Frequently Asked Questions
So, What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is defined as a healthcare profession that focuses on nonsurgical treatments such as spinal manipulation and mobilization to treat patients and improve their health and quality of life.
What Is A Subluxation?
The term “subluxation” refers to the altered or misaligned position of the vertebra and subsequent loss of function.
In most cases, subluxations occur due to trauma to a joint. Causes of subluxations are divided into several categories:
- Overuse injuries
- Blunt force injuries (severe falls, car accidents, sports injuries)
- Joint hyperextension (extended beyond the normal range of motion)
Poor posture, inadequate sleeping conditions, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and stress are among factors that may increase the risk of subluxation.
What Is An Adjustment?
The chiropractic adjustment is a procedure wherein manipulation is applied to the vertebrae with abnormal movement patterns, misalignment, or functionality problems. The main objective here is to restore nerve supply to other body organs and ensure they function normally and alleviate pain and other symptoms.
How Does An Adjustment Feel And How Long Will It Take?
Chiropractic adjustments feel great, but some patients may be sore for the first couple of times. The process takes a minute or two, but its effects last a lot longer than that. Duration of effects depends on the severity of the problem and how far you’ve come with chiropractic appointments.
What Research Has Been Done On Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a subject of numerous studies which confirm its wide array of health benefits. These extend from improving mental and neurological health to increasing muscle strength, boosting the immune system and energy levels. Chiropractic can also promote recovery, improve your mood, and increase flexibility and range of motion.
Should I Be Adjusted If I Am Sick?
Of course! Chiropractic adjustment can give you the strength to recover more effectively.
Can I Be Adjusted If I Have Had An Operation On My Spine; Have Old, Weak, Brittle, Or Broken Bones?
Yes. The chiropractor employs the most suitable approach for each person to ensure safety and efficacy regardless of age.
Can I Be Adjusted If I Am Pregnant?
Adjustment in pregnancy is usually safe and effective. A chiropractor can help you manage pain in the hips, back, and joints and improve your pelvic balance.
Can I Adjust Myself?
Bearing in mind that chiropractic adjustment is a specific pressure applied in a specific direction to a specific area, it would be impossible to perform it yourself. Not only is it difficult, but it could be dangerous too.
Do You Accept Insurance?
Novo Chiropractic Lincoln takes Medicare, Personal Injury Insurance, and Workers Comp. Keep in mind our practice is a part of a federal discount program through which we provide care at a discounted price, below insurance rates. Novo Chiropractic Lincoln isn’t in partnership with insurance companies.
How Many Visits Will I Need?
The number of visits depends on the results of the examination, your body, and how it responds to adjustments. Some people need 36 visits, others up to 78.
How much will it cost?
Cost varies with the type of treatment. Call our office and schedule a free consultation with the doctor. During the consultation, the doctor will determine if further examinations are necessary. The cost of those exams will be discussed with you before any services are rendered. Call our office and find out if we have any New Patient Specials going on.