Frequently asked questions
I was involved in an auto accident. Can you help?
Yes, we can definitely help you! We treating automobile, workplace and sports injuries. Even if you “don’t really feel anything,” it’s important to get chiropractic care as soon as possible after any type of injury. It often takes weeks or months for the symptoms to appear, and by then the problem has become bigger and more difficult to correct.If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you. Call us today!
How long will I need chiropractic care?
Spinal problems neglected from early childhood may require ongoing supportive care for optimum spinal function. These, long standing problems are often associated with muscle weakness, soft tissue damage, and degenerative changes to the spine. Most patients find that periodic chiropractic checkups help keep them in tip-top shape. Those who are active, have stressful jobs, or want to be their very best, find that a schedule of preventive visits are helpful in maintenance of good health. Some patients seek chiropractic care only when their ache or pain becomes unbearable. While this style of “crisis management” is usually more costly and time consuming, our office stands ready to help all patients, regardless of their health goals. How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
The doctor evaluates each patient’s unique spinal problem and develops an individual course of care. The resulting recommendations are based upon years of training and experience. Some patients, who complain of headaches, may actually have a neck problem that is causing a compensation reaction at the base of the skull. Other patients may be experiencing numbness and tingling in their fingers, when the actual problem is in the neck. Every patient presents a uniquely different spinal pattern. Patients notice that their chiropractic care is delivered with confidence and precision. Each visit builds on the one before. And while visits may seem similar, each patient’s care is uniquely different from every other patient.
Is chiropractic similar to massage?
No. Chiropractic deals with the spinal column, nervous system, meninges and body structure. Massage therapists deal with muscle tension, circulation and body fluid drainage.
Do chiropractors write prescriptions?
No. It’s not so much a matter of “can’t” as it is “don’t want to.” Chiropractic was founded as an alternative to the dangerous drugs and procedures in use by the medical profession at the end of the 19th century. Back then, medical doctors were still dosing their patients with mercury. Today, most of us became chiropractic physicians because we aren’t very interested in the use of drugs, since we are adept at using several alternatives to pharmaceuticals. In most states and under federal law, chiropractors are also regarded as physicians, with the only difference between us and medical doctors being that chiropractic doctors do not prescribe medications and medical doctors cannot safely adjust the spine. In some states, chiropractors can perform minor in-office surgery.