FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic doctors are concerned with the relationship between structure and function of the body. When that relationship is compromised by a misalignment, either of a bone, disc, ligament or muscle, a chiropractor can perform an adjustment. This correction can allow normal nerve transmission, permitting the body to begin the healing process.
How is chiropractic different from medical procedures?
Chiropractic looks at the neurological components of healing, not just the pathological. We also use nutrition to help heal health problems. Both of these components are too often ignored by medical doctors.
What is a subluxation?
A subluxation is a displacement of a bone, muscle, organ, disc or anything else that causes nerve interference.
Can children, the elderly or pregnant women get chiropractic adjustments?
Any time is a good time for a better functioning nervous system. Dr. Boro's gentle technique is especially helpful for all of the above. Children, the elderly and pregnant women can benefit because they are going through bodily changes that can cause misalignments.
How long is my care going to take?
Completion of care will be determined by your chiropractor's analysis of your case, along with your symptom pattern. Remember that the fact that you no longer have symptoms does not mean that your care is complete. Generally, completion of care is relatively quick, and the body's ability to hold an adjustment is excellent.
What should I expect after an adjustment?
A general sense of well-being is normal after an adjustment, along with increased mobility and a decrease or elimination of symptoms. When there is severe or chronic injury, a toxic release or change in circulation may produce temporary lightheadedness, drowsiness, perspiration and occasionally headaches. This may be due to the release of waste products that have accumulated or a change in circulation as a response to a shift in the balance of the nervous system. Sometimes, symptom changes do not occur until days later, or after a series of adjustments.
Will my insurance cover chiropractic?
Your care is a contract between you and your insurance company. It is your responsibility to know if your company requires a referral, and you must get the referral. You should know how many chiropractic visits your insurance company will approve. If you need help with this, we can help you to verify your coverage. Dr. Boro participates with the following providers:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Great West
We are not a provider for any HMO. If you have out of plan benefits, we will be glad to bill your insurance company, but you will be responsible for the copay. You will also be responsible for any charges that they do not cover.
What makes Dr. Boro's adjustments different from other chiropractors?
Dr. Boro makes use of the body's built in electrical feedback systems to help identify where the problems are. Ninety percent of the nervous system is sensory, that is, information going into the brain. But most people are only interested in how they function and move. Addressing only the movement doesn't get to the real problem. The way to get at the problem is to get the sensory information, what goes in, that is wrong. Change that data, and change the output.
The goal is to have a nervous system that is integrated, that communicates in the proper way. If you ge on an airplane for a non-stop flight to San Francisco, you don't expect it to stop in Atlanta, St. Louis, Dallas, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Sometimes, that's what our bodies are doing with nerve interferences. Our body can send the wrong signal. Or it can send the right signal along the wrong pathway. Dr. B works with your body's ability to heal itself, to get it on the right path.
If you're tired all the time, why? Nine times out of ten it is because your body is inefficient. It is doing twice the work to accomplish half the work that someone else's body is doing. Having an efficient nervous system can create less tiredness, more focus, greater results.
Chiropractic is truly an electronic health care system. It's not just electrical impulses going along a wire, but also includes electromagnetic frequencies, like the radio and TV. You want a clean signal, with no static. Dr. B fine-tunes those frequencies. DNFT adjustments change the acupuncture pulses and the energetic balance of the body. The cleaner your electromagnetic system, the closer you can be to who you really are, both in terms of body use and brain use.
What are the advantages in receiving low force chiropractic?
Some patients have been reluctant to receive chiropractic care because they do not like the type of thrusting and popping sounds, which are often associated with conventional chiropractic. Dr. Boro's techniques involve no hard thrusts or popping sounds as the correction is delivered by light impulse of the thumb. Many patients appreciate the specificity and attention to detail, which results in profound and long lasting corrections to their problems. Another advantage is the relatively few number of visits required for both initial correction and maintenance.
What is SOT?
Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) is a chiropractic structural analysis technique, founded by Dr. DeJarnette in 1925, based on the identification and treatment of 3 systems: the cranial-sacral respiratory system (including the bones in the head all the way down to the tailbone), the weight-bearing system, and the function of the lumbar spine.
The cranial-sacral system supports, nourishes and enhances the performance of the nervous system. The sutures of the bones in the head have a subtle movement pattern. In normal states of health, the brain contracts and expands about 10-14 times per minute. Consequently, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is drawn through the brain and squeezed out into the spinal column. If the cranial bones or the tailbone is jammed, the pumping is restricted, which can cause any number of problems, such as headaches, nasal congestion, asthma, earaches and dizziness.
The weight-bearing system helps maintain the body's posture against gravity.
The lumbar spine forms the foundation upon which the rest of the spine depends. SOT uses the body's own gravitational pull, along with gentle, yet precise manipulation, to center the pelvic foundation and then align the rest of the spine.
When is SOT needed?
Some indications for cranial work are: a feeling of pressure in the head, accidents, headaches, sinus discomfort, depression, ringing in the ears, anxiety, TMJ dysfunction, whiplash, and vision problems. In some people, cranial work increases creativity, induces calmness and can give relief from pain when nothing else seems to work.
What is AK?
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a technique developed by Dr. George Goodheart in the early 1960's, that allows a practitioner to quickly analyze the nature of your problem, to diagnose it and then prioritize therapies that will be beneficial. AK is used in conjunction with personal history, physical exam and neurological and orthopedic tests to determine the source of your problem. By means of specific muscle testing, the body can be tested so that it communicates information concerning its status and needs.
What is Visceral Manipulation?
Visceral Manipulation is a manual therapy that focuses on the internal organs. It is based on the work of Jean-Pierre Barral, an osteopath and physical therapist, who used the rhythmic motions of the organs as a basis for determining dysfunction. Gentle manipulations can potentially improve function of organs, systems and the entire body.