Chiropractors understand that one of the main causes of pain and disease is the misalignment and abnormal motion of the vertebrae in the spinal column called a subluxation. Chiropractic works by removing these subluxations in the spine, thereby relieving pressure and irritation on the nerves, restoring joint mobility, and returning the body back to a state of normal function.
Like other health-care providers, chiropractors follow a standard routine to gain information about the patient. Unlike other health-care providers, chiropractic physicians also conduct a careful analysis of the patient's structure and pay particular attention to the spine. Chiropractors seek the origin of the illness in order to eliminate it. Chiropractic does not simply treat the symptoms. Once the origin of the issue is identified, doctors of chiropractic correct the root cause through the use of hands-on manipulation techniques known as chiropractic adjustments. It's important to note that chiropractors are the only medically trained professionals to perform adjustments.
Yes! Chiropractors are doctors who have completed specialized training in chiropractic care at an accredited institution. They must also pass state board exams before they can practice.
Infants, young children, teens, and adults of all ages can benefit from ongoing chiropractic care. In the chiropractic world, keeping the problem fixed and preventing its reoccurrence is just as important as the initial remedy.
The frequency of your treatments will depend on your condition and needs. Many patients find relief with one or two monthly appointments, while others may require more frequent visits during an acute period or flare-up of their symptoms. We will work with you to develop a personalized plan for your care that meets your specific needs.
Each chiropractic session typically includes a consultation, physical examination, range of motion tests, postural assessments, and neurological tests. After diagnosis, we will create a personalized treatment plan consisting of manual manipulation, stretching and strengthening exercises, ultrasound therapy, or other adjunctive treatments. We may also use additional diagnostic tools like X-rays or MRIs to understand your condition better.
Before your first visit, providing us with any medical history and a list of current medications is essential. You may also be asked to fill out paperwork about your symptoms, lifestyle habits, and general health. It can also be helpful to write down questions or concerns so that you are prepared for your appointment.
Many insurance plans provide coverage for chiropractic care, although this varies depending on the policy and provider. Check with your carrier to find out what is covered. If you don't have insurance or your plan does not cover chiropractic care, we offer various payment options so you get the treatment you need.
Chiropractic care is generally considered safe.
At Hamby Chiropractic & Wellness, our patients often find chiropractic treatments to be effective for a number of issues, including neck pain, back pain, headaches, and more.
Chiropractic treatments typically aren't painful, though some patients experience minor discomfort after an appointment. That being said, most patients leave with less pain than they had upon arrival. Progress takes time, but you may experience immediate relief after an adjustment or other services.
Vertebral subluxation refers to a set of signs and symptoms that affect the spinal column. Specifically, it is a complex that occurs when the bones of the spine lose their usual position and motion due to chemical imbalances, alcohol, prolonged sitting, trauma or even stress.
Most patients experience a popping or cracking sound during spinal manipulation. This is not dangerous, and it typically does not cause discomfort for patients. This sound occurs because gas and fluids are moving through your spine. Your body depends on fluids to lubricate the bones between each section of your spinal joints, so it's normal to have this fluid in your skeletal system.
No, an adjustment is a scientifically proven alternative medical treatment that requires many years of education and hands-on training to perform. Doctors of Chiropractic are the only health experts who specialize in performing adjustments.
Every situation is unique, but yes, it's generally okay to get chiropractic adjustments after surgery. At Hamby Chiropractic & Wellness, our chiropractic team will carefully review your imaging reports and surgery notes to make sure you're a good candidate for post-surgery adjustments.
At Hamby Chiropractic & Wellness, we occasionally have patients who do not improve with chiropractic care. When this happens, we refer them to other health specialists who can help.