Do you accept insurance? If so, which carriers?

Yes, we accept all major insurance carriers, including Aetna, UPMC, Highmark, United Healthcare, and Medicare.

What is the charge for DOT physicals at your clinic?

We charge $100 for DOT physicals.

I have pain in my arms and hands. What could be the cause?

There are nerves that travel to the arms and hands that exit through the spine at the neck. If you’ve sustained a neck injury in an auto accident, tingling and numbness can result due to an injury to those nerves.

Why are headaches a result of an accident?

Injuries to the neck and upper back create tension in the muscles that hold up your head, leading to tension-type headaches due to your injuries. It may take days or weeks before the symptoms arise.

Will I ever return to normal?

Many patients achieve symptom reduction, better range of motion, and improved quality of life. When chiropractic care isn’t sought right after the accident, it may take longer for you to recover. This is because of long-standing spinal misalignments and the development of scar tissue.

What leads to sciatica?

There are many causes of sciatica – including trauma due to a car accident or a fall; cumulative damage related to years and years of strenuous work, obesity, or bad posture; conditions such as degenerative disc disease or spinal arthritis; or thinning discs that leave less room for the sciatic nerve roots to exit and put pressure on the nerve.

Does chiropractic cure sciatica?

Chiropractic care gets to the root cause of sciatica – the misalignment of spinal bones leading to pressure on the nerves, pain, and inflammation. Restoring the proper alignment of the spine and how it works lessens nerve irritation and lets your body heal.

How many appointments for chiropractic care will be needed?

Each case of sciatica is different. Typically, it may take a few weeks of chiropractic care to address it. It varies from patient to patient. Arthritis, age, and obesity can prolong treatments. Once resolved, many sciatica patients choose to continue with periodic treatments to ensure they don’t relapse.

What if I don’t recall sustaining any trauma that led to my condition?

This happens more frequently than you might imagine. Because the body is adaptive, it can accommodate various stresses for years. When this is no longer sustainable, sciatica can be the result. Something as simple as bending or turning awkwardly can initiate the condition.