Frequently Asked Questions

We are sure you have many questions; it’s normal and vital to your treatment. We want to make sure your questions are answered properly and that you are comfortable with your decision to proceed on the road back to health.

In the Frequently Asked Questions section, you will find the answers you’re looking for! If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to helping you attain the health and fitness you deserve!

Call us at (949) 476-1250 to book your consultation appointment today!

  • What is Chiropractic Care?

    What is Chiropractic Care?

    There is nothing mysterious about chiropractic care. The word itself is a combination of the Greek word “chiro” or hand and “practice” or practice, thus defined as “treatment by hand.” Ninety percent of chiropractic treatment is adjusting the spine to balance the nervous system. Plainly put, with normally functioning nerves, joints, and spine plus a healthy lifestyle, your body is better able to heal itself. At Performance Chiropractic we also utilize Active Release Techniques to expand our work to all the body’s muscles. Through biomechanical analytics we help to restore the health of your entire body and guide you in a personalized approach to overall wellness.

  • What is a Chiropractor’s education?

    What is a Chiropractor’s education?

    By law, chiropractors in all 50 states are Doctors of Chiropractic. It takes a minimum of six years of rigorous academic training and clinical internships in the sciences and health care to earn a doctor of chiropractic (DC) degree.

    A chiropractic curriculum follows the same as medical school for the first two years. Thereafter medical students begin their focus on pathology (diseases), pharmacology (drugs), and surgery. Chiropractic students focus on health, musculature, and techniques to help the body heal itself naturally.

    At Performance Chiropractic, our team of doctors not only earned their DC degree, they have graduated at the top of their class, graduating with Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude and Cum Laude honors. In addition, the team continues to advance their education and knowledge of new techniques and medical training in order to provide its patients with the best health care possible.

  • What is Active Release Techniques (ART)?

    What is Active Release Techniques (ART)?

    Active Release Techniques (ART) is a manual technique designed to restore motion and return the body to its natural state.

    Once the injury has been assessed, the provider uses hands on treatment and patient motion to “free up” the problem areas. This soft tissue management system is so unique that it has been granted a medical patent.

    ART is successful for professional and amateur athletes, people injured in auto accidents, or at work, and people who just work hard and hurt.

  • Who can perform Active Release Techniques (ART)?

    Who can perform Active Release Techniques (ART)?

    In order to become an ART provider, one must complete extensive hands-on instruction and written/practical testing. An ART provider is trained to palpate and treat more than 300 muscular and fascial injuries and over 100 nerve entrapments.

    ART has developed an advanced training program called ART Biomechanics Certification. These providers study the body in motion and address the sites, which prevent optimum performance.

    In order to become an ART provider, one must complete extensive hands-on instruction and written/practical testing. An ART provider is trained to palpate and treat more than 300 muscular and fascial injuries and over 100 nerve entrapments.

    ART has developed an advanced training program called ART Biomechanics Certification. These providers study the body in motion and address the sites, which prevent optimum performance.

  • What can I expect when visiting Performance Chiropractic?

    What can I expect when visiting Performance Chiropractic?

    First there will be a consultation and examination to determine the nature of your condition. It may be necessary to take x-rays. Once we have determined where the problem lies we will offer you a time line and outlook so we can chart progress and return you to health.

  • How long are appointments?

    How long are appointments?

    Your first visit will take about one hour. Follow up visits will vary between 15 to 45 minutes depending on your condition and needs.

  • How long before I start seeing results?

    How long before I start seeing results?

    Results are typically quick. It’s not unusual for our patients to see relief after their first visit. But the vast majority of our patients see improvement within 4 to 6 visits. Treatment duration and frequency may vary depending on the severity and complexity of your injury.

    What we hear most is:

    I’ve had this pain for a long time and up until now no one has been able to find the cause. You found the source and the problem went away.

  • Is treatment expensive?

    Is treatment expensive?

    Chiropractic care is a low-cost, effective health care solution for a wide range of conditions. When compared to the cost of surgery, physical therapy, and medications the risks, side effects, and substantial costs far outweigh chiropractic.

  • Does my insurance cover chiropractic?

    Does my insurance cover chiropractic?

    The majority of all insured American workers have coverage for chiropractic services in their health plans. You may want to check with your insurance carrier to see the extent of coverage you receive.

  • Do I need to be referred by a MD?

    Do I need to be referred by a MD?

    No, a patient does not need a referral before visiting Performance Chiropractic. Chiropractors are considered first-contact physicians and are defined so by state and federal regulations.

  • How do I get started?

    Contact our offices at (949) 476-1250 to schedule a visit.
    We have included downloadable patient forms on this website for you to fill out and bring in with you to make your visit easier. This way, we can spend more time with you concentrating on your condition.

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