Is it Safe to Practice Chiropractic?
Chiropractic Frequently Asked Questions
Chiropractic is the third largest medical profession worldwide after conventional medicine and dentistry. Qualified chiropractic is still relatively unknown in Germany, so far fewer than 100 chiropractors have been practicing in Germany.
Chiropractic deals primarily with functional disorders of the joint and muscular system. These include joint blockages, muscle tension, headaches, intervertebral disc problems and much more (link treatment spectrum). We also deal with the prevention of future complaints (link Rehabilitation / Prevention). Infants and children can also be treated with chiropractic (link children).
What is the difference between chiropractors, chiropractors and chiropractors?
Chiropractors have completed several years of university studies, which are completed with the title Mchiro (Master of Chiropractic) or DC (Doctor of Chiropractic).
The terms chiropractor and chiropractor are used by alternative practitioners and doctors with appropriate additional training.
In Germany, the job title chiropractor is unfortunately not legally protected and is used by an increasing number of other therapists to provide similar training standards. It is therefore always worthwhile to ask whether you have a university degree before making an appointment.
Is a chiropractic treatment a "straightening"?
Even if people like to speak of "straightening" in the vernacular, the chiropractic mobilization of a joint has nothing to do with it. A really dislocated joint in the area of the spine is a medical emergency and can only result from extreme violence (e.g. bad accident).
What we often perceive as a "dislocation" is actually just a blockage in the area of the spine - the joint surfaces are where they belong, but do not move smoothly against each other - the result is pain and tension. Chiropractors can efficiently release these blockages with gentle impulses. The characteristic cracking during the treatment is caused by the imploding of gas bubbles in the joint space and is completely harmless and harmless.
How often do I have to come for treatment?
How many treatments are necessary depends entirely on your individual problem - some problems are over after one or two treatments, and in the case of severe or chronic complaints it can take a little longer. Statistically speaking, a chiropractor needs between 4 and 7 treatments to get most ailments under control. How many treatments will be necessary in your case will be discussed at your first appointment (link First appointment).
Is the treatment dangerous?
There are now many studies that prove the safety of chiropractic - the prerequisite for this is, of course, that the treatment is carried out by a qualified chiropractor.
Do i need a bank transfer?
No. Non-medical practitioners in Germany have treatment autonomy, i.e. diagnosis and treatment plan are created directly and do not have to be instructed by a doctor.
What does the treatment cost?
Our practice bills according to the fee schedule for alternative practitioners (GebüH). Statutory health insurance companies unfortunately do not (yet) cover the costs of chiropractic treatments. Private health insurances often cover the costs in whole or in part (depending on the individual health insurance tariff). For patients who have to bear the costs themselves, the initial examination and treatment cost € 75, follow-up treatments € 55.
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