Q: Who can be a chiropractic patient?
A: Anybody can! Babies in their first years of life to senior citizens in their seventies and eighties can benefit from chiropractic treatment.
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: We certainly do! We accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover.
Q: What is chiropractic?
A: Chiropractic is a healing art based upon manipulation of the spinal column to treat abnormalities in the nervous system. Derived from the Greek word chiropraktikos, meaning effective treatment by hand, chiropractic is built upon the foundation that holds that good health is inextricably tied to a normally functioning nervous system. Consequently, chiropractic treats disorders with focused musculoskeletal adjustments rather than drugs or chemicals.
Q: Is chiropractic treatment safe?
A: Absolutely! Chiropractic is proven safe for patients of all ages and physical conditions. Chiropractic is based on noninvasive, natural methods that are as safe, if not more so, as any medical treatments for the same problems.
Q: Is chiropractic treatment painful?
A: One of the many misconceptions perpetuated by those who have never seen a chiropractor is that it must be painful after all, it means twisting the neck and spine! Nothing could be further from the truth. Chiropractic treatments are administered by skilled, trained doctors and are not painful. The only discomfort a patient might feel lasts only during the few seconds of the adjustment and is quite rare.
Q: Can chiropractic treat asthma?
A: Yes! Chiropractic treatment has been proven in numerous studies to be helpful in the treatment of asthma. Because it is safe and medication-free, chiropractic treatment for asthma does not have any unwanted side effects.
Q: How long does a typical treatment regimen last?
A: Understandably, treatment varies from patient to patient because every case is unique. Minor, first-time injuries can often be treated in just a few visits, while more serious problems may require months of steady treatment. The doctors at The Oxford Chiropractor will suggest a regimen geared for your specific problems and will only offer you treatment they feel is necessary.
Q: What can I expect during my first visit?
A: Before you see the doctor during your first visit, we will ask you basic questions concerning the nature of your discomfort, a brief medical and family history and the nature of any other treatments you have had for your problem. Next, a physical examination will be performed to assess your condition and may include x-rays and other diagnostic procedures. The doctor will also perform a spinal examination and analysis to determine the best course of action. At the Family Chiropractor, we strive to make your first visit quick, painless and relaxing.
Q: Can chiropractic treat carpal tunnel syndrome?
A: Definitely! Repetitive stress on the wrists has become commonplace in the modern work environment from activities such as typing. Even though it is felt most noticeably in the hands and wrists, the neck can often be involved as one of the sources of carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractic treatment offers a noninvasive approach to the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome that is generally very successful, both immediately and over time.
Q: Can chiropractic treat neck pain?
A: It certainly can. The neck is the most vulnerable part of the spine. Consequently, injuries to it are not uncommon. Chiropractic treats the vertebral subluxations in the spine to alleviate pain throughout the neck and the rest of the body.