Patient Resources

At Johnston Chiropractic, we strive to make your visit as comfortable as possible and answer any questions you may have to the best of our ability.  We treat you like family and you will feel that from the moment you come in the door.  Below you will find some of the commonly asked questions we receive and their answers. If you do not see answers to the questions you have, or if you need more information, call us today at 303-772-5042 or submit your questions on the Contact Us page and we'll get back to you quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get an appointment for the DRX9000?

If you are experiencing any of the conditions mentioned on the DRX9000 page, contact us at 303-772-5042 and our staff will schedule a free consultation with Dr. Johnston to evaluate your condition and see if the DRX9000 is right for you.

I was in an auto accident. Should I get in for an adjustment?​

Auto accidents can be a serious matter. We have a entire page dedicated to auto accident information.  Click here to reference that page for your questions. 


​​​​​Can my children get adjusted?

Absolutely! The first subluxations can occur at birth. Children often benefit from chiropractic care in many ways because of their growing and changing bodies. Chiropractic care can help with growing pains, allergies, colds, and even foot concerns!

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

The short answer is:  It depends. There are many factors that can affect the feeling of an adjustment, such as the length of time since your last adjustment, what happened to cause your pain, where the pain is located and other concerns. All of these can impact how you'll feel after your adjustment, however, the doctor will give you helpful suggestions and instructions to minimize your discomfort.


How do I schedule a chiropractic adjustment or a massage?

You can call our office at 303-772-5042 and our staff will schedule you with the doctor or the massage therapist. You can also request an appointment through our Contact Us page and someone will call you back. Please be sure to mention if you are new to us.


What are your hours?​

You can view our full hours and location on our Home page or Contact Us page.

Do I have to have x-rays?​

Not every situation will require x-rays. However, in many cases, x-rays are a necessary part of treatment that allows the doctor to better evaluate your condition. X-rays will be discussed between you and the doctor during your exam. If you had x-rays taken at another doctor's office, you can obtain a copy and bring them to the appointment with you.

How much does a visit cost and how long will I be in the office?​

Different appointments vary in cost based on factors such as insurance, our adjustment and massage packages, DRX9000 appointments, and more. If you are a new patient to us, you can expect to be in the office for about an hour. Once you are an established patient with us, a basic visit takes about 15 to 30 minutes depending on the services and/or treatments provided. 

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Common Chiropractic Terms

​​Acute ​​- ​Relatively severe and of short duration.


Adjustment - The use of pressure or force in specific location, direction and time to the spine or other articulations of the body to help normalize function.

Arthritis - Inflammation of a joint which is often accompanied by symptoms and changes in structure.

Bone Spur - A bony outgrowth. A calcium deposition which can be part of the body's response to abnormal motion or position of bones in the spine or elsewhere.

Cervical - The vertebrae of the neck, usually seven bones.

Chronic - Persisting for a long period of time. A problem showing little change or with a slow progression.

Disc - A cartilage (cushion/pad) that separates spinal vertebrae, absorbs shocks to the spine, protects the nervous system and assists in creating the four normal curves of the spine. A disc can bulge, herniate or rupture, but because of the way they connect to the vertebrae above and below, a disc can't "slip".

Electrical Stimulation or EStim:  electrical stimulation passes a current through your muscles and often times over joints to help minimize pain, inflammation in the joints, and interrupting the pain signal from the body to the brain.  

Herniation - A protrusion of an organ or part of an organ through the wall that normally contains it.

Inflammation - A reaction of soft tissue due to injury that may include malfunction, discomfort, rise in temperature, swelling and increased blood supply.

Lumbar - The vertebrae of the lower back, usually five bones.


Sacroiliac - The two joints where the pelvis connects to the sacrum.


Subluxation - A misalignment or malfunction of the spine that is less than a total dislocation, which affects the nervous system and its ability to correctly control or monitor the organs and tissues of the body.

We are located at:
2255 Mountain View Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501

One block west of Longmont United Hospital on the southeast corner of Mountain View Ave.