(231) 421-3333
2506 Crossing Circle, STE A
Traverse City, MI, 49684

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Gentle Treatments

Visiting the chiropractor doesn't have to be painful. With Dr. Katy Gorman, treatments can be moderated into gentle, corrective procedures that allow you to continue through your day easily.

Trust

The relationship between your chiropractor and you is one of trust. Dr. Katy Gorman believes that establishing that trust allows you to feel comfortable allowing her to handle your chiropractic treatments.

Reports

Dr. Katy Gorman provides regular reports on your treatment, what has changed, and how your body is responding to the adjustments. With these reports, you are fully informed of your condition and treatment progression.

FAQ

  • Is Chiropractic Safe?

    Yes, chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions in people of all ages including newborns and the elderly. Chiropractic care is natural, non-surgical, and drug-free and has an excellent safety record. Most patients feel immediate relief following a chiropractic treatment, but a few may experience mild soreness, just as they do after some forms of exercise, that typically fades within 24 hours.
  • What type of education and training is required to become a Chiropractic Doctor?

    To become a Doctor of Chiropractic, specific undergraduate study with a focus in basic sciences must be completed, and then one must attend an accredited chiropractic college for four years of study. Chiropractic college classes are similar to those in medical school, but chiropractic students have more hours of training in anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, orthopedics and chiropractic techniques, whereas medical school students will spend more time on pharmacology and pathology.
  • What is a chiropractic adjustment?

    A chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is the primary treatment method used by chiropractic doctors. This technique is used to restore or enhance joint function in joints that have been diagnosed as being fixated or dysfunctional, which will help decrease pain, inflammation and muscle tightness. During the chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractic doctor uses his or her hand s (or an instrument) to apply low force, controlled velocity impulse in a specific direction at the site of joint dysfunction.
  • Are x-rays required?

    No, the majority of my patients are not x-rayed. On the first visit, a history and physical examination are performed. If after the exam I feel further x-ray imaging is needed, I will send the patient to Munson with a referral for certain x-ray views.
  • What is the popping or cracking sound during an adjustment?

    This sound is not your spine “cracking” or “popping” as most people may think. The noise is caused by a change of pressure in the joint during an adjustment, which results in the release of a gas bubble that creates a popping sound. It is the same sound you hear when you crack your knuckles and it is similar to the release of gas bubbles when you cork a champagne bottle and hear that pop. The sound is not necessary for a good adjustment, especially because not all chiropractic adjusting techniques produce this noise.
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(231) 421-3333
drkaty@drkatygorman.com
Hours
Monday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: By Appointment
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 10:30 am and 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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One of my favorite things about doing what I do is being a part of my patient's journey to reach their healthcare goals, whether it's lifting their son or daughter without pain, avoiding surgery or just improving their game!