"Most over-the-counter and almost all prescribed drug treatments merely mask symptoms or control health problems or in some way alter the way organs or systems such as the circulatory system work. Drugs almost never deal with the reasons why these problems exist, while they frequently create new health problems as side effects of their activities."

-John R. Lee, M.D.

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What problems do Chiropractors treat?

A: Doctors of chiropractic treat many different types of problems but mainly focus on those conditions that affect your muscles, joints and nerves. Problems such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches, pain into your arms and legs, carpal tunnel syndrome and whiplash injuries following car accidents are just a few examples of what we treat effectively.

 

Q: What does an adjustment do and is it painful?

A: Chiropractic adjustments are safe, gentle, and effective movements of your joints by the chiropractors hand or an adjusting tool, performed for the purpose of restoring normal position and movement of those joints. Once these bones or vertebrae are restored to their proper position and movement, the spinal cord and its nerves are no longer irritated and so can work as they should.

*Remember that the nervous system makes EVERYTHING in your body work, once the spine is simply “in line” and no irritation is on the nerves or spinal cord, the body has the ability to be strong, healthy and if injured.

 

Q:  What's that cracking noise?   Most patients will probably ask this question. 

A:  A joint contains fluid that keeps it healthy and lubricate (like oil for the joint). This "synovial fluid" contains gas. When an adjustment is made the gases that are present in the adjusted joint are released, you may hear a noise (called an "audible release"). -The audible release of gas in the joint much like when you open a can of soda.

 

Q: I have been told that Chiropractic can make me worse, Is that true?

A: As with all types of healthcare, there are potential risks in the delivery of treatment. Chiropractic however, is remarkably safe. The key to safe, effective care is most often determined by the information the doctor gathers from you during your first visit to our office.

 

Q: Can you have adjustments if you have spinal disease or surgery?

A: That depends on your particular case but in most instances... yes! The whole purpose of your consultation and examination is to determine if chiropractic is right for you. Once we gather all information important to your case, if we think we can help you... we tell you that. If we think we cannot... we tell you that too.

 

Q:  What happens at the first chiropractic appointment?

A:  All patients fill in a Patient Questionnaire and receive a personal consultation and examination. We check for scoliosis, spinal arthritis degeneration, and bone thinning.  Dr. Wagner will give you a personal report of his findings, including your x-rays, with his recommendations for your care.

 

Q:  Do you have to make an appointment?

A:  We prefer that you make an appointment and we can usually offer same day appointments when you call, but walk-ins are always welcome.

 

 

Q: What are your hours?

A: FALL HOURS

Monday 9:00 am - 1:00PM & 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Tuesday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 PM & 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Thursday 2:00 pm - 6:00 PM

Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 PM & 3:00 - 5:00 PM

 

Q: Does Atlas Chiropractic & Wellness accept insurance?

A: At Atlas Chiropractic we work with all insurance providers, Medicare, personal injury, workman’s comp and cash patients.

 

Q: Do the chiropractors use vitamins or herbs in treatment?

A: Here at Atlas Chiropractic it has been our experience that you get out of life what you put into health. Putting good vitamins, supplements and minerals into our body is a healthy choice. We carry a complete line of physician grade supplements that can certainly assist you on your road to recovery.

 

Q:  Do you treat children?

A:  Yes, we use very specific, gentle techniques to care for children.

 

Q:  What should I do if I am injured at work or in an auto accident?

A:   If you are injured at work and you are physically, able, contact your supervisor and inform them of your accident. They will provide you with the necessary paperwork to document your injury. It is  very important to explain your accident in as much detail as possible. Each state has a set of laws for obtaining the appropriate health care following an injury at work.

    *It is important to be evaluated by your health care professional as soon as possible following a work related injury or auto accident. This will help minimize any long term effects of your accident. Most Doctors of Chiropractic specialize in treating patients injured at work or in auto accidents.

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