Regenerative Medicine FAQ’S
Q: What can regenerative medicine be used for?
A: Regenerative medicine may be used for a multitude of conditions including, but not limited to pain management, sports injuries, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, neck and back pain, auto accident injuries, podiatry, wound care, and the list goes on and on.
Q: Will the treatment be painful?
A: In most cases, very minimal pain is experienced. Most commonly, this treatment option is very quick and only involves a simple injection. Depending on the area of the body that is being treated and the severity of the injury, guided imaging may also be used.
Q: What is the cost of treatment?
A: The cost of regenerative medicine therapy is based on the procedure and type of product needed. Our staff will sit down with you before your procedure and explain the cost as well as financing options if required.
Q: What conditions do chiropractors treat?
A: Doctor of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches, particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders involving the muscles, ligaments, and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause pain and dysfunction in areas outside the region of injury. DCs also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
Q: Is chiropractic treatment safe?
A: Chiropractic treatment is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic care has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic care, however, are very small.
Q: Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?
A: Yes! Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.
Q: Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?
A: Adjusting a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal if any, discomfort involved.
Physical Rehab FAQ’S
Q: What is a typical physical therapy treatment?
A: Your initial treatment with evaluation will take approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours, and typical visits after will take 45 minutes to 1 hour depending upon treatment. During treatment, your therapist may use modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation to assist in pain, inflammation and tissue tightness, but by far the therapists most effective tools are their hands. Lastly, your treatment will include exercises and instruction on a home care program to improve strength to the affected area and improve long-term results.
Q: What should I wear?
A: It is best to wear clothing and shoes that are appropriate for exercise. The clothing should be loose fitting to easily expose the area that is being treated. You may be asked to put on a gown depending on where your pain or problem is located.
Q: How long will it take me to rehabilitate my injury?
A: This is a very common question but is also very difficult to answer. Although there are many similar injuries everyone’s rehabilitation differs, based on age, duration of injury, associated health issues, activity and overall fitness level. Your therapist may be able to give you a more accurate estimation of your rehabilitation after initial evaluation and treatment.
Weight Loss & Nutrition FAQ’S
Q: What type of food will I eat on the program?
A: Our program is not based on prepackaged foods. Our diet consists of real food that you can purchase at your grocery store. We educate you on appropriate food choices and portion sizes because this is not a quick fix. This program is a lifestyle change.
Q. Is it safe to lose weight quickly?
A. Yes, under appropriate medical supervision, rapid weight loss with a balanced nutritional intake is not only safe but more effective than losing weight slowly.
Q. I have lost weight only to regain it again. How is this program different?
A. We all need to understand and accept that obesity is a chronic disease. The reason most individuals and weight loss programs experience weight regain is that they terminate the treatment. Obesity requires a lifelong treatment plan. At Back to Health Physical Medicine, once patients reach their goal weight, we develop a lifelong maintenance plan to assist them in maintaining their weight loss.