What is Chiropractic therapy?
Chiropractic therapy is the science and practice of removing nerve interference by manipulating the spine, cranium, and soft tissues of the body.
Who performs this therapy?
Doctors of Chiropractic, often referred to as chiropractic physicians, practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills. They are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle counseling.
How does Chiropractic work?
The most common therapeutic procedures performed by Doctors of Chiropractic are known as “spinal manipulations,” also called “chiropractic adjustments.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement as a result of a tissue injury.
Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. Internal stresses in organs and internalized emotional stresses will also cause spinal dysfunction and nerve interference, and ultimately tissue injury. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. We utilize an eclectic array of both force and non force techniques to meet individual needs and remove various internal stresses.
Will the adjustments hurt?
Chiropractic adjustments rarely cause discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
How Can It Help Me?
Adjustment of the affected joint and tissues restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness and allowing tissues to heal. Chiropractic therapy has a long history of restoring musculo-skeletal wellness after injuries and enhancing organ and tissue repair to help patients achieve wellness.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Who is Chiropractic therapy designed to help?
Our Doctors are highly trained in many methods of adjusting to address all body and constitutional types, from infants to the elderly. They will assess patient’s needs through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it’s not. Our Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.
How many visits are needed?
Improvements are generally seen after one visit. Our typical patient has between 8-12 visits. We recommend patients return every 3 months for preventive care. More complex cases may require additional visits.
How long do the sessions take?
Our initial personalized wellness assessment is a very comprehensive experience, which includes a thorough review of your history. You should plan to spend approximately an hour and a half at our clinic for your first visit.
All of the follow-up exams and treatments take approximately 15 minutes.
If you have multiple areas of concern, such as back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and digestive issues, you can request a “double” appointment to allow you more time to address your concerns. A “double” takes approximately 30 minutes.
What is the cost of treatment?
Our initial Wellness Assessment exam costs $250 for the service.
Most follow up exams and treatments cost $85 for the service.
More in-depth follow up exams and treatments cost $170 for the service. You’ll be informed in advance when this may be needed.
Nutritional supplements and laboratory tests purchased at our clinic are separate fees.
Do you accept health insurance?
Payment for our services are due at the time of your visit. Our Doctors are not preferred providers in network with any insurance companies. If your insurance company provides out-of-network chiropractic coverage, we will provide you with documentation to submit to them seeking reimbursement.
Will I see improvement?
Symptoms frequently diminish after the first or second visit. Individual results will vary depending on your overall beginning health, your commitment to becoming your healthiest self, and your immune system strength.
How Do I Get Started?
Schedule your personalized wellness assessment today by calling 801-268-8090.