WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST VISIT?
On your first visit, the Dr. will ask about your chief health complaints that you have or the main concern/problem which brought you to the clinic. The Dr. will also ask about other health related issues such as: family history, previous illnesses, surgery, and diet.
Next, there will be a physical exam which will include an examination of the spine which will help the Dr. detect any structural abnormalities or fixations that may be present. The exam also includes any necessary testing and X-rays. These things are done to “tailor” the care you receive so that the Dr. can best correct the cause of your problem.
WILL IT HURT?
Chiropractic adjustments do not hurt. In some circumstances, when there is already pain in the area, there can be some mild discomfort, which only lasts seconds.
WHAT DOES MOST INSURANCE COVER?
Some insurances cover multiple phases of care and different treatments. However, most insurances may cover a portion of care depending on your plan, benefits, and out of pocket requirements. We will verify any benefits you may have in the office and go over all costs before beginning treatment.
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO HAVE TREATMENT?
This is a common question. Every patient is different. What we may recommend initially could be different from person to person depending on the severity of their condition. We always try to prescribe and recommend what’s best to get each patient out of pain as quickly as possible but also going over recommendations of how to further improve and prevent future flair ups, injury, or degeneration. Most patients enjoy the benefits of chiropractic for years after their initial care because they feel SO good under care and notice many other health benefits besides pain reduction. Like improved sleep, less headaches, better digestion and less heartburn, lower blood pressure, and many other things
HOW LONG IS EACH VISIT?
Each visit can take anywhere from 5 mins to about 20-30mins for patients who are getting adjustments and doing physical therapies, and up to an hour and a half if someone is getting a massage, we try our best to get you in and out as quickly as possible.
WHAT AGES CAN BENEFIT FROM CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Absolutely all ages from the newborn child to the senior citizen can benefit from chiropractic! The reason is that if there is nerve interference, whether young or old, the body can not function at 100% of it’s potential.
WHAT CAN CAUSE MISALIGNMENT OF THE BACK?
The more obvious causes include falls, accidents, and other trauma which occur at some time with most every one.
The less obvious causes are what I call “Time, Stress, and Gravity”. These are things which occur over time such as minor stresses to the spine from falls, bumps or bruises that happen from childhood on. Poor posture, sports activities, repetitive activities, stresses, emotional upsets, and just the “laws of Gravity” which affect all of us. Over time the probability of misalignment of the spine is very great! This is why it is important for every one to be checked before a minor problem could turn into a major problem!
WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF WHAT YOU CAN TREAT, AND WHAT CAN'T YOU FIX?
Chiropractors have successfully treated people who suffer from: sciatica, bulging or “slipped” discs, headache, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ problems, allergies, fatigue, neck pain, shoulder pain, mid-back and low-back pain, leg pain, foot pain, digestive problems and many, many more. The nervous system controls 100% of the functions in the body, it just makes sense that removing pressure & or interference from the nervous system allows the body to function better!
There are of course, certain problems that chiropractic care can not fix. Sometimes, there are things that fall outside the scope of chiropractic- meaning, that it is not a chiropractic problem. Also, there could be an instance where things have gotten to a point where the severity of the problem is such that a chiropractic adjustment will not alleviate the problem. The initial consultation and exam is designed to determine if either of these cases are true, and if so, it is our policy to refer you to the appropriate place so that you will get the care that you deserve