Treatment Offered on First Visit! Most Insurance Policies Accepted! Cash Plans Available!
Upon entering the office, we will provide you with the necessary forms for your consultation with the doctor. The consultation allows us to learn more about you, your health history, and if chiropractic may help you meet your goals. Save 20 minutes during your visit, bring the completed online fillable form to your appointment.
After the consultation and with your consent, the doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination which provides an objective, overall assessment of your health challenges. The examination consists of standard neurological, orthopedic, physical, postural, and movement tests. The need for x-rays or additional testing procedures are considered case by case.
Based on examination findings, the doctor will determine whether chiropractic care is an option for your condition or referral to another provider is necessary. If chiropractic care is an option, the doctor will begin treatment. Please wear comfortable attire (athletic wear preferably) as a portion of your treatment may be performed with you on lying on your back, stomach, and/or either side.
At the end of the visit, the doctor will discuss your recommended chiropractic treatment plan and goals (TPG) designed to help you heal faster!
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of education do chiropractic doctors get?
Chiropractors must complete 4 years of undergraduate pre-medicine studies followed by 4 years of chiropractic school. In chiropractic school, there is more intensive study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, body mechanics, x-ray, adjusting techniques and many other related subjects. To obtain licensure to practice, the candidate must possess a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and pass all 4 parts of National Board of Chiropractic Examinations followed by a state licensing examination.
What is chiropractic and how can it help me?
Chiropractic is a hands-on, holistic, alternative healthcare approach to better health and increased livelihood. This is accomplished through gentle corrections of the spine (and extremities), diet, and exercise. Nerves carry vital information from the brain to the rest of body on how to function at its very best. Every cell, tissue, organ, and system of the body is under neurological (nerve) control. Spinal misalignments (subluxations) significantly alter this communication by placing pressure on nerves, thus possibly contributing to many health challenges. Chiropractors use a gentle, painless procedure known as a chiropractic adjustment to restore communication between the brain and body. Adjustments eliminate or reduce spinal nerve stress, even in areas far from the spine and spinal cord itself.
Is it safe for my children and I?
Chiropractic care has an excellent safety and effectiveness record as demonstrated by a vast growing list of recent research studies and reviews. Chiropractic, a natural approach to health, does not involve invasive surgical procedures or addictive drugs. Many of the negative reviews published about chiropractic are mostly manipulations performed by non-chiropractors. Chiropractors are the only healthcare professionals trained to locate, analyze, and properly correct spinal misalignments.
Research has shown children under chiropractic care are much healthier than other children. Therefore, many parents have their newborns checked for spinal nerve stress (misalignments), since significant spinal trauma occurs during the birth process. Many childhood health complaints brushed off as "growing pains" can often be traced to spinal problems (learning to walk, ride a bike, sit in a desk for long hours, etc). Pediatric chiropractic care can help avoid many health complaints seen later in adulthood. Naturally, chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to a child’s spine.
I am not in pain or sick, so why should I see a chiropractor?
The presence of symptoms or lack thereof is not a good way to judge one’s health. For example, most people have no idea they have a heart problem until their first heart attack. Pain and other symptoms often show up only after years of body malfunction. Chiropractic, a preventative and proactive type of healthcare, helps the brain and body remain in constant communication resulting in better health.
Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from a MD?
In most cases, a patient does not need referral by a MD, as chiropractors are first contact physicians. However, insurance patients should check their individual coverage plan. Based on consultation and examination findings, a chiropractor may elect chiropractic care is suitable or refer patient to another healthcare provider such as a MD if necessary.
Do Chiropractors prescribe medicines like MDs?
No, however at times, we may recommend high quality herbs, vitamins, minerals and other supplements the body needs to maintain proper health, as well as, aid in its attempt to cure and heal itself. Chiropractors prefer to go to the primary source of all medicines – Mother Nature – for our help.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a specific low-force applied in a precise direction to a bone that is subluxated, "stuck," or not moving properly. It adds motion to the spinal and extremity joints, helping the bones to gradually return to more normal position and motion. The adjustment releases tension or stress from the neighboring spinal nerves and spinal cord, leading to relief, improved nerve function and improved health. Adjustments can be performed by hand or instrument.
