Frequently Asked Questions
What happens on my first visit?
Our Doctors of Chiropractic will complete a consultation, health history and examination. When appropriate, treatment will begin on your first visit to help you feel better than when you came in.
What does treatment consist of?
Our chiropractors primary tool for correction is the adjustment in addition to soft tissue work and corrective exercise. Their main focus is caring for the nervous system. They utilize muscle testing as a feedback mechanism to determine the cause of the patient’s symptoms as well as the best form of treatment for correction. They may also make recommendations on dietary and lifestyle changes.
How long will it generally take for me to feel better?
It's important to recognize that everyone is different and each situation is unique. Our bodies respond at different rates, just as we all learn at different rates. There are many factors that come into play when it comes to the prognosis of a patient's recovery. In general, the longer an injury or issue has been present, the longer it will take for the patient to recover, which is why seeking care sooner rather than later is always the wiser course.
Two people may have the same injury but have different dietary and lifestyle habits that cause a drastic difference in recovery rate. Even in instances of two patients with similar injuries, diet and lifestyle, they could receive the same treatment and one may respond more quickly.
When you put in the work you will recover much faster. Our chiropractors will do everything in their power to restore normal structure and function of the spine, nervous system, and musculature. But, they can’t get you better on their own, and will need you to follow their recommendations in order for your body to heal. Our chiropractors are on your team and will help set you up to succeed, but it's up to you to cross the finish line.
Our entire team encourages you to be proactive and receive regular wellness or maintenance care.
Why do I need to come in even after I'm feeling better?
Maintenance care is recommended in order to prevent re-occurrence of the existing injury and or issue, as well as to prevent other conditions from occurring. Maintenance visits are typically recommended every 1-2 months.
Do you work with other doctors?
Yes. Our team wholeheartedly strives to attain the best care for their patients. We are well aware of our strengths as well as limitations and we do not hesitate to refer a patient out in order to receive the best possible care. We are more than happy to work with your team of doctors to help you achieve optimal health.
Do you treat children?
Absolutely! A healthy spine equates to optimal health and development, both physically and developmentally. Children are very active and can definitely benefit from wellness care. Children are very resilient and generally respond rather quickly to chiropractic care.
At what age should children start getting adjusted?
Birth. The birthing process is traumatic for both mother and baby. Whether delivery occurs vaginally or via a cesarean section the baby's head and neck is pulled, twisted, and yanked in all directions with great force. Birth is often the cause of the first subluxation or bony misalignment. In severe cases there are shoulder dislocations, fractures, and or nerve damage resulting in birth defects. More commonly subluxations occur which cause nerve interference that affects communication between the brain and the body. This can cause neurologic dysfunction, muscular or postural problems, and can cause developmental delays or failure to thrive. It is important to have your children screened and adjusted in order to enable them to reach their full potential. A well-adjusted child is a happy and healthy child.
What is functional healthcare?
Functional healthcare restores the body back to balance. The body is a very intelligent structure that is able to regulate itself; however it can become overwhelmed by subluxations, stress, poor nutrition, and or dehydration. When this occurs, symptoms occur. Our chiropractors do not treat the symptoms because that is not the answer. They will instead look to the spine and nervous system, utilizing muscle testing to determine the cause. They will then utilize chiropractic adjustments, supplements, diet/nutrition, water, and exercise to help restore balance in the body.
How long are the visits?
The length of the visit varies with the severity of each case and the patients response. Typically, the initial visit consists of consultation, history, exam, and treatment which generally takes about an hour. Follow-up visits are generally much shorter ranging from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, but can take up to an hour depending on the case. Each of our clients are treated as an individual instead of a cookie cutter solution.