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3540 Mendocino Ave, Suite 300
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 901-7939

Serving all of Sonoma County including Santa Rosa, Windsor, Guerneville, Cotati, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Healdsburg and Cloverdale.

Services include chiropractic neurology, therapeutic massage and body work, learning enhancement: – drug-free solutions to ADD/ADHD – nutrition, physical therapy and wellness. Brands include Activator Method, Gonstead, Pettibon and Palmer......
License 2114, 19037 | DCID7075759009
349 College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 219-8261

Serving all of Sonoma County including Santa Rosa, Windsor, Guerneville, Cotati, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Healdsburg and Cloverdale.

Services include Applied Kinesiology, Holistic Health, Nutrition and Rehabilitation, Sports and Work-Related Injuries. Brands include .
License 16592 | DCID7075456949
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You are the patient. If your goal is to choose a chiropractor that will deliver high patient satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified chiropractic center. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated chiropractor and is unparalleled in its

You are the patient. If your goal is to choose a chiropractor that will deliver high patient satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified chiropractic center. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated chiropractor and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

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How to Choose
Points to Consider When Choosing a Good Chiropractor in Sonoma County

Adjustments by a chiropractor are an acknowledged and popular pain relief treatment. An estimated 6% to 12% of the population in the United States seek out a local chiropractor every year, which is between 20 and 35 million chiropractic treatments a year. This profession has a great variety of techniques and philosophies, which makes finding a reputable chiropractor who fits your needs quite a challenge....

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Adjustments by a chiropractor are an acknowledged and popular pain relief treatment. An estimated 6% to 12% of the population in the United States seek out a local chiropractor every year, which is between 20 and 35 million chiropractic treatments a year. This profession has a great variety of techniques and philosophies, which makes finding a reputable chiropractor who fits your needs quite a challenge.

To find a chiropractor for your special problems, start with asking your primary care physician for the names of trustworthy chiropractors. You can also get recommendations from your friends or family members. Be careful because people don’t always agree on the description of a good chiropractor; however, if multiple resources recommend the same chiropractor, chances are good that the chiropractor is trustworthy.

Other people’s recommendations can be valuable, but you also want to find a chiropractor that can meet your specific needs. You will want to write guidelines that can help assess the skills, qualifications and style of the chiropractor. Before beginning treatment with a chiropractor, it is usually best to find out more about how the chiropractor.

Chiropractors in Sonoma County use many different chiropractic techniques. Some adjust with their hands, while others use various instruments. Furthermore, a number of chiropractors adjust deeply and strongly, whereas others have a lighter touch. Certain patients desire the immediate feeling of relief accessible by the “joint popping” type of manipulation, and then others cringe at that thought and ask for a low-force technique. Chiropractic techniques are an individual preference for both the patient and chiropractor.

Several of the questions about chiropractic treatment have no right or wrong answer, but knowing the answers will allow you to better assess if the chiropractor and treatment is a good fit. It will also allow you to do further research about specific techniques.

  • What chiropractic techniques does the chiropractor use? Why does the chiropractor use these?
  • For the chiropractic manipulations will the chiropractor use his/her hands or an instrument?
  • Does the chiropractor joint-popping adjustment which goes deeper or low-force adjustments?
  • How much experience does the chiropractor have treating problems similar to yours? If the chiropractor has more experience that is relevant to treating your condition that is better than little or no experience.

Reputable chiropractors will do their best to help the patients feel better as fast as possible with as few treatments as possible. The doctor will also give advice on how to avoid problems in the future by evaluating the lifestyle ergonomics of the patient, implementing an exercise plan, and reducing care to an as-needed chiropractic plan.

Generally speaking, if there is no progressively deteriorating condition, a normal chiropractic program is three times a week for two to four weeks. A re-evaluation follows this. If improvement is seen, treatment frequency will decrease and a self-help, home-based exercise program is introduced, as well as ergonomic modifications to the activities of daily living.

