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FAQ’s:  Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Can Chiropractic help me?

A:  Chiropractic has been found to be effective in treating a variety of conditions such as:

•    Neck Pain   
•    Low Back Pain
•    Headaches
•    Sciatica
•    Disc problems
•    Plantar fascitis
•    Jaw Pain
•    Carpal tunnel syndrome
•    Sciatica
•    Muscle strain/sprains

Additionally, whenever you have 2 bones that come together in a joint  they can get misaligned.  So, most people aren’t aware of the fact that Chiropractic can be used to treat foot, ankle, shoulder, and wrist problems as well.

Q:  Does my health insurance cover Chiropractic Care?

A:  Most insurance plans cover Chiropractic Treatments.  If you have any questions, we will make it easy for you.   Just call (502) 331-0301 and give our insurance specialist your information and we will check the coverage for you.

Q:  Is Chiropractic safe? 

A:  Studies have shown that Chiropractic care has been recognized as one of the most effective and safe forms of healthcare.  At Bardstown Chiropractic we have a variety of different techniques that are safe, gentle, and effective.  This allows Dr. Grace to see patients of all ages, ranging from infants to the elderly.

Q:  Once you start Chiropractic care do you have to keep going forever?

A:  While this is not strictly true, it is important to remember that ALL doctors continue to treat you for the rest of your life, at least ideally.  For example, how often do you go to your dentist?  Do you schedule your dental visits and keep them regardless of having tooth pain?  We all learned at an early age the value of routine maintenance for our teeth, but for most of us we never learned the importance of the same type of routine maintenance for the rest of the body.  Spinal maintenance prevents spinal pain just like maintenance on your teeth prevents dental pain.

Another analogy would be to look at your body like a car.  You do proper maintenance with oil changes, tire alignments, and tune-ups in order to keep your car running at its optimum level.  Your body is the most important machine in your life and your spine needs maintenance in order to run at its peak potential.

Q:  I can crack my neck or back if I try hard enough.  Can I just adjust myself? 

  It would be almost impossible to adjust oneself in a way to free any fixations or correct any subluxations (misalignments of the spine).  Some people can get their neck or back to “pop”, but this usually only affects the segments that are not the true culprit and over time can lead to other problems.  Just as you wouldn’t perform surgery on yourself, it’s best to leave the adjustments of your back and neck to the professional Chiropractor.  Even Chiropractors have to see a Chiropractor!

Q:  How soon will I be feeling better?

A:  This is a very complex question to answer.  Some people have very quick recoveries and only require a few visits as opposed to others that have more complicated cases.  Your healing and recovery are based upon various factors that the doctor has to take into consideration.  At the end of your first visit, Dr. Grace can provide you with his best estimation on your recovery time.

Q:  What is the cost of a Chiropractic treatment?

A:  At Bardstown Chiropractic, we accept many insurance plans, workers compensation, automobile insurance and also accept payments on a cash basis.  If you have insurance, you may be responsible for your co-pay or deductible.  The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals.

Q:  What is the sound heard when you adjust the spine?

Patients often hear a “pop” during an adjustment, similar to the sound you hear when cracking your knuckles.  It is not related to the treatment’s effectiveness.  Instead, the explanation lies in a lubricant called synovial fluid that’s found in every joint.  That fluid contains dissolved gases.  Shifting the joint with an adjustment into proper motion and alignment releases the built up pressure that has resulted from the joint being stuck or subluxated.  This causes a shifting of the fluid and gasses in the joint to make a crackling noise.

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