Quad Cities Chiropractic FAQ


Here are a few answers to the most frequently asked questions received by Dr Boelger. We hope that these will be helpful to you, but if you have a question that is not answered here, please do not hesitate to call us – we will happily answer any question you may have about chiropractic care.

Q1 - Do I need a referral from my GP in order to see a chiropractor?

No. Chiropractors are primary health care practitioners and can provide chiropractic services independently. This means that you can set up an appointment with a chiropractor without first consulting your GP, although your Doctor may suggest that you see a chiropractor if he or she feels that chiropractic care may help you.

Q2 - Could chiropractic care make my condition worse?

Chiropractic care is a safe, non-intrusive procedure that will not hurt you as long as it is provided by a certified and qualified chiropractor. Complications of chiropractic care are extremely rare.

Q3 - If I start chiropractic care, will I have to continue chiropractic treatment for life?

Since you are a grownup I suppose that you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. The point is that many patients want to continue treatment because it feels so good to be out of pain. Their quality of life improves and they can get back to doing those things they used to do without pain. Isn’t that fantastic?

Q4 - I have had back surgery. Can I still benefit from chiropractic care?

Yes, you can. It is an unfortunate fact that many people who have undergone back surgery see symptoms of their original condition (often in the form of pain or reduced flexibility) come back after a number of years. Chiropractic care is a safe and efficient way of alleviating the pain associated both with your back condition and the stress of back surgery.