Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Chiropractic care is a science, philosophy, and art focused on the intricate relationship between the spine and nervous system. Doctors of chiropractic know that misalignments (subluxations) in the spine can interfere with the vital communication pathway between the brain and the body. This interference can lead to decreased function, loss of energy, pain, and ill-health. Chiropractors use a gentle adjustment to realign the spine, restore normal nervous system function, and allow the body to heal, naturally.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Everyone! Millions of people from newborns to senior citizens use chiropractic care as a way to get healthy and stay healthy. If you want to improve your health and get more out of life, chiropractic is for you!
DOES AN ADJUSTMENT HURT?
Just the opposite! Chiropractic releases tension in the nervous system that develops over time from the physical, chemical, and emotional stress we experience. Most of the time our patients comment on how wonderful they feel – more energy, less pressure, decreased pain, increased life!
Our doctors are trained in a variety of chiropractic techniques to take care of everyone. If you’re nervous about an adjustment, just let us know and we’ll help you through the process safely and comfortably.
CAN I FEEL IF I HAVE SUBLUXATIONS?
Unfortunately, no. Subluxations are misalignments in the spine that cause tension in the nervous system and dis-ease. Sometimes subluxations can cause symptoms like pain, stiffness, weakness, muscle spasms, etc. However, most of the time subluxations are silent and cause decreased function without causing pain.
Less than 10% of the nerves in your entire body sense pain. So even if those aren’t irritated, there’s still 90% that could be affected without you even knowing it. That’s why getting checked by a doctor of chiropractic is so important.
WHAT HAPPENS ON MY FIRST VISIT?
After completing the initial paperwork, you’ll sit down with one of our doctors for a conversation about your health goals, your concerns and full health history, and all aspects of care to make sure our practice is the right fit for you. Our doctors will perform a thorough chiropractic evaluation to determine how we can best help you, including a detailed neurological examination, a posture picture, and x-rays if deemed necessary. Your second visit is when the doctors will review the findings with you, come up with an initial plan of correction, and get started.
WILL I GET AN ADJUSTMENT ON MY FIRST VISIT?
Usually not. Your health is our main priority. We always thoroughly evaluate the results of your first visit before initiating care. On your first visit we perform a consultation, examination, necessary x-rays, and an extensive assessment of your nervous system. We take the time necessary to properly evaluate the results and make appropriate recommendations. Your follow-up visit will include a personalized report of findings and answers to any questions you may have.
WHEN WILL I FEEL BETTER?
That depends. All healing is coordinated by your nervous system, which is why we focus on reducing the interference caused by subluxations. The less interference, the faster you heal. Our evaluation will determine the severity of interference caused by subluxations, and we’ll do our best to predict when your health will be restored.
I TRIED CHIROPRACTIC, BUT IT DIDN’T WORK FOR ME. WHY SHOULD I TRY IT AGAIN?
Because you deserve to be healthy. Not all chiropractors are the same, and not everyone responds to the same type of chiropractic. There are over 200 named chiropractic techniques, so it’s just about finding the “right fit”.
ProHealth Chiropractic uses specialized equipment to assess the function of your nervous system and specific x-rays to evaluate your spinal health. Don’t let previous experiences prevent you from reaching your health goals. Come see how our office can help you!
ONCE YOU START GOING, DO YOU NEED TO GO FOREVER?
No, unless you want to continue improving your health.
Think about anything in your life you want to work properly…your car, your house, your teeth, your muscles. You could easily stop taking care of them, too, but you’ll probably experience a gradual decline in how they work. Your spine and nervous system are no different. Many of our practice members include chiropractic care in their lifestyle to be as healthy as possible.
HOW MUCH DOES AN ADJUSTMENT COST?
Chiropractic is best utilized with regular adjustments, therefore we don’t recommend a “per visit” option. It’s similar to exercise…one work out does not get you in shape, and typically neither does one adjustment.
During your second visit to our office (your report of findings), our doctor will spend time with you reviewing the results from your exam and make recommendations to get the best results. That will include a care plan based on the severity of subluxations in your spine and your individual health goals, as well as discussing insurance and finances.
DO YOU TAKE MY INSURANCE?
We would be happy to call your insurance company on your behalf to determine what your benefits include, and whether or not we are in or out of network with their coverage.
We are in network with most plans within the following insurance companies:
American Specialty Health
BlueCross Blue Shield
First Choice Health Network