You should get relief after the first 4 to 8 weeks of chiropractic treatment. If that isn’t working for you, the chiropractor will consider one of the following:

  • Co-manage your case with other healthcare professionals (like medical doctors, osteopaths, or physical therapists).
  • Refer to another chiropractor or spine specialist, like a physiatrist, physical therapist, pain medicine specialist or spine surgeon for further evaluation.
  • Change the treatment for an additional 2 to 4 weeks trial period.

There are opinions for and against the use of x-rays in chiropractic health care. Some people who go to doctors of chiropractic for treatment don’t require x-rays; yet, a lot of chiropractors take x-rays as a standard procedure, either to reject pathology or to help determine where to adjust the spine.

As a general rule, X-rays are needed in the following situations:

  • If there was a significant traumatic injury at any age
  • If there is any type of trauma, even minor, over the age of 50
  • For the majority of patients over 70 years, particularly if the history and examination suggests a possible bone disease, like arthritis
  • If there is a long-standing pain which hasn’t responded or resolved with previous chiropractic treatment

Selecting a Sonoma County chiropractor in the major cities of Santa Rosa Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Windsor, and Healdsburg or the smaller towns of Bloomfield, Bodega, Cloverdale, Cotati, Fort Ross, Freestone, Jenner, Rio Nido, and Two Rock for chiropractic treatment is something that should be done carefully. Don’t feel obligated to be treated by the first chiropractor that you interview. Before finding a chiropractor that is best suited to treat your condition, you may need to interview a number of chiropractors.

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Know What You Want
Research and Choose What You Want in a Chiropractor in Sonoma County

When deciding on a chiropractic clinic in Sonoma County, including the cities of Sonoma, Cloverdale, Sebastopol, Cotati, and Guerneville, there are many factors to consider. This particular chiropractor will be evaluating your health and his/her recommendation will help decide which treatment will be best for your particular problem and lifestyle. Write down as much as possible concerning what you are looking for before you start your research....

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When deciding on a chiropractic clinic in Sonoma County, including the cities of Sonoma, Cloverdale, Sebastopol, Cotati, and Guerneville, there are many factors to consider. This particular chiropractor will be evaluating your health and his/her recommendation will help decide which treatment will be best for your particular problem and lifestyle. Write down as much as possible concerning what you are looking for before you start your research.

  • Do I want a Diamond Certified chiropractic clinic in Sonoma County that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Guarantee?
  • Does my insurance cover chiropractic treatment?
  • How important is the distance of the chiropractor clinic from my home?
  • Will chiropractic clinic be able to meet all my chiropractic needs?
  • Does the chiropractor have the proper license to perform treatment?
  • Will I get a personal copy of my chiropractic examinations along with an explanation of the meaning?
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What to Ask on the Phone
Questions to Ask Sonoma County Chiropractors on the Phone

When interviewing Sonoma County chiropractors, you will have the occasion to ask questions and address issues in order to more effectively choose a chiropractor that will help you meet your health needs....

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When interviewing Sonoma County chiropractors, you will have the occasion to ask questions and address issues in order to more effectively choose a chiropractor that will help you meet your health needs.

It is important to find answers to your questions. Take note of the compassion and interest of the staff. You want to find a chiropractor and staff that will be fully invested in your well-being and your health. It is a good idea to have a list of organized questions to keep you on track during your telephone interview. Remember to write down the answers from the phone call. Rereading these answers will help in making your ultimate decision.

  1. How will the chiropractic professional make spinal adjustments or other adjustments?
  2. Do you give any nutritional advice? If so, do you sell those products?
  3. What techniques do you most frequently use?
  4. Will the chiropractors accept insurance for the treatments?
  5. Does the chiropractor offer massage therapy or physical therapy as part of their chiropractic wellness approach?
  6. Has your company earned and maintained a Diamond Certified rating?
  7. How long has the chiropractor practiced chiropractic medicine?
  8. What is appropriate attire for my appointment with the chiropractic?
  9. What are the chiropractors' proposed treatment plans?
  10. Where did the chiropractor earn his/her chiropractic certification?
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What to Ask in Person
When Speaking in Person to Sonoma County Chiropractors Ask These Questions

After you have interviewed several trustworthy Sonoma County chiropractors including in the major cities of Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Windsor and Healdsburg, narrow the list to include the best chiropractors that meet your technical standards and make you feel comfortable. Because of the nature of chiropractic treatment, it's important that you feel comfortable with the chiropractor of your choice....

