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How do I become a new patient with Dr. Rahim?

  • Fill out the online intake form prior to your visit
  • Schedule a new patient appointment using the online scheduling system
  • Please bring a valid ID for your first appointment
  • Please bring all prior treatment notes, imaging, blood work and relevant tests.
  • If you wish to have a Virtual Clinic appointment, contact via email, phone or Skype messaging.

What conditions do chiropractors treat?

The primary condition that chiropractors treat is the vertebral subluxation complex (VSC) or subluxation.  A subluxation is defined as a misalignment in the spine or extremity causing abnormal function of the joint and resulting nerve dysfunction. Therefore, anytime there is a subluxation present, there will be associated signs and symptoms.  The common signs and symptoms of a subluxated joint include swelling, heat, altered function, redness and pain. Secondary conditions may result from a subluxation.

Secondary conditions that may result or benefit from chiropractic care include :

  • Acid Reflux
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Autism, Bell’s Palsy
  • Bone Spurs
  • Blindness/Visual Disorders
  • Blood Pressure, Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Colic
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Deafness
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Disc Bulges and Herniation
  • Dizziness
  • Epilepsy
  • Female Issues
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Forward Head Posture
  • Headache
  • Immune Function
  • Infertility
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Learning Disorders (children)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Maintenance Care and Wellness
  • Mid back Pain
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Non-Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Numbness and Tingling (hands and feet)
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurologic Dysfunction
  • Otitis Media (ear infections)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pregnancy-related Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Repetitive Stress
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shoulder and Arm pain
  • Skin disorders
  • Sleep Disorders,
  • Sports Injuries
  • Spinal Alignment/Cervical Curve
  • Spinal Pain, Stress
  • Temporomandibular Joint
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo and Balance
  • Ulcers
  • Whiplash.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. One way you judge the safety of a health profession is by how much they pay for malpractice insurance. Chiropractic malpractice insurance is one of the lowest of all healthcare disciplines.

Is chiropractic care appropriate for children?

Yes, children can benefit tremendously from chiropractic care. Children are physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from normal actives of life as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort.  Chiropractic adjustments are safe and gentle and are always adapted to the patient,

What type of education and training do chiropractors have?

Doctors of chiropracticare educated as primary-contact health care providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions.

The typical applicant for chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Doctors of chiropractic are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition rehabilitation and more.

Because chiropractic care includes highly skilled manipulation/adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical technique training to master these important manipulative procedures.

In total, the chiropractic college curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by an accrediting agency that is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Is chiropractic care ongoing?

The hands-on nature of the chiropractic is essentially what requires patients to visit the chiropractor a number of times. To be cared for by a chiropractor, a patient needs to be in his or her office. In contrast, a course of treatment from medical doctors often involves a pre-established plan that is conducted at home (i.e. taking a course of antibiotics once a day for a couple of weeks). A chiropractor may provide acute, chronic, and/or preventive care thus making a certain number of visits sometimes necessary. Your doctor of chiropractic should tell you the extent of treatment recommended and how long you can expect it to last.

In the Gonstead System of Chiropractic the idea is to, “Find It, Accept It, Fix It, Leave It Alone.” Meaning once the problem has been identified, the goal is to correct the problem, which may require an initial series of visits.

Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?

Adjustments of a spinal or extremity joint result in a release of gas bubbles, similar to popping your knocking. The gas bubbles result from a change in joint pressure during the adjustive procedure.  In the Gonstead System of Chiropractic, the sound is usually a deeper hollower sound due to the specific nature of the adjustment given, with the intention of correctly repositioning the misaligned joint.

Will my insurance cover chiropractic care?

Most insurances have some form of chiropractic coverage.

This office does not bill insurance. However the office will provide a super bill (a detailed receipt of services performed and diagnostic codes) which you may submit directly to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Payment is expected at the time services are rendered

Payment methods include: Cash, Check, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard

Payment options are available through Care Credit and in-office arrangements