FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT TYPES OF HEALTH INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?

The Doctors at Harris Family Chiropractic are in network with nearly all insurances. The staff is happy to verify your insurance and let you know your benefits prior to care. Benefits vary between insurance companies and policies. 

Please bring your drivers license and any applicable insurance cards with you on your first visit. 

WHAT IS A CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT:

A chiropractic adjustment involves a specific force applied to vertebra or joints of the extremity aimed at correcting subluxations. The goal of an adjustment of the spine is to restore proper motion, improve spinal function, and remove interference from the nervous system.

WHY DO I NEED ADJUSTMENTS IF I'M NOT IN PAIN?

It's important to know that spinal dysfunction always happens before back pain or neck pain, making most subluxations "silent"

Your body also has a natural way of altering your biomechanics to avoid pain when dysfunction is present, which is smart in the short term, but not good if you don't eventually correct the dysfunction. 

 

HOW CAN ADJUSTMENTS HELP WITH PROBLEMS OUTSIDE OF THE SPINE?

By detecting and correcting subluxations using chiropractic adjustments, interference is removed from the nervous system and your body is allowed to self-heal and self-regulate. A body free of nervous system interference can make a huge difference in the function of every system in your body. 

Common issues/symptoms chiropractic may help with include; fatigue, poor concentration, difficulty sleeping, ear infections, constipation, colic, reflux/heart burn, and poor concentration.

WHAT IS A SUBLUXATION?

The Vertebral Subluxation Complex, or "Subluxation" is a dysfunction of one of the bones in your spine (vertebrae).  This dysfunction compromises normal movement and motion of the joint and impacts the normal functioning of your nerves in communication with your brain and nervous system.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I HAVE A SUBLUXATION?

Spinal misalignment, nerve dysfunction, soft tissue dysfunction, and muscle dysfunction are all caused by a subluxation. 

Swelling and inflammation can occur. Surrounding soft tissue such as discs, ligaments, and tendons can be damaged. Surround muscles can become tight, out of balance, hypersensitive, or spasm. 

If left unattended, whether painful or not, subluxations can lead to long term changes such as spinal degeneration, general lack of energy, and compromised immune system function.