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Absolutely! Chiropractic is a preventative form of health care that allows us to maintain our body so it can work for us throughout our life, not for just 40 years! Imagine if you never took your car in for maintenance or an oil change, what do you think will happen? What do you think happens to you body if you never maintain its physical structure of muscles and joints? You can guess, right? You don’t necessarily have low back pain or injuries to get a chiropractic adjustment; it is actually better because it will prevent you from getting to the point of pain in the first place! Regular monthly maintenance is highly recommended!

Most insurance cover for chiropractic care while in need of chiropractic treatment. During your initial visits to our office, we will be sitting down with you to discuss about your treatment options and the course that is best for you. Your insurance benefits will be explained in detail so that you may understand better about what it covers. If your insurance plan does not cover chiropractic care, we are flexible to work with you regarding your care and financial situation. If you’re serious about getting well and are willing to work with us, we are more than willing to work with you!

For some insurance companies, there is no need for co-pay (co-payment) if chiropractic care is already covered in your insurance plan. While others may let you co-pay, depending on the type on insurance plan you had. Your initial visit will go over all the details of benefits your insurance provides.

We do all the work for you to make dealing with insurance easy. We will submit the claims and provide you with all the benefits you have under your plan. In the event that you do not have benefits, we can provide you with an itemized bill which you can make a claim yourself that would help you get back reimbursements from your insurance carrier.

Yes, we have a flexible payment system or Care Credit which can help you with payments. We are dead serious when we say we are willing those that are willing to help themselves. If you’re truly serious about getting your health back in order, we will be there to support in anyway we can with all types of budgets. Let us know how we can help.

Yes. Chiropractic care can be beneficial for pregnant women because it could help ease their back pain, leg pain, headaches and nausea which are a frequent predicament for most pregnant women. In case you didn’t know, Chiropractic care can also help women who are having problems conceiving. A Chiropractor can treat the area in your spine that is causing improper functions to their reproductive organs. A Chiropractic care is very beneficial even before, during and after pregnancy. It is best to talk to your Chiropractor first about his/her experience in treating pregnant women and what kind of treatment plan he/she has for pregnant women like you.

The answer is a big Yes. Regular visits to a trusted Chiropractor would benefit those who had gone back surgery more, depending on the kind of surgery you’ve had. Chiropractic care can help you prevent any surgeries in the future or as what they call a Failed Back Surgery.

For more than a hundred years, Chiropractors have been there to giving safe and effective care for children and even infants. “Wellness care”, is the primary reason for chiropractic care for children. A 1992 survey showed that the most common conditions for which parents would visit a chiropractor are: earaches, neck pain, muscles conditions, headache, respiratory and digestive disorders, lower back pain, allergies, asthma, enuresis, and thoracic pain. Other reasons are ADD and ADHD, colic, insomnia, growing pains, and persistent crying in infants.

In a recent study, all children remained under chiropractic care, indicated a high rate of improvement on their health or conditions. Many children are having better sleeping patterns, and have no more complaints for pain in their body after the chiropractic service.

This is just among the questions most parents would ask. Chiropractors are professionals who treat adults and even kids who have spinal problems, back pain, neck pain or sports injuries. Chiropractors are not just limited to those non-surgical treatments, even a child who doesn’t feel any pain in his or her body or doesn’t have any signs of spinal problems should also consult a chiropractor during his or her first year in life.

Why? There are numerous spinal issues that are seen in adults which they didn’t know began during the time of their birth, where the spinal cord might be jammed by its position or pushed out of place inside the womb. Therapeutic examination has recognized the way that numerous issues ahead of schedule in a kid’s life can originate from conception trauma. Some of the problems found later on many newborns are colic; breathing problems, allergic reactions, sleep disturbances, nursing difficulties and chronic infections.

Your child’s spine develops fast especially during its first year and as your child grows, he may have accidentally fall or stumble which can contribute to spinal stress or misalignment in the spine. And this is why you should take your child to a professional Chiropractor and have him/her examined. Taking the first step in visiting a Chiropractor can lead to a lot of healthy benefits for your child. They can help you correct and avoid any health problems later in his/her life, may it be serious or not.

 

Yes, Chiropractic is safe and effective way in treating back pain, neck, joints, problems with your muscles and bones and most especially in the spine area which is their main focus. It is natural and would never use any kind of drugs for its treatments, instead they use their hands to analyze and manipulate the areas in your body that needs to be treated.

Chiropractors are well trained professionals who have undergone years of studies and training to provide effective health care for their patients using safe and non-invasive treatments. Most of them have studied orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, and nutrition rehabilitation.

There is less Chiropractic malpractice around the world, to avoid this, it’s better to choose the professionals who are educated and really have advance knowledge Chiropractic care, furthermore, select someone who have been in the industry for quite some time and is a registered Chiropractor.

Chiropractic malpractice insurance costs from around $100 to $2500 per year. The fine is quite heavy on the pocket, that’s why Chiropractors makes it sure that they are doing the best that they can to treat you and not the other way around.

