The chiropractic profession was founded in 1895 by a man named D. D. Palmer who began to develop a concept that the body has an internal power to heal itself.
By choice chiropractors choose not to use drugs or surgery, and utilize natural approaches to allow the body to heal. Chiropractors treat primarily the spine and its attachments to restore function and health. They are facilitators of health and utilize a variety of approaches, including adjustments, physical therapeutic modalities, exercise routines, nutritional recommendations, orthotics and daily living modifications.
There are roughly 70,000 doctors of chiropractic who are concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of many disorders of the body. A variety of conditions are treated, ranging from back and neck pain to shoulder, hand or feet disorders.Doctors of chiropractic are fully accredited and licensed in every state and have become well accepted as a primary part of healthcare.
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Most insurance plans are accepted at our office. If you are unsure of your coverage, do not hesitate to call us. Our staff will verify and explain your benefits before treatment, at no charge.
For your convenience, we have our New Patient Forms (intake form) available for download. IF you have MEDICARE insurance we will also need the ABN form filled out. They may be filled out in advance and faxed back to us at (319) 393-1035, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or bring them with you to your appointment filled out in advanced. Please feel free to call our office with questions or concerns.
Any new experience, especially when it comes to your health, can be unnerving. We understand this and we will make every effort to make your first experience very comfortable. Our friendly staff and the doctor will answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.
We recommend for your first appointment that you down load the New Patient form and bring it in on your first visit, otherwise please come in 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. A complete health history is the first step for any new chiropractic patient. We will ask about old injuries, chronic problems, and your current symptoms. During this first appointment, please tell Dr. Sellers about your sensitive or painful areas and when the pain started.
During this first session, Dr. Sellers may inquire about your family history, dietary habits, job or work habits, and previous treatments for the current condition (chiropractic, osteopathic, medical, etc.). After reviewing the health history, Dr. Sellers will discuss her findings with you and determine how your condition could best be treated. If the doctor feels chiropractic will help you, then (and only then) will she recommend a treatment plan, or if conditions allow, discuss a choice of treatment options. Treatments will be tailored to your specific needs — addressing your specific health problems and personal concerns. Aside from adjustments, other therapeutic methods, massage techniques, or home care remedies may be recommended.