Most patients feel immediate pain relief after a chiropractic session.
As with all treatments, the cost of chiropractic care varies with the treatment. Your Doctor of Chiropractic will provide a treatment plan, including pricing, before your therapy begins.
Yes. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), chiropractic care is covered by Federal employee insurance, state worker’s compensation laws, and virtually all traditional health policies. Certain services are approved by Medicare and Medicaid. Chiropractic care is available at more than 60 Veterans Administration medical facilities, and the IRS includes chiropractic services as a valid medical deduction. Our financial staff will help you understand all of your insurance options before you begin treatment.
Some patients experience minor soreness or stiffness following spinal manipulation which typically fades within 24 hours.
During your first visit, the Chiropractor will talk with you about your medical history, your physical symptoms, and any factors that may be contributing to your pain and inhibited mobility. Diagnostic tests may also be administered to assess your needs and develop an individual treatment plan. This process may take an hour or more. During each subsequent visit, you can expect to spend 20-30 minutes consulting with the Chiropractor and receiving adjustment therapy.
Yes. According to studies cited by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA): “Spinal manipulation is a safe and effective non-drug, spine pain treatment. It reduces pain (decreasing the need for medication in some cases), rapidly advances physical therapy, and requires very few passive forms of treatment, such as bed rest.” The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that: “Chiropractic care combined with usual medical care for low back pain provides greater pain relief and a greater reduction in disability than medical care alone.”
Chiropractic care enables the natural healing power of the body to work by making minor adjustments to the patient’s musculoskeletal system.
The length of time after an adjustment during which a patient can expect pain relief and increased mobility naturally depends on the patient. Factors affecting the longevity of relief include the patient’s work load, stress, exercise, diet, and the degree to the patient follows his/her chiropractic treatment plan.
Yes. According to the American Chiropractic Association: “Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small.”
Some patients may feel slightly uncomfortable due to the pressure applied during spinal adjustment, but virtually all feel pain relief after the procedure is completed.
Unlike typical medical treatment in which the physician is seen once or twice followed by pill-taking at home, chiropractic treatments are personalized and manual, requiring the patient to come into the therapist’s office. Multiple visits may be necessary. Your Doctor of Chiropractic will establish a pre-treatment plan indicating how many visits at what frequency may be needed.
The Chiropractor will provide a detailed take-home plan describing what steps you can take between visits to minimize pain recurrence and maintain enhanced mobility.
A “bulging” disc, also referred to as a “slipped” disc, is one that extrudes into the spinal canal, causing pain and limited mobility. Chiropractors treat this problem, as they do with other sources of pain, by examining not only the immediate area affected but also by treating other areas of the spine that are misaligned and contributing to the patient’s symptoms.
A misalignment of the spine can cause nerve irritation, often referred to as a pinched nerve. Our trained professionals will apply direct pressure to the immediate area and to other pressure points in order to realign the spine, relax the muscles, and decrease pain.
Chiropractic care is a health care alternative that focuses on the treatment of back pain, neck pain, pain of the arms and legs, and headaches using non-invasive, drug-free therapy. Chiropractors use their hands, or an instrument, to manually manipulate or adjust the body’s joints, particularly the spine, to relieve pain and restore functionality.
Here at Olive Branch Chiropractic, we believe your body should always be performing at the highest level possible – whether you’re walking your dog, walking up the stairs or playing golf. Chiropractic care offers safe, natural treatment for patients of all ages. At Olive Branch Chiropractic, we provide natural treatment for a range of pain, illnesses and injuries. To make an appointment, contact us today.