What is Chiropractic?
It’s a holistic alternative healthcare system that focuses on whole body health. It looks at the structure of the spine and extremities and how it relates to the function of the nervous system. The nervous system controls and coordinates every organ, cell, and tissue in the body. It controls your pain, movement, hormones and digestion.
How does Chiropractic work?
Chiropractors use specific adjustments to the spine and extremities. Our office combines therapies, nutrition, exercises and stretches to re-align the neuromuscular skeletal system.
What is a Subluxation?
It’s a mis-alignment of joints that causes loss of function and pain. Pain indicates it’s a long standing problem.
What does an Adjustment do?
It adjusts the misaligned joints back into place. There are hand manual adjustments, drop tables, instruments, and tools.
What makes the cracking sound?
It’s the joint gapping and releasing a gas inside the joint capsule.
Why doesn’t it just stay better?
Our bodies are in constant motion and very rarely have perfect posture. The way you sit, walk, drive, and sleep can all effect your spine and extremity alignment. Our past history of accidents and traumas all add up over the course of our life as well.
How is Chiropractic care different from physical therapy?
The adjustments separate Chiropractors from physical therapist and Chiropractors are considered primary care physicians in Florida and can perform any medical test. Chiropractors are not allowed to write prescription drugs or perform surgeries.
Does exercise do the same thing as Chiropractic?
No, exercise is great at reinforcing the body to hold it’s adjustments and remain in a stable position. You don’t want to exercise in an incorrect posture or in pain.
Why don’t I get a massage instead?
Chiropractic adjustments help give fast stretch impulses into the joints and muscles which cause a different effect than a massage which is a slow stretch to the muscle fibers. Chiropractic and massage compliment each other very well and can be combined either before or after depending on the patients complaints.
Can Chiropractic help my pains?
Absolutely, in fact 99/100 patients get relief at our office. It’s very rare for a patient to not have relief, even after a few visits.
How long will it take?
This is a very difficult question to answer as we all have different injuries, traumas, accidents, ages, and body types.
Every patient is unique and different. Treatment times and treatment plans are custom to each patient. With Chiropractic care Dr. Johnson has had some patients feel better before leaving the office on their first visit. Many times it’s dependent on the patients condition, health, and how long they have been experiencing pain.
We know from physiology that most tissue healing takes about 90 days after an acute injury, while a chronic issue can take much longer. The principal of time states that the longer an injury has gone untreated, the longer it takes to heal.
Is Chiropractic Safe?
Absolutely! Out of all the health care professions, Chiropractor’s have some of the health industries lowest malpractice insurance premiums. The government and the insurance companies have detailed statistics that show Chiropractic care is safe and effective.
Is Chiropractic safe for Pregnancy, Babies, and Kids?
Dr. Johnson has treated babies from 30 minutes after birth and through the teenage years and beyond. At Integrated Chiropractic, we have specialized pregnancy-adjusting tables to fit a pregnant mother all the way up to 42 weeks face down comfortably! Dr. Johnson uses gentle adjustments with his hands or instruments, whichever is more comfortable for the mother to be.
What types of technique and adjustments do you use?
Dr. Johnson has trained extensively in the Palmer Package adjusting techniques which include, Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson (Drop-table), and Toggle recoil. Dr. Johnson is also trained in S.O.T, Flexion-Distraction, activator, and Impulse for a lighter and more gentle adjustment if needed.
What is Functional Nutrition?
Functional Nutrition is referring to the highest quality nutraceuticals on the market, which can only be obtained by a licensed physician. They are used to help maintain optimum function and health among the body’s cells and tissues.
How much does it cost?
This depends on many different factors like length of injury, age, accidents, and traumas. This will be reviewed during your report of findings after your first visit and exam. We have several options and plans to help give you the best care possible for the best price.
At Integrated Chiropractic we are in network with Medicare and will accept any auto insurance claim within 14 days of the auto accident.
Self or cash pay is also accepted and we have different options for adjustments, therapies, and exams depending on what you need based on your history, consultation, and exam.