WHAT CONDITIONS DO CHIROPRACTORS TREAT?
Chiropractors locate and correct vertebral subluxations. A chiropractic subluxation occurs when a vertebra has moved from its normal position in relation to the vertebrae above and below to a degree that it interferes with the conduction of the nervous system at that level.
Symptoms and conditions that frequently improve when subluxations are removed include headaches, neck pain, mid back pain, low back pain, carpal tunnel, radiating pain down the arms and legs, sciatica, colic, constipation,
IS CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN?
Absolutely! One of the biggest physical traumas we are exposed to is the birthing process. Every child should be checked for subluxation after birth. No age is too young. The method for adjusting an infant is far different and much gentler than an adult’s adjustment. Reflux, constipation, colic, ear infections, and sleep cycles can all respond favorably when subluxations are removed with chiropractic care. Significant reductions in scoliotic curves are seen in young children under chiropractic care. Remember, as the twig is bent, so grows the tree.
DO INSURANCE PLANS COVER CHIROPRACTIC?
We are in network with many major medical health insurance policies in the state of Georgia.
Almost all major health insurance companies offer chiropractic benefits. We are happy to check your benefits for you or you can reach out to your health insurance company to find out if your policy covers chiropractic care. We also offer affordable self-pay options to those without coverage. Tricare does not have any chiropractic benefits.
DO I NEED A MEDICAL REFERRAL?
No. No one requires a medical referral to be seen by a Doctor of Chiropractic. The exception to this rule is if the Veteran’s Administration sends a patient to us for care. In this case, the VA makes the referral.
DOES IT HURT TO GET ADJUSTED?
Chiropractic adjustments usually do not hurt. Adjustments to certain joints in the spine or extremities may feel slightly uncomfortable or pressure, but once the adjustment is performed you should not feel pain. In general, patients enjoy being adjusted and like the way that the adjustment feels. The
adjustment also helps relax the patient.
IS IT OKAY TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR IF I AM PREGNANT?
Yes! Actually, it is encouraged!http://icpa4kids.org/Wellness-Articles/chiropractic-care-for-an-easier-pregnancy-and-safer-birth.html
There is also a technique called the Webster Technique that is quite successful at turning breached babies. It is very gentle and comfortable.
IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE COVERED BY VETERANS' AFFAIRS?
We do accept Veterans Choice. If a veteran can get a referral from their doctor, they will have a certain number of approved visits afforded to them.
DOES CHIROPRACTIC WORK FOR ALL TYPES OF HEALTH PROBLEMS?
The profession of chiropractic recognizes that the nervous system controls and coordinates every function of the body. Chiropractic subluxations interfere with nerve transmission. We do not treat conditions per se. We remove subluxations which in turn reduce or eliminate nerve pressure. The body is then able to heal itself. There are limitations to matter. However, with chiropractic care the body has an optimal environment to express health. Symptoms and conditions frequently subside as the body repairs itself.
WHY DO ADJUSTMENTS SOMETIMES MAKE A POPPING SOUND?
When a joint is pushed to its end range of motion, gas pockets surrounding the joint being adjusted is released. This release of air can make a “popping” noise. Think of it as a release of pressure. However, the actual noise (cavitation) is irrelevant.
WHAT SYMPTOMS DO I NEED TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?
Many people seek out chiropractic care with symptoms of neck pain, headaches, pain radiating into the arms, mid-back pain, low back pain, sciatica, TMD, shoulder pain, hip pain, wrist pain/carpal tunnel, knee pain, ankle pain, etc.
None. It is our culture to fix a problem than to proactively take care of our health. One exception is dental care. Most people go to the dentist not only when they have a problem but to prevent issues from arising. Chiropractic is meant to be a proactive health profession. People frequently have spinal conditions that they are unaware of. Some examples of these are scoliosis and other abnormal curvatures of the spine, spinal degeneration, spondylolistheses, and chiropractic subluxations just to name a few. There can be nerve interference that goes undetected because the pressure isn’t on the fibers that elicit pain. Everyone should be checked. How much more important is our spine than even our teeth?!
IS CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT SAFE?
As with any daily activity there is some inherent risk. There is approximately a 1 in 5.85 million chance that a vertebral artery dissection will occur. http://www.acatoday.org/Patients-Why-Choose-Chiropractic-Chiropractic-A-Safe-Treatment-Option