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After you have interviewed several trustworthy Sonoma County chiropractors including in the major cities of Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Windsor and Healdsburg, narrow the list to include the best chiropractors that meet your technical standards and make you feel comfortable. Because of the nature of chiropractic treatment, it's important that you feel comfortable with the chiropractor of your choice.

  1. What is your typical maintenance care visit?
  2. How long is a typical chiropractic appointment?
  3. How often do you (the doctor) get adjusted?
  4. Do you believe in and use the "straight" philosophy of chiropractic clinics? (This is subluxation only care or good quality care.)
  5. Does the Sonoma County audiology clinic/audiologist have a good reputation? Does the audiologist have any special license?
  6. How long has the Sonoma County audiologist been in practice in Sonoma County?
  7. Do you have a family wellness program to help with finances? (This is significant for keeping care affordable.)
  8. What types of patient education do you use? Do you require this?
  9. What is their training?
  10. Do you treat children? Do you have more of an adult patient base?
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What to Ask References
Ask These Questions When Speaking to Previous Customers of Sonoma County Chiropractors

It’s best to choose a Diamond Certified chiropractor because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. If you want quality from a chiropractor in Sonoma County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews....

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It’s best to choose a Diamond Certified chiropractor because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. If you want quality from a chiropractor in Sonoma County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews. That’s because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

If you can’t find a Diamond Certified chiropractor within reach, you’ll have to do some research on your own. If you do, it’s wise to call some references provided by your chiropractor. Keep in mind, though, that references provided to you by the chiropractor are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process. That’s because references given to customers from companies are cherry-picked instead of randomly selected from all their customers. So the contractors will likely give you a few customers to call that they know are satisfied.

If you do call references on your own, specifically ask for a list of the company’s ten most recent customers. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied.

Here is a list of some questions to consider when speaking with references of chiropractors:

  1. Were you confident of the doctor’s recommendation for you?
  2. Would you recommend this chiropractor to your friends and family?
  3. Are you happy with the training and treatment you are receiving from the chiropractic clinic?
  4. Was there a payment plan that worked well for you?
  5. Did the chiropractic clinic listen to and communicate with you? 
  6. Does the staff take time to make sure you understood your chiropractic treatment?
  7. Were you confident about the results of the complete chiropractic examination?
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Review Your Options
Finding the Best Chiropractors in Sonoma County

Your choice of a Sonoma County chiropractor is an important concern. The more expensive clinics do not necessarily mean better service. On the other hand, the less costly clinics may not provide the all the chiropractic services you need. It is important to understand that every chiropractor will be a little different. Ask for a specific checklist of exactly what will be provided with your chiropractic treatment.

Before deciding on the best chiropractor in Sonoma County for you, consider the following questions....

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Your choice of a Sonoma County chiropractor is an important concern. The more expensive clinics do not necessarily mean better service. On the other hand, the less costly clinics may not provide the all the chiropractic services you need. It is important to understand that every chiropractor will be a little different. Ask for a specific checklist of exactly what will be provided with your chiropractic treatment.

Before deciding on the best chiropractor in Sonoma County for you, consider the following questions.

  1. Does Medicare provide benefits for this chiropractic treatment?
  2. What payment options does the facility offer?
  3. Can I obtain financial assistance for chiropractic treatments?
  4. Is the chiropractor clinic devoted to your satisfaction?
  5. What does the chiropractor offer that is specific to my health needs?
  6. What is the quality of the staff at the clinic?
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How to Work With
Visit Good Chiropractors in Sonoma County

Now that you’ve found a chiropractor in Sonoma County that meets all of your needs, it’s the schedule an office visit for a chiropractic adjustment. Before your treatment, be sure you understand total price of the chiropractic treatment, the services and amenities provided in the cost of the package, any additional services that you may need and their cost, and whether your chiropractic treatment is covered by your insurance provider....

