Q:Should I See An Attorney Before I See My Doctor?
A: It is important to get checked out by the doctor first. That way the findings from your exam will allow you the information you need in order to decide if an attorney is necessary. If necessary, we can refer you to a reputable and qualified attorney.
Q:What If My Car Sustained Only Minor Damage?
A:Documented studies done by Charles Carroll, M.D., Paul McAtee, M.D. and Lee Riley, M.D. revealed that: "The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants." In other words, the damage to the passengers is not necessarily directly related to the damage to the vehicle.
Q: If I Need Treatment For This Injury, Do I Have To Pay For It Myself?
A: No, only in very rare circumstances does the patient pay for their care as they go. Our office provides care "on credit" when patients are represented by an attorney. Some car insurance policies have what is called "Med Pay." This means that medical bills will be paid at 100% up to a certain limit. Our office can assist you in obtaining this information. Using your medical coverage should not raise your premiums.
Q:The Insurance Company Has Been Calling Me And Wants To Settle, What Should I Do?
A: Do not sign or settle until you have had us evaluate your injury for you. If you settle before your injury is fully resolved, you will be completely on your own and will have to pay out of pocket for your care.
Q: I've Been To The Hospital And My Medical Doctor, Do I Really Need to See another Doctor?
A: You need a doctor who focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of auto accident injuries. Usually hospitals will check vital signs, make sure that there are no life-threatening conditions, and release the patient with pain relief medication. They normally do not treat the underlying improper musculoskeletal biomechanics that can and often do lead to future pain. If you are still having problems, you should get a second opinion. If your primary doctor has given you pills, you must understand that the medication alone does not correct structural or soft tissue damage. There are special therapies designed for that, and we offer these modalities at our office.
Q: Does Your Care Hurt?
A: Absolutely not. The care is very gentle and quite soothing. Most patients can hardly wait to get their care.
About Chiropractic Care
What is an adjustment?
An adjustment is the term used to explain the chiropractic treatment. It is known in the medical community as spinal manipulation, although the chiropractic adjustment is performed specifically by chiropractors with at least four years of extensive experience in this type of treatment.
Does the adjustment hurt?
The adjustment is a painless procedure. If a person is already in pain any movement of course can be uncomfortable, but the adjustments are designed to ultimately reduce and eliminate the pain.
What is a "subluxation"?
A subluxation is a misalignment of the bones that house and protect the spinal cord. Any misalignment puts unnecessary pressure on the nerve system and damages the nerve supply to different parts of the body. Vertebral subluxations that are left undetected and unadjusted for many years can lead to symptoms of pain, diseases, and an unhealthy expression of life.
How do I know when I am subluxated?
It's not easy to know when you are subluxated, although a pain of some kind can be a clue. Abnormal posture including one shoulder higher than the other, hips not level or a head forward past the shoulders can also be indicative of a subluxation. Often, the nerves that are negatively affected because of the misalignment in the spine do not carry pain signals. This means that you can suffer from subluxations for years without any painful warning signs. However, allowing subluxations to exist in your body can negatively impact the functions of the organs in your body, which leads to a deterioration of your health. A chiropractor can detect the subluxations with their highly trained hands, and correct them effectively.
How did I get subluxated?
Suffering a traumatic injury such as an auto accident is certainly a way that a person can become subluxated. However, a person can become subluxated in a wide variety of other ways. Simple things like improper sleeping, sitting and standing can contribute to subluxations. Often, people develop their first subluxation during birth when the doctors use force of up to 60 to 100 pounds to aid the delivery. Normal childhood activities such as spills from the bike, sledding, playing ball and any other activity that results in a jarring fall, all result in subluxations in children. Because subluxations don't often cause pain, people do not know they are there and thus do not get them fixed until after major damage has been done, at which point the pain usually begins.
Will this cure my back/neck pain or headaches?
