FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does online scheduling work?

Just click "Book an Appointment" from our site (or Facebook or Google), select the appropriate appointment type, and then choose a day and time that works for you!  If its your first time, you'll need to complete the quick registration - but if you've scheduled online previously, just sign in.  Once you've submitted - your appointment is on our schedule!  The online scheduling platform can also be used to change  appointments that are more than 24 hours out.  Within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment, please call to make changes.

 

How many times will I need to come in?

Every patient and every problem is different.  While it would be impossible to give a blanket answer to this question, be assured that you'll never be presented with an expensive long term treatment plan, we'll never use fear tactics or sales pitches, and we'll never assume that what you need is the same as any other patient.  We will be honest about our findings and give a recommendation for care, we will give you the information you need to make an informed decision regarding your care, and we will respect your decision.

 

Do I have to schedule online?

Feel free to give us a call to make an appointment if you prefer!  You can also schedule your next appointment any time you are in the office if you like to plan ahead.  We also offer automated recurring appointments for those who are seeking routine wellness/maintenance care.  We try to make it easy for our patients, so just let us know what works best for you!

Do you take insurance?

Yes, give us a call to see what your benefits are for chiropractic care.

 

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is an alternative and natural method of healthcare that focuses on treating the causes of physical problem, instead of "masking" the core problem.

 

Is chiropractic safe?

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest nondrug, noninvasive forms of health care available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours. 

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated, "out of place" or "locked up". Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort.

What is the sound you hear during an adjustment?

An adjustment is not based of the sound you hear. Some adjustments do not always produce a sound or a "pop". When an adjustments does create the "pop"; it is caused by a gas filling the partial vacuum created when the joints are slightly separated. 

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

No. The doctor evaluates each patient's unique problem and develops an individual course of care.The doctor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Each patient's care is uniquely different from every other patient.

 

Do children need chiropractic care?

Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are adapted for the child's spine and are gentler then an adults adjustment.

 

Is it OK to see a chiropractor if I'm pregnant?

Yes! 

In a recent study, it was shown that chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy resulted in a 50% decrease in the NEED for painkillers during delivery. In addition, MDs reported chiropractic care allowed women to deliver with more comfort and reduced labor time. 

What type of education do chiropractic doctors receive?

Doctors of chiropractic are educated as primary-contact healthcare providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them.

 

Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the healthcare professions. The applicant for chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education.

Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Doctors of chiropractic are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition rehabilitation and more. 

 

Because chiropractic care includes highly skilled manipulation and adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical technique training to master these important manipulative procedures. 

 

In addition to school, each candidate must pass the FOUR part National Board Examinations. Then, doctors apply to a governmental or professional licensing board (state approved) and must pass a more difficult test before being granted the privilege to practice.