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Frequently Asked Questions

Even after helping millions of patients for over a century, there are still many misconceptions and myths about chiropractic. Here’s the truth about today’s chiropractic:

Q: If I start chiropractic care, will I have to go forever?

A: That’s up to you. Many of our patients choose to support their progress by some type of ongoing maintenance visits. Once our patients experience what “normal” feels like, they can tell when they could use a tune-up.

Q: Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

A: No. Patients who have seen other chiropractors regularly comment that my approach is far less forceful than what they are used to. The ability to minimize the energy needed is the result of having delivered hundreds of thousands adjustments over the course of almost 30 years.

Q: Can chiropractic cure everything?

A: Chiropractic doesn’t cure anything. If there’s going to be any curing, your body will do it. The best doctors reduce the interferences that may be preventing your body from expressing optimum health. With a revived nerve supply, function improves and your self-healing abilities return.

Q: Why would a child receive chiropractic care?

Learning to walk, ride a bike or playing contact sports can cause spinal problems. Before that, the birth process itself. Many times the resulting symptoms are passed off as “growing pains.” If neglected, these problems often worsen until they become the more difficult-to-correct problems we see in adults.

Q: Do I need a referral from my medical provider?

A: No. You have direct access. While we don’t take insurance assignment, some carriers require a referral or the selection of in-network chiropractor for reimbursement purposes.

Q: Do you work with medical doctors?

A: Yes, all the time. We regularly provide reports to primary care physicians when requested.

Q: Will I get adjusted on my first visit?

A: Yes, unless there are contraindications that would suggest we need to modify our usual procedure.

Q: Will you suggest home care or exercises I can do?

A: Yes, Count on it. We have found that when patients participate by making modifications to their diet, along doing specific stretches and exercises, they tend to see faster results.

Q: Can someone who has had back surgery benefit from chiropractic care?

A: Yes. Naturally, we’ll avoid the surgically modified areas of your spine. However, surgery has been known to cause instability above or below the altered area. That will likely be the focus of your care.

More Questions?

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