Frequently Asked Questions
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-How much does it cost for an initial visit?
Our new patient visit consists of a full consultation and examination for $125. If x-rays are needed, they are an additional $125 for a full spine series.
-Is chiropractic safe?
Yes! Chiropractic is a natural form of healthcare, it's gentle and non-invasive. Chiropractors must complete 3-4 years of undergraduate education and 4 years of chiropractic education prior to being eligible to complete the state and national board exams in order to become licensed to practice.
-What techniques do you use?
We use a combination of the Activator Technique, Diversified (Manual) Technique, Thompson Drop-Table Technique, Flexion-Distraction Technique, Myofascial Soft-Tissue Therapies, and Low Level Laser Therapy. If you prefer a particular technique to be used during your course of treatment, your request will be honored as long as we are familiar with that particular technique. At the end of the day, we want you to be satisfied with your care and results!
-I've had neck or back surgery, can I still receive chiropractic care?
Many individuals who have undergone spinal surgery before have been able to receive chiropractic care afterwards. However, the chiropractic treatment approach is modified to avoid the surgically treated areas. *Ultimately, determining whether you are a candidate for chiropractic care is done after a full consultation, exam and x-rays have been performed and analyzed. The results will be shared and explained to you and the decision will be made on whether to move forward with chiropractic treatment or a referral should be made to another health professional. Either way, you won't be left to fend for yourself!
-Are chiropractic adjustments painful?
Adjustments typically are not painful. However, every individual's body responds to adjustments differently depending what their body is going through at that time. Don't fret! If you experience soreness, know that the soreness after adjustments are par for the course and will subside within a few days. There are home-care recommendations that will be given to you to help address the soreness and to maintain comfort until your primary issue calms down.
-What's the noise you hear during the adjustment?
Usually when you receive a Diversified or Manual adjustment, you will often hear the adjustment. That's ok! All that noise is, is the gas that has built up over time and is being released from the joint to relieve pressure allowing for greater, more appropriate range of motion of that joint. Chiropractor's don't "crack" or "pop" bones. We simply adjust your spine to keep joint pressure and stiffness to a minimum and, most importantly, relieve pressure from the nervous system so the communication between your brain and body is functioning at it's best.
-Are Chiropractor's real doctors?
You bet they are!
Chiropractic is a regulated health care profession in the United States–and has been for more than 100 years. Before being granted a license to practice, doctors of chiropractic (DCs) must meet stringent educational and competency standards.
Along with completing pre-professional college education and graduating from an accredited chiropractic college, DCs who wish to attain a license to practice in the U.S. must first pass rigorous national board exams to verify that they have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively and safely treat patients. Individual state chiropractic boards, which approve and manage licensure, have additional requisites that must be met.
DCs are educated in nationally accredited, four-year doctoral graduate school programs through a curriculum that includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical internship, with the average DC program equivalent in classroom hours to allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools.
The typical applicant at a chiropractic college has already acquired nearly a pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Because of the hands-on nature of chiropractic, and the intricate adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical training.
In some areas, such as anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation, nutrition and public health, they receive more intensive education than their MD counterparts. Like other primary health care doctors, chiropractic students spend a significant portion of their curriculum studying clinical subjects related to evaluating and caring for patients. Typically, as part of their professional training, they must complete a minimum of a one-year clinical-based program dealing with actual patient care.
This extensive education prepares doctors of chiropractic to diagnose health care conditions, treat those that are within their scope of practice and refer patients to other healthcare practitioners when appropriate.
1. Practice Analysis of Chiropractic 2015, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, www.nbce.org. Accessed 2019.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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