Frequently Asked Questions in Greenville
Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about chiropractors in Greenville. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right Greenville chiropractor for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to Chiropractic Health Center at (864) 516-8917 and our team can help!
A chiropractor is a professional health care provider, a doctor, a physician who is licensed to provide chiropractic care services. A chiropractor must be licensed by each individual state of practice.
Chiropractic care is a health care profession emphasizes the relationship between skeletal body structures and physiological function. Chiropractic care goal is to reduce pain, promote proper healing from injuries or chronic physical dysfunction-pain, and improve overall functional capacity. Chiropractic care aim is to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of symptoms-pain and dysfunction.
Yes. Upon completion of chiropractic education process. A doctor of chiropractic degree is awarded.
The chiropractic profession history starts with DD Palmer development of protocols, procedures to diagnose and treat physical elements, dysfunction, and symptoms. Since 1895. From this time forward the chiropractic has developed multiple colleges for education, training, and licensing boards in all states. In order to serve the public health needs within the scope of chiropractic care practice parameters.
Diagnose and treat the underlying cause of physical dysfunction, instability. Acute and chronic conditions, resulting in symptoms, various pain patterns: dull ache, sharp, burning, stabbing, weakness, numbness, tingling, cramp, and spasm. The chiropractor will perform consultation, physical examination, x-ray, gait analysis, digital laser 3D foot and posture evaluation. The chiropractor will my coordinate care with other health care providers, as well as order other diagnostic tests, such as MRI, diagnostic ultrasound, nerve conduction study, and tomography. When in the best interest of a patient’s outcome, prognosis.
Chiropractor are very useful in the diagnosis and treatment of biomechanical dysfunction of spine and joints. Conditions that relate to bones, joints, muscles, tendon, ligament, and nervous systems.
Chiropractic care does work if the condition and treatment are within the scope of chiropractic practice and in the best interest of a given individual condition. Chiropractic care can be used for acute care, rehabilitation care, and maintenance wellness preventative care.
Chiropractic care is safe and effective if the treatment is based on evidence, objective findings, and corresponding diagnosis. A licensed doctor of chiropractic should perform a detail consultation and physical examination prior to any chiropractic treatments.
Although extremely rare a chiropractic adjustment may cause soft tissue tear, muscles spasm, fracture, and stroke (neck adjustments). To prevent that. A patient needs to disclose all prior and current health information. A doctor of chiropractic should perform a detail consultation and physical examination. Consult with MD or order additional diagnostic testing for any patient with osteoporosis, history of stroke, or other serious health problems, past or present.
It depends on the condition of a given patient. Few factors to consider: age, severity of a given condition, acute vs. chronic. Patient in acute care usually require frequent weekly session from 4-8 weeks average. Other health issues and overall health may require additional sessions. For example, if you have been a smoker for 30 years, it will may take longer to heal. Or if you are diabetic. Acute care requires more sessions in a short period of time compare to maintenance wellness preventative care.
Consultation may only be complimentary. In general, the cost depends on what is clinically necessary. For example, physical exam may cost 75 dollars. However, if insurance benefits exist. The charge will be 75 dollars but the patient out of pocked expense may be only 25 co-pay. If patient pays toward deductible, the patient is responsible only for the provider contractual rate, which most of the time, it is less than the amount charged. Same apply for treatment. Cost of treatment is dependent of what procedures are necessary. Is it only chiropractic adjustments or therapeutic modalities are necessary? Again the charges are the same per procedure code but the out of pocket expense may vary based on co-pay, deductible, and insurance carrier provider contract. For example, adjustment for 3 or more spinal levels 98941 cost 42 but if you have a deductible and the allowed amount for this procedure is 32 by the insurance provider contract. The patient is responsible only for 32. Some procedures such as laser therapy, disc decompression therapy, massage therapy, nutrition supplement, etc… are not covered by insurance and are full responsibility of the patient. It is best to make sure that you ask the chiropractic practice for detail cost prior to any procedure, in order to avoid misunderstanding and knowing your financial obligation ahead of any procedures that incur cost. Insurance companies only considering acute care for reimbursement. Maintenance wellness preventative care is not covered by insurance companies. REMEMBER THAT CARE, TREATMENT PLAN COST CAN’T BE ACCURATELY ESTEMATED OVER THE PHONE, PRIOR TO PERFORMING HEALTH HISTORY CONSULTATION, PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING EVALUATION. JUST LIKE YOUR DENTIST OR MEDICAL DOCTOR WILL NOT GIVE YOU COST OF CARE PRIOR TO CONDITIONS SPECIFIC EVALUATION. REALISTICLY.
Years of experience, state of the art facility, multiple therapeutic modalities options, common sense and think outside the box approach to care. Commitment for transparency with patient and other health care providers. Commitment of staff and doctor to outstanding delivery of care and communication.
Ask for references, check online, read reviews, come for initial consultation, check for a doctor with at least 10 years of experience or more. A doctor of chiropractic who also offer multiple services, since most conditions have multiple causes.
Force, light force, instrument adjusting, drop, diversified, etc… Therapeutic modalities such as electrotherapeutic modalities, laser, decompression therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, massage therapy, taping, foot scan analysis and custom Foot levelers orthotics, digital x-rays, and nutrition protocols.
Conditions related to the neuro musculoskeletal systems. Common symptoms: neck and back pain, shoulder pain, elbow wrist hand pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, TMJ problems and related pain, hip pain, sciatica, bulge or herniated disc, neuropathy, knee pain, ankle foot problems, pain. Plantar fasciae syndrome, Adhesive capsulitis-frozen shoulder, acute injuries caused by car accident, sports activities, work accident, and miscellaneous life related incidents, such as a fall, etc…
First, detail consultation, physical examination, diagnostic tests such as x-rays and MRI. Second, diagnosis impression conclusion. Third, treatment plan that will may include chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic modalities. Physical rehabilitation such as exercises and posture modification.
Muscle imbalance, sacroiliac syndrome, sprain strain, dizziness, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, facet syndrome, scoliosis, balance problems, visceral somatic related conditions may respond to certain forms of chiropractic care treatments.
Yes, with limitations. No x-rays. No electrotherapeutic modalities. Position and technique modification may be required.
By proper consultation, examination, and treatment applications. This depends on what all the underlying factors of the cause are. Care is customized based on condition. Evidence based cause of conditions, symptoms is the primary factor of care recommendation and necessity. Where the pain is may not always be where all the underlying factors of cause are. For example, a chronic lower back pain, may have correlation to unstable foot or knee, and muscles imbalance. Poor circulation may affect the rate of joints degeneration, osteoarthritis.
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