Frequently Asked Questions
I Have Been Seeing a Chiropractor regularly and just moved to town. Do you require x-rays and will you make me come 20 or 30 times?
We like to talk with patients who have had successful chiropractic treatment and learn what helped them in the past, and then supply that to them in their new community. We have had years of experience and while we don't know all techniques we know a lot, and if we don't we most likely know of someone we trust who does and will make sure we recommend them for you. X-rays may be indicated. A treatment plan may be indicated. We have had many patients over the years who transitioned from home town friendly docs to us.
Who Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic treatment is suitable for almost everyone. There is no pressure to get treatment or sign up for an extensive (expensive) treatment plan. If accepted, once you are better, as are 86% of those accepted as patients, continuing treatment is on an as needed basis based upon your needs.
How Do I Get Spinal Impairments?
Spinal impairments occur by the following: improper lifting, sleep habits, desk/computer positioning, and automobile accidents, work-related accidents, slips/falls, stress, muscle tension, etc. Your genetic bone structure can also make you more susceptible to spinal impairments.
What Is An Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is not moving properly.
Why Is An Adjustment Needed?
Joints that are not moving properly can cause compression on spinal nerves causing symptoms to appear throughout the body. Adjustments help restore proper function to the joints that are not performing normally. Joints that do not move enough force other joints to move too much. An adjustment adds motion to a joint, helping the bones to gradually return to a more normal motion.
How Long Does The Treatment Take?
The first consultation takes, on average, about 45 minutes, and a treatment session about 15 minutes, but this will vary according to your condition and your needs.
How Long Will My Treatment Last?
Your treatment duration depends on the nature, severity and duration of your problems. We look for at least 50% improvement during the first 2 weeks of treatment. If 50% improvement is not seen at the end of 2 weeks, you will be re-evaluated, and either your treatment plan will be changed or we will refer you to another specialist for more options.
Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe? Even If I've Already Had Surgery?
Chiropractic is remarkably safe when a properly qualified and experienced practitioner carries out treatment.
Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Yes. If the nerves in the wrist are restricted by the carpal bones, then manipulation is very successful.
Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Lower Back Pain?
Yes. Research has shown that Chiropractic care is effective and safe in treating lower back pain. Lower back pain caused by a spinal misalignment, sprain or strain from most types of disc disorders can be helped with Chiropractic spinal adjustments. Nieman Chiropractic Clinic utilizes a very safe and effective adjusting technique for patients with lower back pain.
Can Chiropractic Care Help Neck Pain Or Headaches?
Yes, Chiropractic treatment is effective in treating headaches or neck pain caused by stress, tension, repetitive strain, spinal misalignments or a loss of normal spinal curvature in the neck. These conditions can be caused from sudden trauma or improper posture. After an examination and history, it can be determined if Chiropractic care would be beneficial for you. Many patients note a relief from pain and less dependency on pain medication with Chiropractic treatment.
If you are on my plan, what do I have to pay?
Patient's are responsible for deductibles and co-pay. The co-pay is typically on the card.
What If I Have More Questions?
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