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What is Chiropractic Care?

There's nothing mysterious about chiropractic care. It is a natural method of health care that focuses on correcting the causes of physical problems, rather than just treating the symptoms. Chiropractic is based on a simple but powerful premise. With a normal functioning spine and healthy nervous system, your body is better able to heal itself. That is because your spine is the lifeline of your nervous system. It controls feeling, movement, and all the other systems throughout the body.

How does Chiropractic Care Work?

Chiropractic works by restoring your body's inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove interferences (subluxations, misaligned vertebrae) to your nervous system. With improved spinal function, there is improved nervous system function. The goal of the chiropractor is to remove the interference that may be impairing normal health through specific chiropractic adjustments, allowing your body to heal itself. A healthy spine and a healthy lifestyle are your keys to optimal health.

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated, "locked up", or not moving properly. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to eliminate interferences to the nervous system, improving spinal function and overall health. An adjustment is a specifically directed force, normally by hand designed to "unlock" the subluxated vertebrae returning normal motion and alignment to the spine. There are a variety of different methods used in chiropractic to analyze and adjust the spine. Our doctor will choose the most effective technique for a person as well as taking into consideration the physical build of the patient, the age, or any other health matters.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, we accept most major insurance companies and we will call your insurance to get your chiropractic benefit and explain it to you on your second visit.

Do you accept Medicare or Medicaid?

We accept Medicare, however while they do cover spinal adjustments, they do so only for limited treatment. Medicare does not cover all services and does not cover wellness or maintenance. Please call if you have a question. We do not accept Medicaid.

Do you treat children?

Yes, we do. Children experience neck pain from spending too much time bent over mobile devices and back pain from heavy back packs thrown over one shoulder. Dr. Harper treats many young athletes with a variety of injuries. Your child will have an exam and you will consult with Dr. Harper about any concerns you have. Wellness chiropractic adjustments are also available to help improve body and nerve function by treating misalignments of the spine.

Do you offer payment plans for treatment?

Yes, we offer payment plans for treatment and also offer discounts for kids, spouses and those who currently or have served in our military. After the doctor prescribes a treatment plan, we will go over all costs to you on your second visit.

Can a chiropractor rehab a broken bone?

No, our doctor cannot treat any area with a broken bone. They can treat any unaffected part of the body. If you have extreme pain and swelling and suspect a bone is broken, please have an x-ray at an Urgent and Family Care type facility to eliminate the possibility of a break. Once a patient is released by their primary physician and/or their bone healed, our chiropractor can rehabilitate your muscles and any associated joints.

Can chiropractic help with my allergies and sinus congestion?

While chiropractic is not a treatment for sinus conditions, many patients find relief after seeking chiropractic treatment. Spinal adjustments relieve stress on the nervous system while cranial adjustments open up skull cavities and help body fluids to drain without interference.