Frequently Asked Questions
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a profession that specifically focuses on the health of the nervous system and the alignment of the spine. Misaligned (aka ‘subluxated) spinal bones put pressure on the nerves that exit between them, and in more severe cases, the spinal cord itself.
When the spine is subluxated, there is a break-down in the communication between the nervous system and the organs, glands, muscles & joints it controls. Abnormal function can show up in a variety of ways/symptoms. For example: problems like pain, muscle spasm and organ system dysfunction (digestive problems, breathing issues, inadequate stress adaptation, abnormal bowel function, etc.). Basically, whatever is controlled by the spinal nerves/spinal cord may be affected.
My #1 job as your Chiropractor is to correct (adjust) the subluxations thereby allowing for improved nerve system function and improved healing. The same inner wisdom our body has that allows us to digest food, heal a wound, eliminate toxins or adjust to temperature changes… is dependent on a properly functioning nervous system. Drugs do not correct subluxations. Chiropractic is unique in what it provides.
Will Dr. Schneider use any drugs or surgical procedures?
No. Chiropractic procedures do not include invasive procedures like surgery or medication. Those methods fall under the heading of medical treatment. Instead, Chiropractic works to clear what is preventing your body from healing & functioning normally.
What if I’m pregnant? What if I’ve had spinal surgery?
Dr. Schneider has been taking care of patients with a variety of special needs throughout his career, including pregnant and post surgical cases, with excellent results. Pregnant patients receive specialized care using chiropractic tables that have been designed with their comfort in mind. Many times pregnant patients suffer needlessly with spinal issues, unaware that there is an effective, safe option for them. The health of their spine affects the health of their developing child, so it makes a lot of sense for “moms to be” to receive Chiropractic care.
What about my children? Should they be checked for subluxation?
The trauma of the delivery process, childhood falls, pranks and athletic injuries are just a few great reasons to have your children checked. Don’t wait for them to be in pain, optimize their health now. Keeping their spine aligned helps keep them healthy and “off-loads” the spinal stress from activity related injuries. It’s the smart thing to do.
What if I have weak bones (osteoporosis)?
Spines that are more delicate respond best to gentler procedures, which we utilize almost exclusively. However, it’s important to realize that spines that have advanced osteoporosis, surgical interventions, arthritis and disc degeneration are going to require more care and have a slower and less complete recovery.
What if I have been in an automobile accident?
We do not customarily treat auto accident injuries even though Dr. Schneider does have advanced certification in this area. Instead, we are focused on optimizing our patients’ health, rather than navigating the legal landscape of law suits, depositions, and insurance liens. However, you are free to call us, because on rare ocassion we do make exceptions.
How can I pay for care?
Some patients have health insurance and others don’t. We do participate in a variety of plans. However, many plans, even those that we don’t participate in, may actually have higher out-of-pocket expenses than our normal fees. In those cases, it may be more affordable not using your health insurance (which you have the right to do in the state of North Carolina)! So, to be absolutely sure about what your costs will be, contact our office staff, and they will check on it for you. We have a significant number of patients that don’t have health insurance or have plans that don’t cover Chiropractic care. Most elect to receive care anyway because they find it of great value.
Providing Chiropractic care for the Garner, Raleigh, Clayton, and Smithfield area.