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FAQ

Q: What are your fees?

A: Our New Patient Evaluation is a straight $179 fee.  

Our New Patient Evaluation includes: your consultation with Dr. Bruce, Thermography & Electromyography Scans, Heart Rate Variability Scan (If Dr. Bruce Orders it), Scan Analysis & Reports, X-Ray analysis & Report (If Dr. Bruce Orders X-rays), Dr. Bruce's recommendations for care. (DOES NOT INCLUDE ADJUSTMENT)The fees for your care after that will depend upon you and your individual health care needs.  

Q: How long is the first visit?

A: Your first visit typically last less than a half an hour.  

Q: How long is the second visit?

A: At your second visit, Dr. Bruce will go over all of the information that we gathered on your first visit, making certain that you understand his findings and finally he will make recommendations for your care in our office.  It's very important that you understand where you are and that you participate in the creating the plan to meet your healthcare goals in our office.  If Dr. Bruce believes that we can help you reach your goals and you agree to participate in the recommendations for care, you will be accepted as a practice member and will begin your care immediately.  This visit typically lasts 20-30 minutes. 

Q: How often will I have to come into the office?

A: The frequency of your care will depend upon you and your individual health care needs.  This will be communicated to you during your Report of Findings on the second visit and will be based upon the information gathered during your initial evaluation on your first visit.

Q: Do you take insurance?

A: We do participate with some insurances, please call our office to determine if we are in network with your carrier.

Q: How long has Dr. Bruce been in practice?

A: Dr. Bruce has been in practice since 2006. He purchased Queensbury Family Chiropractic in 2008. 

Q: Where did Dr. Bruce graduate from?

A: Dr. Bruce is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

Q: What kind of education does a chiropractor recieve?

A: Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions.

The typical applicant at a 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. Because of the hands-on nature of chiropractic, and the intricate adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical training.

Doctors of chiropractic — who are licensed to practice in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in many nations around the world — undergo a rigorous education in the healing sciences, similar to that of medical doctors. In some areas, such as anatomy, physiology, and rehabilitation, they receive more intensive education than most medical doctors or physical therapists. 

Q: What is chiropractic?

A: http://queensburychiropractic.com/chiropractic/Chiropractic/

Q: What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A: A Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which chiropractors use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of chiropractic adjustment is to correct structural alignment and improve your body's physical function.

Q: How does chiropractic work?

A: The human body possesses a natural ability to restore itself. This ability depends on a healthy nervous system. Life's events such as birth, poor diet, chemical stresses, accidents, sports injuries, repetitive work, and emotional stress are just some of the factors that can overwhelm the body's ability to adapt. The joints of the spine can be affected when these sorts of events occur, limiting range of motion. Spinal joint restriction and/or misalignment results in irritation and/or pressure at the spinal nerve. 

Chiropractic care can correct these structural distortions, known as subluxations, restoring the body to its optimal form and function. Local symptoms of subluxations may include pain, tenderness, swelling, tingling, numbness, or spasm around the joints of the spine, back, and neck. Many times these sensations extend further into the shoulders and arms, around the rib cage, or into the hips and down the legs. Subluxations can even lead to headaches, sensory processing disorders, ear infections, loss of sleep and/or focus, stomach and digestive problems, and loss of overall health. 

Impaired nerve coordination causes the whole body to suffer. Vital instructions flow between the brain and the body by way of spinal nerves. These communications inform and direct the body as to when, where, and how it needs to heal itself. By impairing the function of the nerves, subluxations interfere with the essential brain/body communication, thereby compromising the normal function of the body's organs and tissues. Chiropractic care clears the path for the body to maintain its own health.

Q: What is a subluxation?

A: The human body possesses a natural ability to restore itself. This ability depends on a healthy nervous system. Life's events such as birth, poor diet, chemical stresses, accidents, sports injuries, repetitive work, and emotional stress are just some of the factors that can overwhelm the body's ability to adapt. The joints of the spine can be affected when these sorts of events occur, limiting range of motion. Spinal joint restriction and/or misalignment results in irritation and/or pressure at the spinal nerve. 