Can adjustments weaken or loosen the spine in any way?
No! Chiropractic adjustments restore the normal, healthy motion and position each spinal segment requires. Because they are delivered by a trained chiropractor, adjustments do not injure or weaken the muscular and ligamentous structures of the spine and do not cause any weakening or "loosening" of the spine. To withstand the various forces and stresses of daily life, the spinal bones must be in normal alignment and have their normal amount of movement.
If Chiropractors do not crack bones, then what is that popping sound?
The most often notable sound of the adjustment is cavitation (pop or click sound), which is often heard and or felt by the patient. This cavitation results from the shifting of lubricating fluid and gas within the joint that have been under pressure, much like the opening of a carbonated soda can or bottle of champagne. Not all chiropractic adjustments produce the cavitation sound, nor should you judge the quality or effectiveness of an adjustment based on the sound. Most importantly, it is NOT the cracking of bones.
Can I adjust myself since I can produce the popping sound on my own?
No! The ability to turn, bend, or twist in certain ways may create a "popping" sound, but a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in the specific direction, to a specific spinal bone. Therefore, it is virtually impossible to adjust yourself. This type of joint "manipulation" is usually counterproductive, often making an all-ready unstable area of the spine or joint, even more unsteady. Even Chiropractors themselves seek out the services of their colleagues to maintain their spinal health, so be leery of non-chiropractic manipulations.
How often should I get chiropractic adjustments?
Each case is different as each spinal pattern is unique. The length of chiropractic care depends on: 1) each patient’s individual stressors, 2) how long a condition has been chronic, and 3) how quickly a patient responds to treatments. Your chiropractic care is a tailored specifically to you. The relief of your symptoms comes much quicker than the retraining of supporting muscles and ligaments. Many chiropractic patients opt to continue care after symptoms subside to maintain their recovery, prevent little problems from becoming serious ones, and to be as healthy as possible. We will continually modify your progress and adjust your visit frequency accordingly.
Can you fix me in one adjustment?
The course of a patient’s care is based on an individual basis. Many may experience a degree of relief their first visit, however, your pain and symptoms usually didn’t develop in one day so it will take more than one day to fix.
What can I expect after my adjustment?
Throughout the day, your body will be processing your adjustment. Patients may experience the following post-adjustment: 1) very relaxed initially needing to take a nap, 2) a surge of energy, 3) no immediate change, 4) some soreness and/or 5) retracing. Make sure to drink plenty of water to help your body flush out the toxins being released by your body as it helps facilitate the recovery process.
What is Retracing?
Retracing is a healing process that occurs when old injuries “come to the surface” after an adjustment. You may notice sensations in other areas of your body after an adjustment, or notice new symptoms that you weren’t experiencing before. Do not be alarm, as some patients feel a little worse before they feel better. This is normal and expected. Be assured these symptoms will pass, and if you experience them, it is a sign your body is returning to optimal health.
What care should I take after my adjustment?
You may feel slightly sore but no more so than trying a new exercise. To help the healing process, we recommend you drink more water than usual, half of your body weight in ounces per day. You may also apply ice for approximately 20 minutes to the affected area followed by a thin layer of Biofreeze. We ABSOLUTELY recommend you not apply heat to sore areas after an adjustment unless instructed by Dr. Manor.
When will I see results?
Every individual heals at a different rate. The development of your condition was over a period of time, and so, healing will also take time. Remember the length of chiropractic care depends on: 1) each patient’s individual stressors, 2) how long a condition has been chronic, and 3) how quickly a patient responds to treatments. The first two weeks may be similar to a roller coaster ride; sometimes you’ll feel better and sometimes you’ll feel worse. Typically, we do see noticeable improvement within the first 2-4 weeks of care.
What is the biggest benefit to a Chiropractic Lifestyle?
Simply put, the nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself. Ongoing chiropractic check-ups and adjustments help ensure proper communication between the brain and body, as the brain controls and coordinates ever action of the body. Chiropractic helps you to enjoy your life to the fullest extent in a body that works at its possible best!
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