Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body. Misalignments of the spine, called subluxations, interfere with nerve communication from the spinal cord to the rest of your body. Chiropractic works to correct these subluxations in order to give your body optimum nerve flow.
Today’s Doctor of Chiropractic is well educated. In order to become a chiropractor, one must first obtain a bachelor’s degree. From there, he or she is required to take rigorous courses in anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics, x-rays, spinal adjustment techniques, and related subjects. To graduate with his or her doctorate in chiropractic, each candidate must pass the demanding National Board examinations as well as examinations concerning specific governmental and professional licensing. Most doctors then complete postgraduate instruction for license renewal for the rest of their careers.
Chiropractic care is remarkably safe! In fact, it is safer than the common aspirin you may currently have in your cupboard. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record that is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs.
Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked for misalignments. Later, learning to walk, riding a bike, or other general play can cause spinal problems. Science tells us that only 10% of our body’s nerves are sensory nerves, that is, nerves that exhibit a pain signal. This, combined with children’s remarkable resilience, often leads to the spinal misalignments going unnoticed. Since children are still developing, perhaps chiropractic care is more important to their well-being than it is to even grown adults.
Spinal problems may require ongoing supportive care depending on their severity and date of onset. This simply means that your initial care may be more concentrated than someone with fewer issues. However, after any patient’s initial round of care, we recommend wellness treatment. Since the physical, chemical, and emotional stress of life (no matter how big or small) cause subluxations, we recommend ongoing visits to maintain a healthy spine and optimum nerve flow. You wouldn’t stop brushing your teeth just because they looked or felt good, would you? There are no dentures for your spine. Take care of it!
Every insurance company varies, however, our clinic provides for many groups that offer chiropractic insurance. If your plan does not include chiropractic coverage, rest assured it’s not because we didn’t try to make it available to you. We are a provider for insurances such as Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Medicare, Cigna, Healthnet and more. Don’t see your insurance here? Give us a call and ask for an insurance eligibility representative. With minimal information over the phone, we can easily research your coverage and get you answers.
If you are a new patient, download your initial paperwork here on our website. This will save you time in our offices and allow you to see the doctor more quickly. If you do not have access to a printer or forget your paperwork, please arrive to your appointment 15-30 minutes early to allow yourself time to fill out the forms. Please bring your insurance card and a form of identification. We recommend that you wear comfortable, conservative clothing. Sweatpants and privacy are available to those who need them, though. If you have a copay, or are paying for your care privately, please anticipate payment when services are rendered.
You can expect your first appointment to last about an hour in order to allow the doctor sufficient time to learn your history, adequately address your complaints, and provide you with a treatment plan based on your individual health needs. Subsequent visits after your initial visit last approximately 20 minutes.
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