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FAQ

FAQ

FAQ

Central Health Chiropractic FAQ.  Transparency is one of our highest priorities and this page is where we try to provide basic information on common chiropractic questions. If you have any further questions or concerns before starting chiropractic care, feel free to contact us by clicking on the “contact us” tab at the top of the screen

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

This is the number one chiropractic FAQ. Chiropractic is one of the safest medical professions in the world. A good indicator of how safe a profession is, is how much the practitioners pay in malpractice insurance. Chiropractors pay some of the lowest premiums for malpractice insurance out of every medical field.

Very rarely are there any complications. Here at Central Health, we have 3 priorities: safety, transparency, and results. Saftey is first for a reason. It is our #1 priority that what we are doing is in the best interest for our patients.

Can Children benefit from chiropractic adjustments?

Absolutely! Spinal conditions, just like any condition in the body, responds best when caught early. Children’s spines respond very well to adjustments because they have not yet gone through many years of abuse. Adjustments for children are extremely gentle and often require little if any actual thrust. Often times, tension in the right direction achieves the desired motion.

In today’s world everyone is stuck on a tablet, cellphone or computer. This includes children. Regular spinal checkups are a necessity to avoid future structural problems. The stereotypical old persons slouched rounded back is presenting sooner and sooner because of technology. Healthy children produce healthy adults.

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How soon can I expect results from chiropractic care

When it comes to FAQ this is the big one. Again, everyone’s condition and spine is different. Some people see results the very second after their adjustment. Some people are nothing but sore following their first adjustment. Sometimes, chiropractic care is not the best treatment option.

If it is a condition that would be better fitted for a different profession or modality, then he will inform that patient accordingly. Dr. Jake has contacts in most medical professions and can refer patients to receive the proper care they deserve.

The most important thing to keep in mind is getting chiropractic care is essentially the same as working out. The first time might cause some aches and pains because the body is not used to what we are putting it through. Nobody did one set of bench press and walked out a body builder. Chiropractic care, like every thing involving improving the body, works best when a detailed plan is developed and followed. The frequency of adjustments and duration of the plan will be completely dependent on the condition of each individual.

My friend told me "once you go to a chiropractor you have to go forever" is this true?

This is not true. Everyone is different and everyone’s condition varies so it is impossible to tell someone how many times they need to be seen without a detailed exam.  Here at Central Health, Transparency is one of our 3 key priorities. Our doctor will determine the complete scope of your condition. Then develop and present a detailed treatment plan to meet your health goals. This plan will go into detail on the frequency of adjustments.

Each patient’s health goals determine their plan. We incorporate periodic checkups into the plan if wellness chiropractic care and prevention of spinal and neurological degeneration is a goal. If prevention is not a health goal, then the plan won’t include it.

So no, once people go to the chiropractor, their lives are not then dependent on chiropractic to function. But everyone can benefit from regular spinal checkups the same way everyone can benefit from regular teeth checkups. You only get one spine. It is much easier to take care of it before a serious problem develops than after.

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Can chiropractors help with things other than spinal conditions

Yes. Chiropractors can assist with a wide variety of issues. Dr. Jake is well trained at assisting the symptomatic improvements of many chronic conditions. Dr. Jake has personal experience helping patients with cancer, MS, RA, osteoarthritis, sciatica, IBS, Chron’s, ulceratave colitis, chronic migraines, Parkinson’s, degenerative disc disease and many others.

Dr. Jake can also perform extremity manipulations and provide rehab exercises and stretches. If you are curious if chiropractic can help with your specific condition feel free to contact us or leave us a message by pressing the contact tab at the top of your screen.

What techniques do you use?

Dr. Jake uses a variety of techniques to best aid a variety of conditions. Primarily, Dr. Jake adjusts segments of the spine using osseous manipulative techniques such as Diversivied, Gonstead, and Thompson techniques. When a patient is in severe low back pain, or has spinal degeneration or disc problems, Dr. Jake will use Flexion Distraction Technique. Flexion Distraction involves very gentle spinal decompression performed by hand. Dr. Jake also utilizes Activator methodology. This technique utilizes a spring loaded impulse machine that delivers a gentle, quick thrust.

What will the cost be to see a chiropractor?

Here at Central Health, transparency is one of our highest priorities. This is why we can GUARANTEE there will NEVER be any surprise fees or bills in the mail. We ensure the total investment is properly explained and each patient understands what is required of them.

The price for an adjustment varies depending on the patient. 3 factors determine the price: the condition the you present with, when you pay (either at the time of the visit or billed later), and the amount of coverage you have from your insurance company. We consider all these factors and present the most cost effective plans to address your condition for YOU to choose. We hope this answers all common FAQ

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