Frequently Asked Questions
How does chiropractic work?
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system, consisting of your brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of your body, controls and regulates every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Interference, compromise or distortion to nerve messages between the brain and body can produce pain locally at the spine and affect organs and tissues peripheral to the spine.
Chiropractors find areas of nerve interference along the spine from misaligned vertebrae called vertebral subluxation and use a series of precise chiropractic adjustments to bring wayward spinal bones into proper alignment, reducing nerve interference. With the body's self-healing capacity restored, symptoms diminish and health returns.
Can I adjust myself?
No. While many people can move their body in such a way as to produce the popping sound that certain adjusting techniques produce, that's not an adjustment! Chiropractic adjustments are precise, chiropractic adjustments are specific, and chiropractic adjustments are delivered by chiropractors. Even chiropractors must seek out a peer to get adjusted properly.
What is the popping sound that adjustments make?
Not all chiropractic adjusting techniques produce the cavitation sound. Nor can you judge the quality or effectiveness of an adjustment based on the sound.The popping sound is created by the shifting of the lubricating fluid and gas in a spinal joint. Think of it as the release of pressure .
How many visits will I need?
Impossible to tell. The fewest number of visits will be needed to relieve your most obvious symptoms. But more visits are needed to retrain supporting muscles and ligaments, which happens after symptoms subside. And then many chiropractic patients, based on their stress levels, opt for a schedule of weekly or monthly visits to maintain their recovery, prevent little problems from becoming serious ones, and to be as healthy as possible. Just depends on what you want.
How long will it take?
For your first visit, plan on 45 minutes to fill out paperwork and for your exam and adjustments. For a return follow up visit, plan on 15-25 minutes.
How much does a visit to the Chiropractor cost?
For New Patients , the cost of a Detailed Exam and any Adjustments from Dr. Ogao is just $100
Any Follow up visits are just $50 which include any Adjustments Dr. Ogao will perform.
Do you take my insurance?
Dr. Ogao has made the switch to a self pay practice because of recent changes in insurance policies. We do accept HSA accounts and FSA accounts as this is a medical treatment and service.
What type of education do chiropractors receive?
Todays chiropractor receives a formal education that is comparable to that received by medical practitioners. However, since chiropractors dont prescribe drugs or perform surgery, they instead receive in-depth training in anatomy, physiology, nutrition, diagnosis, X-ray and adjusting techniques.
Before acceptance to a government accredited chiropractic college, prospective chiropractors must complete a minimum of three years of undergraduate work with heavy emphasis on the basic sciences.
This focus on science continues during the first two years of study, emphasizing classroom and laboratory work in anatomy, physiology, public health, microbiology, pathology and biochemistry.
Sources for FAQ's Information: http://www.chiropatient.com/chiropractic-questions andPatient Media, Inc.