Optimal Health
17651 1st Avenue South
Normandy Park, WA

Chiropractic Care FAQ’s


Chiropractic CareAt Optimal Health Spine & Wellness Clinic, we provide chiropractic, massage, and naturopathy services that are focused on not only getting you out of pain but also on making your spine and body healthier, stronger and more flexible. Many forms of traditional medical care focus only on the pain part and too often turn to addictive prescription drugs or invasive surgeries to treat their patients.

Our chiropractor in Normandy Park, Dr. Nicole Leshaw, works to find the underlying cause of your pain and to provide all-natural treatments that help you feel better. Many patients who first come to our clinic seeking pain relief are often surprised by the substantial benefits our medical team can provide. If you are experiencing some type of pain, and are not sure where to turn for help, here are answers to some of the most common FAQs about chiropractic care:

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic care is based on the foundation and belief that the spinal and musculoskeletal systems are the primary cause of most pain and discomfort throughout the body. When the spine is out of alignment, it can cause other bodily systems, such as the nerves, muscles, and organs, to become out of alignment as well. After our initial examination and consultation, our chiropractors in Normandy Park employ a system of manipulative spinal movements to bring the spinal column back into alignment. One major difference at Optimal Health Spine & Wellness Clinic is that we also add massage and naturopathy services to our chiropractic care, to provide maximum relief.

How Did Chiropractic Get Started?

Although some of the principles of the services we provide here at Optimal Health Spine & Wellness Clinic have been used successfully for centuries to relieve pain, the modern form of chiropractic care was crystallized by Daniel David Palmer in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He was really the first to provide a scientific explanation of how spinal manipulation can have such wide-ranging positive effects. His methods proved so popular that there are now more than 70,000 active chiropractors providing pain relief throughout the United States.

What Conditions and Injuries are Treated with Chiropractic?

A wide range of conditions and injuries can be treated with chiropractic. Patients may come to our clinic for acute pain relief after experiencing whiplash in an auto accident, suffering a sports injury, or being involved in a work-related incident. They may come to us with long-term problems such as headaches and migraines, a herniated disc, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, or lower back pain. And some patients even come to us because they just want to feel better.

Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?

Although every form of health care has the potential for adverse side effects, chiropractic is widely recognized as a safe, drug-free, non-invasive treatment therapy. While most patients experience immediate relief after a chiropractic session, some may report feelings of soreness, stiffness, or achiness. This might be similar to what you would experience after a vigorous exercise session. Before beginning treatment, our chiropractors make a thorough physical assessment of your current health state and develop a treatment plan in accordance with your specific needs.

How Often is Chiropractic Care Needed?

That depends on your reason for visiting our clinic. If you are in an acute pain situation after an auto accident or sports injury, you may require treatment several times a week. If you are seeing our chiropractors for rehabilitative care or another health situation, we may schedule chiropractic treatments over a course of several months. We constantly reevaluate your health condition to determine an ongoing course of treatment. Of course, some patients feel so good after an adjustment or massage session, that they simply keep coming back again and again!

Are Chiropractic Visits Covered by Insurance?

Of course, that answers depends on your specific health care plan, but chiropractic care is included in most insurance coverage. This often includes workers’ compensation coverage, major medical plans, Medicare and some Medicaid plans, and major health insurance companies. We gladly accept most health insurances, and our office staff will be happy to work with you and your health insurance company to determine your level of coverage.

How Much Does A Chiropractic Visit Cost Without Insurance?

That depends on the extent of your injury, the reasons you are seeking chiropractic care, and the amount of treatment required. Some patients experience relief very quickly, while others have a long-term need for care. You may require only chiropractic care, while other patients benefit more from additional massage and naturopathy services as well. Individuals in need of our chiropractic services who lack insurance, and who are worried about the high costs charged by many other clinics, need not worry. We have highly affordable rates and flexible payment plans, which allows access to high-quality chiropractic care for you and your family.

What Areas Do You Serve?

We’re proud to provide chiropractic and massage services to patients throughout the Normandy Park area including Burien, Kent, Des Moines, and SeaTac.

Our Chiropractors in Normandy Park Answer Your Questions

At Optimal Health Spine & Wellness, we are here to provide a full range of services that can help you experience pain relief, rehabilitate from a personal injury accident, or simply feel better every day.

Our chiropractic care includes spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and spinal decompression. Massage services include injury massage, deep tissue massage, post-surgical massage, lymphatic drainage massage and relaxation massage.

We can help you find relief if you are suffering from back and neck pain, whiplash, scoliosis, sciatica, or headaches and migraines. In addition to these common medical conditions, we also treat herniated or slipped disc, car accident injuries, sports injuries such as tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis, pinched nerves, or shoulder and foot pain. For your optimal health and wellness, visit our massage therapists and chiropractors in Normandy Park, where wellness awaits you.

Call us today to schedule an appointment for a chiropractic and wellness consultation!

Optimal Health Spine At Optimal Health Spine & Wellness, in the Normandy Park area, we have incorporated Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, and Naturopathy Services to bring you lasting wellness from the inside out.

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