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FAQs

What’s Wrong With Me?

Accurately identifying the cause of spinal pain or other discomfort almost always requires a thorough consultation and examination. Individuals should not assume their pain stems from the same problem, for example, their neighbor had, and thus what has helped their neighbor will help them. Just as every individual is unique and different from the next, so too are the health conditions they suffer and the treatments they require.

Chiropractic doctors are highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue injuries and abnormalities common to the spine, brain, extremities and systems of body. Rest assured that if you are suffering from back or neck problems, extremity problems or other health related ailments chiropractic can provide you with the effective professional relief you demand. If your condition is out of the chiropractic scope or would be more appropriately managed by another health care specialist, we will gladly and promptly make the necessary referral.

Can Chiropractic Help Me?

Chiropractic has helped millions of people suffering from all types of problems, not just back and neck ailments. Chiropractic works with the spinal column and it’s intimate relationship with the brain and nervous system – the major controller of all bodily functions. By optimizing spinal column structure and biomechanics, irritation and stress are removed and health can once again be achieved.

You may be surprised to learn that research studies have provided scientific evidence showing chiropractic care is not only effective in the treatment of back and neck ailments, but can also provide effective relief with children suffering from ear infections, women suffering from dysmenorrhea (painful menses), digestive problems, sleep issues and a number of other seemingly “non-spinal” conditions. While we can’t guarantee relief from such conditions or claim to “treat” these conditions, chiropractic has successfully helped millions of individuals with many health conditions by positively affecting the brain and nervous system.

Of course, doctors of chiropractic are best known for their success in treating back and neck problems. Through the use of chiropractic spinal adjustments and other highly specialized chiropractic techniques, chiropractors have established themselves as the back and neck injury specialists. Many medical experts are now coming to understand the true effectiveness of chiropractic care and are recommending major changes in the way our health care system manages many common spinal problems.

A recent study published in “Spine” Journal found that patients who saw a chiropractor first needed spinal surgery 1.5% of the time, but when they sought care from a medical doctor, it was 42.7%.

How Long Will It Take?

The only sure way to determine how long your treatment will take is to schedule a consultation and/or examination. For those of you who believe in just waiting for the problem to “go away” on it’s own – understand that the longer your condition has been around, the more treatments it will eventually require to resolve.

Remember: Procrastination is the thief of health.

How Much Will It Cost?

Costs vary and generally depend on the number of treatments required to effectively treat your condition. A number of studies have shown that chiropractic care is extremely cost effective when compared to other “medical” forms of care for similar conditions. According to the 1993 Manga Report,

“There would be highly significant cost savings if more management of low-back pain was transferred from physicians to chiropractors. Users of chiropractic care have substantially lower health care costs, especially inpatient costs, than those who use medical care only.”

Are Chiropractic Treatments Safe and Do They Hurt?

Chiropractic treatments are extremely safe for individuals of all ages – from infants to 100 year olds. Our treatments are safe because we only use natural and noninvasive methods of care. Research consistently shows that care from chiropractors is among the safest care available and is literally light years ahead of traditional medical care in terms of “safeness”.

The treatments themselves are generally not painful. In fact, most patients look forward to their treatments as many experience instantaneous relief immediately afterwards. Individuals who present with moderate to severe pain may experience some minor discomfort for obvious reasons, however, care is always gentle, safe and noninvasive.

Why Is Chiropractic Care So Important For Baby Boomers?

Chiropractic care is extremely important for the maturing and elderly adult because of the dramatic changes that occur in the spine with increasing age. As we age, spinal discs, facet joints, ligaments, muscles and other spinal tissues become weaker, less hydrated, more fibrotic, and less able to withstand normal stresses. As a result, spinal pain from spinal degeneration (arthritis) becomes more prominent, tissue injury from relatively benign events occurs, and the time to heal from injuries increases.

Chiropractic procedures take into consideration the nature of the aging spine and the many abnormalities present to provide a strategically effective, safe and noninvasive treatment plan. Through the use of gentle adjustive and mobilization techniques, physical therapies, and incorporation of stretching and exercise programs spinal pain is reduced, spinal stresses are decreased, flexibility and mobility are improved, and degeneration is minimized.

Treatment techniques must focus on the underlying problem and involve participation of the patient in order to be truly effective and long lasting. Treatments which solely focus on pain and other “symptoms” only, are far less effective, and are often dangerous since the conditions causing the symptoms remain untreated and uncorrected.

What Benefits Does Chiropractic Care Provide For The Baby Boomer?

Routine chiropractic care has a number of benefits which are especially important for maturing adults:

  • spinal and extremity pain relief
  • decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
  • increased mobility and range of motion
  • increased balance and coordination
  • increased sense of well being
  • increased energy
  • enhanced tissue healing
  • decreased tissue inflammation
  • increased joint health
  • decreased arthritis and arthritic joint pain
  • minimized spinal stress and subsequent degeneration
  • minimized risk of fall injuries
  • slows or stops arthritic degeneration
  • allows continuation of desired activities
  • improves sleep

Is Chiropractic Care Appropriate for Children?

Chiropractic is safe and appropriate for all ages from birth onward. Adjustments are tailored for children and is helpful for many conditions including sleep problem, colic, bedwetting, digestive issues to ADD and ADHD.

Sports injuries are becoming more common and more severe and all Olympic and professional teams are utilizing chiropractic care for their athletes and many team physicians are now Chiropractors.

Contact Info and Hours

Worthington Optimal Wellness
6180 Linworth Road
Worthington, OH 43085
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Monday – Thursday:
8:00am – Noon
2:30pm – 6:30pm
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8:00am - Noon
2:30pm - 6:00pm
Saturday:
9:00 am – 11:00 am

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I am improving with every visit. I like that my back pain is being managed without medication. The staff is friendly and upbeat, the visits are timely, efficient and effective. Thank you!

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