What is chiropractic?
Doctors of chiropractic do not treat symptoms, though this may be the initial reason why a patient comes to a chiropractic office. What the doctor of chiropractic does is attempt to get to the root cause of a health problem. The primary focus of chiropractic is the detection, reduction, and correction of spinal misalignments (known as subluxations) with resultant nervous system dysfunction.
What is a chiropractic “adjustment”?
A chiropractic adjustment refers to a chiropractor applying manipulation to the vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally.The objective of this chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, with the goals of increasing range of motion, reducing pain and nerve irritability and improving function.
Why does it sound like something is “popping” when I get adjusted?
The popping sound when you get adjusted is called cavitation, and is exactly the same thing that happens when you crack your knuckles. “Cavitation is the formation of vapor bubbles of a flowing liquid in a region where the pressure of the liquid falls below its vapor pressure.”The joints in the back of your spine (just like in your knuckles and most of the other joints in your body) have fluid in them which lubricates and supplies nutrients to the joint’s cartilage and has gases dissolved in solution.
What’s the difference between a Chiropractor and a Physical Therapist?
Chiropractors are doctors who are trained in the diagnosis of disease in the human body. The vast majority of Physical Therapists do not have a doctorate and they have not received the training for diagnosis of human disorders. Chiropractors and Physical Therapists are similar in that they work towards normalizing the function of the physical body. Physical Therapists focus on the muscular system trying to re-establish normal strength and function. Almost all Physical Therapists have not received proper training in the manipulation of joints. Chiropractors, on the other hand, receive extensive training in both joint manipulation and in treating muscular dysfunction. Many patients can benefit from the utilization of both a Chiropractor and Physical Therapist when working towards improved health. We will not hesitate to refer you to a Physical Therapist if the need arises.
Do you accept my insurance?
Both our doctor and massage practitioners are in network with nearly all health insurance companies. We also accept work and auto accident cases. Please call for more information pertaining to your specific coverage.
What if I don’t have insurance or coverage?
We offer several payment options and cash plans.
Is gratuity required for massages?
Never, but it is always appreciated.
Can I schedule my massage and chiropractic adjustments together?
Yes, we even encourage that you do so. Receiving a massage before getting adjusted can make your adjustments much more successful.
Can I receive massages and adjustments if I’m pregnant?
Yes, and it is highly recommended that you do after the first trimester. Pregnancy can have various effects on the body, particularly the spine, that can be treated with massage and chiropractic.