Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why go to a chiropractor?
is an art, science, and philosophy that addresses the relationship
between the structure (spine and extremities) and the function (nervous
system) as it relates to the preservation of health. Chiropractors are
trained in traditional medical diagnosis but use a hands-on approach,
without drugs or surgery, to assist the body in the healing process. We
focus on good body mechanics (posture, ergonomics), exercise
(stretching, cardiovascular), diet, and supplementation (vitamins,
minerals, herbs) to help support and keep the body healthy. In addition,
communication with your other health care practitioners is frequently
utilized so that your health care team is complementary and integrative.
Q: What can I expect on my first visit?
first visit will provide a health history assessment, a physical
examination, a treatment, possibly nutritional supplement and ergonomic
recommendations, and home instructions. X-rays, MRIs, and other
diagnostic tests may be prescribed, but only if necessary.
Q: How long will it take to get better?
heals at a different rate. Some factors that affect the rate of healing
include the length of time you have had the condition, whether it was
traumatic or cumulative in origin, and your general health and level of
Q: What other things do chiropractors do?
chiropractic adjustments and lifestyle modification programs,
chiropractic doctors provide nutritional recommendations, exercise and
strength training guidance, ergonomic consultations, physical therapy
techniques and modalities, and referrals to additional holistic health
Q: Who should get chiropractic care?
often seek chiropractic treatment for neuromusculoskeletal
(nerve-muscle-bone) conditions. In our practice, we find that people
come to us for many different complaints. Many people with headaches
find chiropractic useful. Repetitive strain injuries such as carpal
tunnel syndrome and tendonitis respond very well to chiropractic
management. Performers, athletes and musicians often come in to improve
performance and to aid in recovery. Students come in before and after
finals for the same reason. Manipulation can help any joint, from
shoulders to feet. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) or jaw problems are
common and respond well to treatment. Many of our patients have
chronic illnesses and use us a resource to feel better and to help
manage their conditions.
We are currently accepting new patients
Referrals are always welcome
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