Chiropractic Questions

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HOW MUCH DOES A CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT COST?

$20  You may wonder why so little.  See the question below about insurance.

HOW MUCH DOES A CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT COST FOR CHILDREN?

NO CHARGE*

Adjusting children and watching them respond to chiropractic care is so rewarding that I offer to check and adjust children at no charge *(age 17 and under on the same day as their paid parent or legal guardian). That’s right, FREE. When I adjust a child I am correcting subluxations and preventing problems. That is much better than trying to correct problems caused by undetected subluxations later in life. Let us be the KEY that unlocks your child’s unlimited potential. I hope everyone with children takes advantage of this offer and spreads the word to others. Let’s improve the health of our community.

WHY SHOULD MY CHILD BE CHECKED AND ADJUSTED?

The earlier I correct subluxations in a child, the less time the nervous system is interfered with, and the healthier the child will be. I have seen conditions such as, ADD, ADHD, asthma, enuresis (bedwetting), ear infections, and colic, to name a few, respond favorably following correction of subluxations in children. Below are links to just a couple of interesting studies.

*Chiropractic for children is safe.  Chiropractic For Children Research

*Most children have subluxations from birth.  Children Wellness Article

“Another medical study revealed that due to the physical forces incurred during delivery, 80 % of ALL children born exhibited mis-alignments of their upper cervical spine. Such Subluxations, as they are known in the Chiropractic profession, have been shown to result in a multitude of dysfunctional disorders within children which include ADD/ADHD, Difficulty Sleeping, Headaches, Asthma and Allergies, Lethargy, Sinus conditions, and acute/chronic ear infections.”

*Kids fall, a lot, and while many of these falls are harmless, the cumulative effect can definitely be harmful. Children who are not yet talking and even some that are can’t tell you something is wrong. It is extremely important to check for subluxations on a regular basis.  How Do You Learn To Walk PDF

“12- to 19-month-olds averaged 2368 steps and fell 17 times/hour.”

*For more information about why children need chiropractic care, visit the following web page:  Why Chiropractic For Children

DOES KEY TO LIFE CHIROPRACTIC ACCEPT HEALTH INSURANCE?

No

In other offices that I have owned and run, the insurance department was very costly.  Two thirds of our time and energy was spent on complying with different companies’ requirements and submitting claims in an attempt to get paid for what we did.  I did not agree that an insurance company, nor their paid nurses and or doctors, should tell me how to treat my patients. I also did not agree with what is, and is not, in their opinion, medically necessary.  In most cases, they had never met or seen my patients.  I decided to cut out the middle man and pass ALL of the savings on to you.

CAN I GET AN ADJUSTMENT IF I DO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE?

Yes

Whether you have insurance or not you are welcome here.  Our fee is the same for everyone.  If you are injured at work or from some other personal injury and need to use your insurance, I will be happy to refer you to an appropriate caregiver.

WHO IS THE CHIROPRACTOR AT KEY TO LIFE CHIROPRACTIC?

Dr. Wayne Christianson

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?

Chiropractic is the science, art, and philosophy of detecting and correcting vertebral subluxations (misalignments of spinal bones) to restore function in the nervous system.

The nervous system consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves control every function of every system in the body.  If the brain is unable to fully communicate with the rest of the body because of pressure on nerves the body cannot be as healthy as possible.  The area, organ, or tissues served by the pinched nerves will malfunction or become diseased.  When the pressure is removed and normal nerve transmission is restored, health and healing are possible.

Chiropractic is the only profession that utilizes gentle spinal adjustments to free pinched nerves.  Principled chiropractors focus on detecting and correcting subluxations.

WHAT IS A VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATION?

A vertebral subluxation is a vertebra in the spine, which is out of alignment with the vertebra above or below it, putting pressure on spinal nerves, adversely affecting health in the body.  To the extent that the nervous system is interfered with, to that extent overall health suffers.  A vertebral subluxation is a serious spinal condition that interferes with the health of the nervous system and the general health of the entire body as a whole.

WHAT CAUSES SUBLUXATIONS?

Three different types of stress can cause subluxations:

  1. Physical Stress: The most obvious is of course, physical stress.  Physical stress can be caused by accidents, injuries, falls, trauma, poor posture, difficult birth, and repetitive movements that gradually wear down your body parts.  Although vertebral subluxations are the most common form of interference with nerves, they are not the only ones.  Arthritis, tumors, direct pressure, and neurological diseases can also damage nerves.
  2. Emotional Stress: According to research, the #1 cause of subluxation in North America today is emotional stress.  Emotional stress can result from loss of loved ones, family problems, financial difficulties and work or school related problems.  It is important to understand that emotional stress can cause tension in your muscles that in time can pull vertebrae out of alignment.
  3. Chemical Stress: Chemicals are everywhere today.  They are in our food, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, etc., etc.. Poor nutrition, drug addiction, being over medicated or being exposed repeatedly to industrial chemicals can cause chemical stress, adversely affecting organs which affects muscles (called viscero somatic response) which can also cause vertebral subluxations.

HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC WORK?

The doctor applies a gentle force to the spine that unlocks the vertebra (bone) that is out of alignment and corrects your vertebral subluxation.  Once the vertebrae are in alignment, the body can restore its normal nerve function.  With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Christianson is dedicated to learning how, when, why, and where to apply that gentle force called a Chiropractic adjustment, and to help you, the patient, prevent your subluxation from recurring.