to chiropractic and have never been adjusted. Those joints may not have been moving properly for a long time causing the ligaments, muscles, and joint capsules to adapt to the improper function of the joint. We like to compare it to being in a cast for an extended period of time. When that cast comes off, it takes a while for that joint to comfortably move through a full range of motion. This is the same with adjusting that vertebrae and restoring the proper function to that joint. It eventually goes away and the adjustments become very comfortable and relieving.

Why would I bring my child to the chiropractor?

Children can benefit from chiropractic care for many reasons. The birthing process alone is very traumatic for both an infant and the mother. The early years are essential to the development of a child’s nervous system. We encourage parents to get their children checked regularly to ensure their spine and nervous system are developing properly. Symptoms that parents have anecdotally reported relief with chiropractic care include ADD/ADHD, autism, colic, bed wetting, allergies, asthma, ear infections, and constipation, among others. As children grow, they are generally very active whether it is in sports or just playing around the house. Chiropractic through these years are continuing to ensure proper development of the spine as well as improve performance on the field/court/rink/track/classroom/etc.

How do you adjust an infant?

Adjusting an infant is very different from adjusting an adult. Most people are familiar with the high velocity, low amplitude thrust that is manual adjusting for older children and adults. When adjusting infants, there is no thrust until about a year and a half to two years. If a child is younger than that, the adjustment is simply a sustained force held on the vertebrae with the amount of force you would use to check the ripeness of a tomato.


Farmington Chiropractors Drs. Cory Blanchard and Melissa Agnew
Imperial Family Chiropractic | (651) 478-6988