Chiropractic is a drug-free, non-surgical science, and as such, does not include pharmaceuticals or incisive surgery. The word “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek word chiropraktikos, meaning “effective treatment by hand.” Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body).
Figure 1. Description of the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body
Chiropractic helps treat all injuries, all types of pain, headaches, auto accident injury, weight problems, whiplash injuries, workers comp. injuries, neck pain, allergies, anxiety attacks, arm numbness/tingling, arm pain, asthma, attention deficit disorder, birth trauma, bladder infections, cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, chest pain, cold and flu, colic in children, constipation, depression, diabetes, diarrhea, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping, ear infections, endometriosis, acne, epilepsy, hand numbness, hand pain, high blood pressure, hormone imbalances, hyperactivity, hypertension, impotence, indigestion, infections, infertility, internal diseases, intestinal disorders, irritability, jaw pain, laryngitis, learning disabilities, leg numbing/tingling, leg pain, leukemia, menstrual problems, migraine headaches, muscular dystrophy, nightmares, PMS, ringing in the ears, sciatica, sinus trouble, sore throats, stress, TMJ and many other conditions. In addition to treating you, we educate you on how to live a healthy life to the fullest.
When you arrive at our office you will be greeted by our friendly staff. As a new patient, we request that you arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork. You will be seen by the board certified chiropractor, Dr. Ash. The first thing he will do is ask you about your health complaints, as well as your chief complaint. He will also ask about your family history, dietary habits, other care you may have had (chiropractic, osteopathic, medical, etc.), your job, and other questions designed to help determine the nature of your pain and the best way to go about treating the problem.
A physical examination will be performed in accordance with Dr. Ash’s clinical judgment, which may include x-rays, laboratory analysis and other diagnostic procedures. A careful spinal examination and analysis will be performed to detect any structural abnormalities, which may be affecting or causing your condition. Dr. Ash will also look for muscle or postural imbalances that could be the cause of your complaints. All of these elements are important components of your total health profile and vital in evaluating your problem.
We are out of network with insurance but you may most likely still have chiropractic coverage. Please contact us and we can check for you. If we do not accept your insurance we are happy to provide an invoice which they/we can submit for reimbursement.