Frequently Asked Questions
What conditions do chiropractors treat?
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. They are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches using their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. DCs also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions may involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. In addition, chiropractors offer advice to patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
What is a chiropractic adjustment and how is it performed?
Do adjustments hurt?
Are adjustments safe?
Do you take insurance?
We have a “patient-centered” approach. We spend as much time as necessary with each patient and do not allow insurance companies to dictate how YOU should be treated. You will get the doctor’s undivided attention and the exact care he/she feels you need every visit. If you need a 15-minute appointment or a 45-minute appointment, it doesn’t matter what an insurance company says they will pay for—you will get what the doctor feels you need, not what your policy covers. In today’s healthcare climate, many offices that take insurance have a waiting list of patients. That means if you were treated poorly and you leave that office, there is very little effect on that practice. In essence, you no longer have a vote. If you leave that practice, there is a long line of other folks trying to get in simply because of their insurance coverage.
We do not have that luxury. We must do our very best for every single patient EVERY TIME. We rely on you and your great results so that you will refer your loved ones and friends to our office to share in the same great experience you had. Without you, we would not be able to do what we love to do—help people get well! In a fee for service office, you ALWAYS have a voice, and we would like to keep it that way.
Something you may not have thought as a benefit to a fee-for-service office is your privacy. We work for you, not for a third-party company. Our conversations, notes, etc.–everything stays between us. The ONLY time anything is ever released from our office to another is if YOU request it.
Why do adjustments sometimes make a “popping” or “cracking” sound?
The noises you hear resembling popping or cracking sounds are your joints releasing tiny pockets of air. This is caused by small pockets of air or bubbles, which are in the fluid that surrounds your joints. When joint tissues are stretched during a chiropractic adjustment, the pockets of air “pop,” which creates that cracking sound you hear. After this treatment, you may feel more movement in your back.
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
Can I see a chiropractor if I am pregnant?
Can children see a chiropractor?
How many visits will I need?
Do you take X-rays?
X-rays are only taken when clinically necessary. Chiropractors are fully qualified to take and read X-rays – though at Elite Wellness Center, we have chosen not to have this in-house. We will refer you to a local imaging center for the imaging needed, or, if you prefer, you can consult with your GP.