What is chiropractic ?

Chiropractic was founded in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer in the United States of America.

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.

Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including, but not limited, to low back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

What does the chiropractor do ?

Chiropractors are trained health professionals who use a variety of non-surgical treatment.

One of the most common and well known therapeutic procedures performed by doctors of chiropractic is spinal manipulation (sometimes referred to as a “chiropractic adjustment”).

The purpose of spinal manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury.

Spinal manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, allowing tissues to heal.

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.

Who benefits from chiropractic ?

Every member of the family from infants to seniors will benefits from chiropractic.

Workers, Sedentary, Athletes , Seniors, Women during pregnancy, Babies & Children

NOTA : Do not hesitate to consult me for any question or request.

What should I expect on my first visit ?

When you first get to the chiropractic office, expect to fill out some paperwork about your present complaint and past health history. You will meet with the doctor personally and he/she will ask additional details about your pain and other symptoms. The doctors will ask specific questions about your past health history, especially traumas and chronic issues.

A physical exam will be performed which will specifically test the areas of concern, while also monitoring the health of your total spine. This exam may consist of range of motion testing, neurological & orthopedic tests, muscle strength and reflexes of the arms & legs, and posture analysis.

Depending on your case, you may need spinal imaging, such as radiographs or an MRI. Our doctors will refer you to local off-site facilities for imaging studies. The doctor will explain the exam and findings and a care plan will be formulated to specifically treat your condition.

Along with the chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor may also incorporate additional therapies, like TENS, hot & cold therapy, kinesiotaping, trigger points or connective tissue release …

Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

How many treatments will I need ?

Most patients will begin treatment the same day. Depending on your condition, you may need to return for one or more follow-up visits. The number of treatments will vary from patient to patient because every patient responds uniquely to their adjustment.

Some will experience immediate relief, but patients with long-standing pain usually require multiple adjustments in order to experience significant relief from their symptoms.

Treatment frequency will depend on factors such as the duration of your symptoms, severity of your symptoms, your age and your overall health. Treatment frequency will generally range from 2-3 times a week for injuries to once a month for individuals seeking a maintenance care plan.

Will my insurance cover it ?

Polycare Wellness Center does accept insurance and works with most major medical insurance providers for our varied services. Please call your insurance company to ask if your policy covers chiropractic treatment.