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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 01 What is Causing My Pain?

  • 02 Why Should I Choose Pleasant Hill Chiropractic?

    It is an honor to be able to serve our patients on a daily basis, and we understand that there several chiropractors in the area. Many people choose to come back regularly to see us because they understand that we truly care. We are here for you and want to help you feel better. Please visit our services page for more information about different amenities such as: · Flexible & same day appointment times · Minimal wait times · Insurance filed for you · Friendly and helpful staff · A variety of treatment options

  • 03 How Long Will I Be Treated?

    At the beginning of everyone’s treatment, we will begin with a thorough history and an examination to determine the cause of your pain or problem. Your treatment plan will be based on your specific injury, and treatment times vary from one person to another. Our goal is to get you out of pain and back to your normal life as soon as possible. Many patients choose to come back on a regular basis because getting adjusted maintains their health.

  • 04 How Much Will Treatment Cost?

    We are in network with many of the major insurance companies in the area and almost all insurance companies cover chiropractic care. We also accept auto accidents, workers compensation, personal injury and Medicare patients. Please call us today and our office staff would be happy to help you determine your coverage for chiropractic care.

  • 05 Are All Patients Adjusted the Same Way?

    No. The doctor evaluates each patient’s unique spinal problem and develops an individual course of care. Each chiropractic adjustment builds on the one before. The resulting recommendations are based upon years of training and experience. Each patient’s care is uniquely different from every other patient.

  • 06 Is Chiropractic Safe?

    Yes. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative and natural approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. As proof, one merely has to compare malpractice rates between chiropractors and other health care professionals. Chiropractors’ malpractice premiums are a small fraction of those for medical doctors.

  • 07 What Causes the Sound During an Appointment?

    Actually, adjustments do not always produce a sound. Often, however, adjustments do create the sound of a spinal “release", or “popping" sound. The 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

  • 08 Can I Adjust Myself?

    No. Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction to a specific joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself correctly and accurately. It is possible to turn or bend or twist in certain ways to create a “popping" sound that sometimes accompanies a chiropractic adjustment. Unfortunately, this type of joint manipulation is usually counterproductive, often making an already unstable spine even more unstable, and can sometimes be dangerous. Adjusting the spine is not for amateurs!

  • 09 Can a Person Who Had Back Surgery See a Chiropractor?

    Yes. It’s an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too common occurrence is know as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome." Chiropractic may help prevent repeated back surgeries. In fact, if chiropractic care is initially utilized back surgery can often be avoided in the first place.

  • 10 Is it OK to See a Chiropractor if I'm Pregnant? What About My Children?

    Almost anytime is a good time to see a chiropractor. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments improve their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient’s size, weight, age, and condition of health. Children can benefit from chiropractic care just as much as adults. Dr. Owen has adjusted his children since birth. Chiropractic care can help children with ear infections, torticollis, scoliosis, better sleep habits, etc.

  • 11 Why Do Chiropractors Take X-rays?

    Chiropractors take x-rays to reveal the internal structure and alignment of the spine. We are also concerned about 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. X-rays also provide a blueprint for correcting the spine back to optimal health and alignment.

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