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You may laugh, but this question sometimes comes up from patients who have heard this from other doctors. No, we cannot cure long-term illness. All we can say is that chiropractic care has been known to help patients in amazing ways and many patients with all types of issues respond well. As an example: Many patients undergoing cancer treatment utilize chiropractic to help manage pain associated with their treatment and respond well.
This answer varies from patient to patient. However, lets take an average patient with a lower back complaint. After an initial evaluation, we may recommend a variety of different techniques 2-3 visits per week for 3-4 weeks followed by examination. Once medical necessity for further treatment is established we may continue care for another frequency of time, refer that patient for co-management with another provider, realease the patient or offer a supportive plan.
As you may or may not know, there are many different techniques used by chiropractors. We offer manual (Hands only) and mechanical (low-force) techniques. However you prefer to be adjusted, we can accommodate your needs.
We offer full service for athletes and can handle the common problems associated with heavy training in all sports. If you are not an athlete we are happy to serve you and help you with your health concerns.Our services consist of spinal and extremity adjustments, myofascial techniques (active release, fascial abrasion and different mobility techniques), athletic taping (Kinesio taping and supportive taping), Spinal decompression and Sole Supports orthotics.
Great question, we actually take no x-rays at all. Instead, if we suspect that you have bone disease, fracture or risk factors that can limit the treatment you can receive, we will refer you for diagnostic imaging whether it be X-ray, CT or MRI. However, most patients do not need diagnostic films and can start treatment immediately. Your progress is closely monitored through regular evaluations and imaging can be ordered at any time.
This is not an uncommon concern among people who have never been under chiropractic care. There are situations where chiropractic is contra-indicated and your doctor’s job is to do a thorough history and examination to determine if there are any red flags to indicate that chiropractic is inappropriate for you. If you are not determined to be a qualified patient you will be given other options to better serve you. However, in most circumstances chiropractic care is safe and effective. If you have specific concerns, feel free to write or call us with your questions.
We do not offer long term care plans at our office. This is because care in our office is driven by evaluation. This means there is no way to determine how much care you will need past the point of your next evaluation. Most patients are seen in our office for a few weeks and then re-evaluated to determine the need/frequency for further care. Therefore, you will never be given a recommendation for long periods of time or large numbers of visits up front.
Chiropractic is based on the idea of improving body mechanics both structural and postural in an effort to restore function and improve performance to joints, nerves and soft tissues. Much like the mechanic that works on your car, chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove mechanical interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.
Most Chiropractors deal with chronic and acute musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction due to long and short term trauma and overuse. These injuries are sustained through activities of daily living, sports, trauma etc.
One of the biggest culprits causing musculoskeletal pain is related to chronic injury disorder. This simply means that one or more areas has been placed under repetitive stress for a long period of time. Areas become overworked and subsequently, get weaker. Our bodies compensate for these injuries by recruiting muscles differently, changing spine shape and function etc.. Eventually, our bodies can no longer compensate for a specific series of repetitive stress injuries and symptoms begin.
Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at it’s peak.
Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we’ve heard through a friend or have done some research online. It’s possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it’s time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.
As with any doctor’s visit, you’ll start by finishing some new patient paperwork. Upon meeting with the doctor, you’ll discuss your concerns and expectations as well as have the chance to ask any questions you may have. Next, we will perform a physical examination. Once this is complete, we’ll go over your exam results and discuss relevant treatment options. We will carry out our plan of action when you are completely satisfied and ready to move forward.
Chiropractic can help many different types of issues from back pain to foot pain, but it can also help other issues that seem unrelated to the spine such as heartburn, headaches or foot problems. Basically, chiropractic and other related therapies such as athletic taping, ART etc.. can help with any health issue provided that it is related in some way to your body’s mechanics. Common mechanical issues related to pain and other problems can result from poor posture, repetitive motions, prolonged sitting/standing or sport specific problems related to form or injury. The bottom line is, if your health issue has a mechanical cause, which can be demonstrated with a physical/neurological exam, chances are good that we can help.