Michigan Chiropractic Specialists FAQs
Rather than rely on invasive procedures or pain-masking medication, chiropractors use your body’s natural abilities to heal and be healthy. Chiropractic care works to restore posture, spinal function, and vertebrae alignment, and ensure that you are in optimal health.
Yes. Chiropractic care offers natural, non-invasive approaches to back, neck, joint, and other neuromusculoskeletal health concerns. Although no health-related treatment is without risk, chiropractic procedures are known to be the safest options for treating symptoms that develop due to back, hip, or neck issues.
Chiropractic treatment centers around the notion of restoring your body’s neuromusculoskeletal equilibrium, which can have negative effects on your health if imbalanced. Through programs specifically designed to meet the needs of your injury, condition, or issue, chiropractic care aims to correct your misalignments and significantly reduce if not completely alleviate your symptoms.
If you have chronic joint or muscle pain, pain radiating from your back and down through your arms or legs, persistent stiffness in your neck, heel pain and pain that shoots up from your feet to your legs, frequent headaches, or a limited range of motion, you may benefit from chiropractic treatment.
The duration of your careprogram will depend on several factors such as your body’s natural rate of healing, the severity of your issue, your age, and how well your body responds to treatment. Chiropractic treatment often involves a multidiscipline approach to your problem, which generally yields faster results than most unilateral conventional treatments.
In chiropractic practice, subluxation refers to a partial dislocation of the vertebrae in your spinal column and produces undue stress on the spine. These slight misalignments can accelerate the natural wearing of the spinal framework, resulting in problems such as back pain, neck pain, and even pain in the arms or legs depending on the location and severity of the issue.
Subluxations can affect any individual of any age. The body corrects most subluxations before you notice them. However, these issues usually require a diagnosis and treatment if they persist for long periods, significantly limit your range of motion, or generate large amounts of pain.
Chiropractic treatment is not limited to individuals with back and post-back surgery related complications. Anyone with any form of segmental misalignment such as joint dysfunction and pain, dislocations, or limb stiffness can seek chiropractic care.
Both medical and chiropractic doctors must complete their pre-medical studies at a four-year university and pass a state regulated exam before they can be accepted into a medical or chiropractic school. Completion of chiropractic education usually requires an additional four years during which they must gain clinical experience through a yearlong internship at an outpatient clinic or chiropractic office. After graduation, chiropractors must pass a state board examination in the state they intend to work.
No. Except for certain, specific situations, chiropractors do not prescribe medication. Chiropractic treatments involve drug-free procedures that focus on restoring the body’s natural healing functions rather than masking pain the way many pain-drug treatments do.
No. Chiropractic care uses non-invasivetreatments that aim to correct neuromusculoskeletal issues naturally and without surgery.
Your first exam will seem similar to a standard medical or physical examination.If you are a new patient, you will need to answer questions about your health history and complete a health survey. Your chiropractor will evaluate the state of your musculoskeletal structure while considering the information you gave in your health history questionnaire.
Chiropractic adjustments refer to the manipulation of vertebrae in the spinal column. When a chiropractor uses medical instruments or their hands to apply pressure and moves your vertebrae back to their original orientations, they are performing a chiropractic adjustment.
No. While you may feel some pressure or slight soreness in your back and limbs as your misalignments are readjusted, chiropractic treatments and adjustments are virtually painless.
Like other health-related evaluations, chiropractic care works best if done regularly. Even after your condition heals, you may want to set up a schedule for regular checkups.
I have consulted multiple physicians for my condition but haven’t found a solution. Should I give up?
No. If you are suffering from persistent back, neck, or joint pain, pain back surgery, or had a back-related injury, you can receive the help you need through chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic treatment aims to solve these issues naturally and painlessly through adjustments and exercises that boost your body’s natural ability to heal.
In addition to chiropractic care, we teach corrective exercises that strengthen the body and promotes healing that can be performed at home. Other services we offer include message therapy, lifestyle consultations, nutritional counseling, and other wellness programs. We also treat individuals who have suffered from vehicle accidents and need an evaluation by a chiropractic doctor.
Depending on the location or severity of your issue, we may need to take x-rays to ensure you receive the highest quality of care. If you needx-rays, we will take them at one of our two office locations.
No. You can make an appointment online or over the phone. We provide printable forms online in the New Patient Center for you to complete from the comfort of your home. New patients will need to complete the New Patient Health History form.
Yes. Our offices accept most insurance plans including but not limited to Medicare, personal injury, and auto accident insurance. We also offer flexible payment plans for individuals who do not have insurance as well as family plans. Please contact or visit us to verify whether we can accept your insurance plan or for more information about payment management.
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