Frequently Asked Questions
What services do you provide?
We are very unique in the way we practice. We have invested substantially in advanced trainings and equipment that allows us to utilize a large variety of tools and treatment modalities. In our office we offer chiropractic adjustments that can be performed by hand or with the use of an adjusting tool so there is no twisting or popping.
We have specialized equipment that will measure range of motion and strength to assess how much spinal strengthening needs to be done and to track progress. We have equipment that allows us to isolate specific regions of the body for therapeutic exercises. Physical therapy modalities such as electrical stimulation and ultrasound is often part of our treatment. We have massage therapists on staff.
We have been trained in the use of a class IV laser that accelerates healing and reduces inflammation. We also have various methods of decompressing and tractioning the spine to promote healing of complicated spinal ailments such as disc herniation and degenerative disc disease. We have also done training in the use of injection therapies to reduce muscle knots and spasms.
Do you take insurance?
Yes, we are contracted with most major medical plans. We also accept liability insurances like car insurance.
How much does care cost if I don’t have insurance?
We have very affordable cash prices. If you mention our new patient special your first visit is only $25. After we can evaluate your condition and make a proper diagnosis we can determine which services you need and what the costs will be.
For example, someone who only needs adjustments will have a different cost associated with their care than someone who needs adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy modalities, therapeutic exercises, spinal decompression, class IV laser treatments and trigger point injections.
What should I expect on my first visit?
You will need to fill out some paperwork so we can see your past history and get the proper legal documents signed authorizing care, etc. We will then do a detailed history, examination and we will provide whatever treatment is appropriate for that day.
We then will verify any insurance, formulate a treatment plan and let you know what the cost of the treatment will be based on your specific condition.
What training does a chiropractor have?
A chiropractor will have a bachelor’s degree and then will attend 4 years of chiropractic school to receive their doctorate of chiropractic medicine. They must pass 4 national board exams and a chiropractic physical therapy board exam. They also must pass a state board examination. Their education is very similar to other doctors such as optometrists and dentists.
Chiropractors are licensed as chiropractic physicians and have the ability to diagnose with the use of x-rays, mri’s, blood work, CT scans, ultrasound or whatever is necessary to manage your care. Our treatments consist of chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy modalities such as electrical stimulation or ultrasound, therapeutic exercises, injection therapies and often lifestyle and diet recommendations.
We do not have the ability prescribe prescription medications, however, we are highly trained in the use of natural remedies.
What Makes Advanced Spinal Care Different?
We believe there is a better way to healing, so we have created a better method. We have created an integrated approach towards healthcare with a system of chiropractic, physical therapy, massage and other modalities to help give you a comprehensive health approach and focus on the vital roles of functional movement, core stability, exercise, proper diet and nutrition.
We emphasize the whole process of healing that creates long term results! We don't just treat your symptoms of pain and discomfort - we pay attention to the actual cause of your issues, address them, then empower you to maintain your health for lasting results.
Is Ongoing Chiropractic Care Always Necessary?
Our comprehensive approach to helping you with your health includes chiropractic treatments that often requires several visits with our chiropractors. During your visit, our doctors will discuss what you can expect in terms of a recommended treatment course and expected outcomes.
We treat you until you get better then help you understand how to keep these benefits for the long term. In contrast, a medical doctor often involves a plan that includes taking medications short term or long term. Or they might send you out for surgery.
Our goal is to prevent you from needing a dependence on medication or deal with ongoing problems often created with spinal surgery. Best practices and current research suggest periodic preventative chiropractic care is the best way to maintain a functional healthy spine. Just the same as periodic dental or eye exams are to maintaining those systems.
How Many Times Do I Need to Come in?
It's based on your own personal situation, how fast you heal, your age and other issues. Several factors help us determine each patient on a case-by-case basis. We will only treat your until you are well and back to feeling healthy again. We strive to bring you lasting relief as early as we can.
Doing your part with the recommended at home exercise programs will help you heal quicker and can often reduce your number of visits. Once your pain is gone we will test the strength of your spinal stabilizing muscles to make sure you have lasting benefit. Along the way we will give you all the techniques and skills you need to help keep a strong, healthy body.
Is Treatment Painful?
No! We have invested in some of the latest technologies that allow us to do adjustments not only with our hands but also with adjusting instruments that do not require the twisting or popping of a traditional adjustment. We never push you past your level of comfort or use any painful approaches to treatment.
We see a number of patients in considerable pain and understand how to reduce pain without causing any undue harm or pain. Your feedback and input are always a part of each treatment. We balance what you need with your comfort level. We constantly evaluate your feedback. We gently push for the breakthrough in the healing process, but never past your ability.
How Should I Dress?
If possible, please wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing so your exam and treatment is comfortable and effective.
Why Don't I Just Go to a 'Real' Doctor?
Chiropractors are REAL doctors. We complete the same number of clinical hours and complete the same amount of classroom hours as a normal medical doctor, eye doctor or dentist. The big difference between a chiropractors training and a medical doctor's training is the pharmacology courses.
Instead of a focus on prescribing drugs, like a medical doctor, chiropractors learn more about anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Our training focuses on how to restore normal function. Chiropractors replace a 'residency' with a 'preceptorship' where they do part of their schooling in a clinical setting.
How Long Does a Typical Appointment Last?
Initial consultations can range between 30 minutes and an hour. Once you are a patient, your visits, depending on what treatment is needed, can range from 10 minutes to an hour and a half.
What Additional Services Does Advanced Spinal Care Center Offer?
In addition to spinal adjustments we have a team of professional Massage Therapists and an on-site physical therapist. We have a full rehabilitation center for those patients who may need additional assistance with their
exercises and movements.
We have a class IV laser, spinal decompression, offer trigger point injections and many physical therapy modalities. We also have an incredible weight loss program and offer functional medicine.
When Should I See a Chiropractor?
It is always a good idea to see a chiropractic physician for any injury, pain, or ongoing ache you may be experiencing. Often, regular visits can also help restore the body's proper alignment that can be disrupted with your regular daily activities.
We will teach you preventative maintenance techniques and help you with exercise plans that are often very helpful and are highly recommended. Of course, regular check-ups are advised and the frequency depends on your age, activity level, flexibility and pain level.
What Are Some of the Common Conditions We Treat?
Auto Accident Injuries
Spinal disc herniations
Degenerative disc disease
Neck pain and shoulder pain
Slip and fall injuries
Ankle and knee issues
Is Chiropractic Care Helpful in Pregnancy?
We believe every pregnant woman can benefit from chiropractic care. If you are pregnant, we can help make sure the pelvis is aligned, so you are ready in the best way for your delivery. The extra weight and hormones created in pregnancy often loosen your ligaments and change your own biomechanics and movements leaving you with back pain and sciatica.
Periodic chiropractic treatment can significantly reduce discomfort from pregnancy. We suggest you plan to come in at the start of your 2nd trimester. Then your postnatal care should begin around 6-8 weeks after birth. Babies can be treated after the birthing process if needed.
Are There People with Particular Jobs Who Can Be Helped?
Static postures, such as in people with desk jobs or repetitive motions that occur with other professions can both cause injury. We can help you recover from and prevent pain caused by your daily job. Stress is a part of any line of work that also leads to neck and back tension, dysfunction and pain.
Come see us today and let's discuss your situation and how you can make the best of it.
What Are Your Hours?
Monday & Wednesday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Tuesday & Thursday - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Closed Saturday, Sunday and most major holidays.