Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a profession that specifically focuses on the health of the nervous system and the alignment of the spine. Misaligned (aka ‘subluxated') spinal bones put pressure on the nerves that exit between them, and in more severe cases, the spinal cord itself.

When the spine is subluxated, there is a breakdown in the communication between the nervous system and the organs, glands, muscles & joints it controls. The abnormal function can show up in a variety of ways/symptoms. Some examples are pain, muscle spasms, and organ system dysfunction (digestive problems, breathing issues, inadequate stress adaptation, abnormal bowel function, etc.). Basically, whatever is controlled by the spinal nerves and/or spinal cord may be affected.

My #1 job as your Chiropractor is to correct (adjust) the subluxations thereby allowing for better nerve system function and improved healing. The same inner wisdom our body has that allows us to digest food, heal a wound, eliminate toxins or adjust to temperature changes is dependent on a properly-functioning nervous system. Drugs do not correct subluxations. Chiropractic is unique in what it provides.

Will Dr. Schneider use any drugs or surgical procedures?

No. Chiropractic treatment does not include invasive procedures like surgery or medication. Those methods fall under the heading of medical treatment. Instead, Chiropractic works to clear what is preventing your body from healing & functioning normally. If the doctor feels that medication or surgery is appropriate, he will tell you.

What makes Dr. Schneider different?

  1. Dr. Schneider has almost 40 years of practice experience, serving patients of all ages.
  2. His practice delivers excellent results without the added expense of dry needling, acupuncture, essential oils, vitamin therapies, etc.
  3. He uses a unique combination of proven Chiropractic methods which re-align the spine and optimize nervous system function and self-healing. Chiropractic is holistic in itself. It does not rely on drugs or surgery to get results — just the body's natural ability to heal.

What methods does Dr. Schneider use to perform adjustments?

Very few Chiropractors practice using a combination of Activator technique, Sacro-occipital technique, Direct Non-Force Cranial technique, Thompson technique, Upper Cervical technique, or Applied Kinesiology muscle testing. Taking the best from these Chiropractic methods makes it possible for our patients to experience optimal healing — comfortably and safely.

What experience does Dr. Schneider have using the Activator Method?

He is certified at the highest level of competence in the technique. It is important to know that when you come to him, you will actually get the real deal.

If a potential chiropractor is not listed on the Activator site as advanced proficient, the doctor has not been certified in regards to their knowledge and competence in the technique.

What if I'm pregnant or have had spinal surgery?

Dr. Schneider has been taking care of patients with a variety of special needs throughout his career, including pregnant and post-surgical cases with excellent results.

Pregnant patients receive specialized care using chiropractic tables that have been designed with their comfort in mind. Many times pregnant patients suffer needlessly from spinal issues, unaware that there is an effective, safe option for them. The health of their spine affects the health of their developing child, so it makes a lot of sense for “moms to be” to receive Chiropractic care.

What about my children? Should they be checked for subluxation?

The trauma of the delivery process, childhood falls, pranks, and athletic injuries are just a few great reasons to have your children checked. An ounce of prevention now can make a world of difference in their future spinal health.

Keeping their spine aligned helps keep them healthy and off-loads the spinal stress from activity-related injuries. It’s the smart thing to do.

What if I have weak bones (osteoporosis)?

Spines that are more delicate respond best to gentler procedures, which we utilize extensively. However, it’s important to realize that spines that have advanced osteoporosis or arthritis, had surgical interventions, and/or are experiencing disc degeneration are going to require more care and they will respond at a slower rate. However, getting the care they need will provide them with improved spinal function and quality of life.

What if I've been in an automobile accident?

We only accept auto accident cases on a case-by-case basis. We do not take a lien on these cases, which means we do not provide treatment and wait for the case to settle to be paid.

At this point in our practice, we are primarily focused on optimizing our patients’ spinal health, rather than navigating the legal landscape of lawsuits, accident cases, etc. However, you are free to call us because on occasion, we do make exceptions.

We do not handle work-related or personal injury cases (like slip and falls, etc.) of any type.

How can I pay for care?

Some patients have health insurance and others don’t. We do participate in a variety of plans. However some plans, even those that we don’t participate in, may actually have higher out-of-pocket expenses than our normal fees. In some cases, it is actually cheaper to not use your existing health insurance (which you have every right to do in North Carolina).

If you are not sure, our staff will be glad to check what your costs will be. We have a significant number of patients that don’t have health insurance or have plans that don’t cover Chiropractic care and can still afford care.

You should be able to live a life without compromise.

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