Frequently Asked Questions
> Is Chiropractic Safe?
Chiropractic is generally recognized as one of the safest treatments for musculoskeletal problems.
The best proof is reflected in the cost of malpractice insurance for chiropractors. Chiropractors pay only a fraction of what medical doctors pay. If chiropractic was dangerous our rates would be much higher.
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> What is an Adjustment?
An Adjustment is the term used when a Chiropractor frees up a joint that is stuck/fixated and inflamed. It is a gentle specific release done by hand or instrument. We have many different ways to do this from extremely gentle to the typical chiropractic thrust.
We also work to relieve spasm, irritation and pressure on the surrounding soft tissues: muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia.
> Does Chiropractic hurt?
In most cases chiropractic does not hurt. Occasionally you may feel a minor amount of discomfort immediately which lasts for seconds. We are also excellent at finding the most gentle ways to complete the adjustment.
> Once you see a chiropractor, do you have to go for the rest of your life?
In our office the amount of chiropractic you receive is entirely up to you. We will provide you with information and explanations regarding your condition. We will give you exercise, nutritional and ergonomic advice. We are dedicated to get you feeling better as quickly as possible.
Some people choose to continue care after their acute phase for either wellness and/or preventative care. We leave that choice up to you and will completely support your decision. We will always be ready to help you.
> What Services do you provide beside Chiropractic (adjustments)?
- Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST)
- Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.)
- Myofascial Release
- Activator and Impulse Adjusting
- ART (Active Release Technique) precursor- Neuromuscular Rehabilitation (NMR)
- Therapeutic Exercises
- Nutritional Counseling
- IASTM-Instrument Assisted Soft tissue Mobilization
- Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)
- Ultrasound Therapy
> Do you accept Insurance?
Today insurance coverages are changing rapidly. Each doctor has different insurance programs that he or she accepts. You are welcome to contact your insurance company and we are also always willing to check for you.
Marcy and Berny, our receptionists are always glad to help.
> Do you accept HSA accounts?
Most HSA’s have a visa or mastercard logo. We can then accept them. You can also use that for your copay. We will also give you the appropriate paperwork to submit if you have a flexible spending account through your employer.
> Do you work with Medical Doctors?
Yes, we often work with Medical Doctors. They refer to us and we likewise refer to them when necessary. We maintain an referral base across most medical specialities depending on the presenting need.
> Do you provide exercise programs?
Yes, we always offer exercise programs and ergonomic advice. We also gladly work with physical therapists who provide exercise prescriptions.
> Can Infants and Children be Adjusted?
New born babies to aging seniors can be adjusted safely by chiropractors. Birth can be a traumatic time for both mom and baby. Often we can relieve some of the baby’s stress with treatment at an early stage of life.
Dr Ann loves to treat newborns, small children and disabled kids.