Chiropractic FAQ's

  • What conditions do chiropractors help with?

Chiropractors can help with a wide variety of conditions, everything from sciatica to migraines. Chiropractic care is well known in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and a range of injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Waskevich especially likes to help expectant mothers. Chiropractic care is a very safe, drug-free alternative during pregnancy.

  • Is Chiropractic care appropriate for children?

Chiropractic care is most certainly appropriate for children. Children are very active and are prone to many trips and falls on a daily basis. Children respond to adjustments extremely well. Children under chiropractic care are also less likely to have reoccurring ear infections.

  • Are Chiropractic adjustments safe?

Yes, chiropractic adjustments are very safe. If clinically necessary Dr. Waskevich will take an X-Ray of your spine using DR X-Ray technology which gives very detailed images of the spine, this allows us to find the direct cause of your problem and create an adjustment specifically for your spine.

  • What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Dr. Waskevich has an 8- year college education, a 4-year Bachelors degree and a 4- year Doctorate.  Dr. Waskevich graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer College is the Fountainhead of Chiropractic. It is where Chiropractic was discovered in 1895.

  • How are Chiropractic adjustments performed?

Dr. Waskevich uses her hands to adjust the spine to restore nerve function.

  • Is Chiropractic care ongoing?

Dr. Waskevich evaluates each patient on a case by case basis. Some patients may require more visits than others depending on their clinical presentation.

  • Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?

The popping sound made during an adjustments is the release of a gas bubble between the joints.

  • Does the Chiropractor use his or her hands or an instrument for the chiropractic adjustment?

Dr. Waskevich uses only her hands. The Latin translation for Chiropractic is “done by hand.”

  • How long is a typical visit?

The initial visit lasts about 45-60 minutes and each additional visit after that is about 15-20 minutes. Patients can make their first visit a little faster by going online to www.drwaskevich.com and visiting the “New Patient Center”, complete the Patient Intake Form in the Online Forms section.

  • Do I need a doctor’s referral to see a Chiropractor?

Typically no, the majority of Insurance Companies no longer require a referral from your Family Doctor.

  • I had an auto accident/personal injury/work injury and I don’t have Health Insurance. Can I still be seen for these injuries?

Absolutely, Dr. Waskevich helps many patients following an auto accident, personal injuries, and work related injuries. Her staff works directly with your Claim Adjuster to get you the care that you need.

  • I was in an auto accident, how can Chiropractic help me?

Getting evaluated after an auto accident is very important to make certain you reach pre-injury status as quickly as possible.

  • I was injured on the job (workers compensation injury), do I need a referral to see you?

No you do not. Our staff will work directly with your Claim Adjuster to get you back to work as soon as possible.

  • Will I need x-rays?

Dr. Waskevich will determine if you will need X-Rays following your complimentary consultation, and completion of your examination.

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