Q: How much will it cost?
A: There are NO out-of-pocket costs AT ALL for patients seeking care due to auto or work-related injuries.
Armstrong Family Chiropractic offers customized care plans for our patients. Depending on the amount of chiropractic care Dr. Armstrong determines you will need in our office, we will create a customized care plan for you which offers a discount on services. This is done in order that patients can follow through with their care and treatments, assuring maximum results for each and every patient. What is the discount? We will look at how many total treatments are necessary in your individual case and then we can offer a discount based on how many payments you would like to make.
Q: Why is the nervous system so important?
A: Your brain, spinal cord, and nerves coordinate and control every cell, tissue and organ in the body and adapt them to their internal and external environment. If the nervous system is not responding properly, the body will not perform at 100% as nature intended. The result? Reduced immune function, disease, fatigue, premature aging, stress, poor metabolism, hormonal imbalance, difficulty concentrating, muscle and joint dysfunction, etc.
Q: What is a subluxation?
A: Interference to the nervous system caused by chemical, emotional, and physical stress leading to the body.s inability to regulate, heal, repair, and regenerate its cells, tissues, and organs for optimal function.
Q: What do chiropractors do?
A: Locate interference in the nervous system using diagnostic tools such as the patient history, posture analysis, computer imaging, range of motion, orthopedic tests, nerve reflexes, assessment of trigger points and muscular imbalances, and analysis techniques unique to chiropractic. Chiropractors correct interference in the nervous system by using specific chiropractic adjustments leading to better joint function, muscle balance, and nerve function.
Q: Are you against drugs and surgery?
A: No. There is a time for both. However, I am more interested in finding and correcting the cause of a problem rather than covering up the symptoms with a toxic chemical experiment that may cause deadly side-effects (just listen to the drug commercials!) Why not try conservative and non-invasive procedures first before cutting into the body and removing organs? Surgery is financially, emotionally, and physically dangerous and should be used only as a last resort.
Q: I've heard that chiropractic cures diseases. Is this true?
A: The body heals itself when it is given the tools it needs for healing, namely proper nutrition, adequate rest, physical exercise, mental and spiritual balance, and a nervous system that is working properly. Nerves control the immune system, skeletal system, respiratory system, reproductive system, digestive system, hormone (endocrine) system, and the list goes on. Chiropractic facilitates healing because it restores proper nerve function. As a chiropractor, I remove the interference to the nervous system and get out of the way.I allow the body to do what it is innately supposed to do when the channels of communication are clear. Chiropractors do not cure anything. The body cures itself if you allow it to.
Q: How long will it take for my body to heal?
A: It depends on your personal history, genetics, current physical condition, level of stress, and how well you follow the chiropractic recommendations. Your body has tolerated physical, chemical, and emotional stress for years. It took years for your body to get to its current level of dysfunction. Healing is a process, and like every process in nature, healing takes time. It is arrogant to expect permanent correction of a condition instantly after we have abused the body for decades.
Q: Why do I need to get adjusted more frequently when I first start chiropractic?
A: The initial stage is designed to reduce inflammation and restore joint mobility as quickly as the body will allow. This stage is a re-adaptive phase, which requires the surrounding muscle, ligaments and tissue to conform and adapt to support proper structure. Just as you have adapted to abnormal, we have to work to adapt you back to normal. The correction is similar to the way orthodontics move teeth into proper alignment.
Orthodontics cause the surrounding bone to conform to support the teeth in a different position, in a very similar way adjustments of the spine cause surrounding spinal tissue to conform and support the spinal column in its new corrected position. This stage also addresses the symptom relief. The second phase, or wellness care, is designed to further the healing process and maintain the progress your body has already made. Using the gym example again, if after months of working out you feel and look great, is it wise to stop working out? You might not have to work out with the same intensity that got you into shape, but it would be smart to maintain your progress, right?
Q: Do I have to get chiropractic care for the rest of my life?
A: You do not have to do anything for the rest of your life-it is always your choice. You can choose not to brush your teeth, not to change the oil in your car, not to make repairs to your home, not to eat a healthy diet, and not to exercise. But, there are consequences to these actions. If you want to get the most mileage out of your body, and we only get one, then yes, you must take care of it for the rest of your life. The spine and nervous system is no exception. many patients come in to get regular "spinal tune-ups" after their initial care. It's a great way to stay in top physical condition.
Q: When should someone start chiropractic care?
A: As soon as they are born. No, truly the point is to maintain health for your whole life, not to abuse/ignore your body for decades and then put out fires when you are in physical distress. The spine and nervous system are subject to trauma from day one until death-twisting of the neck during the birth process; falling while learning to walk and while playing; sports injuries; carrying heavy backpacks, purses, laptop computers; poor posture; driving; sitting all day; inadequate exercise; gravity; pregnancy; carrying and lifting car seats and strollers; osteoporosis; emotional stress; chemical interactions. It is never too early or too late to start chiropractic wellness care.
Q: How long does it take to become a chiropractor?
A: Four years of college, four years of chiropractic school, clinical internships, state and national board licensure, continuing education courses. What is studied? Everything taught in medical school (same books, same curriculum), as well as chiropractic philosophy and chiropractic adjusting techniques. Chiropractors are primary health care providers, in the same category as general MD practitioners, dentists, and podiatrists. And as a matter of fact, Chiropractors put in more hours in school then do M.D.s.
Q: Is chiropractic dangerous?
A: My malpractice insurance premium per year is less then $1,000. A general practitioner Medical Doctor pays at least $60,000 per year and more. Insurance companies base their premiums on how risky it is to insure a person or profession. Based on these figures, which office poses the greater risk? My car insurance costs more than my malpractice insurance!
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