Frequently Asked Questions in Chapel Hill NC

Chiropractic Chapel Hill NC FAQs

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Chapel Hill NC. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Chapel Hill for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Carolina Spine Specialists a call at (919) 903-9077 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

Chiropractor FAQ's in Chapel Hill NC

What are the top reasons patients come to see a chiropractor?

In no particular order or ranking of importance, patients come to our office to seek relief from pains including but not limited to: headaches, neck pain, back pain, sports injuries, automobile accident injuries, pregnancy pains, arthritis, osteoporosis, scoliosis, sciatica pain, tingling and numbness in fingers and toes, digestive disorders, stress, and much more.

Are you accepting new patients?

We are always welcoming new patients into our office and we do our best to find a time convenient for you to be seen.

Do you see/treat children? What about the elderly?

Absolutely, we treat everyone in need! We've treated thousands of children (from newborns to infants, to teens) and they typically respond extremely well and usually quicker than most adults. Whether they've injured themselves participating in sports, cheer, or sustained injuries from car accidents etc., we definitely can help.

The same thing applies to the elderly. As people age and slow down and their joints and muscles lose a little more mobility, we can assist in getting those joints and muscles to move more fluidly. Whether they suffer from arthritis, osteoporosis, and other common signs of natural aging - we can help.

Do you accept health insurance and how much is a typical visit?

Yes! We are approved providers for the following companies:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield (including Advantage, Options, Care, Choice, Select, State Employees Plan, Federal Employees Plan, PPO's, Medicare Supplement Plans, Out of State), Cigna Healthcare, HealthSpring, MedCost, Inclusive Health, Primary Physician Care (Healthgram), United Health, Optum Health.

If you have questions about your coverage and options, contact your insurance carrier (most numbers are on the backs of your insurance cards) or feel free to contact our office and we'll try our best to look into your chiropractic coverage.

How many visits is it going to take for me to get better?

It depends. Each individual has a different body, presents in the office for different reasons (car accident, headaches, low back pain, tingling and numbness in the extremities, etc.) has different symptoms, has different severity of his/her symptoms etc. - therefore there is no one right answer for the question. Typically, you can expect a series of visits (anywhere from 5-20) in order to begin to feel as good as you were feeling prior to the incident/event that brought you to our door.

Once I 'get better', will I have to come back? And if so, how often and when?

We don't really like to look at this question as 'will I HAVE to come much as, 'WHEN should I come back to ensure I keep feeling this good'? Our intent is to get you feeling the best you can - as soon as we can! Our hope thereafter is that through our adjustments and treatments, and our thorough education related to your specific condition you'll learn and understand the signs your body tells you when it's time to come back for a 'tune-up'.

What Techniques do you use to 'adjust' patients? What tools/devices do you use?

As a diversified chiropractor, Dr. Sherwood has an array of 'tools' to aid in your adjustment. The first and most reliable is her hands - otherwise known as 'manual adjusting'. She is also trained in Activator protocols (using a small, hand-held almost staple-like instrument that when pushed delivers a short, yet powerful push). In addition, we have tables and other specific equipment meant to relieve muscle tightness and aid in your health recovery.