The length of your care plan will be determined by what you have going on. Your plan could be 3-4 visits or 3-4 months. Chiropractic helps identify stressors in your system and give recommendations on removing them. Once they are removed your body may heal rapidly.
No. Pain is one way the body signals that something is not right. Studies have shown that when you ignore that pain it does not go away on its own. It is important to act to help your body make corrections and heal.
Some chiropractic services may be covered under your insurance policy. Each policy is different, that is why when you come for a consultation we will check to see what your covered services are.
X-ray may or may not me necessary. The doctor will determine this by getting to know your health history and what he finds during the exam.
Yes. This will depend on the kind of surgery and how recently it was performed. Some adjusting techniques are gentler and can be administered without disrupting the treated area. Some surgeries need time to heal before receiving chiropractic treatment.
Yes. Chiropractic can help your body manage the demands of pregnancy. It is safe and effective in decreasing pain and helping your pregnancy and delivery go smoother.
Yes. Children can benefit from chiropractic care. Kids are constantly growing and fighting off infection and falling. Chiropractic care can help with conditions such as asthma, colic/reflux, and constipation. Keeping the bodies nervous system in good shape when young can help prevent complications when an adult.
Dr. Marston uses a few different techniques with patients. Patient response and preference help determine which one is used. Techniques available are: Diversified technique which is the more traditional type of adjustment involves a short (low-amplitude), quick (high-velocity) thrust into the restricted joint. The Thompson Drop Technique involves a special table that has a section that drops a short distance. This requires less thrust as the drop helps facilitate joint movement. The Impulse adjusting tool in conjunction with Activator protocols is a gentle technique that does not involve short quick thrust from the hands.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a gentle, non-surgical treatment for pain relief associated with sciatica, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, failed surgery. For low back treatment, the patient will lay on either their back or stomach while a belt is placed around the waist. The belt is connected to a cord that is pulled by a computer with programmed settings to gently pull. During this pull the bottom half of the table is unlocked to allow movement of the low back. This stretch, and release action facilitates fluid exchange in the disc which helps heal damaged tissue.
Adjustments are usually not painful. It is possible to have soreness or tenderness after treatment depending on how much inflammation is present and if there has been recent trauma. Most patients report a sense of relief after getting adjusted.
Your initial visit will take up to one hour. This is to give enough time for the doctor to listen to you, go over your history, and perform the exam. The length of following visits will be determined by what treatments you will receive as part of your plan. It will range from 10 minutes to 45 minutes.
Making an appointment will help ensure that you have enough time with the Dr. You can walk in for an appointment, but your wait time may be longer.