Frequently Asked Questions

ARE CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS SAFE?

Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe? Health First Chiropractic Altoona, PA 16602

Yes.  A thorough examination helps identify the rare individual for whom chiropractic care might not be suited. Compare the statistics. Adjustments are about 100 times safer than taking a common, over-the-counter pain reliever.  Also, a fun fact: More than 77% of NFL trainers refer players to a chiropractor and 33% of NFL teams have  a chiropractor on staff. 

ARE ALL PATIENTS ADJUSTED THE SAME WAY?

Are all patients adjusted the same way? Health First Chiropractic Altoona PA 16602

No. Each patient's spine is unique, and each patient's care plan is different. With 24 spinal bones (that can each move in many different directions!), we see a wide variety of spinal patterns. Everyone's care is tailored for his or her age, condition and health goals. At  Health First Chiropractic Altoona, its always our number one goal and rule to make the patient aware of treatment plans and all of necessary measures it will take to reach those outcomes!

IS IT SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN TO HAVE CHIROPRACTIC CARE?

Is it safe for pregnant women to have chiropractic care? Health First Chiropractic Altoona PA 16602

Yes. Pregnancy may be one of the best times to benefit from chiropractic care. While it's always best to have a properly working nervous system, it's especially helpful during pregnancy. Adjusting methods are modified to a mother's size, weight gain and hormonal changes. Many mothers seek chiropractic care because it is drug free. Many report shorter and easier labor and delivery. 

WHAT IF CHIROPRACTIC DOESN'T WORK?

What if chiropractic care doesn't work? Health First Chiropractic Altoona PA 16602

Health First Chiropractic Altoona strives on maintaining various relationships with many different specialist in the Blair County area. If we're unable to find and reduce the underlying cause of your particular health problem, we'll refer you to other trustworthy specialists who may be able to help. Your health and satisfaction are our only goal. 

DO I NEED TO BE A CHIROPRACTIC PATIENT TO SCHEDULE A MASSAGE?

Do I need to be a chiropractic patient to schedule a massage Health First Chiropractic Altoona 16602

No. We offer Massage Therapy openly to the public and you do not need to been seen in our office for Chiropractic Treatments to receive a Massage.