Chiropractic care doesn’t treat or cure any diseases. What Chiropractors do is analyzing your spines and corrects any spinal problems or misalignment to restore its proper nerve supply and by doing that your body functions to cure itself.

Children are naturally active and most cases with healthy children visiting a Chiropractor are due to injuries from accidents. Chiropractors, treat your child through natural way, correct any misalignment in the spine, helping them build and strengthen their immune system and heal instead of using drugs. Keeping your kids healthy and eliminate any serious problems in the future.

 

Once, you’ve visited a Chiropractor and received chiropractic care, it’s not necessary that you would visit them for them for the rest of your life. Al though, once you’ve started having chiropractic care, you would certainly go back again because of the benefits that it can be done in your overall welfare.

Most people that keep on visiting a Chiropractor are people who may have new injuries or body pains not related to their past visits. And most of them only needs an occasional check-up to make sure that everything has been corrected and in place.

 

You really can’t tell if you have Spinal Subluxation, that’s why a visit to your nearest Chiropractor could help you determine if you have it or not. It is just like visiting your dentist for a tooth check-up if you have a cavity that needs to be treated or maybe you just need a simple cleaning. You may not know it unless you went there to have it checked, right?

There are some individuals who don’t feel any symptoms of pain but are currently experiencing Spinal Subluxation. So, it’s a good idea to have a regular check-up with a professional Chiropractor that can help you with your health problems even when you didn’t feel any symptoms of it yet.

It is still necessary to continue chiropractic care even when you don’t feel any of the symptoms you’ve felt before. Chiropractic care can help prevent any ailment development that doesn’t show any symptoms at first. By correcting the subluxations, any spinal degenaration could be prevented. The longer you pass the time and have your spine checked by a chiropractor, the longer it will take to correct your subluxations.

Some patients who didn’t feel any symptoms anymore and stopped taking chiropractic care have come back with the same problems or more. While the other patients who have continued with chiropractic care are even healthier and are now enjoying their life without any health problems

A chiropractor examines a child and treats them when they’ve found anything that needs to be treated or aligned. If the child does not respond to chiropractic care even when the Chiropractor has done everything beyond their skills, then it is time for them to refer their patients to other doctors or practitioners that can help and check the welfare of the patient. The patient’s health and welfare is and should be the main responsibility.

A Subluxation (a.k.a. Vertebral Subluxation) is a partial misalignment or dislocation in your spine or vertebrae which causes nerve interference. Some parts of your body may not function properly due to this, but Subluxations can be corrected by a professional Chiropractor by doing manual adjustment in your spine.

What are the common causes of subluxation?

  • Improper posture and body mechanics
  • Lack of exercise
  • Accidents
  • Mental and emotional stress
  • Poor diet
  • Environmental pollution

Subluxation, if not treated earlier will lead to more complications or other healthcare problems later on, like nerve, muscle or joint injury and spinal degeneration or osteoarthritis. To prevent this from occurring, we need to take care of our body, exercise more and change bad habits into a healthy lifestyle.

The answer is a big Yes. Regular visits to a trusted Chiropractor would benefit those who had gone back surgery more, depending on the kind of surgery you’ve had. Chiropractic care can help you prevent any surgeries in the future or as what they call a Failed Back Surgery.

Most people who are experiencing frequent back pains may see a Chiropractor; they will check your medical records and examine you to ensure what kinds of treatment are needed. Chiropractors are especially skilled health professional who believes that alignment of the spine is associated to the overall health and well-being of a person. They will help your body in clearing whatever it is that’s interfering the natural flow and functions of your body, through chiropractic care.

Chiropractors also take an x-ray when they see it’s necessary to do so. Some use it for documentation, especially if the patient may have fracture bones. Some chiropractors would base their treatment on correcting the spine back to its original alignment through the x-rays results. Al though in most cases, an x-ray is not needed and a chiropractor can do spine manipulation without it when they observed there’s no bone fractures in their patients.

During a chiropractic adjustment, some patients may have experienced a cracking or popping sound. Those sounds were made by gas (i.e., nitrogen) where it is being released in your joints, relieving the tension, that’s what causing the cracking or popping sounds. Al though some chiropractic adjustments don’t produce these kind of sounds.

 

Most people had this habit of cracking their back and neck a lot, especially when stretching. Normally, it is just fine particularly when a person with no joint pains do this. Nevertheless, making frequent or repeated cracking in your back or neck has indecisive long-term effects.

When you are in pain and you’re having an urge trying to crack your back and neck to ease the pain, I suggest you visit a Chiropractor first. It is much safer to have a skilled and certified Chiropractor to make a diagnosis and treat you properly.

The Chiropractic care’s main focus is to improve the function of their patient’s nervous system into its full potential. They have been doing well with different kinds of health problems, not just back and neck pains. Overall health benefits like improved immune system function, decreased high blood pressure, less colds and other infections have decreased.

