What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors are university trained and are experts in injury diagnosis, injury treatment, exercise prescription, injury prevention, rehabilitation and many other areas of sport and health and fitness. While chiropractors do not use drugs or surgery, they do refer patients to other physicians when needed. Together with other health care providers, chiropractors work to enhance their patients’ quality of life.
What do I need to bring?
Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history. If you have them and if they are relevant bring scan/MRI reports, and list of medication. You may wish to bring shorts and t-shirt.
How many visits will I need?
The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual. After a thorough assessment, Dr. Kemmet will discuss his treatment plan for the rehabilitation process. You can have peace of mind knowing we never over treat.
What are the benefits to chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care has several health benefits. Care addresses the neuromusculoskeletal system, which means the nerves, muscles, and bones. The benefits are increased range of motion, increased nutritional flow in the joints, decreased pain, improvement to swelling, reduced trigger points, improve radiating pains, and improve function with less pain.
How do I make an appointment?
You can get in touch by phone ( 513-683-1052 ) or use the form under the contact page. Alternatively use the quick and easy online booking page, which is the method we prefer.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
No, chiropractors can assess and treat without referral by a doctor.
An adjustment is the main therapeutic tool that a chiropractor uses. It consists of a gentle specific manual manipulation to a joint that is not functioning properly in order to restore the proper alignment and movement. Once the motion is restored to the joint, there are many physiological effects that take place including: reduced pain, reduced muscle spasm/tightness, reduced inflammation/swelling, and increased motion.
The answer is no. Although the adjustment has been shown to be our most effective treatment, it is not mandatory in our office. There are certain conditions where adjusting is not a good idea and could actually cause more problems. At Loveland Chiropractic Office, we utilize numerous hands on soft tissue techniques including strain-counterstrain, stretching, massage, and gentle mobilization on those patients’ who do not want or can't have adjustments performed on them.
The noise is created when the joint separates far enough and the nitrous gas can release out of the joint. This is called the physiological end range. It is a safe zone that chiropractors want to reach in order to create space in the joint and restore motion.
Adjustments may hurt the first or second time it is performed, however, immediately after being accomplished the pain goes away. This is more the exception than the norm.
The answer is yes. Infants can experience trauma to their spinal column during the birthing process and as they grow. Children who are physically active can also become injured through sports and other everyday activities. If these misalignment's are left untreated, additional problems can arise down the road including spinal curvatures and pain. Treatment is not performed in the same way as with adults. There are many gentle techniques that can be performed. Children respond well to care and usually improve at a faster rate than adults. Early detection and treatment is the key to care for children and infants.
Chiropractic care is most often utilized by people suffering neck pain, low back pain, leg or arm pain, headaches, and disc injuries. However chiropractic care can be used for a variety of conditions including muscle and joint pain almost anywhere in the body. Also chiropractic has been shown to be effective in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, repetitive stress disorders, fibromyalgia, colic, TMJ, sinusitis, digestive disorders, chronic respiratory infections, stenosis and many others. In terms of ages of people, everyone from very young children to the very elderly can potentially benefit from chiropractic care.
Yes, chiropractic is recommended for pregnant women. As the body goes through the changes associated with pregnancy, muscle strain and misalignment are common place as a woman’s center of gravity shifts to the front of her pelvis due increased weight of the baby. This can cause an increase in low back curvature and thus exacerbating pre-existing problems or creating new ones. It is recommended that women get adjusted regularly during pregnancy to help avoid further discomfort and pain. Along with this, it is recommended that expecting mothers get proper nutrition and rest.
Chiropractic is a very effective way to help patients with headaches. There are different types of headaches including tension, migraines, and cluster headaches. Some people may experience pain in one part of their head or behind their eyes, some may experience a pounding sensation, and some experience nausea and visual disturbances while others do not.
Although headaches can be due to a wide variety of causes, such as drug reactions, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), tightness in the neck muscles, low blood sugar, high blood pressure, stress and fatigue, the majority of recurrent headaches are of two types: tension headaches and migraine headaches. One study from Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in particular showed that “spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than commonly prescribed medications.
Through the years it has shown that chiropractic can be helpful for many of these conditions depending on what the cause of their problem is. Many times spinal misalignments lead to other signs and symptoms that can alleviated if the misalignments are corrected. Correcting upper cervical spine misalignments can help to alleviate sinus problems and ear infections if indeed that is the cause of the problem. Adjusting the thoracic spine has been shown to benefit patients who suffer from asthma and colds by affecting the ability for the ribs and the thoracic cage to move more freely allowing better breathing and less symptoms.
