Chiropractors In Amarillo: What Can You Expect?

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

So what can you expect when you make an appointment with one of the many chiropractors in Amarillo? Well, I guess the same goes for Montana, New York, or a number of any other towns you can name off. The truth is, you just never know. Chiropractors have all kinds of different types of stripes. Chiropractors have been described as straight, mixed, subluxation based, and a score of other names. The one that sounds confusing to me is, “Chiropractic Medicine.” To me, that is an oxymoron. We are looking for ways of healing to avoid medication so how can that be referred to as “chiropractic medicine?”

Technically, this definition passes as the dictionary says:

Medicine –

The science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

A compound or preparation used for the treatment or prevention of disease, esp. a drug or drugs taken by mouth.

The first definition certainly works but “chiropractic medicine” just doesn’t sound right.

Anyway, you have chiropractors that are neuromusculoskeletal…..like me. We pretty much stick to bones, joints, the spine, the muscles, and the nerves. You have some chiropractors that are more holistic than that. The chiropractors in Amarillo that are more holistic will discuss with you how they can have an impact on conditions such as altered liver enzymes and even cancer. (I wrote an earlier blog referring to this topic so feel free to go back in the archives and give it a read) You will find chiropractors in Amarillo that strictly use the activator tool. There is no manual adjustment at all. You may find some that use what is called applied kinesiology. You will find some that want you to sign a large up-front contract that you cannot get out of. I’ve heard of chiropractors doing the “hard sell” including trying to talk someone into selling their car to pay for the treatment. There is a difference in pre-payment to receive an overall discount and up-front pre-paid contracts. Big difference!

Here is what you can expect when you walk through our doors. You’ll be greeted with a welcome and a smile. You can expect an ortho/neuro exam. Same-day treatment if you are in bad shape. X-rays if indicated. You can expect to come back and see me again because I would be rich and famous if I could fix everyone in one visit. You can expect a comprehensive treatment plan that will include modalities (massage, electric stim, ultrasound, etc.) we offer than can improve your condition in a big way and give you the best chance of being healthy in the long run. You will also be offered optional treatment plans. You can expect the option to go over the plan or plans and have your own input. And then you can expect to have the option to pre-pay at a discount. Or not. It’s up to you. We make recommendations and you tell us what you want to do. You can expect that we will actually put our hands on you and manually adjust you. You can expect us to treat you in a neuromusculoskeletal way that is the diagnosis and treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal systems. We only use the activator with small kids and very elderly people or if specifically requested. And, NO UP-FRONT CONTRACTS!

Give us a call at 806-355-3000 and let’s get started!