What can I expect on my first visit?
The first thing a chiropractor should do is to ask you about your health and find out what is concerning you. The DC will also ask about your family history, dietary habits, other care you may have had (chiropractic, osteopathic, medical, etc.), your job, and other questions designed to help determine the nature of your illness and the best way to go about treating the problem. A physical examination will be performed, which will include x-rays and a thermography spinal scan. In addition, a careful spinal examination and analysis will be performed to detect any structural abnormalities which may be affecting or causing your condition. You will then be rescheduled for a follow-up appointment with the Doctor to discuss your exam findings, x-rays and care plan. This will be the visit all questions will be answered, so feel free to bring spouse, parent, child, etc. to hear your report. You will also have your first adjustment on this visit.
How often should I see a chiropractor?
The frequency of visits will depend on the severity of your condition. Most care plans will consist of 90 days, with the Doctor’s discretion of amount of visits needed in that time. If you have been under a DC’s care previously, (within the past 3-4 months), you will be in maintenance. Maintenance could be anywhere from a visit once a week to every 6 weeks – again depending on your diagnosis.
How effective is chiropractic?
Studies have proven chiropractic adjustments to be very effective. The care of your spine is critical. All organs in your body are connected to nerves that connect to your spine. Chiropractic focuses on a specific condition that robs the body of normal nerve impulses. This condition is called spinal subluxation. Since the nervous system controls and coordinates every function in the body, normal nervous system function is the number one reason for good health. Simple spinal manipulations insure the health of the entire body.
Can children be adjusted?
Yes, it is just as important for children to have healthy spines as it is for adults. Most people fail to realize how traumatic the birthing experience is for babies as well as the mother. Children are treated in our office for a number of problems including colicky babies, ear/throat problems, bedwetting, ADHD, allergies, reflux disorders, intestinal disorders, skin disorders, sleeping disorders, scoliosis, and sports-related injuries to name a few.
Can I benefit from chiropractic after back or neck surgery?
Of course! Studies have shown that 85% of all back/neck surgeries fail. We treat numerous patients who are still suffering following one or multiple neck/back surgeries. There are several techniques to adjust the spine, and the Doctor uses low-force adjusting techniques for this type of patient, which is effective, safe, and gentle.
I have arthritis can I get adjustments?
Yes, getting regular adjustments can slow down degeneration of joints. In fact, Chiropractic adjustments are one of the only proven effective methods for slowing down and preventing arthritis. Many of our patients find relief from their arthritis pain with chiropractic care and nutritional supplementation that we offer.