Chiropractic Care FAQ by New Patients
Chiropractic is a healthcare treatment that focuses on treating musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders.
Safety is one of the FAQs by new patients. Fear not, Chiropractic care is safe. A Doctor of Chiropractic undergoes the same rigorous training that a medical doctor goes through. Where medical doctors focuses on pharmacology and symptom based care a Chiropractor heals the body naturally and focuses on the cause rather than the symptom.
The goal of your initial visit is to figure out what is causing your symptoms. Next we will perform a thorough examination including a full history, orthopedic, neurological testing, nerve and muscle scans and x-rays if needed. Following the examination the doctor will sit and explain all the findings in a manner you will understand and determine if you are a Chiropractic candidate. If you are not we will refer you to the appropriate healthcare practitioner that can help you.
A Chiropractic adjustment is performed to the spine or any part of the body to correct alignment problems and alleviate pain. It involves applying a specific, controlled force to correct your body’s structural alignment. A Chiropractic adjustment improves spinal function and eliminates interference to the nervous system. Furthermore, it improves the overall health and wellbeing of a patient.
An adjustment itself should not increase pain. For some patients that visit a Chiropractor in Royal Palm Beach when they are experiencing symptoms, it may be uncomfortable. However, the discomfort should not persist and will most likely be followed by notable relief.
A lot of insurance plans offer coverage for Royal Palm Beach Chiropractor services. We are in network with United Healthcare, Florida Blue, Cigna and Medicare. However, we will contact your insurance provider to confirm coverage.
We take care of patients from the womb to the tomb. The simple answer to this FAQ is NO. There is no minimum or maximum age for an adjustment. We take care of newborns and geriatric patients as well. Our expert Chiropractor in Royal Palm Beach custom tailors all care plans based on the patient’s needs.
Chiropractic care is not only safe for pregnant women, it is recommended. Chiropractic care will help both the mother and baby through the pregnancy and make for a more comfortable and safe delivery. Dr. Mammales and Cobblestone Chiropractic has taken thousands of expectant mothers through the pregnancy process.
Yes, you can still opt for Chiropractic care even after a back surgery. However, the type of surgery you’ve had will determine the areas we can and cannot treat. There are many benefits in working around the affected area after having back surgery.
Absolutely. However, if you were in a lot of pain prior to your adjustment, seek the advice of your doctor before going back to your workout routine.
If the idea of twisting and cracking your neck or spine is uncomfortable for you, you don’t have to do it. There are other ways to adjust the spine that do not involve “twisting or cracking”. Feel free to inform us so we can modify your treatment plan.
Most patients report immediate relief after their first adjustment. There are also other patients that take a few sessions before they report any significant change. Depending on your condition, you may also feel soreness on the treated area but this should not persist. Applying ice on the sore spots normally eliminates the soreness.
Your first visit may take around an hour as it involves the diagnostic process. Your succeeding visits for regular adjustments may take only 15-30 minutes.
Everybody is different, this depends on your inherent condition as well as your body’s response to treatment. There will be a discussion regarding the length of treatment during the initial consultation. The proposed treatment plan is discussed and outlined for your convenience.