Frequently Asked Questions

How does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic is practiced with the knowledge that the nervous system (brain and spinal cord) is the master regulator and coordinator of your body’s functions. This system is protected by the skull and 24 moveable bones of the spine, which when in an abnormal position, results in dysfunction, spinal decay and ill health. The practice of chiropractic reverses system dysfunction by maintaining spinal alignment, allowing the nervous system to function properly.

What is wellness chiropractic care?

Wellness care focuses on achieving and maintaining optimal health rather than treating symptomatic issues due to lack of health. By integrating chiropractic care into a lifestyle of exercise, healthy eating, stress reduction and other self-care practices, our patients see a more consistent level of vitality in their daily lives.

Who should see a chiropractor?

Everyone! Chiropractors help to facilitate health by maintaining spinal alignment, and therefore, allowing the brain to orchestrate the body’s functions as it was meant to do. The slightest things can cause misalignment—car accidents, sports, stress, a fall, an illness—and by seeing a chiropractor and maintaining a healthy spine, our patients see improvement in their daily lives. Whether you are a senior, a boomer, a Gen-X, -Y-er, a Millennial—even a child or infant—you will benefit from chiropractic care!

What is the Atlas Orthogonal method of chiropractic care?

The Atlas Orthogonist is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, who utilizes a light force method of adjusting the spine. The treatments are gentle for patients and are made with a percussion type instrument, which releases an energy wave to align the spine, removing nerve pressure. This energy wave places the atlas in an orthogonal, or level, position without patient discomfort.

How do I know if chiropractic will benefit me?

If you are experiencing pain, discomfort or ill-health due to an accident, injury, disease or illness, or just life in general, adjusting your spine into proper alignment could benefit your current condition. Some patients choose to begin chiropractic care simply because they are looking for less conventional ways to achieve wellness. No matter the reason, giving chiropractic care a chance could be the answer you’ve been seeking.

Should children see a chiropractor?

Does an adjustment hurt?

The instruments used in Atlas Orthogonal pain, by nature, do not cause any pain during an adjustment. However, during your visit, the doctor may implement other methods of physical adjustment to help alleviate the pain you are experiencing. This process may cause a patient to experience discomfort as the muscles and nerves return to their natural state, and you could experience soreness following your adjustment. This is all part of your body’s process to return to its highest functioning self.

How long until I feel better?

The ultimate answer is it depends on the person. While chiropractic care has helped millions to achieve better health, they each did so in their own time. Our state of the art technique in the Atlas Orthogonal method strives to maximize results as quickly as possible. Some of our patients report relief as soon as after their first visit, while others within the first few weeks. If a patient is experiencing chronic pain, the journey to wellness may take longer.

How much will my chiropractic care cost?

While it can be said that there is no price for optimal health, Maloof Family Chiropractic strives to make your journey affordable as well as enjoyable. Upon scheduling your initial visit, you can discuss cost for the evaluation and x-rays, as well as your insurance coverage benefits. We offer ongoing chiropractic maintenance plans to best serve the financial needs of our patients. Please see our Pricing Plans {link} page for more information.

Do you take my insurance?

With so many choices for insurance, we have chosen to serve our patients without accepting insurance in-office. We are happy to assist you in providing the necessary documentation for you to file your claim to your provider. Please ask for more details when you schedule your appointment.