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Now that you’ve found a chiropractor in Sonoma County that meets all of your needs, it’s the schedule an office visit for a chiropractic adjustment. Before your treatment, be sure you understand total price of the chiropractic treatment, the services and amenities provided in the cost of the package, any additional services that you may need and their cost, and whether your chiropractic treatment is covered by your insurance provider.

It is important to communicate openly and honestly with the chiropractor management. Be sure to know exactly what you want from your chiropractic adjustment, and that your chiropractor understands your expectations and has told you whether they are reasonable. It’s also important to know how many visits your chiropractor suggests you schedule (whether the chiropractic care will be long term or short term) and the cost involved.

Many chiropractors in Sonoma County offer an initial visit in which they perform tests and talk with you extensively about any pain, lack of mobility or other symptoms you’re experiencing. It’s important to answer their questions honestly so that you get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Be a Good Customer
Be a Successful Chiropractic Patient

It's the chiropractor’s responsibility to perform careful chiropractic treatments using the best possible chiropractic techniques. But you play a big part in the success of your chiropractic treatment too.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when visiting a Sonoma County chiropractor....

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It's the chiropractor’s responsibility to perform careful chiropractic treatments using the best possible chiropractic techniques. But you play a big part in the success of your chiropractic treatment too.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when visiting a Sonoma County chiropractor.

  • Pay for the chiropractic appointment promptly.
  • Return your chiropractor’s calls and be prompt for any appointments you have scheduled. If you cannot make an appointment, call to reschedule as soon as you know you’ll be unable to keep the original office visit. This will allow your chiropractor to see another patient during your time slot and can help you avoid charges for missed appointments.
  • Remember, a friendly smile goes a long way.
  • Be clear and upfront with the chiropractor. Let them know what you want from your chiropractic treatment, the long-term outcome you’re expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.

Why would you want to be a good patient? Chiropractors in Sonoma County appreciate patients who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Your good patient behavior sets the tone from your end and creates an environment conducive to a good relationship. Things may very well go smoother and any problems may be more easily resolved.

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Check the Work
Use the Invoice to Check the Chiropractic Service

When your Sonoma County chiropractic treatment is completed, the service manager should give you a written invoice. This is important for your personal and insurance records, and often includes the following information:...

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When your Sonoma County chiropractic treatment is completed, the service manager should give you a written invoice. This is important for your personal and insurance records, and often includes the following information:

  • The name and physical address of the chiropractic clinic
  • A list of all services/treatments rendered or included in the chiropractic treatment package
  • An itemized list of the cost of each service and amenity that is not included in the chiropractic treatment package (including chiropractic tools or take-home items)
  • The total chiropractor treatment cost
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Top 10 Requests
Most Popular Sonoma County Chiropractic Services

Chiropractors in Sonoma County, including those in the major cities of Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Windsor and Healdsburg, provide all types of chiropractic services. However, some services are more common than others.

The following are the most familiar requests for local chiropractic clinics.

Brimhall Technique
Dr. John Brimhall developed this approach to wellness with a model he calls “The Six Steps to Wellness”....

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Chiropractors in Sonoma County, including those in the major cities of Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Windsor and Healdsburg, provide all types of chiropractic services. However, some services are more common than others.

The following are the most familiar requests for local chiropractic clinics.

Brimhall Technique
Dr. John Brimhall developed this approach to wellness with a model he calls “The Six Steps to Wellness”.

Inversion Therapy (Decompression Therapy)
A type of decompression therapy and a form of mechanical traction which involves hanging upside down.

Erchonia Lasers
Soft, cool, or cold lasers that use low power. These lasers have longer wavelengths with anabolic effects which promote rapid reduction of pain and accelerate healing time.

Bemer Electromagnetic Therapy
A therapy that is applied by means of a mat which you lie upon and an electrical pulse.

