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Do we take insurance?
Yes! We take a variety of health insurance plans. Give us a call at (619) 281.7800 to find out if we take yours.
What makes Dorris Chiropractic different from other chiropractic clinics?
At Dorris Chiropractic, we treat and care for the entire body. Whereas many chiropractors focus solely on the spine, we treat conditions related to the entire body including the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet. We also strive to get our patients better in as few appointments possible so you can get back to what you love faster.
Will I need to get X-Rays?
Usually not. Most of our patients are treated without needing an x-ray.
How do I know when I have completed treatment?
Completion of care is always based on your goals and wh eat you hope to achieve. However, in addition to achieving pain relief we encourage our patients to focus on reaching activity and performance goals as a measurement of care completion. Why? The temporary relief of pain does not always lead to long-term success. While many of our patients enjoy immediate pain relief following treatment, it may take additional time to completely address muscular and joint imbalances and prevent the injury or tension from recurring.
What makes the “cracking sound” when an adjustment is delivered by a chiropractor?
The “cracking sound”, or audible, stems from the release of gases that build up in pressure within a joint. An adjustment releases the build up of pressure, which was created by the joint’s restriction, resulting in a “popping sound” when the adjustment is delivered.
Do adjustments hurt?
Most chiropractic adjustments are painless. In fact, adjustments help most of our clients enjoy immediate relief. However, if a client has suffered from a recent injury, adjustments can sometimes cause slight discomfort due to the inflammation caused by the injury.
Do we refer our clients to other specialists?
Yes. If your condition fails to improve or is outside our scope of practice, we will make the appropriate referrals immediately.
Why should I see the doctors at Dorris Chiropractic over my family doctor for spine and joint injuries or muscle problems?
The doctors at Dorris Chiropractic have undergone extensive studies and specialized training in the care of musculoskeletal problems. When it comes to sudden or chronic injuries of the joints and/or muscles, the doctors at Dorris Chiropractic are second to none in assisting you with your health needs.