We are happy that you are interested in finding out how Chiropractic care can benefit your family and yourself. We hope the following helps answer many of your questions, should you have further questions please contact our office.
How do I know if Chiropractic can help me?
The best way to find out if Chiropractic Care can help you is to meet with one of our Doctors for a complimentary consultation to discuss your options. You are also welcome to attend our bi-weekly Spinal Care Orientation which is held in our office. This is your opportunity to learn more about Chiropractic care; benefits, how it works, why choose Chiropractic and how to better take care of your spine. Please call our office to find out when the next orientation is being held.
What do Chiropractor’s do?
Chiropractors are trained to ensure your nervous system is free of spinal nerve interference. They understand the need for whole body wellness. Wellness is a state of health where your body is free of spinal nerve interference, allowing you to move well and live well. Chiropractors discover nerve interference within the spinal column using examinations and x-rays and then with specific chiropractic adjustments, correct them. Your body is then free to heal itself and function at an optimal level. Chiropractors, also, help you achieve a higher quality of life with advice on posture, stretches and exercises, diet, attitude and sleep.
The body depends on the free flow of nerve communication from the brain, through the spinal column, to every part of the body. When any of these nerves become interfered with, the vital communication system is interrupted. This dysfunction in communication is called a subluxation.
What causes a Subluxation?
With children, subluxations often occur during the birth process. All of the pulling, pushing and twisting on the newborn’s neck and spine during the birth process often cause one or more vertebra to be pushed out of place, resulting in subluxations. As we grow up, subluxations are caused daily by falls, sports activities, accidents/injuries, bad posture, physical and emotional stress and many other things. By having a chiropractor correct these subluxations throughout your childhood and the rest of your life, your family can achieve an improved quality of life.
Subluxations can cause pain and muscle spasms. However, most of the time, you will not experience any symptoms until subluxations have become chronic. Headaches, back pain, stiffness, pain or numbness and tingling in the extremities and various other symptoms are common signs of subluxation.
What does it feel like to get adjusted? Does it hurt?
No. Chiropractic adjustments feel great! Chiropractic patients are very comfortable and relaxed with getting adjusted. An adjustment should not be painful, although you may feel a slight stretch in the muscles. Overall, when you allow the vertebra in spine to return to their normal position, there is less stress and tension on your muscles and ligaments.
Is Chiropractic care safe?
Yes. Chiropractic care is definitely one of the safest types of health care. Without the use of drugs or surgery, chiropractors utilize a conservative approach when correcting vertebral subluxations. One just needs to compare the malpractice premiums paid by chiropractors to that paid by medical doctors. Chiropractors premiums are approximately 1/20th the cost of the premiums medical doctors pay.
What Will It Cost?
The fee for services will depend on the severity of your condition and the type of care you need. Our Doctors offer a FREE consultation to determine if Chiropractic care can help you and can discuss fees for services that we offer at that time. We believe in the value of wellness care for you and your family and have maintained a pricing structure that allows care for all budgets. Our office participates in most insurance programs.
We also accept auto accident and workers compensation cases. For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be arranged.
I Have Insurance, What Will Be Covered?
Most Insurance plans cover some portion of Chiropractic services. Every insurance company has multiple plans with different benefits. The best way to determine your benefits is to call your insurance company, the staff at Salmon River Chiropractic is happy to verify benefits, as well. Please bring your insurance card with you to your first appointment.
How Can I Maintain My Health?
By eliminating interference in nerve function you can improve your health. Chiropractic care not only results in the correction of numerous health problems, but also prevents many conditions from developing. Chiropractors are the only professionals trained to detect and correct any vertebral subluxations you may have. Subluxations impair nerve function, ultimately hindering your potential!!