Chiropractic care can correct these structural distortions, known as subluxations, restoring the body to its optimal form and function. Local symptoms of subluxations may include pain, tenderness, swelling, tingling, numbness, or spasm around the joints of the spine, back, and neck. Many times these sensations extend further into the shoulders and arms, around the rib cage, or into the hips and down the legs. Subluxations can even lead to headaches, sensory processing disorders, ear infections, loss of sleep and/or focus, stomach and digestive problems, and loss of overall health. 

Impaired nerve coordination causes the whole body to suffer. Vital instructions flow between the brain and the body by way of spinal nerves. These communications inform and direct the body as to when, where, and how it needs to heal itself. By impairing the function of the nerves, subluxations interfere with the essential brain/body communication, thereby compromising the normal function of the body's organs and tissues. Chiropractic care clears the path for the body to maintain its own health.

Q: How can I tell if I have a subluxation?

A: You can have a subluxation(s) and not know it.  Like the early stages of tooth decay or even cancer, subluxations can be present for long periods of time without obvious symptoms.  The results of a thorough chiropractic examination can reveal the location and severity of any subluxations you may have. The is only one way to know - Get Checked!

Q: Why do Chiropractors take X-Rays?

A: Chiropractors may take x-rays to reveal the internal structure and alignment of the spine including bone anatomy and soft tissues. 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.

Much the same way a dentist may utilize x-rays, Dr. Bruce finds x-rays invaluable in determining the extent of wear, any anomalies in your spine, and other factors that will guide the development of his recommendations for care.

Q: Why would children need chiropractic care?

A: Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being. The following link will provide you with articles that will help you understand the importance of the chiropractic family wellness lifestyle.

Q: Is chiropractic really safe?

A: YES. Chiropractic's non-surgical, drug-free approach to health places it among the safest of all health care practices. Remember, chiropractic takes nothing out of the body and puts nothing in. As a result, chiropractors enjoy one of the lowest malpractice rates of all health care professionals.

Q: What causes that sound I hear during an adjustment?

A: That sound is not your spine "cracking" or "popping" like most people think. That sound is created by gas (in this case, nitrogen) rushing in to fill a partial vacuum that is created when the joints are mobilized. Not all chiropractic adjusting techniques produce this noise. In fact, some adjusting techniques produce no noise at all.

Q: Can I adjust myself?

A: 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.

Q: Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?

A: Yes. We have cared for numerous patients who have had various types of spinal surgeries. It’s an unfortunate fact that approximately half of those who have spinal surgery discover a return of their original problems months or years later. This all too-common occurrence is known as "Failed Back Surgery Syndrome." Chiropractic adjustments can often help avoid repeated operations.

Q: Does Chiropractic work for all types of Health Problems?

A: Chiropractic care is successful with a wide variety of health problems not necessarily considered “back” problems because the focus of chiropractic care is the improvement of nervous system function.

While no guarantee can be given that chiropractic will “cure” any specific condition, with a normal nerve supply the body’s natural healing capacity can improve countless health problems

Q: Is it OK to see a Chiropractor if I'm pregnant?

A: Anytime is a good time to improve the functioning of your nervous system. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments improve their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Not only is chiropractic care safe for a pregnant woman, in some cases it can actually alleviate the headaches, nausea, back pain, leg pain and many other symptoms that are common during pregnancy. Dr. Bruce has special "Pregnancy pillows" and adjusting tables are designed with a "drop pelvic piece" designed specifically for pregnant women. It is a great joy for us to provide care for expectant mothers

Q: Is massage a helpful compliment to chiropractic adjustments?

A: There is no question that massage offers great benefits in both physical and psychological health. Health care experts agree, there truly is a mind/body connection. Massage therapy can be a great compliment to chiropractic care, helps to alleviate the harmful effects of stress and encourages healing. Dr. Bruce encourages our practice members who utilize massage to schedule their massage appointments later in the day than their chiropractic adjustments because you should always start with a clear, functioning nervous system.  A clear, functioning nervous system means that the body is communicating well with itself and can make better use of other healthful components such as massage and good nutrition. (Do you need a referral to a great Massage Therapist or Nutritional consultant?  Ask us who we use!)