FAQs

1.) Will the treatment hurt?
Chiropractic care is very safe. Occasionally, when there are sore and inflamed muscles and ligaments, there is some minor discomfort, which does not last long. Most of the time adjustments are painless and feel good.

2.) How much time do I need to schedule for visits?
On your first visit you will be in the office roughly 1 to 1 ½ hours. Your second visit will last approximately 45 minutes. Subsequent visits will take between 10-30 minutes depending on the level of care needed.

3.) Will my visits be covered by insurance?
While most insurances cover chiropractic, we encourage you to contact our office so we can verify your insurance benefits before your initial appointment.

4.) What is the training for a chiropractic physician?
After undergraduate training, a 5-year chiropractic program must be completed before a doctorate in chiropractic is received. Throughout the education program, emphasis is placed on specific chiropractic adjusting. Course work, which is very similar to that of medical school, includes Gross Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Biochemistry. The last two years focus training in physical and imaging diagnosis, physical therapy, nutrition and exercise rehabilitation. Finally, an internship program is completed before graduation. Prior to licensing in Tennessee, your chiropractor must complete rigorous National Board exams Parts 1-4.

5.) Do chiropractors prescribe drugs or surgery?
No, chiropractic physicians do not dispense drugs or perform surgery. We rely on natural methods to help the body heal itself. However, we understand that there is a point where medication and surgery are needed.

6.) What conditions do chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors treat a variety of adult neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Newborns and children are treated as well for their injuries. We also treat many patients who have previously gone through back surgery. Click on Common Condition to find out more.

7.) How does chiropractic work?
Improper motion or positioning of the bones in the spine can irritate the surrounding joints, muscles and ligaments. This can cause joint fixation, swelling and spasming of these structures. Chiropractors restore proper biomechanics allowing the body to heal itself.

8.) What is an adjustment?
An adjustment is a specific, safe and controlled thrust restoring motion to a fixated joint. The doctors are trained in a variety of techniques, including traditional osseous adjusting and low force adjusting that are safe on children and geriatrics. Many people feel calm and relaxed after an adjustment.

9.) Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Yes, adjustments are remarkably safe. The doctors are trained in a large variety of techniques, from low force to high velocity low amplitude techniques.

10.) How long until I feel better?
Most people feel some relief after their first visit and substantial relief after 6-8 visits. Chronic or severe cases usually take longer to respond.

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