Your Houston Chiropractic Care Specialists
Chiropractic care is a well-known and well-regarded form of treatment for a variety of physical conditions. It is considered conservative care as it does not involve the use of invasive treatments or narcotic drugs for pain management. As your premier Houston chiropractor, the medical team at Campbell Medical Clinic are dedicated to your satisfaction and success as a patient. If you’re new to chiropractic treatment, here are some questions you may be asking.
How Does Chiropractic Care Work?
Chiropractic care treats the source of various ailments, starting with the spine. Our chiropractors perform gentle manual adjustments that help bring the spine and various other joints into proper alignment, allowing the body to heal itself naturally. To do this, our chiropractors use their hands and various instruments. Through highly controlled and refined movements, our doctors are able to return misaligned joints to their proper positioning. Chiropractic diagnoses and care may consist of the following:
- We will discuss your specific issue and medical history.
- You will then be asked to perform specific movement tests so that our doctors may begin determining the problem.
- Depending on the situation, our doctors may then perform an X-ray to further identify any bone conditions or issues arising from the spine.
- Based on findings, our doctor may also collaborate with other healthcare professionals to form a comprehensive treatment plan.
- Our doctors will then go over the findings with you and your specific issue, prognosis and an appropriate comprehensive treatment plan.
- Following your initial appointment, you may need to return for adjustments over several weeks depending on your treatment plan and prognosis.
What conditions can chiropractors treat?
Chiropractic care has positive implications for a variety of common conditions. Millions of people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, receive chiropractic treatment to maintain optimal health. Some conditions that chiropractic care may treat include:
- Back pain
- Degenerative disk disease
- Chronic headaches/migraines
- Carpal tunnel
- Degenerative joint disease
Many chiropractic patients receive care to maintain optimal muscle and joint functioning. Chiropractic care is widely used and endorsed by athletes, dancers, gymnasts and active individuals to maintain optimal functioning for sports and active pursuits.
What results can I expect from treatment?
Results from chiropractic treatment depend largely on your current condition, medical history, and age. Many people find that they experience varying degrees of relief immediately following treatment. However, some people find that several sessions may be needed to improve their symptoms.
The research in support of chiropractic care’s ability to treat a variety of conditions is overwhelmingly positive. Due to its ability to increase nerve functioning from the spine, the majority of patients find that their condition improves drastically when following a prescribed treatment plan.
Our doctors will provide you with a detailed plan, including the length of treatment and the degree to which he/she believes your condition will improve.
Is chiropractic treatment safe for me?
Chiropractic care is well-known as one of the safest treatments available for a variety of conditions. Due to its non-invasive and drug-free nature, chiropractic has one of the highest safety records of any therapeutic modality. In fact, the risk of complications resulting from chiropractic treatment is even lower than risks associated with over-the-counter pain medications.
Occasionally, patients may experience residual stiffness or aching following treatment. Because many patients are not accustomed to being in proper alignment, this can sometimes cause slight discomfort. This is completely normal and should diminish within 24 hours.
Certain upper neck and head conditions may pose a risk, however. If you do suffer from head or neck pain, be certain to discuss your symptoms in detail with your doctor. Occasionally, you may be referred to an outside specialist.
Will my insurance plan cover chiropractic work?
That depends on your insurance plan, however, an estimated 87 percent of workplace-insured Americans have chiropractic coverage as part of their health plans. All federal employees also have chiropractic coverage as part of their health care and worker’s compensation plans. Chiropractic care is also covered in all 50 states as part of worker’s compensation, while only certain chiropractic services are also authorized under Medicare and Medicaid.
No matter your insurance or financial situation, we will find an option for you. Our focus is on your recovery and well-being. Once we have diagnosed your situation, we will provide a comprehensive overview of your options and coverage.
Should my chiropractic treatment be ongoing?
This will depend on the recommended course of action prescribed by our doctors. Due to the fact that chiropractic treatment is non-invasive and does not involve narcotics for pain management, visiting our office for each treatment is necessary. Based on the severity of your condition, our doctors will give you a detailed treatment plan. Many times, a patient will find that continued visits to Campbell Medical helps maintain the positive results achieved through treatment.
Talk With a Campbell Medical Chiropractor Today
To determine whether chiropractic treatment is appropriate for you, the doctors at Campbell Medical Clinic may assess your condition through a clinical examination, lab testing, and/or diagnostic imaging. As a multidisciplinary clinic, our chiropractic physicians will work together with other members of the healthcare team to accurately diagnose and treat your unique condition.
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