Activator Method
A chiropractic treatment method and device which was created as an alternative to the manipulation of the spine and the extremities.

Chiropractic Biophysics
Emphasizes optimal posture and spinal alignment as the main goals but documentation of improvements in pain is also important.

Grostic Procedure
A system of care for the upper spine that was developed in the 1940’s.

Gonstead Method
A therapy that gives a specific and definite approach to every segment of the spinal column.

Logan Basic Technique
A practice where a number of low-force techniques are utilized. Light contact is made with the thumb on the sacrotuberous ligament.

Applied Kinesiology
A form of diagnosis using muscle testing as the primary feedback mechanism to see how someone’s body is functioning.

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If Things Go Wrong
Sonoma County Chiropractic Clinics Backed By The Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee

Diamond Certified chiropractors are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the chiropractic center you’ve visited is Diamond Certified and you can’t resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138.

Ways to End Conflict with a Sonoma County Chiropractors...

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Diamond Certified chiropractors are backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. If the chiropractic center you’ve visited is Diamond Certified and you can’t resolve the issue by talking with the owner, contact the mediation department at info@diamondcertified.org or call 800-738-1138.

Ways to End Conflict with a Sonoma County Chiropractors

The majority of chiropractors in Sonoma County, including those in the major cities of Sonoma, Cloverdale, Sebastopol, Cotati, and Guerneville are honest and really do look out of their customers’ best interests. But what should you do if something goes wrong in spite of your best efforts? Follow the helpful tips below to resolve your problem more quickly.

The swiftest route to ending conflict is to talk openly with the chiropractor or office supervisor. Most chiropractors in Sonoma County are staffed by professionals who have a vested interest in keeping their customers happy.

  • Change chiropractors as a last resort. Switching care providers can have impacts on the level of care you receive and the continuity of your chiropractic treatments.
  • Don’t wait to vent your concerns. By doing this, you may head off potential problems before they start.
  • Document your complaints and concerns in writing. Take photos if it would be helpful.
  • Set a deadline for resolution, and tell the chiropractor that you are willing to agree on a mutually-beneficial solution.
  • You may legally withhold payment until the dispute is resolved to your liking.
  • Review the problems with your chiropractor and attempt to verbally resolve any problems in person.
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Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms for Chiropractor Services

Below are key chiropractor services terms and descriptions that will help you research through Alameda County chiropractor services from beginning to end.

activator methods
A chiropractic treatment method and device which was created as an alternative to the manipulation of the spine and the extremities.

acupuncture treatments
Treatments that involve pricking the skin or the tissues with needles to alleviate pain....

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Below are key chiropractor services terms and descriptions that will help you research through Alameda County chiropractor services from beginning to end.

activator methods
A chiropractic treatment method and device which was created as an alternative to the manipulation of the spine and the extremities.

acupuncture treatments
Treatments that involve pricking the skin or the tissues with needles to alleviate pain.

applied kinesiology
A form of diagnosis using muscle testing as the primary feedback mechanism to see how someone’s body is functioning.

back pain relief
Using chiropractic therapy as a means of relieving back pain.

Also known as: back pains relief, upper back pain relief, lower back pain relief, low back pain, lower back pain

bemer electromagnetic therapy
A therapy that is applied by means of a mat which you lie upon and an electrical pulse.

Also known as: electromagnetic therapy, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, pulsed electromagnetic therapy, electromagnetic pulse therapy, pulsed magnetic therapy, electromagnetic field therapy, bemer therapy

brimhall technique
Dr. John Brimhall developed this approach to wellness with a model he calls “The Six Steps to Wellness”.

carpal tunnel treatment
Chiropractic treatment to relieve the pain caused by carpal tunnel symptoms.

children chiropractic treatment
Treatment of children by a chiropractor for disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.

chiropractic adjustments
A form of manipulation in which the application of the force is a high velocity with a low amplitude thrust.

Also known as: chiropractic adjustment, chiropractic neck adjustment, spine adjustment, chiropractic back adjustment, cervical spine adjustment, chiropractic spine, chiropractic adjustments

chiropractic health
Health in relationship to physical activity and chiropractic philosophy.

