Frequently Asked Questions
What is chiropractic?
According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.”
Chiropractic is the largest drugless health profession.
Our main goal here at Cavallo Chiropractic is to get to the cause of the problem and not to merely treat the symptoms.
What do chiropractors do?
Chiropractors are primarily concerned with locating and treating vertebral subluxations. A vertebral subluxation is a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular (joint) changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health.
Using a number of unique and highly refined skills, Dr. Cavallo checks the patient’s spine for any misalignments, fixations or other abnormalities (vertebral subluxations). If subluxations or other abnormalities are detected, Dr. Cavallo will generally apply a gentle adjustment in a corrective manner to the affected spinal area.
In our office, we use numerous techniques to help correct subluxations and restore normal range of motion. The main technique employed in our office is diversified adjustments. We also use low force techniques such as SOT blocking, activator and drop work. For muscle spasm and myofascial trigger points, Nimmo trigger point therapy is also used. To help control pain, muscle spasm, scar tissue and inflammation, hot/cold packs, electrical muscle stimulation and ultrasound therapy are all utilized. In conjunction with these passive therapies, most times, stretching and strengthening exercises are given to help rehabilitate the spine.
How do chiropractics differ?
Chiropractors have a different approach then medical doctors when treating a patient.
When evaluating and treating patients, chiropractors take a holistic approach which includes identifying and correcting the cause of the patient’s health ailment. In contrast, the medical approach tends to focus more on the treating the symptoms of a condition rather than focusing primarily on the actual cause.
Chiropractors believe that correcting the cause of the problem provides significant long-term benefits over only treating the symptoms and the body will be able to keep it’s self healthy.
What are the benefits of chiropractics?
Chiropractic care has been effective in the treatment of the following:
• stiffness and muscle spasms
• arthritic joint pain
• pinched nerves
• neck pain
• back pain
• carpal tunnel syndrome
• sports injuries
• work injuries
• shoulder pain
• knee pain
Your Doctor of Chiropractic can determine if the above conditions are amendable to chiropractic care. So if you have one of the above conditions call or email us today to make an appointment.
Will my insurance cover my visits?
Yes, in most cases, your insurance will cover your visits. You will only be responsible for any co-pay or deductible. We will check you chiropractic benefits for you!
How long is the first visit?
Generally the first visit can take about an hour. This is so Dr. Cavallo can perform a complete medical history and a complete examination to determine how you condition can be helped.