Yes, infants can start getting chiropractic care from just a few days old with Dr Alex. The typical chiropractic care of infants and young children involves the use of low-force low-amplitude techniques.
Most private health providers include chiropractic treatment in their allied health extras, to see if you have this cover contact your private health providers and ask them!
You do not need a referral to come to a chiropractor as they are primary health physicians, therefore they practice independently. Note: This is if you are not using the Department of Veterans’ Affair program or an Enhanced Primary Care plan.
The noise that you hear when you are getting adjusted is a suction sound as nitrogen gas escape from within the joint. This is not the aim for an adjustment but a side effect that has no clinical significance. Also do not be worried if there is no cracking sound, this is normal as well.
You will only be referred for x-rays if clinically indicated. There are certain conditions that will prevent you from being able to have x-rays such as pregnancy. The risks and benefits of x-rays can be discussed with the chiropractor treating you.
No, getting adjusted should not hurt. However, you may feel slight discomfort after an adjustment, but it is similar to the muscle aches you might feel after a workout at the gym. More often than not you will feel an instant release of pressure and hear a cracking sound, which sometimes can be loud and make the experience daunting.