Also known as: complete chiropractic health, chiropractic treatments

chiropractic spine adjustment
A form of manipulation of the spine where the application of force is a high velocity with a low amplitude thrust.

chiropractic wellness checks
A health checkup by a chiropractor to check the relationship between health, regular physical activity, and physical fitness when applying it to the chiropractic philosophy.

chiropractic biophysics
Emphasizes optimal posture and spinal alignment as the main goals but documentation of improvements in pain is also important.

chronic back pain
Back pain that lasts longer than three months.

Also known as: chronic back pain relief, treatment for chronic back pain, low back pain, sever back pain

erchonia lasers
Soft, cool, or cold lasers that use low power. These lasers have longer wavelengths with anabolic effects which promote rapid reduction of pain and accelerate healing time.

extremity chiropractic adjustments
A form of manipulation of the extremities in which the application of the force is a high velocity with a low amplitude thrust.

Gonstead method
A therapy that gives a specific and definite approach to every segment of the spinal column.

grostic procedure
A system of care for the upper spine that was developed in the 1940’s.

infant chiropractic adjustment
A form of manipulation of infants in which the application of the force is a high velocity with a low amplitude thrust.

inversion therapy
A type of decompression therapy and a form of mechanical traction which involves hanging upside down.

Also known as: decompression therapy

logan basic technique
A practice where a number of low-force techniques are utilized. Light contact is made with the thumb on the sacrotuberous ligament.

neck pain treatment
Chiropractic treatment for pain in the neck area which consists of seven small bones known as the cervical spine.

Also known as: neck pain causes, neck and shoulder pain, chronic neck pain treatment, severe neck pain, neck shoulder pain

pregnancy chiropractic adjustments
Chiropractic adjustments for discomfort during pregnancy.

professional chiropractic manipulation
A procedure by a professional chiropractor that involves a general thrust to move a joint.

sciatica pain treatment
Treatment for inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your lower spine to your foot.

Also known as: sciatica pain relief, sciatica nerve pain, sciatic nerve pain relief, siatic nerve treatment, sciatica relief, lower back pain treatment

spinal decompression adjustments
A form of manipulation of the spine in which the application of the force is a high velocity with a low amplitude thrust.

spinal manipulation
A forceful thrust which stretches a joint outside its passive range of movement with the intention of increasing its mobility. Manipulation is typically accompanied by a pop or a click. As a result of the speed involved, the person doesn’t have the control and the potential for injury is greater than exists with mobilization.

straight chiropractor
Chiropractors who cling to the chiropractic's original doctrine which believes that most health problems are produced by misaligned spinal bones (vertebral subluxations) and can be corrected by manually manipulating the spine.

stressology
Intricate use of a mathematical analysis which helps to locate stress points in a spinal analysis. Similar to the gobbledygook of applied kinesiology or other chiropractic analyses, stressology is a language which is spoken by "stressologists."

subluxation
The medical definition is a partial dislocation. This is a condition, in which the bony surfaces of a joint remain only partially aligned. It is visible only on x-rays. The term can be used many ways by chiropractors, and many can’t agree what it means or how "subluxations" should be diagnosed.

therapeutic massage
The kneading and rubbing of the joints and muscles with the hands for therapeutic purposed.

vertebral subluxation adjustment
Adjustment of an incomplete or partial dislocation.

Also known as: spinal subluxation, vertebral subluxation, spinal adjustment, chiropractic subluxation, spine adjustment, vertebral subluxation treatment, chiropractor subluxation, lower back subluxation, subluxation chiropractic

whiplash treatment
Treatment for a sudden, moderate to severe strain that affects the bones, discs, nerves or muscles in the neck.

Also known as: whiplash injury treatment, symptoms of whiplash, whiplash injury, whiplash symptoms, neck injury, neck injury symptoms, neck injury treatment

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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions for Chiropractors

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified chiropractor?...

