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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section to gain a deeper understanding of the variety of services offered at Innovative Pain and Performance. Here, we provide detailed answers about chiropractic treatment, sports injury care, auto injury care, and massage therapy. Get insights into what you can expect from our services, the coverage of various insurance plans, and much more. If your question isn’t answered here, feel free to reach out to us directly.

Chiropractors treat a variety of health conditions, particularly those associated with the musculoskeletal system. This includes back pain, neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, and auto accident injuries. They also care for patients with disorders involving the muscles, ligaments, and joints.

Yes, chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for neuromusculoskeletal complaints. However, as with any health treatment, it is not completely free of potential adverse effects. Most patients feel relief following treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, similar to that felt after exercise.

Generally, a referral is not needed to see a chiropractor. However, some insurance plans may require a referral, so it is always best to check with your insurance provider beforehand.

Yes, chiropractic care can benefit children. Kids are often physically active and experience various types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports, which may cause symptoms such as back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness, or discomfort. Chiropractic care can help address these issues.

Yes, chiropractors have the rights to admit and treat patients in hospitals and use outpatient clinical facilities (such as labs, x-rays, etc.) for their non-hospitalized patients.

Yes, chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, and some Medicaid plans. However, coverage can vary, so it’s best to check with your insurance provider.

The popping sound often heard during a chiropractic adjustment is the result of a gas bubble being released between the joints. This is similar to the sound made when you crack your knuckles. The noise is caused by a change of pressure within the joint.

Sports Injury Care FAQs

We treat a wide range of sports injuries, including sprains and strains, knee injuries, swollen muscles, Achilles tendon injuries, and injuries related to repetitive motion.

Chiropractic care helps by improving joint mobility, reducing inflammation, decreasing pain, and enhancing athletic performance. It also aids in the prevention of future injuries by improving balance and coordination.

During your initial consultation, our chiropractor will conduct a comprehensive assessment to understand your injury and health history. They may also perform a physical examination and other diagnostic tests, if needed, to accurately diagnose your condition and create a personalized treatment plan.

The recovery time from a sports injury varies depending on the severity of the injury, the body part affected, the treatment provided, and the individual’s overall health. Your chiropractor will provide a prognosis based on these factors during your consultation.

Proper training and conditioning, using appropriate equipment, warming up before playing, and regular check-ups can help prevent sports injuries. Chiropractic care can also enhance your body’s ability to perform and resist injury.

Most health insurance plans cover treatment for sports injuries, but it’s always best to check with your specific provider for detailed information about your coverage.

Auto Injury Care FAQs

Yes, it’s advisable to see a chiropractor after a car accident, even if you’re not in immediate pain. Some injuries, like whiplash, may not show symptoms until days or even weeks after the incident.

Common injuries from car accidents include whiplash, herniated discs, sprains and strains, fractures, and other soft tissue injuries.

Chiropractic treatment can help restore mobility, alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and promote natural healing by optimizing the body’s functionality. It’s a drug-free approach that targets the source of the problem rather than just managing symptoms.

It’s recommended to seek chiropractic treatment as soon as possible after a car accident to mitigate potential long-term effects and facilitate recovery.

Many auto insurance policies do cover chiropractic treatment. However, it’s best to check with your individual insurance provider for specifics about your plan.

Massage Therapy FAQs

Massage therapy can help reduce stress, relieve pain, relax your muscles, improve circulation, and enhance overall wellbeing. It can also aid in the rehabilitation of sports injuries and other health conditions.

The frequency of massages can vary depending on the individual’s health needs and goals. For general wellness and stress reduction, once a month can be beneficial. For those using massage therapy as part of injury rehabilitation, more frequent sessions might be recommended.

We offer a variety of massage techniques tailored to the individual’s needs, including deep tissue massage, sports massage, and therapeutic massage.

During your first massage session, your massage therapist will conduct a brief intake to understand your health history and goals for the session. They’ll guide you through the process, ensure your comfort, and adjust the session based on your feedback.

Yes, massage therapy can be a beneficial part of a comprehensive treatment plan for sports or auto injuries. It can aid in pain relief, increase circulation, reduce inflammation, and help speed up the healing process.

Chiropractic Treatment FAQs

Chiropractic care is a healthcare discipline that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. It’s based on the understanding that the nervous system affects all parts of the body, and that maintaining spinal health can contribute to overall wellbeing.

Chiropractic treatment involves manual therapies, such as spinal manipulation, to restore joint mobility and relieve issues related to the muscles, ligaments, and joints. This can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and improve function.

Chiropractic care generally isn’t painful. You may feel pressure during an adjustment, and some people experience temporary soreness after their treatment, similar to what you might feel after a workout.

The length and frequency of treatment depend on your specific condition, overall health, and recovery goals. Some people see improvement within a few sessions, while others may need ongoing care to manage chronic conditions.

Most health insurance plans cover chiropractic care. However, it’s always best to check with your specific provider for detailed information about your coverage.

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Don’t let pain hold you back. Reach out to us and start your personalized journey towards optimal health. Our dedicated team is ready to listen, understand, and guide you through a unique chiropractic experience tailored to your needs. Schedule your consultation today, and let’s chart your path to wellness together.