Is chiropractic effective?
Yes! Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the most effective and safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignment that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Chiropractic works by stimulating your own bodies inborn ability to be heal. Restoring spinal function with Chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference by misaligned vertebrae is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health.
Are Chiropractic adjustments safe?
Chiropractic treatment, particularly with the Activator technique that we utilize, is extremely safe. A patient may occasionally feel sore or stiff after an adjustment, but there has never been a serious injury caused by the Activator instrument when used properly.
Are Chiropractors real doctors?
Yes. A doctor of Chiropractic has gone through very similar education as a regular medical doctor, many times studying out of the same text books. They also have to pass rigorous state and national board examinations and receive continuing education to maintain their Chiropractic license as other health care professionals. To see a detailed explanation of the education required to become a doctor of Chiropractic please visit the American Chiropractic Association website.
What can I expect on my first visit to Thatcher Chiropractic?
Our goal is to make this the best visit you have ever had to a doctor. We do that by:
- Keeping paperwork to a bare minimum
- Streamlining the process to get you in and out as quickly as possible
- Actually listening and connecting with your problem and health goals
If Dr. Thatcher, based on his years of experience, does not believe your issue is best treated through chiropractic he will not treat you, but will instead make a suggestion to whatever type of health care provider he feels could best meet your need.
Do you accept health insurance?
Yes, we accept most types of health insurance. Please call our office with your individual policy information and we will be happy to verify your insurance benefits. We also accept members of the CHIROHEALTH USA program which is a cash discount network that you can join. Members of this network only pay $42 per visit for established patients.
Do you treat children?
Yes! Children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. The gentle and safe Activator technique is an ideal treatment method for children of all ages. We encourage even parents of newborn baby's to have their baby examined as soon after birth as possible. The birth process can cause spinal injury.
Do you treat pregnant women?
Yes! Any woman who has gone through pregnancy will testify about the additional aches, pains and stress related to carrying that baby. From the first few weeks right up through the third trimester, we are experts in knowing how to keep the new mother as comfortable as possible until delivery. The Activator technique is the ideal treatment method because there is no twisting, pushing or cracking of the spine. And then of course the need for post partum care is essential to get the new mom's body back in alignment and proper function.
What results can I expect from treatment?
Because there are many variables from patient to patient, it is difficult to predict the recovery period of the chiropractic procedures. For most people the response is phenomenal, for others it is more of a gradual improvement. In rare cases there is no improvement or the condition may even grow worse and you will need to be referred to another healthcare specialty. Please know that we will do everything in our power to speed your healing.