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Frequently Asked Questions

We're here to answer any questions you may have about Chiropractic care or our specific treatments and services.

What Is The Activator Methods Technique? Do You Use It At Desired Health Chiropractic?

Activator

activator The Activator Method Technique® is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. The technique has been used safely on clients of all ages since the late 1960s, bringing relief to people with a variety of health concerns.

Activator Methods Technique® utilizes a small spring-loaded adjusting instrument to deliver a focused corrective impulse into the dysfunctional segment. The power necessary to move and adjust the joint is developed by the speed of the instrument’s thrust not by a high force. The Activator instrument is so quick that it accelerates ahead of the body’s tendency to tighten up and resist the adjustment. So, although the Activator instrument produces a very effective thrust, it is felt as a very gentle sensation only.

Activator Methods adjustments are suitable and comfortable for all types of people, ranging from pregnant women, babies and children, to athletes and seniors. That’s why Dr. Desiree has had great success using it at Desired Health Chiropractic!

What Conditions Respond Well To Chiropractic?

Common Conditions Sports Injuries Babies and Children
  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain / Arthritis
  • Neck Pain / Stiff Neck
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal Degeneration
  • Disc Herniations
  • Auto Accidents
  • Work Injuries
  • Strains / Sprains
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Pulled Hamstrings
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Restricted Range of Motion
  • Ankle injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis

 

  • Colic
  • Ear Infections
  • Asthma
  • Scoliosis
  • Bedwetting
  • Growing Pains
  • Digestive Issues
  • Injuries from slips/falls

 

 

 

What Insurance Does Desired Health Chiropractic Accept?

Desired Health Chiropractic accepts most of the major insurance providers. Please feel free to call us and find out if we accept your insurance before scheduling an appointment.

We also have very affordable options for those without insurance or who would like wellness care.

What Can I Expect At My First Chiropractic Visit?

We offer very gentle chiropractic care for patients who are in a lot of pain or apprehensive of adjustments. The initial visit includes a history and physical examination. Prior to any treatment, we take the time to address all your concerns and we will let you know how long it will take and how much it will cost to reach your health goals.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe If I Am Pregnant?

Chiropractic care is safe if you are pregnant. If you have pain during pregnancy, chiropractic adjustments are safer than taking pain medications. In fact, chiropractic care can make pregnancy more comfortable and make delivery easier for both the mother and the baby.

Chiropractic care is also great for newborns and postpartum mothers!

What Education Do Chiropractors Have?

Chiropractors attend a four year program during which they learn basic and clinical sciences, diagnosis, and nutrition. In addition they are trained in the chiropractic technique. Once they graduate they are awarded their Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Degree and each must pass a rigorous four part National Board Examination. Should they pass the chiropractor must apply to a governmental or professional licensing board and pass another test before being allowed to practice.

In addition, chiropractors are required to complete regular postgraduate instruction for license renewal. This keeps the doctor up to date on all the latest research and adjustment techniques.

Do I Need to See my Medical Doctor Before Coming to a Chiropractor?

No. Insurance companies usually do not require a referral to see a chiropractor. According to the Center of Studies in Health Policy, “The Doctor of Chiropractic can provide all three levels of primary care interventions and therefore is a primary care provider, as are MDs and DOs.

The Doctor of Chiropractic is a gatekeeper to the health care system and an independent practitioner who provides primary care services. The Doctor of Chiropractic’s office is a direct access portal of entry to the full scope of service.”

What Is The Activator Methods Technique? Do You Use It At Desired Health Chiropractic?

Activator

activator The Activator Method Technique® is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. The technique has been used safely on clients of all ages since the late 1960s, bringing relief to people with a variety of health concerns.

Activator Methods Technique® utilizes a small spring-loaded adjusting instrument to deliver a focused corrective impulse into the dysfunctional segment. The power necessary to move and adjust the joint is developed by the speed of the instrument’s thrust not by a high force. The Activator instrument is so quick that it accelerates ahead of the body’s tendency to tighten up and resist the adjustment. So, although the Activator instrument produces a very effective thrust, it is felt as a very gentle sensation only.

Activator Methods adjustments are suitable and comfortable for all types of people, ranging from pregnant women, babies and children, to athletes and seniors. That’s why Dr. Desiree has had great success using it at Desired Health Chiropractic!

What Conditions Respond Well To Chiropractic?

Common Conditions
  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain / Arthritis
  • Neck Pain / Stiff Neck
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal Degeneration
  • Disc Herniations
  • Auto Accidents
  • Work Injuries
Sports Injuries
  • Strains / Sprains
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Pulled Hamstrings
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Restricted Range of Motion
  • Ankle injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
Babies and Children
  • Colic
  • Ear Infections
  • Asthma
  • Scoliosis
  • Bedwetting
  • Growing Pains
  • Digestive Issues
  • Injuries from slips/falls

What Insurance Does Desired Health Chiropractic Accept?

Desired Health Chiropractic accepts most of the major insurance providers. Please feel free to call us and find out if we accept your insurance before scheduling an appointment.

We also have very affordable options for those without insurance or who would like wellness care.

What Can I Expect At My First Chiropractic Visit?

We offer very gentle chiropractic care for patients who are in a lot of pain or apprehensive of adjustments. The initial visit includes a history and physical examination. Prior to any treatment, we take the time to address all your concerns and we will let you know how long it will take and how much it will cost to reach your health goals.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe If I Am Pregnant?

Chiropractic care is safe if you are pregnant. If you have pain during pregnancy, chiropractic adjustments are safer than taking pain medications. In fact, chiropractic care can make pregnancy more comfortable and make delivery easier for both the mother and the baby.

Chiropractic care is also great for newborns and postpartum mothers!

What Education Do Chiropractors Have?

Chiropractors attend a four year program during which they learn basic and clinical sciences, diagnosis, and nutrition. In addition they are trained in the chiropractic technique. Once they graduate they are awarded their Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Degree and each must pass a rigorous four part National Board Examination. Should they pass the chiropractor must apply to a governmental or professional licensing board and pass another test before being allowed to practice.

In addition, chiropractors are required to complete regular postgraduate instruction for license renewal. This keeps the doctor up to date on all the latest research and adjustment techniques.

Do I Need to See my Medical Doctor Before Coming to a Chiropractor?

No. Insurance companies usually do not require a referral to see a chiropractor. According to the Center of Studies in Health Policy, “The Doctor of Chiropractic can provide all three levels of primary care interventions and therefore is a primary care provider, as are MDs and DOs.

The Doctor of Chiropractic is a gatekeeper to the health care system and an independent practitioner who provides primary care services. The Doctor of Chiropractic’s office is a direct access portal of entry to the full scope of service.”

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