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12 Pennington St #200 Middletown, DE 19709

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a bone out of place aka “subluxation”?

There are three basic causes of subluxations. Physical causes could include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions and improper lifting. Emotions such as grief, anger and fear can cause subluxations. Chemical causes could include alcohol, drugs, pollution and poor diet.

Will I have to have x-rays taken?

X-rays can be helpful, but are not required in every patient’s case. Pictures of your spine, especially after trauma, can confirm other findings and make your care more precise. We will determine if X-rays are necessary once we review your health history and examine your spine. X-rays are referred out when they are absolutely necessary.

What if I experience some discomfort or unusual symptoms after an adjustment?

Because of our gentle approach you most likely will not experience any discomfort. Muscles on the other hand will realign in coordination with the spine after an adjustment. Often, these are muscles that haven’t worked properly for days, weeks, months, years, and may have been weakened. This condition is temporary and will disappear after the muscles have strengthened themselves. Muscle soreness post Instrument Assisted Soft-tissue Manipulation (IASM) will occur. Icing is recommended to decrease muscles soreness which will onset 24-48 hours.

Do I Need a Referral to Visit a Chiropractor?

Absolutely not. Doctors of Chiropractic are primary health care providers, meaning you do not need a referral. If yours is not a Chiropractic case, a responsible Chiropractor will refer you to the appropriate health care provider.

How Do I Know I have A Subluxation?

You can have subluxations and not even know it. Like the early stages of tooth decay or cancer, subluxations can be present before warning signs appear. The results of a thorough examination can show the location and severity of subluxations you may have.

Does the chiropractic adjustment hurt?

Under normal circumstances, chiropractic adjustments are painless. In cases of recent trauma, such as whiplash, mild discomfort may be experienced due to inflammation. It is also common to feel a brief sensation in the extremities immediately following an adjustment due to the sudden decompression of the affected nerve root.

How long until I feel better?

Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others discover it can take many weeks or months. Many factors can affect the healing process, including: • The severity of the structural misalignments causing your problem. • How long you have had them. • How rapidly your body responds to chiropractic care, influenced by age, mental attitude, elasticity of the muscles and ligaments • Your ability to avoid additional stress and strain while your body is healing.

Will my insurance cover chiropractic care?

Insurance coverage varies for chiropractic care. Over 80% of Delaware insurance plans will reimburse you for a portion of your fees. However, most have a limit on what they will pay, and do not pay for full corrective care programs. In our office, we do not base your care plan on your availability of insurance, but offer you a number of payment options to best suit your budget.