We Provide Treatment For:

Back pain
Neck pain
Headache
Disc herniation
Disc bulge
Sciatica
Scoliosis
Pinched nerve
Work injury
Auto injury
Whiplash injury
Motorcycle injury
Personal injury
Joint pain
Joint stiffness
Aching
Shooting pain
Sharp pain
Muscle spasm
Soreness
Stiffness
Locked-up back
Musculoskeletal system
Spine
Sore joints
Vertebral subluxation
Spinal joint dysfunction
Acute low back pain
Sub-acute low back pain
Chronic low back pain
Hip pain
Arm pain
Leg pain

We offer the following services:

Chiropractic manual therapy
X-ray imaging
Corrective and restorative care
Decompression
Electric muscle stimulation
CPM
Traction
Back pain treatment and therapy
Neck pain treatment and therapy
headache treatment and therapy
Sciatica treatment and therapy
Scoliosis treatment and therapy
Pinched nerve treatment and therapy
Pinched nerve relief
Carpal tunnel relief
Whiplash treatment
Manual therapy
Manipulation of the spine
Exercises
Electric stimulation
Decompression
Cervical manipulation
Frequently asked patient questions 2017-05-26T18:00:39+00:00

Frequently asked patient questions

One of the most common patient questions is about the saftely of chiropractic care. First of all, chiropractic has been around a long, long time. It started way back in 1895 by D.D. Palmer – the guy who also started the first chiropractic school. Since then, Chiropractic has changed a lot with many advancements in treatment techniques and technology. Chiropractic is now widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neck and back pain. In fact, Chiropractic has been accepted by most modern medical doctors because of years and years of research showing it to be safe. Many medical doctors are now working hand-in-hand with chiropractors to provide the best patient care.

frequently asked patient questions

Spinal manipulation, often called a “neck adjustment,” works to improve joint mobility in the neck, restoring range of motion and reducing muscle spasm, which helps relieve pressure and tension. Neck manipulation, when performed by a skilled and well-educated professional such as a doctor of chiropractic, is a remarkably safe procedure.

When you visit Smyrna Chiropractic, be very specific about your symptoms. This will help your doctor determine the safest and most effective treatment – even if it involves referral to another health care provider. Our goal is for you to get better and be pain free!

Chiropractic doctors have among the most stringent educational and licensing requirements of any health care profession. First, candidates must complete four years of undergraduate study. Then, the chiropractic doctor candidate must attend an accredited chiropractic college. Here the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Before practicing, chiropractic doctors pass a rigorous National Board Examination and meet stringent licensing requirements. Chiropractors must also meet yearly continuing education requirements to maintain their license.
After taking a complete case history to review important aspects of your health, a thorough examination will be conducted. You’ll be asked to turn and bend, your posture will be checked, your reflexes and muscle strength will be tested and other orthopedic and neurological tests may be performed. These tests are designed to show any areas of your spine that may be causing problems.
After taking a complete case history to review important aspects of your health, a thorough examination will be conducted. Your chiropractic doctor will examine you and explain what possible solutions there are to relieve your pain. Most likely you will have screenings, x-rays and more to determine your individual treatment plan.
Comfort and accessibility are the key components. Think of getting an adjustment as a form of exercise, as you will be relaxing on a table while the chiropractor moves your spine and extremities around with stretches and manipulations. You can wear just about anything that’s comfortable and that you can move in easily. The looser the clothes (jogging pants, running shorts, t-shirts and tank tops), the easier it will be to work on you. We also suggest wearing shoes that are easy to remove. Also, keep in mind that if you need to take x-rays, metal zippers and buttons interfere with the x-ray images.
Absolutely, training/working out has a strengthening affect on the joints that are being adjusted. However, it is recommended that you wait at least 30 minutes after a chiropractic adjustment to exercise.
Anytime is a good time for a better functioning nerve system. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments improve their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patients size, weight, age, and condition of health.

Probably the most common patient questions at Smyrna Chiropractic deal with insurance. Smyrna Chiropractic accepts most local health insurance plans. Because there are so many different insurance plans – and because coverage for chiropractic care varies widely from plan-to-plan and changes frequently – please call us at 615-220-6824 to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Before you start a chiropractic care plan, we would be happy to verify your benefits and explain them to you at no charge.

Here is a list of the health insurance companies we are currently in-network with:

• BlueCross and Blue Shield: All Plans
• Human
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Cigna
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Aetna
• Medicare
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United Healthcare
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PIP (State Farm, Nationwide, AllState)
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Workers’ Compensation

If there are other health insurance plans that you are covered by and would like us to accept, please contact us and let us know. We would be happy to credential with these companies in order to better serve you.

Non-Insured/Self-Pay

For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, Smyrna Chiropractic can work with you to arrange a flexible payment program that fits your budget. If you have no insurance or if your insurance does not have any chiropractic benefits, there are still ways for you to receive the pain relief and chiropractic care that you need. Many patients choose to pay directly for their visits – especially once they discover that chiropractic care is extremely cost-effective and affordable. For many patients, chiropractic care is less expensive and more effective than alternative pain treatments such as pain medications or invasive surgery.

We are able to accept cash, checks, debit and credit (Visa, MasterCard).

If you have questions regarding the costs of an initial visit or subsequent follow up visits, please call us at 615-220-6824. We would be happy to help you!

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Smyrna Chiropractic accepts most local health insurance plans. We also are able to accept cash, checks, debit and credit (Visa, MasterCard). If you have any questions about our payment terms, please call us at 615-220-6824.