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A list of the frequently asked questions we receive in our offices.

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Is chiropractic effective?

Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Chiropractic works by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. For your nervous system to function well it must be free of interference. By restoring spinal function with Chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference by misaligned vertebrae is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health.

Why should I see a Chiropractor?

Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustment and overall wellness. In addition, chiropractic care has been known to help a wide range of conditions from fibromyalgia to diabetes.

What is Subluxation?

When a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred to in the chiropractic profession as a subluxation. Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure comes with a price. The subluxation interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear in order to be completed properly.

How does chiropractic care work?

Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It’s based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.

In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treating a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.

While it’s often perceived that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.

What is a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?

Adjustments, or manipulation as they’re sometimes referred to is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.

When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can’t function at our peak.

An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you’re cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.

What can I expect from my visit to a chiropractor?

Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we’ve heard through a friend or have done some research online. It’s possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it’s time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.

What results can I expect from treatment?

Chiropractic is based on the idea of removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. For this to happen the network of nerves and signals from your brain, down your spinal cord, to the network of nerves must be allowed to flow freely without any interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.

If you’ve ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or just bumped into something too hard, it’s very possible that you are not functioning at your best due to a misalignment. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.

Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track both chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at its peak.

What type of conditions does the chiropractor treat?

At Paramount Chiropractic, we treat the individual holistically, acknowledging that the body is controlled and coordinated through your master system – your nervous system. We focus on corrective care and getting to the root cause of the issue. Most commonly, we take care of conditions of the spine, such as neck pain, back pain, and headaches, but we also manage extremity conditions like shoulder pain, knee pain, foot/ankle pain, etc. In our office, we also treat conditions such as Neuropathy, disc herniations, degenerative disc disease, migraines, gut dysfunction or dysbiosis, and much more.

How long is each appointment, and how often will I need to visit?

A typical appointment can range from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the services we are providing. The initial visit may take a little longer (but no more than 1 hour) because we are trying to gather all the information necessary to provide the best care possible.

Does the chiropractor accept my insurance?

We accept all insurances depending on the in and out-of-network benefits. We will do a complimentary benefit check on your first visit to see exactly what your benefits will and will not cover. If your insurance doesn’t cover everything, other discounts and financing options are available.

Does the chiropractor use any specific techniques?

Dr. Greg is versed in many different techniques that suit all patient types. His specific chiropractic adjusting techniques include:

  • Diversified
  • Thompson Drop Table
  • Gonstead
  • Toggle/Recoil (Upper Cervical technique)
  • Activator (light force instrument)
  • Arthrostim (light force instrument)
  • Webster Technique for pregnant moms

He also has taken extra post-graduate classes to care for injured athletes, kids, and babies.

Does the chiropractor provide any additional services?

At Paramount Chiropractic, we offer state-of-the-art services in addition to top-shelf chiropractic care. Those services include:

  • Spinal Decompression Therapy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
  • Weight Loss Programs
  • Functional Medicine and Gut Health/Restoration Programs
  • LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy)
  • Supplementation & Nutrition
  • Softwave TRT (Tissue Regeneration Technology)

How do I schedule my first appointment?

You can schedule your initial appointment right on our website. Our team will reach out shortly after that (during business hours) to confirm your appointment.

What can I expect on my first visit to Paramount Chiropractic?

Save time by completing your intake forms online before arriving at our office. We will make copies of your ID and insurance card (so be sure to bring those with you). We’ll conduct a thorough health history/consultation and then a digital posture analysis, spinal exam, and any necessary X-rays. Depending on your examination and X-ray results, we may or may not perform an adjustment on your first visit. On the second visit, the doctor will review the exam and X-ray findings, present the best recommendations, and start care at that point (if care wasn’t started on the 1st visit).

What is the chiropractor's approach to patient education?

We absolutely love educating our patients so they can fully understand their bodies, how they work, and how they can get the best results in and out of the office.

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