FAQ’s

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FAQ’s 2018-08-15T05:02:06+00:00
What is Physical Medicine practice about? 2018-08-15T04:38:09+00:00

Physical medicine has a goal to improve and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the nervous system, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. In Advanced Physical Medicine we combine different specialties under one roof to be able to offer a bigger scope of services for most conditions.

From Chiropractic, Medical and physical therapy to nutrition / weight loss and massage therapy and now offering Sexual dysfunction treatment options and advanced regenerative therapy we can say we change the lives of each of our patients by getting their health back so that they can enjoy it.

How does chiropractic work? 2018-08-15T04:39:57+00:00

Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s inborn ability to be healthy and focuses not only in the proper function of the nervous system that controls every function of our boy, but also other components to our health like preventive care, nutrition, musculoskeletal system and even stress management.

When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to function properly and resist disease. A chiropractor focuses on removing any interference (misaligned vertebrae, aka subluxations) of the nervous system to improved spinal and nervous system function reducing not only pain and inflammation but improving overall health. A healthy spine and a healthy lifestyle are your keys to optimal health!

What should I bring on my first visit? 2018-08-15T04:42:23+00:00

Since the doctor is going to know as much as he/she can about you and your condition is important to bring any MRI’s, x-rays, blood test and any medical records pertaining your condition. Also bring and ID and insurance card (if you have insurance). As courtesy, we verify the patient’s insurance benefits of treatment in our office.

What can I expect on my first visit? 2018-08-15T04:43:34+00:00

We say healing begins on the first visit of a patient. After filling out the new patient form the patient will go with either the doctor or the case manager who will obtain a full health history and details on the chief complaints. Then, based on the intake doctor will perform a physical orthopedic, neurological and muscular exam to evaluate what type of condition the patient may have. The doctor may prescribe further testing like x-rays, MRI or even blood test to further asses the condition.

If the patient has recently performed the ordered test, the doctor may not need to repeat it. Finally, the patient may receive some palliative (pain relief) therapy subject to a doctor’s recommendation. A review of findings and recommendations can be done as soon as the next day.

Do you take x-rays in the office 2018-08-15T04:45:14+00:00

Yes! To benefit our patients we take x-rays in our office the same day, no wait and no lines.

Is important to take and read X-rays to reveal the underlying disease processes and disorders of the spine such as spinal deterioration, arthritis of the spine, abnormal development, bone spurs, disc disorders, tumors and spinal curvature to better understand and assist our patients.

Are all patients treated the same way 2018-08-15T04:46:25+00:00

Not only the chiropractic adjustments but the physiotherapies and medical treatment recommended to each patient are tailored to the patient based on their condition, overall musculoskeletal health, and their goals. Our doctors evaluate each patient’s unique spinal problem and develop an individual course of care including the adjustment technique (we currently use at least 7 different techniques).

Can a person who had back surgery visit a Physical Medicine practice? 2018-08-15T04:48:07+00:00

Yes! Conditions like muscle spasms, scar tissue formation, bad posture, inflammation and compensation of the body are some of the causes of pain after surgery.

In addition, it has been found that more than half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later and which is also known as the “failed back surgery syndrome.” Advanced Physical Medicine can help prevent repeated back surgeries and reduce the post-surgical pain. In fact, we have been able to assist patient avoiding back surgery in the first place!

I have government insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, etc.), can I use the promotional offer? 2018-08-15T04:50:43+00:00

We accept government insurance in most of our locations, however, we’re not allowed to extend a promotional offer for an evaluation to patients with Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, etc.

We can offer a free appointment to come see the office and speak with the doctor to confirm if we can help your condition and to see what your coverage includes and how much an evaluation would cost. In many cases the insurance cover part or most of the visit. As a courtesy, we can verify your coverage and schedule your visit by calling our team at 407-282-3615.

Is chiropractic safe? 2018-08-15T04:52:31+00:00

Yes! Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is a combination of holistic, conservative and natural approach to health that has a goal to restore health inside out and reduce or even eliminate pain caused from the acute and chronic condition without invasive procedures or addictive drugs. In fact, Chiropractors’ malpractice premiums are a small fraction of those for medical doctors.

Is it OK to see a chiropractor if I’m pregnant? 2018-08-15T04:54:31+00:00

Any time is a good time for a better functioning nerve system. There is multiple adjusting that can be used depending on the patient’s size, trimester they are in, age and condition of health. Chiropractic care helps Pregnant mothers with pregnancy discomforts, like neck pain, headaches, sciatica, improve their pregnancy and even make the delivery easier for themselves and their

baby. Also, certain chiropractic techniques can be used to help properly position the baby for delivery and is well recommended by doulas.

What is a chiropractic adjustment? 2018-08-15T04:55:38+00:00

A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific light force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated (out of place), “locked up,” or not moving properly.

The adjustment is a safe and natural procedure that helps eliminate interference to the nervous system, improving spinal function, overall health and reduces pain and inflammation. Even though adjustments do not always produce a sound the known “popping” sound is caused by gas rushing in to fill the partial vacuum created when the joints are slightly separated. This sound is painless and totally harmless

What is the difference between a chiropractor and an osteopath? 2018-08-15T04:56:58+00:00

Chiropractors base their care on the detection correction and prevention of vertebral subluxations (spinal misalignments).

We use specific spinal adjustments to correct the spine, to improve nervous system functions and reduce nerve interference. Osteopaths use drugs, surgery, and other traditional medical therapies and only occasionally use manipulative procedures.

What type of education do chiropractic doctors receive? 2018-08-15T04:59:05+00:00

Doctor of Chiropractic are well educated. Chiropractic education and medical education are similar in many respects and different in others because chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery, and medical doctors do not correct vertebral subluxations. A science bachelor’s degree is required to enter in a chiropractic school. After graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree (which can take 4-5 years), each candidate passes the demanding four-part National Board Examinations.

Then, doctors apply to a governmental or professional licensing board and must pass a more difficult test before being granted the privilege to practice. A chiropractor’s education, however, never ends. In Florida, Chiropractic Physicians is obligated to complete regular postgraduate instruction for bi-annual license renewal to stay current on the latest research and adjustment techniques.

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We constantly review our systems and data to ensure the best possible service to our customers.

We will investigate any such actions with a view to prosecuting and/or taking civil proceedings to recover damages against those responsible

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Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

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Client records are regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, other if legally required to do so to the appropriate authorities. Clients have the right to request sight of, and copies of any and all Client Records we keep, on the proviso that we are given reasonable notice of such a request. Clients are requested to retain copies of any literature issued in relation to the provision of our services. Where appropriate, we shall issue Clients with appropriate written information, handouts or copies of records as part of an agreed contract, for the benefit of both parties.

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