Questions About Chiropractic Care?

Our office has compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions. Select a question from the options below to view the answer. If you do not see your question or concern here, please contact us!

We work with all major networks. Call our office at (269) 344-5551 to confirm that your insurance covers chiropractic care.

It can, many insurances do cover massage. Call our office at (269) 344-5551 to confirm that your insurance covers therapeutic massage.

Chiropractic can be looked at as a conservative treatment for the body as a whole, working with the spine and extremities in order to help you perform at your highest potential. Whether you’re an athlete, work a physically demanding job, or sit in a chair most of the day chiropractic can help to increase your performance. The benefits of regular chiropractic care include a higher functioning nervous system, relief of acute, chronic, radiating pain, decreased or elimination of headaches and migraines, clearer thinking, relief of digestive dysfunction, improved biomechanical performance, overall quality of life, and much more.

The doctor will sit down with you one on one and you will go over a full past medical and health history consultation along with a motor, sensory, orthopedic, and neurological exam. At that time it will be determined if X-rays are even needed as well as the care plan that is right for you. You can learn more on our first visit page.

 

 

The consultation consists of an in-depth look at the complaints you come in with, anything else that might be going on, past history of injuries and accidents, and family history.

X-rays are a very important piece of the puzzle to not only rule out certain things i.e. fracture, pathology, excessive degeneration, etc., but they allow the doctor to be as thorough as possible in order to get the present problem corrected. The doctors decision for X-rays would 100% be determined by what is discussed regarding the consultation, past and current health history, previous accidents and  injuries, and ortho-neuro exam findings.

There are literally hundreds of techniques that can be applied, with the ones being used in our office being the most up-to-date and researched. Depending on what doctor you’d like to see they can use a specific technique to suit your preferences. Each doctor is proficient in a variety:

Dr. Steve: Using motion palpation, Dr. Steve focuses on preventing injury and optimizing spinal health through proper joint movement and rehabilitative exercises to strengthen his patients’ spines. Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Activator, Active Release Technique.

Dr. Kate: Specializes in pregnancy chiropractic and pediatric chiropractic. She is certified through the ICPA in Webster Technique for pregnancy, as well as Logan Basic Technique, Diversified, Thompson, and Activator.

Dr. Luke: Palmer package, Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Activator, Toggle Upper-Cervical, Advanced Soft Tissue, & Extremities.

As with any treatment there are risks and benefits. The nice thing about chiropractic is there is an extremely small chance of having any outcome besides a good one. The vast majority of our patients find immediate relief and huge benefits from regular care.

Dr. Kate uses a special table specifically designed for pregnant patients that allows you to lie on your front without any pressure on your belly or baby! To learn more about pregnancy chiropractic, click here.

Being born is tough work. There are a lot of pressures and forces being exerted onto your baby’s head and spine during their journey into the world. If left uncorrected, this trauma continues to impact a baby’s spine, growth, and development; reducing the healthy function of their nervous system. This can cause many health challenges later in life that could easily have been prevented. At our office, we always perform a detailed exam to determine first, IF your baby needs an adjustment. If an adjustment is necessary, we always take our time to explain our findings, and make sure that you (the parents) understand what to expect. To learn more about pediatric chiropractic, click here.

Pediatric chiropractic is a specialized training for this reason: children and babies require a completely different type of adjustment than adults. The techniques used in pediatric chiropractic are gentle and do not involve any forceful movements. Instead, Dr. Kate locates specific contact points at the areas of the spine indicated in your child’s exam, she uses her hands to deliver gentle pressure to the needed area. Most babies sleep through their adjustments, it’s that gentle! To learn more about pediatric chiropractic, click here.

A baby’s spine lengthens by 50 percent in their first year. At no other time does this growth happen so rapidly, so you want to make sure your baby is in proper alignment, ensuring proper symmetrical growth. The first year of life is also the time of spinal curvature development. There are curves called lordosis present in your neck and lower back, and curves called kyphosis in your mid-back and sacrum. These spinal curves are necessary for movement, balance, upright posture, protection, and shock absorption. Without being in alignment during this crucial time, a baby’s spinal curves may not develop properly—giving the baby a poor foundation for later in life. To learn more about pediatric chiropractic, click here.

In most cases activity is one of the best things you can do after an adjustment. An active lifestyle can actually help to aid and lengthen the time in between an adjustment. If the activity involves a rigorous workout or heavy lifting there may be instances where a patient should avoid it due to potential issues of instability.

Taking care of your spine and nervous system is one of the most important things you can do. Research has shown regular maintenance tied in with specific stretches and exercising to be very beneficial in improving all aspects of your life. This is why we do recommend to get checked routinely because we see the continued benefits of it daily. We encourage every patient to take charge of their health and do what they can to lead a more bountiful lifestyle.

Business Hours

Monday
7:30am – 12:00pm / 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday
7:30am – 12:00pm / 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday
7:30am – 1:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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