Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractic Care.
First, your doctor will discuss your problems and concerns with you. Next, he will perform a detailed exam to gather more information. Your doctor may order X-rays or other tests if he feels it is necessary. After examining you, he will explain what the problem is and how to best treat your condition. The two of you will then discuss a treatment plan and any questions you may have.
Usually not. People may occasionally be sore as their bodies move toward a healthier state.
We are well-known for our gentle approach using state-of-the-art services and techniques. We happily integrate with traditional medicine and receive many referrals from other doctors in the community. We empower people by teaching them how to take care of themselves and how to become independent. In addition, we have a combined experience of over 40 years dedicated to serving this community.
Chiropractic includes but is not limited to the holistic study of the musculoskeletal (muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, and fascia) and nervous systems. Chiropractors deal with the health of these systems and how they interact with the body.
Chiropractic treats more than just low back and neck pain. Other common conditions treated by a chiropractor include headaches, whiplash, numbness and tingling, body stiffness, shoulder problems, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, hip problems, knee problems, and foot and ankle problems.
Training to become a chiropractor requires four years at an accredited school after meeting basic educational requirements. National and state board tests are taken as well as at least 20 hours of continuing education per year. A graduate is given a doctorate in chiropractic (DC) degree.
No. In the state of Oregon, chiropractors are licensed primary care physicians.
Chiropractic care is very affordable compared to other health care options. Not only can it save you money, but it can often save you other costly medical procedures as well.
We are providers for many panels. Just ask the front desk to see if you are covered.
Yes! Especially in our office, where we utilize the most up-to-date procedures that are safe even for post-operative patients.
Yes. Chiropractic can be very beneficial for pregnant moms.
Sometimes this occurs, and sometimes it doesn’t. It is simply nitrogen gas being released from the joint. It is harmless if done properly.
No. In our office, that is just one of dozens of ways to do things. You and your doctor will determine which ways are best for your body.
About 20 million people each year.
This will depend on the severity and type of condition you have. People also heal at different rates of speed, so you and your doctor will discuss a treatment plan that’s right for you. Some people elect to use chiropractic as part of a preventative health strategy, while others choose our services for immediate problems. People often use our services for performance reasons (e.g., athletes, weekend warriors, hikers). At our office, we pride ourselves on results and treat with that purpose in mind.