Chiropractic is a natural, drug-free, non-surgical, whole-body approach to healthcare, stressing the patients’ overall well-being. Chiropractors perform manipulations (adjustments) to the spine and joints to restore normal nerve function which improve the body’s own natural healing process. Chiropractic focuses on maintaining a healthy body so that it is better able to resist disease instead of waiting to treat the symptoms of disease. Exercise, diet, and rest are other factors that play an important role in maintaining a healthy body.
During your initial visit you will be asked to fill out a form listing your information and current complaints as well as a short questionnaire regarding your health history. Your doctor will then review this information with you and perform a complete chiropractic orthopedist neurological examination. Based on the exam findings, a decision will be made whether or not x-rays or further diagnostics are appropriate and necessary. The doctor will discuss the exam finding with you and answer any questions you may have. A chiropractic treatment plan will be initiated and usually started the same day, which may include heat packs and electrical sine-wave therapy along with the chiropractic manipulations (adjustments). (The initial exam and treatment usually takes approximately 1 – 1½ hours.)
The process of restoring the spine to health is very much like the process of getting your teeth straightened by braces (without the aid of a training device). Each visit builds upon the previous one to teach/train the muscles of where they should be in order to keep the spine straight and in place.
Yes. With the active lifestyle children have, there are many opportunities for their spine to get misaligned (sports injures, falling off bikes, skateboards, playground equipment, etc.). It is better and easier to keep the spine healthy while children are young instead of waiting until they are older and the problem has developed over years and becomes chronic and needs more care.
Yes. Many patients have noticed that the “normal pain” associated with pregnancy is lessened or non-existent. It also makes it much easier to deliver a child when the body/spine is healthy and aligned.
Most Insurance companies have plans that will cover chiropractic. Coverage varies depending on the company and type of plan. Many plans require a referral from the primary doctor, have limits on the number of visits allowed, amount covered per visit, etc. If you call us with your insurance information, we will be happy to check to see what coverage you have for chiropractic care.