301 West Lincoln Avenue
Fall Creek, WI 54742
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be a chiropractic patient at Fall Creek Chiropractic to receive Craniosacral Therapy? No. Craniosacral therapy can be used individually or in conjunction with chiropractic care. Often patients of other local chiropractors are interested in receiving the benefits of Craniosacral Therapy/Cranial Work and are then encouraged to follow up with their chiropractor for an adjustment to further enhance results. Most patients see the best results by combining Craniosacral Techniques with Chiropractic care to promote balance, healing, and relaxation throughout their entire body.
Do I have to be chiropractic patient at Fall Creek Chiropractic to participate in the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program? No. We brought this service to our office not only for our patients but also the entire community to promote healthy weight loss and overall well being.
Do I have to be a chiropractic patient at Fall Creek Chiropractic to utilize Spinal Decompression Therapy? No. Our Spinal Decompression Therapy table is available to our patients as well as the community. Often Spinal Decompression patients benefit from the addition of Chiropractic adjustments to further increase results by ensuring proper spinal alignment while undergoing Traction for Decompression.
Do I have to be a chiropractic patient at Fall Creek Chiropractic to utilize massage therapy services? No. We have a massage therapist on staff to increase convenience to not only our patients but also to our community members. At Fall Creek Chiropractic we work as a team to promote the best outcomes for our clients, patients, and community. If the massage therapist is concerned about your condition, often times the chiropractor may be consulted to discuss if chiropractic care may be beneficial.
Does it hurt to have a chiropractic adjustment? No. Chiropractic adjustments feel great. Occasionally soreness can be associated with an adjustment similar to a tough workout, but that feeling quickly goes away. I am confident that once you begin receiving your adjustments, you will begin to look forward to them and will feel a decrease in stress and tension afterwards.
What is a subluxation? A subluxation is the result of spinal bones loosing proper motion or position affecting nerve communications between your brain and your body. A subluxation is a stress response. Muscles go into spasm. Spinal bones lock up. And adjacent nerve signals are altered. This interferes with the control and regulation of your body. This garbles communications between the brain and parts of your body. Distorted nerve communications can be an underlying cause of many health problems beyond just headaches and back pain. For example, interference with nerve impulses going to or from your stomach can cause stomach problems.
Is chiropractic care safe? Yes. Statistics prove that chiropractic care is one of the safest types of healthcare in the world. You only need to compare the malpractice premiums paid by chiropractors to those paid by medical doctors. Doctors of Chiropractic pay only a small fraction (approx. 1/20) of the price medical doctors pay in malpractice premiums. 250,000 people will die this year as a result of improper medical treatment, making this the third leading cause of death in the United States of America (The Journal of The American Medical Association, JAMA; Vol.284, July 26, 2000). Of the millions of people receiving chiropractic adjustments, each year, only a handful will even make a complaint.
What causes the sound made during a chiropractic adjustment? That sound is not your spine "cracking" or "popping" like most people think. That sound is created by gas rushing in to fill the partial vacuum created when the joint is adjusted. Not all chiropractic adjusting techniques produce this noise. In fact, some adjusting techniques use little force and thus produce no noise at all. Many types of adjusting techniques are available to ensure your comfort.
Should I continue chiropractic care if I don't have any symptoms and I feel better? Yes. Just because symptoms disappear, does not mean your subluxations are corrected. Most of the practice members seen in our office have spinal degeneration (decay) which has taken years to develop. The trauma of the birth process, slips, falls, accidents, and countless other stresses over the course of your lifetime adversely affect the health of your spine. The longer you wait to have your spine checked by a chiropractor, the longer it will take to correct your subluxations. However, how you choose to use chiropractic care is ultimately up to you. It has been our experience that those who stop care when they are "feeling fine" return with the same health challenge(s) which brought them to our office in the first place...only it's usually gotten worse. On the other hand, those practice members who commit to long-term, wellness chiropractic care, find their health challenge(s) rarely return and they enjoy a higher quality of life & health.
What if my policy doesn't cover Chiropractic or I do not have insurance? Most insurance plans cover chiropractic care. We will verify your coverage with your insurance company for you after your first visit and will thoroughly explain your coverage and costs. We also offer private pay options in which you are eligible for a time of service discount if payment is made at the same time as your adjustment. We also offer family discounts as well to ensure the entire family can receive affordable care.
Does your office adjust extremities? Yes! The term extremity refers to treatment of the ribs, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles and feet. Extremity adjusting is often a vital part of correcting spinal problems as well. Often an injury to an extremity causes spinal stress and adaptations due to a limp, brace, or altered ways of performing tasks while injured. Some of the common conditions we treat with great success are: plantar fasciitis, golfers or tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome and many others including generic shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle, or foot pain. Treatment protocols for these conditions may include chiropractic extremity adjusting, myofascial release, Gua Sha, low level laser, Kinesio taping, Foot Levelers Custom Orthotics, and specific therapeutic exercises to re-teach the body how to perform correctly.
Will Webster technique correct a breech presentation? Most of the time. The Webster Technique has a 75-85% success rate. Dr. Erin has worked with a lot of women who are pregnant to help ensure the baby is in the correct position for birth. It is a very gentle technique and is not forceful and will only work if the baby is able to move into the correct position. If the baby is unable to move due to a cord positioning issue or placenta placement this technique may not work.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe for children? Absolutely! Very light pressure is usually all that is needed to adjust a child’s spine. Pediatric Chiropractic adjusting techniques are modified to fit the child’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. The few minutes you invest in your child’s spinal checkup may save them needless pain and dysfunction now and in the future. At Fall Creek Chiropractic we make sure to make this a positive and fun experience for both the child and the parents.
What is the Subluxation Station? The Subluxation Station is a non-invasive technology which is a neuro-spinal screening and evaluation system originally designed to measure changes in the spinal muscles of astronauts caused by space flight. It is painless, economical, and only takes minutes. It helps to measure subluxations, which is nerve interference along the spine. This nerve interference disturbs the muscles regular nerve function, causing an abnormal amount of electrical flow to the muscles and contributing to other health problems. The Insight Subluxation Station measures the electrical flow and charts it in an easy to understand graphic that shows the spine and where the problems are located. This is a valuable tool initially and as progress is made throughout chiropractic care.