FAQ

Chiropractic is a treatment that consists of manual healing techniques, which are intended to realign and readjust the spine. The realigning works by removing pressure and strain on the spinal nerves and joints. The results of chiropractic care include lessened pain and improved health.

At Rock Creek, we focus primarily on spinal chiropractic treatment. A variety of conditions can benefit from this form of treatment, such as: neck pain, back pain, hip pain, jaw pain, headaches, migraines, numbness and tingling, fatigue, carpal tunnel, digestive issues, sleep disorders, sinus issues, fibromyalgia and more.

The cracking sound that a patient hears during chiropractic treatment is comparable to what happens when you crack your knuckles. It is caused by nitrogen gas that converts from joint fluid solution into gas. The change causes the cracking noise, though it is entirely harmless.

During your first appointment, we will conduct a thorough evaluation to make sure that you are a suitable candidate for chiropractic care.

X-rays are necessary in some cases. We have in-house x-ray facilities if x-rays are needed.

During your first visit, you will have to provide us with some information before meeting with the doctor. Then you will meet with one of our doctors and go into the examination room. The doctor will make some inquiries regarding your health, symptoms and other issues. Afterwards, the doctor will perform some orthopedic, neurological and range of motion tests to help assess the root of the problem. In some cases, x-rays are taken after the examination in order to properly diagnose a condition.

While it largely depends on your policy, many medical plans offer coverage for chiropractic care. We can verify the coverage during your first visit to Rock Creek.

Most car accident cases receive full coverage from their insurance. It is best to call our office, or come in for a consultation, so that we can go over specific details of your case and determine your coverage.

A chiropractic adjustment describes manually manipulating the spine.

It is very uncommon for pain to occur during an adjustment. Most people find that the sensation is actually quite pleasant.

Chiropractors are obligated to attend 4 years of undergraduate college prior to attending a chiropractic school. Chiropractic school takes another 4 years; followed by a number of state level and national board exams.

Dr. Groelz has been in practice since 2003.