While correcting subluxations usually brings you relief from pain, the aim of the chiropractor is to not merely fix painful backs and necks, but to enable the body to express itself to the fullest, without any interference from subluxations. Correcting subluxations opens up a whole new world of wellness and health care because the body is able to function as it was designed. Without any nerve blockages due to subluxations, the body can boost its immune system and much more effectively fight disease and illness. Relief from back pain, neck pain and headaches, which are the most common symptoms that bring people into a chiropractor's office, might come about from the adjustments, but there are no guarantees. However, living with subluxations is like trying to ride a bike with one hand, you are only half as effective as you would be if you had the full use of both hands. Allowing subluxations to exist in your body, even if they are not causing you pain, means you have a reduced nervous system function and a lower level of wellness and health.
Does the adjustment hurt?
Adjustments do not hurt. If the patient has muscle spasms, then relieving the spasms can sometimes cause soreness.
What is that cracking sound?
That "cracking" sound is air, gas and fluid escaping from the joint. It is the same thing that happens when you crack your knuckles. The patient's bones do NOT crack.
When can I expect to feel better?
Different patients have different healing times. Some experience relief within 1-2 weeks; other notice changes before the end of the first month. Healing is dependent on the length of time a patient has had the subluxations and the severity of their problem.
Do I have to keep coming back forever?
No! In our office we have three types of care: relief care, corrective care and maintenance care. Pain usually subsides in the first 4-6 weeks. However, correcting the cause of a problem takes longer. You have the option of discontinuing care when the pain subsides, when you complete the corrective procedure, or you can continue with what we call maintenance care. It is completely up to you.
- The purpose of maintenance care is to keep your spine healthy and to avoid a reoccurrence of a spinal-related problem. Just as you go to the dentist for regular checkups, having your spine checked by the doctor is as important, if not more so. But the choice is always yours.
Will chiropractic improve my posture?
Most patients have seen their posture improve as a result of chiropractic care.
Do I have to have x-rays?
The doctor will determine if films are necessary during the examination and then will discuss this with you.
If I bring my own, fairly recent x-rays, do I have to take new ones?
If you have them, please DO bring them, as they will help the doctor with his examination. If the doctor determines at the end of the examination that new films are necessary, he will advise you and discuss why he feels they are necessary.
Will chiropractic straighten my spine?
It depends on what is causing the spine to NOT be straight. If the cause is a lot of arthritis and degeneration, it is unlikely that the spine can be straightened. If the cause is related to muscle tightness, there is a much greater chance that the spine can be straightened.
Does chiropractic cure cancer or other diseases?
Chiropractic treats the misalignments of the spine and the interferences in the nervous system caused by the misalignments. Chiropractic does not cure cancer or any other diseases. The chiropractic adjustment can help relieve the pain associated with different diseases. There are a number of different health conditions, which have been helped through chiropractic care. As a result of chiropractic care, many patients experience improvement due to the body's innate ability to heal itself.
Is chiropractic good for children or elderly people?
Chiropractic is good for all patients, because Chiropractic care focuses on the spine. Different techniques are used for children and the elderly due to their spine's delicate nature. Children need Chiropractic care so they do not develop the problems we see in most adults, like nerve compression and arthritis. It is especially important to have children checked by the doctor after they have had a fall. Chiropractic care can help the elderly from developing more serious complications from their longstanding spinal and nerve related conditions.
How long does a chiropractor go to school?
After completing the same prerequisites for medical school, chiropractors attend Chiropractic College for four years.
Why are there so many techniques used in chiropractic?
Chiropractors use many different techniques to treat specific areas of the body. As with medicine, each technique provides the patient with various, specific benefits-- depending on the patient, some may be more appropriate than others. The doctors will choose techniques that are most effective and comfortable for each individual patient.
Can I come in whenever I feel like it and not stick to a regular schedule?
The doctor will recommend a treatment plan for you, which will best benefit your health. For you to obtain the best results from chiropractic care, it is important that you stick to the schedule the doctor recommends.
Can I just drop in without a scheduled appointment?
The doctor is available to see a patient in an emergency; otherwise, the patient should follow the schedule that the doctor has prescribed
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