Upper Cervical Care FAQ’s
Is upper cervical care safe?
Is upper cervical care painful?
How is upper cervical care different from regular chiropractic care?
Why are x-rays taken?
How is a treatment plan created?
How long until I am well?
How long will I need upper cervical care?
It’s not a forced thing. It is a choice. Some people choose to have their alignment checked on a regular basis to make sure that they continue functioning properly. They realize that sometimes there is dysfunction but we just haven’t noticed the symptoms yet. Think of it like this: When the check engine light comes on in the car, it’s usually because there is something majorly wrong. You better pull over to the side of the road and call for a tow truck. In reality, there’s likely been something wrong for some time now and you just were not aware of the symptoms leading to your car’s breakdown. You might not want to treat your body the same way. You want to make sure you are getting regular scheduled maintenance to make sure things are staying on track.
If the pain is in my legs, why am I getting an adjustment in my neck?
Getting an adjustment makes me feel better, why can’t I have one when I am not feeling well?
You will only get an adjustment when your body actually needs one, based on the tests conducted in our office. The human body is complex and persists in a constant battle to create a healthier you. Sometimes the decisions we make or the circumstances in which we find ourselves create challenges for our body. Upper cervical care takes this into consideration and does not make unnecessary adjustments based on the feeling of sickness or wellness.
How will I know if I lose my alignment?
How do people become misaligned?
After getting an alignment, it can be lost because we are still subjected to stress on a daily basis and are at risk, even if it is not great, to an injury. Posture while walking, standing, or sitting can cause the neck to become misaligned again as could over exerting yourself while lifting.
Do I have to wear a soft collar and for how long?
Some people have even worn their collars at additional times when they felt that their neck muscles were weak. This is fine to do but should be done in moderation. Wearing the collar too long, too often can actually weaken the neck muscles and the correction because they are not learning to properly support their head.
How much does each visit cost?
The first visit is to determine if somebody is a candidate for care and is usually around $250 and includes the consultation, examination, and x-rays. In some complex cases, advanced imaging and detailed exam procedures may be necessary beyond this initial cost.
During the second visit, your doctor will review the results of your x-rays, examination, other imaging that may have been taken, and review your recommended treatment plan. The cost is $185 and it includes the first correction, post x-rays, and soft cervical collar.
Once your individual treatment plan is determined, future costs will be better understood for your recovery.