common chiropractic questions
Answers to common chiropractic questions & More
Adjustment (or manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of escaping gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.
While some patients experience almost instant relief nearly all patients are feeling much better within one to two weeks. There are many factors that affect your rate of healing such as your age, the type of injury, your general health and how long you have had the problem.
Chiropractic adjustment is a hands-on approach used to manipulate joints in the body to decrease pain and restore or increase joint function. Spinal manipulation should not cause increased discomfort (although it's typical to feel some mild soreness up to a couple of days after treatment).
Yes, Chiropractic Care can play a paramount part in the healing process after being involved in a Personal Injury Accident. Our Doctor specialize in treating victims of accident injuries. When the body is misaligned by the impact of an Auto Accident, Truck Accident or Slip and Fall, it is critical to reposition the body in proper alignment. We have seen people wait years before getting treatment on their bodies, and the results are detrimental. The body quickly begins to develop compensation patterns for your movement and the nervous system is down regulated because of nerve channels being choked off by vertebral misalignments.
After reducing pain, the body needs to stabilize through exercises and stretches. We will be able to develop a routine that will help rehabilitate the area of concern.
If you have never been seen in our office, we would start with a consultation and examination to ensure that we can help you and that you are a candidate for chiropractic care. At that time, we can determine if x-rays or any additional testing would be necessary, and of course if we can adjust you that day. We will absolutely adjust you that day if possible.
If you do not have insurance, or your insurance does not cover chiropractic care (or if your deductible is too high), you will be given the opportunity to join a Discount Medical Plan Organization (DMPO) that makes the care you and your family need available at affordable fees. ChiroHealth USA is the Discount Medical Plan Organization that allows us to discount our fees to patients that either have no health insurance or are underinsured.
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, natural, drug-free approach to helping with different neuromuscular conditions. Your neck, back, arms, and legs can all benefit. Headaches can be relieved through chiropractic, too! The goal is to restore spinal alignment and help your nerve system function properly. “I like to say we are “opening the lines of communication” in your nerve system to help the body regain optimal health!”
Chiropractic care is a little like dentistry – do you plan to take care of your teeth the rest of your life? Of course, you do, and your spine needs the same attention. A little maintenance goes a long way. Once you get your spine back to its proper functioning position, your nervous system function properly, you’re not going to want the stress to come back. The choice to continue is always up to you.
We do accept most insurance. Give us a call and we can talk with you about your situation. Even if you have no insurance, we’ll work with you to make it affordable. We also offer payment plans. We’ll work with you to get you the care you need.
Typically, there is no referral needed to see a chiropractor, since Chiropractors are considered primary care providers. That means you can seek direct access to a Doctor of Chiropractic without a referral. It is very rare for insurers to require referrals for chiropractic anymore, however, if you have a question about your insurance please contact our office.
YES, research continues to support the safety and efficacy of chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest, non-surgical, drug free therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. This places chiropractic among the safest of all health care practices. If your pregnant, chiropractic is safe for both mother and fetus. Our gentle treatments often help reduce common pregnancy aches and pains. During pregnancy the body changes rapidly placing a significant amount of stress on the musculoskeletal system. The body often compensates resulting in many different types of joint and muscle pains. Dr. Jeff enjoys working with patients during their pregnancy. Dr. Jeff has gentle techniques that will help keep you comfortable during all stages of your pregnancy.