Chiropractic medicine can be an effective treatment for the following conditions:
- Low back pain from facet syndromes
- Sprains & strains
- Disc herniations
- Neck pain
- Midback pain
- Chronic headaches
- Arm or leg pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Foot & ankle injuries
- Knee injuries
- Shoulder & elbow injuries
- Wrist & hand injuries
What kinds of problems or injuries do you treat?
Dr. Bailey strictly treats musculoskeletal disorders, meaning conditions that effect the joints and muscles, as well as the related tissues and nerves. This includes disorders such as lower and upper back pain, neck pain, disc herniations, headaches, shoulder and arm pain, knee, hip, ankle and foot injuries and related conditions.
Will you tell me exactly what my problem is?
Of course. We will discuss with you in detail what your problem is so that you will understand your condition. It is important that you have a clear understanding of what your condition is, what we will do for you to help you achieve recovery, and also what you will be doing at home to aid in recovery. We will also show you how to prevent reoccurrence of the same condition and control your own health.
How long will treatment take?
Treatment for various conditions can range from a few days up to 12 weeks. This depends on numerous variables such as diet, general health, current physical fitness level, work conditions and the length of time you have had the condition. Your commitment to your health and ability to do the prescribed exercises is also paramount to recovery.
Treatment itself may range from a few visits over a couple days in simpler cases to a few weeks for more complicated cases. The average length of treatment is between three to ten visits. The goal is to get you well as quickly as possible, give you the tools needed to prevent reoccurrence and prescribe appropriate rehabilitation exercises for you to perform.
Will treatment hurt?
Most patients report that the treatment procedures used are comfortable. However, like most procedures used in medical offices there may be some increased discomfort for a day or so after the first one or two treatments. This typically subsides within a few minutes to a couple hours. The most reported experience is mild discomfort or soreness comparable to working out for the first time. We make every attempt to use procedures that work quickly and are effective, yet are as gentle as possible.
Will my condition return?
Research suggests that between 50% and 70% of back pain suffers will see the problem return at some point in their lives. This reoccurrence is the biggest issue. Experience has found that many times the return of the problem is often within the patients control. Following successful treatment with therapy and exercises, if the patient faithfully performs their exercises and improves general lifestyle choices, the likelihood of future reoccurrence is greatly diminished.
Can I just treat myself?
No. A chiropractic physician studies for years to understand where, when, and how to provide the appropriate manipulative therapy along with exercise prescription. However, even with this knowledge can a chiropractor perform the procedure on himself? No. It is impossible to treat with manipulation by yourself. But with the appropriate exercises, following treatment, you can attempt to relieve the problem if it acts up.
What is the pop sound I hear during the manipulation?
When a joint gets manipulated, tiny gas bubbles within the fluid inside the joints “pop”. This is a normal occurrence and is similar to the sound you make when you crack your knuckles. This may or may not indicate success with the manipulation. We look at how the joint moves after the procedure to see if it worked or not and do not use the pop as an indicator of success for treatment. Typically it is much more complicated than the simple pop sound.
Do I need a referral from my doctor or insurance before I see you?
Chiropractors are considered “portal of entry” physicians and, generally speaking, no referral or permission is needed to receive care at this clinic. However, there are some insurance plans that require a referral from the primary care physician before you see a specialist. In this care you would need to see them to get the referral, since on these plans we are considered specialists. In an emergency situation you can always schedule with our clinic.
We send a report to your physician to inform them of your condition and what the treatment is.