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Frequently Asked Questions at
Spinal Care Chiropractic

Spinal Care Chiropractic is a natural healthcare practice, giving you a safe, effective alternative to surgeries and medications. We understand that you may have concerns about Chiropractic and what we can do for you. We’ve answered some questions that are often asked by people who haven’t been to a Chiropractor before, or aren’t sure what we do. If your concern isn’t addressed here, our team will be happy to speak with you.

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Common Questions Answered

Do Chiropractic adjustments hurt?
Dr. Daniel and Dr. Min practice Gonstead Chiropractic, which is pain-free and comfortable. We have several specialized tables available to accommodate you, avoiding any unnecessary twisting or rotation of the spine.

Is Chiropractic only effective for back problems?

It’s a common misconception that Chiropractic only deals with the spine. In fact, Gonstead Chiropractors like Dr. Daniel and Dr. Min adjust shoulders, knees, ankles, wrists, hips and jaws. Because your spine protects your nerves, adjustments can help with other diseases and health problems by maintaining the flow of messages that go from the brain to the rest of your body.

Can you help slipped discs?

A slipped disc, bulge, prolapse, rupture, extrusion or protrusion are common names for disc herniation. It’s commonly experienced by people of all ages.

Dr. Daniel and Dr. Min can effectively treat disc problems with adjustments. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics shows that an astounding 90.5% of patients with lumbar disc herniation have substantial improvements within three months of starting Chiropractic care!

At what age should I start seeing a Chiropractor?

Chiropractic care is appropriate for all ages. Both Dr. Daniel and Dr. Min have had patients that range from three days old to 101 years old. Dr. Daniel’s youngest patient is his son Nathan, who was checked at birth and adjusted at three days old.

Babies go through extreme trauma from the birthing process and should be checked soon after to ensure their best health. As they grow, children have hundreds of falls that can affect the condition of their spine. It’s better to be safe and catch any problems early before they become more complex health concerns.

As an adult, you should be checked and adjusted to correct any spinal problems and promote your overall health.

I’m not in pain. Why should I go to a Chiropractor?

Pain is not an indicator of whether you are healthy. Only 10% of the nerves in your body detect pain. By the time you feel it, you may have been in ill health for a long time. Chiropractic is about prevention, not cure. As you go to the dentist to have your teeth checked regularly, so should you have regular spinal checkups with Dr. Daniel or Dr. Min.

When is it appropriate to use heat or ice to relieve discomfort?

Heat packs can be used to relieve muscular pain and tension. Ice packs help reduce inflammation and pain. We advise our patients to use ice packs on the area we’re treating to decrease swelling and improve recovery.

How many adjustments will it take for me to feel better?

The majority of our patients experience relief within 4-6 adjustments; however, it depends on the severity of your condition and your lifestyle.

How long will I need to see Dr. Daniel or Dr. Min?

Chiropractic care often requires multiple sessions over time for optimal results. Some individuals may experience instant relief on the first adjustment; however, this is temporary. To experience the full benefit of chiropractic care requires patience and consistency. As the adjustments are done manually, it requires multiple sessions to have longer lasting effect and changes in the spine’s condition. Chronic issues take longer to resolve than acute ones. Results of chiropractic care varies from person to person because a lot of factors affect the results including age, lifestyle, current spine condition, consistency of care, current health of the patient, genetics, compliance to recommendations and the skills and experience of the chiropractor treating the patient. Like any other treatment (even medical or pharmaceutical), results can never be guaranteed because of the number of factors that affect results. Likewise, the number of sessions required varies from person to person. Furthermore, as the body ages and due to normal daily activities, stress, trauma or accidents, there is a continuous need for regular chiropractic care. Chiropractic care may fix or resolve a symptom, but it doesn’t mean it will be fixed for life due to normal wear and tear of the body. The constant movement of the body may cause problems to come back over time or for others to appear. As always the goal is to catch minor issues before it becomes big and maintain spinal health as much as possible. You use your spine every day -to stand, sit, walk, lift and twist. It’s under constant stress, so it makes sense that you need to take good care of it. To enjoy great health in the future, regular checkups with Dr. Daniel or Dr. Min can prevent injury and pain from happening.

Why do I need to have X-rays taken?

X-Rays are mandatory for Gonstead chiropractors as it informs them not just of the current condition of the spine, including possible congenital abnormalities and medical conditions, but also help them see how the vertebra has misaligned, therefore enabling them to be more accurate in treating the patient. Due to the X-Ray being an important diagnostic tool, Gonstead chiropractors are very specific with how the X-Rays are taken, from views down to how the patient must be positioned during the procedure. In general, Gonstead chiropractors will not treat patients without X-Rays unless they are pregnant or very young children wherein accurate X-rays will be too difficult to do. It is important to note that X-Rays are always required even if a patient already had MRI done because each test shows different information regarding a patient’s condition as well the X-Ray required is weight-bearing whilst MRIs are done prone or lying down. X-rays are vital to understanding the cause of your problem, and the best way to go about correcting it. With X-rays, Dr. Daniel and Dr. Min can give you a specific diagnosis and use precise adjustments to help you. If we didn’t have X-rays taken, it would be impossible to know for certain how to properly treat you.
How will I know when my spine is improving?
Aside from feeling better and experiencing improvements in your daily life, you will also be asked to have your X-rays taken every year after having regular Chiropractic adjustments. This does not only ensure we always use the updated image of your spine for the basis of the adjustments but these images will also be compared over time, assuring you of your progress.

Do you accept HMOs, health cards or health insurance?

No chiropractic clinic in the Philippines can be accredited by any local HMO company as chiropractic treatments are considered as an alternative form of healthcare. Local HMOs or health cards in the Philippines will not cover chiropractic consultation fees nor treatment fees. They also do not cover X-rays or tests requested by any chiropractor. Even if your condition is normally covered when treated by a medical doctor or physical therapist, HMOs will not cover it if you are treated by a chiropractor. However, if you have an international health insurance (Pacific Cross Blue Royale or Global Heath Access by Axa), please contact you insurance agent or customer service to confirm your coverage as they may be able to reimburse you chiropractic fees.

What are your accepted forms of payment?

We accept cash, GCash, Maya, bank transfer, debit cards and major credit cards.

What are the limitations of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care may not be suitable for certain conditions, including fractures, spinal infections, and cancers, as well as specific medical conditions. It is important to set realistic expectations.

What’s the patient responsibility when having chiropractic care?

Optimal chiropractic care involves active patient involvement, including following the chiropractor’s recommendations and lifestyle changes for the best results.

Does lifestyle affect spinal health?

Lifestyle factors such as nutrition, exercise, and posture play a vital role in supporting spinal health and overall well-being.

What exercises and stretches would you recommend?

It is recommended to consult a chiropractor before performing any exercises or stretches to prevent potential injuries or worsening of your condition. Not all exercises and stretches may be suitable for you.

Can I seek second opinion?

While seeking a second opinion from a chiropractor before surgery is common, chiropractic care is most effective when used as the initial approach.

Is there any downtime after receiving care?

Patients can resume normal activities without downtime after adjustments.

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