Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's
Chiropractic care is very safe for all ages. Sometimes soft tissues such as sore and inflamed muscles and ligaments may already be tender to the touch, but once the mild adjustment is done, usually the tenderness disappates. Most of the time adjustments are painless, feel good and mobility is better.
On your first visit you may be in the office about 1 to 1 ½ hours. Each chiropractic visit after may take 5-20 minutes depending on the level of care needed.
While most insurances cover chiropractic, we encourage you to contact our office so we can verify your insurance benefits before your initial appointment.
After undergraduate training, a 4-year chiropractic program must be completed before a doctorate in chiropractic degree is received. Throughout the education program, emphasis is placed on specific chiropractic adjusting. Course work, which is very similar to that of medical school, includes Gross Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Biochemistry. The last two years focus training in physical and imaging diagnosis, physical therapy, nutrition and exercise rehabilitation. Finally, an internship program is completed before graduation.
No, chiropractic physicians do not dispense drugs or perform surgery. We rely on natural methods to encourage the body to heal itself. However, Dr. Mike and Dr. Gina do understand there may be a point in which medication and/or surgerical intervention may be necessary. If this may be the case, we will discuss your options and we can refer you out to the proper specialist. We do work together with specialist to help you to feel well again.
We believe, Chiropractic 1st, Drugs/Medications 2nd, and Surgery LAST!!
Chiropractors treat a variety of health conditions from basic colds, environmental allergies, sinus issues, and headaches to common extremity complaints, such as tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, shoulder, knee or foot pain. Chiropractors are most commonly known for treating the neck and back for aches and pains. Most chiropractic patients understand, chiropractors can relieve pains and with regular chiropractic care the pains and further injuries can be prevented and may even stop or reverse many conditions.
*Newborns and children are treated as well for their injuries. We also treat many patients who have previously gone through back surgery.
Improper motion or positioning of the bones in the spine can irritate the surrounding nerves, discs, joints, muscles and ligaments. This can cause joint fixation, swelling and spasming of these structures. Chiropractors restore proper biomechanics with mild movements to the spinal bones and joints. By these movements, the soft tissue areas will have increased nerve flow which then can allow the body to heal the irritations itself.
An adjustment is a specific, safe and controlled thrust restoring motion to a fixated joint. The doctors are trained in a variety of techniques, including traditional osseous adjusting and low force adjusting that are safe on children through geriatrics. Many people feel calm and relaxed after an adjustment.
Yes, adjustments are remarkably safe. The doctors are trained in a large variety of techniques, from low force to high velocity low amplitude techniques.
Most people feel some relief after their first visit and substantial relief after 6-8 visits. Chronic or severe cases usually take longer to respond.