Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common conditions that you treat?

We are able to treat a wide array of conditions and ailments. Our most commonly treated conditions include the following:

  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Neck Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Hip Pain
  • Plantar Facitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Runner's Knee
  • Back Pain
  • Wrist & Hand Pain
  • Ear Infections
  • Headaches

Iíve tried chiropractic before and it didnít help, why should I try Adair Chiropractic?

Our office uses a unique approach in determining the cause and best treatment for your condition. You will receive the best of both chiropractic and soft tissue work. Our doctors will use their specialties in Active Release Techniques to improve the glide of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and release nerve entrapments like Sciatica or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This focused soft tissue work is then combined with specific chiropractic adjustments to realign joints in the spine or extremity. Together they make a powerful combination for improved function and decreased pain.

Do you require x-rays?

No. If Dr. Adair or Dr. Van Brocklin determines that x-rays are recommended, you will be referred to a local imaging center.

Will I receive care on the day of my first appointment?

Yes, for most all cases.

How is A.R.T. different then massage therapy?

It is a medically patented technique that provides fast results and is most often performed by chiropractors. It is unique because treatment is aimed at the origin of the pain which may be different then where the patient is having symptoms. Also, ACTIVE movements are performed by the patient during treatment. There are A.R.T. providers on most MLB and NFL teams providing care to elite athletes. A.R.T. is widely known in most tri-athlete and running circles, as well as professional weight lifters.

Iím nervous about getting an adjustment to the spine, is it safe?

Yes, it is safe. Our doctors utilize many methods to ensure a comfortable adjustment including: Drop Table Technique, Hands Only Technique, Flexion-Distraction Technique and Activator Methods. Please see this section in Services.

Will I be sore after my appointment?

You may be sore at the muscles that were released for about 1-2 days. It is a general ache that is different then the symptoms that brought you to our office. Drink extra water following treatment to minimize soreness. Applying 20 minutes of ice to the area may be recommended as well.

Will I be restricted from my usual activities?

It depends on your specific case. You will need to stay somewhat active to maintain the release gained and proper alignment. It is not recommended that you are more active than usual. In most cases, it is okay to try return to exercises gradually, especially to test and see if results are attained and performance is improved.

Will I need to keep coming back for adjustments and A.R.T.?

Our philosophy: Release adhesions, realign the spine and joints, show you therapeutic stretches to maintain release and eventually provide strengthening exercises for you to be able to manage your condition on your own. With that being said, it is likely that some chronic conditions need tune-ups on a regular basis.

Are your services covered by insurance?

Please call our office for specifics but the simplest answer is "yes"Ö. if you have chiropractic coverage and we are an in-network provider for your insurance. Medicare pays only for spinal adjustments and not therapy so A.R.T. for Medicare patients is a separate cash case.

How long are your appointments?

The initial visit is 40-60 minutes; follow-up visits are less than 20 minutes.

What is Laser Therapy and how does it work?

Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells.

What conditions do you treat with the Laser?

Many that are already treated in our office, in addition to others also listed below:

  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Chronic non-healing wounds
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Pre and post surgical treatment
  • Sore muscles and joints
  • Anti-inflammation applications
  • Degenerative joint conditions
  • Neurological pain
  • Painful scarring
  • Stretch marks

What can I expect during and after a Laser Treatment?

It is a painless procedure that usually lasts less than 10 minutes. Patients report a comfortable sensation at the point of application. Most patients see a positive result in the first 1-3 treatments. Swelling is greatly reduced and there is rapid relief of pain. The number of sessions required depends on your specific condition.