Searching for a family chiropractor can be a difficult task. You want nothing but the best for you and your family; anything less is unacceptable. Hours, technique, style of adjusting, and philosophy are just a few of the traits you’ll want to compare when looking for your next chiropractor.
One of the most common questions that new patients ask is “will I get cracked?”. You may have seen an online video of a chiropractor performing an outlandish maneuver with a very loud POP. The fact of the matter is that these chiropractic videos rarely include the techniques taught in school. We’re never taught to yank on a patient’s neck while they’re held stationary.
We are taught how to specifically locate a segment of the spine that may be stuck or fixated. After identifying the segment, we apply a gentle force through that joint, ensuring that it moves better. This is achieved by the doctor using his/her hands (manual adjusting) or with a chiropractic adjusting tool (instrument-assisted adjusting). Our office utilizes both and leaves the option up to patient preference. The amount of force used varies widely from patient to patient and usually depends on age.
Scoliosis monitoring is another important technique that you will want in your family chiropractor’s tool belt. Our office utilizes x-rays to both record and monitor scoliotic curvatures. Monitoring an active curve is imperative due to the dangers of having a severe scoliosis. We work with the body naturally to maintain or improve the curves and eliminate the need for back braces or surgery.
We understand how busy families can be. That’s why we offer same day, evening and Saturday appointments. We are flexible with appointment times, there is no difference with our family appointment times. Our afternoon hours range from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, but our doctor can make exceptions to stay later if families need it.
Saturday appointments are also a great opportunity for families to get the care they need. We have morning openings that allow you to get in and out of the office before that first sports practice. This allows the children to be moving and performing at their best.
While a great deal of the body’s complaints can originate from the spine, there are also plenty of more complex aches and pains that come through the door. From pinching in the shoulder joint to a sprained ankle, active (and even inactive) families find a way to injure themselves. This is why you’ll want to find a family chiropractor that is equipped to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions.
Every patient is different. This is why we go through a thorough an extensive history and examination to determine the root cause to the problem. Instead of masking the symptoms, we work to fix the problem.
Picking an office that jives with you and your family can be a difficult task. We do our best to make sure the children’s experience in office is just as great as the adults. From gentle adjustments to post-treatment suckers or stickers, our younger patients love to see their chiropractor.
We’ve also built a Kid’s Corner. This allows children to read, work on homework, or express their artistic minds with our blackboard wall while their parents get adjusted. The Kid’s Corner is overseen by our staff and just around the corner from the adjustment rooms. Parents can rest assured that their children are well taken care of while they get adjusted.
We never want cost to be a reason that patients don’t get the care they need. This is why we offer family plans for our self-pay wellness patients. These are discounted cash rates that allow entire families to get adjusted without breaking the bank. Families that get treated regularly feel better and stay healthier.
We hope our comprehensive analysis gave you more insight into selecting the right family chiropractor. If you have any more questions, or would like to stop by our office for a free consultation to determine if we’re the right fit, please contact us. 734-427-6333