It’s normal for new patients to have questions about chiropractic care. We want to relieve any anxiety you have about your first appointment with Fields Chiropractic. Here are frequently asked questions that new patients have and answers to help you feel more comfortable with your visit.
The nervous system controls all of the body’s functions, and depends on the vertebrae in your spine to protect it. When your vertebrae are out of line, they can prohibit optimal operation of the nervous system, which can lead to various physical problems.
Most patients feel relief almost immediately after an adjustment. At most, you may feel slight soreness after your first adjustment that is similar to the feeling after exercising. Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive, drug-free therapy performed by highly trained professionals.
No. Our chiropractors create a treatment plan aimed to heal your pain – our goal is full recovery so that you do not have to continue treatment to feel relief.
In addition to chiropractic, our doctors have advanced degrees in the medical field. Dr. James Fields and Dr. Andrew Fields have advanced practice degrees in nursing and also currently practice as family nurse practitioners. There is no other chiropractic office in the region with this level of education and experience.
Usually we can schedule a chiropractic consultation for you the same day and begin treatment so you feel relief, fast!
Chiropractic care is safe for people of all ages. We help whole families from infants to the elderly to heal pain, increase immunity and stay healthy!
Yes! Chiropractic care is a safe and effective alternative to medication and traditional health care. Chiropractic care has been proven to give great results. 9 out of 10 chiropractic patients report that their treatment is effective.
Yes. We are in network with most insurance companies, and are covered by workers compensation, Medicare, and certain Medicaid plans.
Chiropractic treatments are incredibly safe—actually, they’re one of the safest kinds of medical care available. And your chiropractor has studied extensively to fully understand the body’s systems. The chiropractic-training program is comparable to the program of study for medical doctors. According to the American Chiropractic Association, more than 30 million people visited doctors of chiropractic last year for a variety of conditions, and more and more medical doctors are referring their patients to doctors of chiropractic.
In between your chiropractic vitists, there are lots of things you can do to keep your body, especially your back, healthy:
1. Sit up straight
Develop the habit of good posture. It makes a world of difference in the way your back feels.
2. Eat your vegetables
A good diet is important to your overall health. All those nutrients help your body repair itself. Keep your weight down. Carrying extra weight puts excess strain on the back.
3. Turn off the TV
Get up and move. Go for a walk. Add exercise to your regular routine. When you have to sit for long periods, stretch regularly.
4. Put that down
Don’t lift things that are too heavy for you. (If you have to, lift with your legs, not your back.) Don’t carry around a backpack stuffed full of books, (especially not on one shoulder) or a heavy bag, if you can avoid it. The key is to minimize. Only take what you really need.
5. Go to sleep
Sleep is essential for your well-being. Just don’t sleep on your stomach, which can strain the muscles in your neck and back. Practice sleeping on your side or back.
Chiropractic care can help people of all ages with a variety of injuries and conditions. We care for patients that experience:
- Car Accident Injuries
- Arthritis Pain
- Back Pain
- Migraines & Headaches
- Sports Injuries
- Sciatica & Nerve Pain
- Slipped Disk
- Neck Pain
- Joint or Ligament Pain
The short answer is cost. They produce the same results. If you have been paying too much for decompression or traction therapy, call our office.
Fields Chiropractic has onsite high frequency x-ray technology. High Frequency Digital X-Rays reduce the amount of radiation that you are exposed to and has a higher image quality. Having this state-of-the-art technology at our location allows us to quickly and effectively diagnose what is causing you pain, and come up with a treatment plan that’s best for you.