Q: Who seeks chiropractic care?
A: Most people seek chiropractic care for a wide variety of reasons. People with back pain, neck pain and headaches often seek the treatment of a chiropractor. Because the nerves of your body control all of the cells of your body some patients also seek cooperative chiropractic care for conditions like asthma, allergies, colic, stomach ulcers, and many other common ailments. Additionally many professional and Olympic athletic teams seek chiropractic care to help with injuries and to gain that “competitive edge”. If you think chiropractic care might be a good solution for you, then it never hurts to schedule a consultation.
Q: Is chiropractic effective?
Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignment's that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Chiropractic works by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. For your nervous system to function well it must be free of interference. By restoring spinal function with Chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference by misaligned vertebrae is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health. Research studies over the past 20 years reveal Chiropractic success rates between 80-90% for most spine related disorders. Emerging models of integrative care also recommend Chiropractic treatment in addition to traditional medical care for most musculaoskeletal disorders.
Q: Why should I see a Chiropractor?
Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustment and overall wellness. In addition, chiropractic care has been known to help a wide range of conditions from fibromyalgia to diabetes.
Q: How does chiropractic care work?
A: When the chiropractor aligns your spine, the goal is to restore normal movement and alignment to the joints of your body. In the case of spinal joints when normal motion is restored irritation to the delicate nerves of your spine begins to heal. Restored motion of the spinal joints also helps maintain health discs. By alleviating the pressure on your spinal cord, often caused by swelling and/or bulging or herniated discs, the nerves are able to communicate effectively with the rest of the nervous system. This can relieve a lot a spinal pain but you might also notice relief with other common health conditions, many of which have nothing to do with the back itself.
Q: What is a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?
Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
Q: How much does chiropractic treatment cost?
A: The cost of your treatment will vary depending on the type injury or condition you have, how often you need to see Dr Scott, and whether or not you need additional therapies. If you are visiting us for the first time X-Rays may be needed to help in initially diagnosing your condition. These costs are not included in your therapy session. If additional therapies are necessary, fees will be discussed with you at your initial consultation. Our office is happy to help file your insurance and our helpful staff will create an insurance worksheet to answer all of your insurance questions. Dr Scott is also an approved Medicare provider. For patients without insurance we have a affordable payment plan which allows access to the best therapies in our office.The above answers are to the most popular questions our patients ask. If you have additional questions or concerns please ask and our staff will be glad to answer them.
Q: What insurance companies does Chiropractic Associates participate with?
A: We accept the following:
Q: What results can I expect from treatment?
Chiropractic is based on the idea of removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. For this to happen the network of nerves and signals from your brain, down your spinal cord, to the network of nerves must be allowed to flow freely without any interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.
If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or just bumped into something too hard, it's very possible that you are not functioning at your best due to a misalignment. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.
Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track both chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at its peak.
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