Frequently Asked Questions
Simply put, chiropractors are healthcare professionals who specialize in the treatment and diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders. They receive special training in manual adjustment techniques which they then use to adjust your spine and/or extremities to eliminate misalignments in the spine that may be causing health problems.
Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. … Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise.
In short, yes. Chiropractic care has been proven to relieve many types of back pain, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal symptoms. There have been numerous scientific studies validating chiropractic care for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and millions of people seek chiropractic care everyday to help them look, feel, and move better.
If you, like many people, are seeking a more natural and effective way of treating your health issues, chiropractic is the way to go. Chiropractic care is non-invasive and can help you avoid costly medications, shots, and surgery. In fact many of our patients have treatments even when they do not have a pain issue. As a way of maintaining good health and the benefits of any treatment, chiropractic treatment can be performed on a regular basis to keep you in excellent health.
Everyone! Chiropractic care is recognized as an effective, safe, and more cost efficient therapy for your pain or injuries. Chiropractic care can and should be part of your regular health routine.
Back pain is one of the most common pain issues you can have. It is predicted that upwards of 80% of Americans will experience back problems at some point in their lives. Chiropractic treatment for neck and back pain is especially effective. A Chiropractor can evaluate you to find and treat the source of the pain, sometimes in as little as a single visit. The result is that the patient is then able to use proper posture, move freely, and be pain free.
While every patient and condition is is different, Dr Thomson will make every effort to treat you in as few visits as possible. Some issues may resolve in only one visit while other, more serious conditions, may require more care. Once your current condition is healed you may wish to consider adding chiropractic care to your regular health maintenance.
The chiropractor has many years of specialized training that allows for proper diagnosis of your particular condition. In many cases, Dr. Thomson will recommend massage therapy as an adjunct to your treatment.
If your back pain has persisted for more than a day, is getting worse, or the pain is unbearable you should go to the chiropractor for a proper evaluation.
Chiropractic treatment can relieve pressure off the nerve and offer remarkable relief from pinched nerve pain. A pinched nerve doesn’t only have local pain. …Chiropractors can help relieve these pains by repositioning the bones, relaxing the muscles, and reducing the pressure on nerves.
Each individual visit with Dr. Thomson will take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. The initial visit will take 45-60 minutes and will include an examination and consult.
Chiropractic care should be a part of your regular health maintenance. Regular wellness visits can help identify and fix trouble areas before they begin to cause serious pain and injury.
The cost of care is an important aspect of pain treatments, especially when that treatment is long-term. A recent study showed that seeking chiropractic care for low back pain first significantly reduced costs and improved outcomes vs seeking care from a medical doctor first. Dr. Rob makes it his priority to make sure that your costs are reasonable and that there are no unnecessary treatments.
Due to increasing complexity, regulatory burdens, deductibles, and copays as well as decreasing reimbursement rates, Dr. Thomson is not a provider for any insurance carrier. This allows the doctor to spend more time with you, create a collaborative care plan, and treat you effectively without the insurance company middleman. We provide flat rate fees for exam and treatment. In most cases our fees are similar to copays and you will never receive a bill in the mail. As a courtesy, Dr. Thomson will provide you with the proper paperwork to send to your insurance company so that you can be reimbursed at out of network rates or have your payments count toward your deductible. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.