Frequently Asked Questions
Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy of locating and correcting vertebral misalignments through gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments, thus allowing your body to function at its optimal potential.
All twenty-four of your vertebrae should be able to operate freely within a normal plane of motion. Injuries, environmental factors, stress, disease and other health complications can cause the normal joint motion of the vertebrae to reduce or cease (also called subluxations) causing interruptions in your neuromuscular system, potentially affecting your overall health condition.
An adjustment is an application of force used to remove vertebral misalignments or subluxations.
A properly delivered adjustment should feel great! However, some patients experience soreness after the first or second time they get adjusted. This is similar to the soreness experienced following the beginning of an exercise routine. We usually advise our patients to ice in 15-minute intervals to help reduce soreness.
The initial exam may take 45-60 minutes depending on your condition.
Not at all, one adjustment may help you. However, chances are that the misaligned vertebra will return to its previous position until it is rehabilitated or ‘trained’ to remain in the proper position. This is why some chiropractors recommend several adjustments at the beginning of the treatment plan (similar to physical therapy). Of course this depends on your condition and the severity of your subluxations.
No. Your chiropractor will check your entire spine for subluxations or misalignments. Depending on the problem, we may look more closely in a particular area and check for subluxations in this region. If you want to keep from having problems, have your spine checked for subluxations.
Yes. The doctor sees children and infants for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to headaches, earaches, digestive trouble, sports injuries, and preventative healthcare.
Yes. We accept most major insurance plans including but not limited to Regence, Premera, Aetna, American Whole Health Networks, First Choice Health Network, Cigna, and Beechstreet.
Yes. Most patients can be seen on the same day.
Yes. We have several Licensed Massage Therapists on staff who also take most major insurance plans.
Just give us a call to schedule your appointment at 360-458-7533.