Nonetheless, Chiropractic cannot guarantee a cure for all conditions or health problems. It is more of a key to improve your overall wellness by chiropractic adjustment to help improve the body’s natural healing capacity and cure itself in its own time.

 

Doctors of Chiropractic provide proper care for their patients regardless of age or health conditions. They do a variety of assessment on a course of evaluation and treatment with people with back pain, neck pain, headache, vertigo and other pains that usually have something to do with nervous system which generally resulted to misalignments of vertebrae that eventually shows symptoms like headaches. They also conduct assessment of patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders which is mostly caused by accidents, they evaluate the musculoskeletal system which involves the muscles, ligaments and joints, to make sure that no complications can occur. Further, chiropractic care offers various benefits concerning general health issues, as well as counseling patients on diet and nutrition, having the right exercises and living a healthy lifestyle.

 

Various way can be done in selecting a Chiropractor, one way is by getting referral from a friend, family and colleague as well as health care provider. In selecting a Chiropractor, make sure that he/she is licensed and accredited medical professional to do a diagnosis. You can locate a Doctor of Chiropractor within your location range.

Although there are medical doctors who are working together with Doctors of Chiropractic as a team in the course of evaluation and treatment, it is still recommended to check on your health plan and insurance plan as there may be a specific referral requirements. Although there are plans which allow a patient to set an appointment with a chiropractor through phone call.

Chiropractic has been proven be an effective, non-invasive therapy for neuromusculoskeletal problems and it has proven to have an exceptional safety record. Numerous studies have regarded the said alternative in treating various problems such as: headaches, vertigo, scoliosis, leg and arm problems. Although some patients may feel a slight discomfort after their chiropractic treatment, they are assured that any disquieting feeling after the treatment vanish within 24 hours.

Yes, children can also benefit from Chiropractic care, since it is not only limited to adults but it can also be of advantage to children and even infants. In fact, babies can have their checkup by Chiropractors soon enough after their birth, to ensure that there are no vertebral subluxations. Further, there have been various research studies that authenticates the safety and effectiveness of Chiropractic on children.

Yes, this privilege was first granted in 1983 and since then Chiropractors have been recognized to treat patients in hospitals, or use outpatient clinical facilities such as x-rays.

 

Yes, Most, health insurance plans cover Chiropractic, in fact even major medical plans, Medicare, Blu Cross Blue Shield Plans for some federal employees as well as active duty members of the armed forces at military bases and major veterans medical facilities cover Chiropractic.

Doctors of Chiropractic undergo intense training as primary health care providers focusing on the course of diagnosis and treatment conditions which has something to do with the joints, ligaments, muscles, extremities (also known as the musculoskeletal system) and the nerves. They are highly skilled in manipulative procedures, they are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy and clinical diagnosis which includes laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition rehabilitation, among others.

Before being accepted in the chiropractic college, a nearly four (4) years of pre-medical undergraduate education is a requirement, this includes courses in biology, psychology, physics, chemistry and other related lab work. As per acceptance of the candidate to the accredited Chiropractic college, the candidate will need to complete 4-5 academic years of professional study. A minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience is required once enrolled in Chiropractic College.

A Chiropractic manipulation is manual procedure, in which it typically uses the physician’s hand to manipulate or adjust joints of the body particularly the spine. It involves, a high speed but short lever arm thrust applied to a a spine. it gives a relieving sensation most of the time, although a patient may experience a minor discomfort about it only last for a short period of time, and basing it on treatments that discomfort disappears within 24 hours. Further, chiropractors always ensure that they are using procedures or techniques that would meet the specific needs of patient. After undergoing the procedure, patients have note positive changes immediately.

In performing Chiropractic manipulation, chiropractors adhere to various manipulative techniques they can possibly use, mostly they adhere to the following techniques: they consider skill level involved with high velocity, low amplitude manipulation, thus, chiropractors look at the situation whether it is still necessary to apply adjustments.

Here at Meridian Integrative Wellness, we give our patients the option as to whether they wish to continue having a chiropractic care, to maintain their health and receive preventive care. Since our chiropractors are aware that each patients have a unique and individual response on the chiropractic treatment, each Chiropractic care varies. The nature of chiropractic treatment involves a manual procedure in which only the chiropractors can perform. Thus, chiropractor may provide an acute, chronic or preventive care, which would require patients to have visit our office a couple of times as necessary, usually time period of the treatment varies with the extend of the recommended treatment.

The popping sound usually happened during manipulation of a joint, this is pretty normal as during adjustment, it release a bubble gas between the joints, which is normally caused by change in pressure within the joint.

 

If you are suffering from pain in the upper or lower back, or even in your joints and ligaments, our Chiropractors can help you, through chiropractic manipulation. This procedure helps in restoring a misaligned vertebrae and return it back to a normal position, allowing proper circulation in the nerves, which would lead to natural healing of the body.