Frequently Asked Questions in Asheville

Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about chiropractors in Asheville. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right Asheville chiropractor for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to Acton Family Chiropractic at (828) 258-0264 and our team can help!

What is a chiropractor?

A primary care provider who specializes in finding the cause of back, neck and joint pain.

What is chiropractic care?

Determining the cause of back, neck and joint pain and then focusing on removing the obstruction that is causing it.

Are chiropractors doctors?

In NC a chiropractor is a licensed primary care provider.

What does a chiropractor do?

Find and remove obstructions that are causing effects in the body.

Are chiropractors safe?

Chiropractor pay the lowest rates for malpractice.

Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

Good health, better mobility.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

As many as a person feels they are getting benefit from.

Why should you choose our office?

I am Western NC's most experienced chiropractor, specializing in back, neck and joint pain.

What does a chiropractor treat?

Back, neck and joint pain.

How do chiropractors relieve pain from injuries or accidents?

By finding and removing the biomechanical cause.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

We do this type of chiropractic every day.

How does a chiropractor help back and neck pain?

By doing a careful and through evaluation and then doing specific adjustments to unlock and realign the injured joint.

How does a chiropractor help sciatica?

By doing a careful and through evaluation and then doing specific adjustments to unlock and realign the injured joint and take the pressure off the nerves.

What types of pain do chiropractors treat?

Back, neck and joint pain.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Not if done correctly.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

If you open the joint quickly a gas will escape similar to a suction pop.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

No. 

Will a chiropractic adjustment completely remove back pain?

It depends on how long it’s been going on and how much damage has occurred over time.

Can I learn to adjust myself?

You can move hypermobile joints but you need a experienced chiropractor to adjust a joint that is fixated or hypomobile.

Will I be required to remove my clothing at my appointment?

Never.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

My children have had chiropractic care since birth.

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

4 year undergraduate degree and another 4 years of post graduate studies.

Monday
8:00am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
8:00am - 11:00am


Wednesday
8:00am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
8:00am - 11:00am
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
By Appointment


Saturday
By Appointment

Acton Family Chiropractic
789 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 258-0264