How can chiropractic care help me?

Quality chiropractic care helps keep your spine in proper alignment. Every part of your body is connected to the nervous system and your spine. Spine misalignment in one area can cause problems or discomfort in many different parts of the body.

More than 80 percent of adults in the U.S. struggle with neck or back pain. When they choose to address this pain with surgery, fewer than 60 percent of patients are satisfied with the outcome. Pain medications are another way that many use to address back pain, but these are are expensive, can damage the body, and they don’t always work. Chiropractic and massage therapy is a more natural and less intrusive way to seek relief that works.

How soon will I see results?

You can generally expect to see improvement within 2 to 6 visits, but the severity and length of time you’ve had your condition can cause need for more time before improvement occurs. Chiropractic care, like any new physical activity or exercise, can initially cause soreness. It is not uncommon for patients to experience some soreness that fades within 24 hours of the first visit.

What causes spinal misalignment?
  • Physical trauma, including slips, falls, whiplash, repetitive motion, bad posture, heavy lifting, birth trauma, and more.
  • Emotional stress caused by fear, anger, depression, or grief.
  • Chemical imbalances from increased drug or alcohol use, environmental issues, or poor diet.

What happens during a chiropractic visit?

During your first visit, Dr. Rhodes will conduct a brief personal examination of your medical history. He will test your range of motion, ask questions about your symptoms, and may even recommend an x-ray (which can be done in our office). Dr. Rhodes will give you his best recommendation for your condition, and he will schedule your personal treatment plan with you.

Your treatment may include massage therapy, heat and cold treatments, and chiropractic treatments. Chiropractors use their hands to gently adjust the alignment of your spine. Occasionally, you may hear a slight popping noise, but you won’t feel any pain or discomfort.

What should I wear during my appointment?

We want you to be comfortable throughout your experience in our office. You can come dressed in your regular clothes, or you can wear something more comfortable. Throughout your personal treatment process, you will always be able to keep your body covered.

Is chiropractic care covered by health insurance?

Depending on the circumstances, chiropractic care can be covered by health insurance. We accept most insurances, including medicare. If you are unsure or have questions, please feel free to contact us!

Does chiropractic care require a medical referral from a separate doctor?

No. In the United States chiropractors are primary health care physicians. Patients can consult their chiropractor directly.

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