Trained specialist, typically Chiropractic Physicians (but also Osteopathic Doctors) utilize chiropractic adjustments, or manipulation, to treat ailments of the spine and extremities. The provider will use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint upon which they exam before hand to be restricted in movement. Spinal manipulation is known to improve your body's physical function.
1. Low back pain
2. Neck pain
5. Facet Syndrome
4. Headaches and Migraines
5. TMJ disorders
6. Poor posture
7. Rib dysfunction
8. Joint and extremity pain
1. Is manipulation safe?
Spinal manipulation has been studied for many years and its safety has been demonstrated in plenty of research articles. Spinal manipulation is growing to become many providers (not just chiropractors) first go-to treatment for patient presenting with lower back pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction.
2. What is that popping noise that you hear?
The popping noise is known as cavitation's. This noise is caused by air bubbles in your fluid filled joints. They do not necessarily correlate with successful adjustments targeting movement restrictions, but are only a result. They are a safe and typical noise you hear when preforming a manipulation.
3. Do manipulations alone fix me?
While chiropractic manipulation is one of the greatest tools that differentiate chiropractors from other manual medicine providers, adjustments are intended to communicate with the body's central nervous system (CNS) in order to use the bodies joint receptors to communicate with the brain. At Elevate Wellness, we combine the power of the adjustment with corrective exercise therapy and soft tissue manipulation to restore proper movement to the body.
4. What will I feel afterwards?
Many patients report feeling "loose" or mobile directly after experiencing chiropractic adjustments. It is common to feel general soreness days after your first manipulation and should not be something you should be concerned about. This typically subsides, followed by feeling better. Many patients report sleeping better at night after chiropractic manipulation.
5. How much will it cost?
Typically, insurance will cover a portion of the costs depending on your plan. However, cash rates for an initial exam are $125. The initial exam will cover a spinal screening and assessment of the situation by our Doctor of Chiropractic medicine. During the initial exam, a treatment plan will be discussed and the number of follow up visits will be established. You can expect to pay anywhere from $40 to $70 depending on the services during the visit.
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