1. Is Chiropractic Safe?
Yes. Chiropractic is a safe and effective drug-free, non-invasive form of treatment for neuromusculoskeletal conditions. It continues to help millions of people world-wide. No health treatment is completely safe, but Chiropractic maintains its role as one of the safest treatments available. The most common side effects of Chiropractic are mild soreness, stiffness and aching. These symptoms are similar to the same symptoms you would experience after most forms of exercise.
2. What conditions do you treat?
We treat a wide variety of conditions. The most common conditions we treat are located here. If you do not fall into these conditions, please reach out to us. If we can not help, we probably know who can.
3. How young is too young for kids to get treated?
The youngest child Dr. David has adjusted was 5 minutes old. He has worked with pre-mature babies within a month of their birth as well. There is no wrong time, condition or age group to be adjusted. Birth is one of the most traumatic events the new-born and mother will experience, even with an "easy birth". Having the baby checked out will only improve the neurological function and development of the infant, leading to a healthier future. There are babies that have gotten their first adjustment seconds after delivery. Their is an amazing story behind this, feel free to ask Dr. David about it.
4. Do you take insurance?
Yes. We are in-network with many of the most common local insurance companies. We strive to provide the best service for our patients. Please contact us to find out more.
5. Does Chiropractic require a MD/PCP referral?
Most insurance companies do not require a referral for Chiropractic care, but to be sure you should contact the office at (610) 983-8066, your insurance company or your employer's human resource department.
6. What is the doctors training/education?
Chiropractors have to fulfill specific requirements to get into Chiropractic school. After admittance into Chiropractic school, students are amerced for 4 years in a rigorous class schedule ranging from 22-30 credit hours per semester. Each year is broken into 3 semesters with 2-3 week breaks between the semesters. Chiropractors spend more class hours learning Diagnosis, Neurology, Radiology and Orthopedics vs medical school training. This specializes them to be the go-to physicians for neuromusculoskeletal problems over a PCP. MD's have significantly more training in Chemistry. This is typically due to the increase need for knowledge in the Pharmacology field. Since Chiropractors do not prescribe medications we can focus more energy and attention to the body, how it functions, what can go wrong and how to correct those problems to improve the function and health of the body.
7. How can I become more educated?
Here are some great starting resources:
- American Chiropractic Association
- International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
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8. Does Chiropractic cause strokes?
Reports have associated upper neck manipulation with a rare stroke, or vertebral artery dissection. All the evidence on the matter suggests that these injuries are pre-existing to some degree. The same dissections have also been associated with everyday activities such as turning your head while driving, swimming, or having your hair washed at a salon. These pre-existing conditions present with symptoms of headaches and neck pain, often leading people to a chiropractor or family PCP. The best evidence indicates that the chance of associated risk is 1 in 100,000 patient cases. This statistic is similar to that of the general population. If visiting for headaches or upper neck pain, being as specific as possible about the onset and symptoms helps provide you with the most effective and safest possible care.