There is a lot of relief felt with chiropractic manipulation, soft tissue manipulation and the appropriate therapies available. The pain and spasm are relieved with progressively relieved with treatments on a regular basis.
There have been numerous studies that have shown over and over again that chiropractic adjustments, when performed by skilled professionals, are considered extremely safe. This is why we do not recommend that patients attempt to adjust themselves to correct their problems.
Chiropractic is a very safe and effective in large part due to the fact that there are minimal side effects because no medications are used and no irreversible surgeries are performed. As a study in the Chiropractic Journal of Australia professes, the chiropractic adjustment is “one of the most conservative, least invasive and safest of procedures within the health care professions.”
It is unfortunate but many surgeries of the spine are unsuccessful. The pain may be reduced, helped in a minor way or made worse post surgical intervention. Conservative chiropractic care can continue to help reduce pain in the surgical region. There are many more gentle techniques that can be used to accommodate the region as needed.
It depends on a lot of situations. One needs to understand the conditions presentation and historical situation. It is best to see the doctor for a full examination and complete history before not considering another doctors opinion. It has been found that many times the necessity is not there and if conservative care has not been attempted it should be highly considered before having the surgery. At our office if the surgery is needed you will be recommended without reservation.
Chiropractors have always been known as the spine doctors. At Loveland Chiropractic Office we treat more than just the spine. We treat all upper and lower extremities joints. We also perform rehabilitation to all joints of the spine and extremities.
The answer is no. Chiropractors are trained to detect misalignments and tissue tension with their hands and therefore x-rays are not required on every patient. Now there are conditions and cases where x-rays will absolutely enhance the doctor’s ability to treat the patient appropriately. These include the possibility of: arthritis, trauma, past surgical procedures, scoliosis, osteoporosis, and ruling out anything that may be a contraindication for chiropractic adjustments.
There are more and more companies that are covering chiropractic care in the recent years. Loveland Chiropractic office is part of most major networks including: Anthem (Blue Cross/ Blue Shield), Aetna, Humana, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Cigna, United Health Care, Medicare, Workers Compensation, and Personal Injury. Our office is on 95% of the plans in the area. Once we obtain a copy of your insurance card, our billing staff will contact your insurance company in order to obtain accurate insurance coverage. We also recommend that the patient contact their insurance so there is no confusion among all parties involved.
It is not something that needs to be performed for the rest of your life if there are not any permanent changes to the spine or joint(s). Most patients find that they can find relief of pain and continue on with their daily life without passive care. However, some patients that are highly active and push themselves require ongoing functional care. This is in many instances a personal choice to have chiropractic in their lives as a preventative measure.
If you have had a persistent problem that continues to reoccur, your body is telling you something and it is time to listen. Addressing the condition earlier more than later could mean the difference between getting better quickly or it taking more time and money. Also the longer a condition is allowed to continue it may begin to affect other systems and created more complicated situations.
When you are in pain and sensitive to touch or movement of an area the likelihood that the area will get more sore or aggravated from the treatment is high. However, if there is muscle work and therapy done first the amount of soreness is considerably less. In our office if the area doesn’t want to let go or move the adjustment will not be forced to occur.
Chiropractors are not licensed to dispense prescription medication. They do have the ability to dispense vitamins and herbs which can be helpful in controlling and maintaining a lower level of pain.
Most often than not the use of ice is more appropriate when a condition is acute (painful) and heat is used when a condition has been present for some time and is not actively causing intense pain.
A pinched nerve is a term that attempts to describe a nerve that is being irritated by an external force. Most people think of this as a bone or disc physically pinching the nerve off. However in reality, the nerve is most likely being irritated by inflammation, muscle spasm, nerve stretching, or something coming in contact with the nerve. If the nerve is irritated, messages that travel to and from the brain to the body become distorted and can result in everything from pain and numbness to altered organ function.
A slipped disc is a common term that has been used throughout time in attempting to describe a variety of disc problems but the fact or the matter is discs in the spine do not slip. The disc is the shock absorber of the spine and is made of a tough fibrous outer ring and an inner nucleus that contains a jelly like substance. This is the material that may bulge, herniate, or dry out but it does not slip. The disc is anchored to the spinal bone above and below it by tough fibrous connective tissue and therefore does not slip.
Most chiropractic schools require minimum of three years some four years of undergraduate studies with a focus in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once in chiropractic school 10 semesters of study are required before graduation. Typically, as part of their professional training, they must complete a minimum of a one-year clinical-based program dealing with actual patient care. In total, the curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. Along with this there are four parts to the NBCE to obtain licenses to practice in most states. Chiropractors in Ohio are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education every year in order to keep their license current.
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