193 N. Wellwood Ave. Lindenhurst, NY

Frequently Asked Questions

Chiropractic care is a form of healthcare that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. At the Lindenhurst Accident & Injury Center, our treatments involve manual therapy including spinal manipulation and other joint and soft-tissue manipulations, as well as exercises and health and lifestyle counseling.

Chiropractors can effectively treat a wide range of conditions, primarily those related to the spine – such as back pain, neck pain and headaches. We also address issues with joints, muscles and ligaments, as well as provide treatment for certain chronic conditions.

Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints and injuries. Although no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects, the risks associated with chiropractic treatment are very small, and we take utmost care to ensure patient safety.

A chiropractic adjustment, or spinal manipulation, is a procedure where trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal is to improve spinal motion, bodily function, and alleviate physical stress on the body.

Absolutely. Chiropractic care is highly effective for treating back pain. Through spinal adjustments and manipulations, we aim to reduce pain, restore function and promote healing. We also provide guidance on exercises and lifestyle changes to prevent future back pain.

Most patients do not experience discomfort during chiropractic adjustments. Some may feel minor aches or soreness, similar to post-exercise soreness, which typically fades within 24 hours. We strive to ensure our treatments are as comfortable as possible.

The initial consultation and treatment may take around 45 minutes to an hour. Follow-up treatments are typically shorter, generally lasting around 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the complexity and nature of the condition being treated.

The number of sessions varies depending on the patient’s condition, its severity, and how the patient responds to treatment. We customize treatment plans for each patient and regularly assess progress to ensure optimal recovery.

Many insurance plans cover chiropractic care. However, coverage can vary greatly depending on the provider and policy that you have. We recommend checking with your insurance company to understand your coverage, and our office can assist with billing and insurance queries.

Lindenhurst Accident & Injury Center accepts most major insurance plans as well as No-Fault and Workers Compensation.

Generally, a referral is not necessary to see a chiropractor. However, some health plans may have specific referral requirements. You might want to check with your insurance provider to understand your plan’s details. Regardless, you can always visit a chiropractor directly for an assessment.

Chiropractors are primary healthcare professionals who have completed a minimum of 7 years of accredited higher education, including a 4-year doctoral graduate school program. They are licensed and regulated by state boards and are required to continue their education to maintain their licensure.

Yes. Chiropractic care is suitable for individuals of all ages, including children and pregnant women. We use gentle, tailored techniques to ensure safety and comfort for these special populations.

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your chiropractic appointment. This allows you to move freely and helps the chiropractor to perform the necessary adjustments without restriction.

Yes. Many patients receive chiropractic care after back surgery. We take a careful approach, modifying techniques to suit your specific condition and surgical history, ensuring safe and effective treatment.

The popping sound is caused by the release of gas bubbles when the joint is adjusted or manipulated. It’s a normal occurrence and is generally not painful. This sound is similar to the one you hear when you crack your knuckles.

Chiropractic care can complement other medical treatments by addressing musculoskeletal aspects of health. It’s a holistic approach that focuses on maintaining proper spinal function, which can enhance the body’s natural healing ability and work synergistically with other forms of medical care.

During your first visit, the chiropractor will conduct a thorough history and physical examination, focusing on your spine and condition. They may also use diagnostic imaging like X-rays to gain a better understanding of your specific situation. Then, they will discuss a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

No. Each patient’s care is unique and tailored to their individual needs. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques and tools to adjust the spine or other parts of the body. The approach taken depends on your specific condition, age, comfort, and the chiropractor’s expertise.

The duration of chiropractic treatment varies depending on the individual’s condition and response to treatment. Some patients may experience significant improvement within a few sessions, while others may require a longer-term approach to manage a chronic condition. Your chiropractor will set goals for your treatment and monitor your progress.

The response to chiropractic care varies among individuals. Some patients may experience immediate relief after their first session, while others may notice improvements gradually over several sessions. Factors such as the nature and duration of the condition, lifestyle, and overall health can influence the speed of recovery. Your chiropractor will provide a tailored treatment plan and adjust it as needed based on your progress.