Obviously not. Our practitioners are experts in treating musculoskeletal conditions – like, sprains, strains, neck and low back pain, arthritic knees and hips, with natural alternative methods. We also specialize in treating headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, fibromyalgia, allergies and asthma. Our practitioners are trained to know what they are capable of treating and which patients need a medical referral.
Each provider has his or her specialties. Our practitioners frequently discuss several of their patients and cases with one another to determine if the patient would benefit from treatment provided by one of the other practitioners. For example, many patients receive a massage with one of our massage therapists, then have a chiropractic adjustment. Another example may be to receive acupuncture for an arthritic hip and then obtain a chiropractic adjustment of the hip and low back.
Our insurance manager will gladly file your claim for you. This includes most major health insurance carriers, Medicare, personal injury (auto mobile accident claims) and worker’s compensation claims.
If you are uncertain which type of provider can best treat your condition, just ask our receptionist. She will make sure Dr. Friedman consults with you either by phone or in person to evaluate your condition and determine which one of our providers is best suited to treat your specific condition.
Our multidisciplinary practice offers numerous services not found in many offices such as massage therapy, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, nutritional counseling, Pilates, dry needling and Kinesiology.
I would look for providers that have advanced post graduate degrees such as Diplomates of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics, Board of Chiropractic Radiologists, Board of Chiropractic Sports Practitioners or Board of Chiropractic Neurology. These individuals have an additional 3 years of training beyond their chiropractic education.
I would identify practices that perform a thorough evaluation and only complete x-rays to identify fractures, tumors, arthritis or infections. They do not take x-rays to locate vertebral subluxations (vertebrae out of place). Once your condition has been identified and diagnosed a 1-3 month treatment plan is recommended. It is very difficult if not impossible to know what treatment would be needed 4-5 months out.
What is your educational background? How often and for what purpose do you take x-rays?
My work stands out because of the 25+ years of experience in the chiropractic and 15+ years in the acupuncture profession. In addition our office provides a multidiscipline approach to your health to include chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, Pilates, physical therapy, nutritional, Chinese herbal medicine and homeopathy.
What I enjoy most about my job is having numerous options to help patients and do not have to rely solely on chiropractic manipulations.
One of the most commonly asked questions is do you think you can help relieve my symptoms. I answer with let’s determine the cause of your condition and then I will let you know if I can help you or would you have better results with a different type of practitioner.