Frequently Asked Questions
What to Expect
Should chiropractors take x-rays?
What does a chiropractic adjustment do?
An adjustment realigns the bones in the spine through which the spinal nerves and arteries pass through. These nerves send information to and from the brain dictating the function of your body. Blood vessels flow through to nourish different regions of the body. Misalignment of the spine may cause interference in these pathways, thereby, causing dysfunction, malnourishment and poor communication between the body and the brain which all result in a state of dis-ease and pain. Opening these pathways with the chiropractic adjustment will allow the body to perform at its most optimal level, and in turn, be at its strongest to fight off disease
Are all patients adjusted in the same way?
Do you accept Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, or Health Insurance?
Unlike most offices, we feel being properly informed of your anticipated out of pocket expense prior to treatment is a very important aspect of your health and healing, so all benefits are clearly explained to the patient. Coverage depends on the particulars of your individual plan.
Should I Schedule an Appointment?
If I had back surgery can I see a chiropractor?
How old do you have to be to have chiropractic care?
Does Dr. Albers treat Pregnant and postpartum mothers?
Is Chiropractic care effective for your Infant?
Should my child receive chiropractic care from Dr. Albers?
Why should I continue with chiropractic care after the pain is gone?
Consistent chiropractic care and good lifestyle practices can combat the all-too-common issues of today such as chronic stress or posture problems from screen use and desk work. Whether it’s hiking up the Rockies, navigating the rivers, off to work or chasing your children chiropractic care can improve your performance and help maintain your health for the future. It’s important to keep your spine aligned to allow the nervous system to do its job, keeping every part of your body functioning properly. It has the ability to help in reaction time, improve balance, and allow the brain to coordinate all functions of your body.
Should my Whole Family receive Chiropractic Care?
Can I be adjusted if I'm pregnant?
Yes. Chiropractic adjustments are recommended during pregnancy to assist the females changing body. Chiropractic care has even been known to help a woman become pregnant as nerve interference to the reproductive system can negatively affect conception.
Who could Benefit from Atlas Orthogonal Care?
Is AO Chiropractic care effective for Headaches & Migraines?
Is AO Chiropractic care effective for Neck pain?
What does "Atlas Orthogonal" mean?
The Atlas has the most range of motion of all the vertebrae, making it most susceptible to misalignment. It is also of vital importance because it has major arteries as well as nerves passing through it. When the Atlas bone becomes subluxated, it often chokes the artery that provides roughly 75% of blood flow to the brain as well as local nerves and nerves that go to the entire body! This is unlike any other area region in the body. When this happens, you may feel burning, numbness, and tingling effects from the nerve, as well as symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, facial pain, sinus pain, allergies, and a multitude of other symptoms due to the lack of blood supply to and from the brain.
What is an Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique?
How does Atlas Chiropractic determine if my atlas needs correction?
In the adjusting head of the instrument, there is a solenoid that strikes a stylus. The stylus does not move, but percussion is transmitted through the tip. The tip is placed over the bony process (located behind the ear) of the 1st vertebra and this percussive force moves the Atlas in the desired direction, based on the vector (aka angle) set by the doctor.
Once the x-rays are completed, the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor then uses other methods to determine whether a patient’s Atlas is in or out of adjustment. The doctor will skillfully feel for specific nerves in the back of the neck. This will reveal if the nerves are pinched, tender, or inflamed. The patient will also be instructed to lie down, allowing the length of their legs to be measured. If the criteria calls for an adjustment, the doctor will appropriately position the patient on the table and administer a low force adjustment using the angle determined to be specific to the individual. Immediately following the adjustment, the doctor will re-check the nerves and the leg length.
The proper adjustment will free up the nerves in the neck, which will reduce inflammation and tenderness and the leg will drop to measuring even, thereby restoring both a structural and chemical balance in the body. The Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor will take two post x-rays to confirm the proper adjustment was administered and the patient will be on their way with the restoration of health into their system.