Frequently Asked Questions in Bloomfield

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Bloomfield. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Bloomfield for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Dr. Joseph Licitra, DC a call at (973) 470-0632 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

What is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a doctor trained specifically to take the pressure off nerve roots by manipulation of spinal bones as well as the correction of associated muscles.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a systematic approach to correcting spinal misalignments and strengthening the associated muscles which leads to overall better health in the body.

Are chiropractors doctors?

A chiropractor does a detailed examination of a person’s health and accesses spinal mechanics and then corrects these problems and restores spinal mechanics.

Are chiropractors useful?

Chiropractors are extremely useful for many different conditions to include neck, back pain, sciatica, headaches, and overall tension. There are many stories on my google reviews where people describe what they have been helped within my office.

Does chiropractic work?

Yes, there are numerous studies describing how chiropractic is the most effective treatment for low back and neck pain. The most cost-effective.

Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

Yes, in some cases there may be an increase in soreness due to muscle manipulation which is normal when there is extreme spasm and we prepare the patient for this.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

This depends on the condition and how long and how severe it is. In my office, we provide the quickest results and shortest treatment plans possible.

Why should you choose your office?

Our office is a caring compassionate place with great staff, a great attitude, and a desire to obtain spectacular results in the shortest time possible. We know many different types of treatments that we modified depending on patient needs.

How can I find a chiropractor near me?

You can look up chiropractors on google. Reviews help when checking for a chiropractor. Look for a chiropractor where the reviews tell a story about the patient and how the chiropractor helped him.

What are common chiropractic techniques?

There are many different techniques in chiropractic. When searching for chiropractors look for one that knows several different techniques. One size does not fit all. In our office, we used applied kinesiology (muscle testing) sacro-occipital techniques full spine diversified and Graston technique along with muscle work.

What does a chiropractor treat?

A chiropractor treats neck, low back, sciatic pain as well as headaches. In this office, we also treat shoulder, knee, carpel tunnel, and foot pain.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

A Chiropractor does a detailed exam intake from injuries or auto accidents. They then determine where the primary problem is and bring down the swelling and inflammation. This is then followed by a course of strengthening and stretching.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

No, depending on the condition, the age and how long the problem is there will determine how we adjust the patient. This can sometimes change during the treatment plan as mobility increases.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Yes, absolutely! We have a specific table here for pregnant patients where there is a space for the abdomen. Pregnant women get a great deal of relief with chiropractors with this table and who know myofascial (muscle) techniques.

How does a chiropractor help lower back pain?

In this office, we examine the low back and generally x-ray the area. We find out where the misalignments are and correct them. We also manually muscle test the area and correct the weakness.

How does a chiropractor help neck pain?

In this office, we examine the neck and generally X-Ray the area. We find out where the misalignments are and correct them. We also manually muscle test the area and correct the weakness.

How does a chiropractor help sciatica?

Yes, in many cases chiropractic should be the first choice for sciatica. If you go to my website there is a video I did on sciatica which explains causes. If care is not affording appropriate relief a medical referral will be made.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

In most cases it's four years of college, a doctorate at a chiropractic college, and a 1-year internship. I received my bachelor of science at Fairley Dickenson University and my doctorate at New York Chiropractic College.


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9:00am - 1:00pm
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9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 7:00pm

3:00pm - 7:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm

Dr. Joseph Licitra, DC

300 Broadacres Drive Suite 126A
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

(973) 470-0632