FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches.
What is an adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment, also known as a manual manipulation, is a common therapeutic treatment for neck and back pain. A chiropractic adjustment refers to a chiropractor applying a controlled thrust to the vertebrae that has abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. The objective of this chiropractic treatment is to increase range of motion, reduce nerve irritability and improve function.
What are the benefits of adjustments?
All tissues of the back: muscles, ligaments, joint capsules and discs – respond and heal well when adjusted.
Restore motion - both symmetry & ROM
Normalize biomechanics and load distribution
Pump out waste products and edematous fluid
Improves nutrition to discs and articular cartilage
Relax tight muscles
Normalize proprioception - position sense & kinesthesia
Stimulate sensory - motor reflexes which improve dynamic muscular stabilization of joints
Accelerate healing - as movement: A. Increase metabolic rate B. Increase collagen & protein production
Improves the alignment of new connective tissue
What is the “popping” or “cracking” sound?
During a chiropractic adjustment, the joints are separated very slightly, which causes an audible release of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide gases. There are no studies that suggest “cracking” joints will cause arthritis or harm.
Do you accept insurance?
Currently, we accept most Blue Shield PPO and Long Shoreman plans. We also accept insurance plans with out-of-network coverage. If you pay out-of-pocket, we can provide you a receipt, or superbill, that you can submit to your insurance provider, and they may reimburse you according to your insurance coverage. Please contact your insurance provider.
For auto accident injuries, we accept medical payment if it is part of your insurance coverage. We also work on a lien basis.