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Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified chiropractor?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a chiropractor with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country’s most in-depth rating process. Only chiropractor rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can’t pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you’ll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified chiropractor.

Q: Do children need to go to a chiropractor?
A: Newborns of often check for vertebral subluxation because of significant spinal trauma at birth. Chiropractors adapt their procedures for children’s spines. Many complaints of childhood health can be traced to the spine. The majority of parent say that their kids enjoy chiropractic adjustments and are also healthier than their peers.

Q: What happens at a chiropractic adjustment?
A: It is the art of using specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is locked up or not moving correctly. The purpose of this natural procedure is to eliminate interference with the nervous system and to improve spinal function and health. It can boost your body’s immunity.

Q: Is it safe to go to the chiropractor?
A: Yes, chiropractors have an excellent safety record. It avoids invasive procedures and addictive drugs, and uses conservative and natural approaches to your health. You can simply compare malpractice rates between health care professionals and chiropractors.

Q: What makes the sound you hear when you receive an adjustment?
A: Adjustments don’t always produce sounds. They do sometimes create a spinal popping sound which is caused by gas rushing in to fill the vacuum made when the joints are slightly separated. This is completely harmless.

Q: Can I make an adjustment on myself?
A: No, you shouldn’t do that. Chiropractic adjustments are a specific force, and it is impossible for your to adjust yourself correctly and accurately.

Q: Are patients adjusted the same ways?
A: No, they aren’t. The chiropractor evaluates each patient’s spinal problem and will develop course of care just for them.

Q: What exactly is chiropractic care?
A: Chiropractic care is a natural method of health care that will focus on treating causes of physical problems, not just symptoms. It works off the premise that with a normal functioning spine and nerve system, your body can heal itself. Your spine is the lifeline of your nervouse system and controls the movement, feeling, and function of your body.

Q: Can chiropractic care be addictive to people?
A: No, it isn’t. If it was, there would be many more healthy people, and chiropractors wouldn’t get patients who saw a chiropractor years ago when their back went out.  Regular care will make you feel more balanced, less stressed, and more energetic. Good health is addictive, not chiropractic care.

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Consumer Agencies
Consumer Agencies for Clients of Chiropractors

The American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM) (http://www.aapainmanage.org/)
American Chiropractic Association (ACA) (http://www.amerchiro.org/)
American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACCO) (http://www.accoweb.org/)
Better Business Bureau (BBB) (http://www.bbb.com/)
California Board of Chiropractic Examiners (CBCE) (http://www.chiro.ca.gov)...

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The American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM) (http://www.aapainmanage.org/)
American Chiropractic Association (ACA) (http://www.amerchiro.org/)
American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACCO) (http://www.accoweb.org/)
Better Business Bureau (BBB) (http://www.bbb.com/)
California Board of Chiropractic Examiners (CBCE) (http://www.chiro.ca.gov)
California Chiropractic Association (CCA) (http://www.calchiro.org/)
Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) (http://www.ccgpp.org/)
California Department of Health Services (DHS) (www.dhs.ca.gov)
Foundation For Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER) (http://www.fcer.org/)
Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) (http://www.fclb.org/)
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) (http://www.nbce.org/)

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Chiropractic Biophysicschiropractic adjustments
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Logan Basic Techniquechiropractic wellness checks
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Applied Kinesiologybody work
Grostic Procedurechiropractic physical therapy
Upper Cervical Specific Methodsprofessional chiropractic manipulation
Cox Chiropracticback pain relief
Gonstead Methodchiropractic subluxation
Pettibon System Spine & Posture Correctionwhiplash treatment
Bemer Electromagnetic Therapyspinal decompression adjustments
Erchonia Lasersupper cervical chiropractic adjustments
Hylo Chiropracticcarpal tunnel treatment
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Thompson Terminal Pointneck pain treatment
Motion Palpation Techniqueextremity chiropractic adjustments
Toftness Chiropractic Methodacupuncture treatments
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Decompression Therapychiropractic neurology
DRX9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompressiontherapeutic massage
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