Yes. Chiropractors have extensive training in radiology and are licensed to take x-rays.
It is very important to have x-rays taken for the detection of abnormalities and to assess severity of degeneration that has occurred at the injured region. It is essential for the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor to analyze x-rays of the head and neck in order to determine the patient’s specific adjustment and confirm that there are no contraindications that would prevent the patient from this treatment. We use the most up to date digital x-ray system, reducing exposure and time. X-rays are performed on site.
An adjustment realigns the bones in the spine through which the spinal nerves and arteries pass through. These nerves send information to and from the brain dictating the function of your body. Blood vessels flow through to nourish different regions of the body. Misalignment of the spine may cause interference in these pathways, thereby, causing dysfunction, malnourishment and poor communication between the body and the brain which all result in a state of dis-ease and pain. Opening these pathways with the chiropractic adjustment will allow the body to perform at its most optimal level, and in turn, be at its strongest to fight off disease.
No. Patients have their own distinct identities. The body is very complex, and not everyone has the same issues, nor do they respond in the same way to treatment. Therefore, we find it necessary to customize an individual’s treatment accordingly. Upon completing a comprehensive chiropractic examination that includes; historical gathering, postural, orthopedic, neurological testing and radiographic evaluation (if warranted) all of this information is meticulously reviewed, and necessary treatments are determined to fit the patients’ health goals best. We offer a range of specialties for our patient's individual treatment plans.
Yes. Depending on the type of back surgery and its exact location, treatment options are available.
Everyone has a spine; therefore, people of all ages can be adjusted.
We are out of network with all insurance companies. However, we have plenty of patients with out-of-network chiropractic benefits. It is the responsibility of the policyholder to be aware of their own health plan benefits. However, we understand insurance can be quite confusing. Therefore, we offer insurance verification as a courtesy to patients in need of chiropractic care, and it is reviewed at their appointment. Unlike most offices, we feel being properly informed of your anticipated out-of-pocket expense before treatment is a very important aspect of your health and healing, so all benefits are clearly explained to the patient. Coverage depends on the particulars of your individual plan. We do not accept Medicaid or Medicare.
No. A workout is certainly recommended; however, spinal vertebrae and joints of the body must be specifically realigned by a licensed chiropractor. A workout will not adjust your spine and joints. Once the spinal correction is achieved, our goal is to ensure you can workout safely, and we carefully assist you in the proper way to do it.
Is brushing your teeth addictive? When an individual experiences the effects an adjustment has on the body, one realizes its potency and significance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Spinal hygiene is not addictive; it is essential to preventing premature spinal decay, strengthening your immune function, and preserving a superior level of health.
Yes. Chiropractic adjustments are recommended during pregnancy to assist the female changing body. There are gentle techniques available in the chiropractic profession which allow a woman to be adjusted even though she is pregnant. Chiropractic care has even been known to help a woman become pregnant, as nerve interference with the reproductive system can negatively affect conception.
To become a chiropractor, one must complete 4 years of undergraduate college/university followed by 4 more years of chiropractic college/university. Once completed, a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree is earned.