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Chiropractic is based on the scientific understanding that the nervous system is a complex miracle of intelligence and organization that is responsible for your body’s ability to function normally, to adapt to environmental stressors, and to express a natural state of health and well being.

Chiropractic doctors concentrate on maintaining the integrity of the nervous system and assuring that the body’s self-regulating, self-maintaining, and self-healing abilities remain intact.

What if my Vertebral Subluxation isn’t corrected?

Besides the devastating loss of neurological control over normal bodily functions, and the inability to properly adapt to your internal and external environment, left uncorrected the added stress will eventually cause the spine to decay and to age prematurely.

“Spinal decay,” a form of degenerative arthritis, is the breakdown of the supporting tissues and the structural integrity of the spine. This includes damage to the spinal bones, calcification of the ligaments, even degeneration of the intervertebral discs. It is caused by prolonged abnormal stresses to the structures of the spine and the body’s attempt to deal with these problems.

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As with all healing, the time it takes to experience the results you desire is different in every patient. Factors such as the severity of your spinal misalignment, the amount of spinal decay that has occurred, your age, your body build, and your lifestyle, and the effort you make to get well, all factor into the amount of care you will need and the length of time it will take for correction and healing to occur.

In short… every patient is different and healing is a “process” which will require some amount of time. However, following your initial spinal analysis we will often be able to give an estimate of the amount of care that will be required to achieve your desired level of correction and health.

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Often, when an “adjustment” is made, there is a slight separation of the spinal bones as they glide back toward their normal position. This is due to the shape of the ends of the vertebra and the fluid that makes up much of the spinal joint. The ends of the vertebra are concave, much like the bottom of a water glass. When the vertebra is adjusted, the vacuum between the bones is released and results in a subtle “audible” as the vertebra repositions.

This sound is not harmful, and is not indicative of anything other than the release of the gases of the joint. In fact, in many adjustments this sound may not even be noticeable

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Absolutely not! In fact, a chiropractic adjustment works in harmony with the muscles and supporting structures of the spine – not against them. Chiropractic care strengthens the spine, and restores stability, flexibility, and confidence!

Most of our patients, however, do understand that Vertebral Subluxations are the result of mental and physical stresses that are a part of everyday life. Wisely, they choose to have their spines and nerve systems routinely checked just like their teeth, eyes, and health in general.

The only thing about chiropractic that is habit forming is the experience of being healthy and feeling good!

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The initial cost for care will depend on your individual health situation and how much care you will need. The first visit is usually more than a more typical or routine office visit due to the extra time the doctor spends in consultation and examination in order to understand the nature of your problem. The critical initial x-rays performed on the first visit will also add to the first visit costs.

Please feel free to ask the doctor or staff further about fees.

However, visiting our office is no more (and is often less) expensive than for similar procedures with other health professionals. Periodic health and wellness care is not only extremely affordable, but in the long run, can save you in other health care expenditures.

Because Dr. Meyer is an approved provider for Medicare, we will file all charges on our patient’s behalf.

Our office does not participate as an “in -network” provider with any insurance carrier. At each visit you will be given a “super-bill” that will provide all of the information necessary for the patient to seek direct reimbursement of any insurance benefits available.

For your convenience, we also accept MasterCard, VISA, and Discover.

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Our knowledgeable staff can field most questions over the telephone. Please feel free to Contact our staff at the Meyer Chiropractic Offices today if you would like to set up an appointment.


Michael S. Meyer, DC FAQ’s | (574) 266-5577