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Dr. Greg Demetrious 910-686-LIFE (5433)
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Common Questions and Answers

What is an adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment happens after a chiropractor applies a very specific correction to the spine. Your body actually makes the adjustment with the help of a chiropractor.

What is Subluxation?

A Subluxation is a misalignment in the spine that puts pressure on the spinal cord the nerves or both. It prevents the life energy in the brain from getting to the body. The result if left uncorrected is damage to the nervous system and the cells and body parts that can longer receive proper instructions to function normally . This can be happening with or without pain.

How does an adjustment feel and how long will it take?

Most of our patients report that being adjusted feels great.  However, in some cases the individual may be sore the first couple of times as swelling can sometimes occur in areas those areas from damage that builds in the area of the Subluxation and elsewhere. One important thing to mention with our type of practice, we make the adjustments on YOUR body's timing.  If it doesn't move or is too painful to touch we can just give it time.  If you are a practice member vs pay per visit patient you only pay one low fee every month they can come back in the same day or come every day. An adjustment takes only a minute or two, but the vital nerve energy it releases can last for hours, days, or even weeks, depending on the stage of your care.

Is Chiropractic safe?

YES! It is the safest healthcare profession I know of.  In medicine an average 350,000 people die each year from properly prescribed medication, surgery and drug reactions. So safe that malpractice insurance for chiropractors costs a fraction of what other types of physicians pay because the very low incidence level of injury.

What research has been done on Chiropractic?

Literally thousands of health studies, including research by the U.S. government, have shown that Chiropractic is beneficial in maximizing health, boosting immunity, relieving the symptoms of sickness and disease, and restoring normal function back to the body.

Should I be adjusted if I am sick?

YES! let me say it again YES! An adjustment will help your body regain control and balance to handle whatever you are dealing with. Would you rather have 100% nerve flow to all the parts of your body or something less than 100%? We always strive for 100% even if we are not having symptoms, but if we are having symptoms we get our spine checked even more to prevent the damaging effects of subluxation.

Can I be adjusted if I have had an operation on my spine or have old, weak, brittle, or broken bones?

YES! There are many very gentle techniques that can be employed to assure proper safety for newborns to the elderly. Take time to have Dr. Demetrious introduce you to patients that have had success after failed back surgeries. Hearing it from someone who is in the same situation as you can be very comforting.

Can I be adjusted if I am pregnant?

For normal development of the baby and ease and safety of the birth, being adjusted during pregnancy is not only safe, but essential. Dr. Demetrious has years of experience adjusting pregnant women, infants and babies.

Can I adjust myself?

No, even chiropractors need chiropractors to adjust them. The worst spines are those of people who manipulate their own spines. Manipulation can even be dangerous. An adjustment removes subluxation and con not be to oneself.

Do you accept insurance?

The real question behind "Do you accept insurance?" is, "Can I afford you?" Our plans are designed to suit any budget. We definitely have the plan that's right for you. In most cases we are more affordable than your insurance co-pays. Our goal is to make chiropractic affordable for everyone.

Why don't more chiropractors practice like you?

Most chiropractors don't even know this model of care even exists. I have simply found a way to deliver regular chiropractic care at affordable fees and help people come up to a level of health they haven't ever been able to; possibly because of the expense or insurance benefits running out. I'm more interested in helping more people rather than getting rich off of a few people.

Does Chiropractic really work?

Of course, it has been working for over a hundred years. Chiropractic care continues to work for my patients both here and abroad. I invite you to talk with some of the people who have achieved an improvement in various areas of their lives by using chiropractic as a lifestyle.

Should children & babies see a chiropractor?

Yes, having your babies and kids checked by a chiropractor is very important since babies get out of alignment during the birthing process. A small injury in a child left uncorrected will begin to degenerate and may not show up for 10 or 20 years. Chiropractic is completely safe for babies and kids, what is not safe is allowing your child to grow up with the same problems you are experiencing. The best way to discover the difference between them is to experience it for yourself.

What is Non Surgical Spinal Decompression?

Non surgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. ... Back or neck pain or sciatica, which is pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg. Bulging or herniated disks or degenerative disk disease.

Should everyone in an Auto Accident be checked by a chiropractor?

Yes, having your spine and nervous system check by a Doctor of Chiropractic can help you feel and function better!  It can also help minimize long term pain and suffering caused by the accident.