The best way to find a doctor of chiropractic is through personal referrals; ask your neighbors, co-workers, friends, family, or even another doctor if they can recommend someone.
At Bond Thomas Chiropractic, we offer care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. Most commonly, we treat people suffering from headaches, neck pain, and back pain; however, we also treat disorders and injuries relating to the musculoskeletal system, involving joints, ligaments, and muscles. In addition, we are able to counsel patients on lifestyle modification, healthy habits, exercise, nutrition, and diet.
While a referral is not typically needed, your health plan may have referral requirements. You can contact your insurance company to find out if there are specific qualifications you must meet.
Recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available, chiropractic care has a great safety record. While some minor discomfort may be felt immediately after a session, this is the same type of soreness felt after exercising and will diminish within 24 hours. The best way to have a safe and effective appointment is to be completely honest about all of your symptoms.
As a well-trained professional, Dr. Thomas strives to provide patients with treatment that will only benefit them. He will look for specific risk factors in patients and knows how to give them the best care possible, even if it means referring them to a different medical specialist.
Typical manipulations and adjustments are procedures where your chiropractor will use his hands or an instrument to manipulate the joints of the spine to enhance or restore function. Each adjustment is totally adapted to meet the needs of each individual patient.
Manipulations or adjustments of a joint can cause the release of gas bubbles that are in between joints, which causes the popping noise. The same occurs when you crack your knuckles.
Since chiropractic care is so hands-on, it is typically required that patients visit the office a number of times. Where a primary care doctor will give you pills to take when necessary, a doctor of chiropractic will need to perform the adjustments in person to alleviate pain. Care can be preventative, acute, or chronic, and your chiropractor will be able to lay out a treatment plan for you.
DCs will be educated as primary healthcare providers, and emphasize diagnosing and treating the musculoskeletal system and its nerves. The education requirements for chiropractors are among the most stringent of any of the healthcare professions. After their undergraduate pre-medical classes are completed, students in Chiropractic College study physiology, anatomy, neurology, orthopedics, exercise, nutrition, and more. A significant portion of their time is also spent in clinical technique training to master adjustments and manipulations.
Children can greatly benefit from chiropractic care, especially if they are participating in sports that cause stiffness or soreness on their neck or back. At Bond Thomas Chiropractic, we offer quality treatment plans for sports injuries, as well as school and sports physicals.
At Bond Thomas Chiropractic, we accept all major health insurance plans, including but not limited to Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, and workers’ compensation.
Yes, they are able to admit and treat patients in hospitals for non-hospitalized patients.