Wondering what chiropractic can do for your family?
You've come to the right place.
Back to school: Is your child's backpack safe?
Many children and teens carry up to 40 pounds of weight in an average backpack for much of the school day. According to the University of Michigan, up to 60 percent of children will experience back pain because they often carry 55 percent more than the national recommended guidelines for backpack weight. Is your child safe from backpack-related injury? This article by Julie Johnson, D.C. provides helpful tips on how to check your child for potential backpack injury. Also check out this useful backpack safety checklist from the American Chiropractic Association.
What conditions can be helped by chiropractic?
Chiropractic is an effective treatment for many disorders. Here are some common illnesses we address every day in our clinic . . .
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Balance difficulties
- Sports injuries
- Whiplash and other collision injuries
- Occupational injuries
- TMJ disorders
- Digestive problems
There are many more disorders that can be helped through chiropractic. And don't worry, if your illness cannot be helped by chiropractic, we will connect you with a healthcare provider that meets your needs.
What other services are available through Palmer's clinics?
In addition to treating many common health issues, our providers are skilled and certified to provide other health related services, including . . .
- Diet & nutrition counseling
- Exercise counseling
- Sports and general physicals
- DOT physicals
- Functional Assessments
- Sports Rehabilitation
- Therapeutic massage
Is Chiropractic safe? Will it hurt?
After an extensive study of all currently available care for low back problems, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research--a federal research organization--recommended that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first. And it recommended spinal manipulation as the only safe and effective, drugless form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults. 1
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
- Bigos S, Bowyer O, Braen G, et al. Acute Low Back Problems in Adults. Clinical Practice Guideline No.14. AHCPR Publication No. 95-0642. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, December, 1994.
How often and how long will I need to receive care?
The frequency and length of treatment depends on a variety of factors, including your age, fitness level, and the severity of your illness or injury. Routine well care adjustments are also recommended. A growing body of research proves that chiropractic care is an excellent option for the treatment of back and neck pain because it . . .
- Is conservative care
- Provides shorter recovery times than other treatment options
- Costs less than most other treatment options
- Is patient-centered and collaborative--we work with you and your other healthcare providers to move you forward in your wellness
Will treatment be covered under my insurance?
Most insurance providers cover chiropractic treatment, although the level of coverage varies greatly. We advise patients to contact their insurance company prior to their first visit to learn the coverage provided through their specific plan.
Patients who choose to pay for their care directly (without insurance), and at the time of service, qualify for a discounted rate.
Palmer Clinics also offer financial assistance for patients with a financial need, and offer discounted services (based on income) through our community outreach clinics. Finally, In support of our military, Palmer Chiropractic Clinics offer complimentary care for active-duty status military personnel and their families.
Your Privacy, Rights and Responsibilities
You have certain rights and responsibilities as a patient in our clinics. You have the right to expect excellent clinical care and to have all of your treatment explained to you and every question answered to your satisfaction. Want to know more? Review detailed information in the links below or call us if you have more questions.