There are many questions patients may have before starting care. These are a few of the most common.
My friends have told me that once I go to a chiropractor, I have to go the rest of my life. Is that true?
No, that is not true. You don't have to do anything. I see myself as a servant. You're the boss. I'll make optimum care recommendations, the same as I would for my family. But, it's up to you to decide how far you want to take your care. It's true that some patients who start and stop care repeatedly decide that it is better for them to come in once or twice a month to avoid their "roller coaster" relapses, but that's a decision you make for yourself.
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes. I would love to help you on your way to meet your health goals. Whether that is to run a marathon, dance better, or just get out of pain so you can return to your everyday activities, I am here to help you meet your goals.
Is chiropractic safe for my child?
Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.
How much training and education do chiropractors have?
Doctors of chiropracticare educated as primary-contact health care providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions.
The typical applicant for chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Doctors of chiropractic are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition, rehabilitation and more.
Because chiropractic care includes highly skilled manipulation/adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical technique training to master these important manipulative procedures.
In total, the chiropractic college curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by an accrediting agency that is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Is chiropratic care safe for me?
YES. Chiropractics' non-surgical, drug-free approach to health places it among the safest of all health care practices. Remember, chiropractic takes nothing out of the body and puts nothing in. As a result, chiropractors enjoy one of the lowest malpractice rates of all health care professionals.