How does Chiropractic work?

Chiropractic works by restoring the natural ability of your both to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and adjust interferences (subluxations, misaligned vertebrae) to your nervous system. With improved spinal function, there is improved nervous system function. The goal in chiropractic care is to remove interference that may be impairing normal health through specific chiropractic adjustments, allowing your body to heal itself. A healthy spine and a healthy lifestyle are key to optimal health!

What type of education does a Doctor of Chiropractic receive?

Doctors of Chiropractic are well educated. Chiropractic education and medical education are similar in many respects and different in others as chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery. Medical doctors do not correct vertebral subluxations. After graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Degree, each candidate passes the demanding four part National Board Examinations. Then, doctors apply to a governmental or professional licensing board and pass a difficult test before being granted the privilege to practice. A chiropractor’s education, however, never ends. Most practicing chiropractors complete regular postgraduate instruction for license renewal and to stay current on the latest research and adjustment techniques.

Does the Chiropractic Center of Kennesaw accept insurance?

Yes. The Chiropractic Center of Kennesaw accepts Blue Cross, Cigna, United Healthcare, and a handful of other insurance providers. Upon your initial visit, our officer manager will verify your insurance benefits and inform you of your coverage. Insurance may require you pay a co-pay or deductible. You are also welcome to call in advance to determine if your insurance is accepted.

How long does each visit take?

An initial visit to the Chiropractic Center of Kennesaw takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Once the patient has filled out the necessary paperwork, Dr. Todd will spend an extended period of time for a consultation, focused physical exam, and the suggested treatment.

How long will I need chiropractic care?

This is a tricky question because it is completely dependent on the individual. Once Dr. Todd has performed the focused physical exam he will be able to assess and determine the length of time a patient needs care. There are several factors that contribute to the length of time needed for care such as age, occupation, and the extent of trauma.

Is chiropractic safe?

Yes. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative and natural approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. As proof, one merely has to compare malpractice rates between chiropractors and other healthcare professionals. Malpractice premiums for chiropractors are a small fraction of those for medical doctors.

What type of person needs to see a chiropractor?

Everyone. Typically people associate a ‘bad back’ with chiropractic care, but many patients utilize chiropractic care to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Do children receive chiropractic adjustments?

Yes. It is common for parents have their children adjusted for optimal health. Patients commonly bring their children for spinal checkups, ear infections, bodily aches and pains, and food allergen testing.

Does it hurt?

While each person has different pain threshold levels, typically little to no discomfort is reported when chiropractic care is received.