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FAQ

How long has Dr. Darryl Maher been a chiropractor?

Dr. Maher has been practicing chiropractic since he graduated from the New York Chiropractic College in November of 2007. Dr. Maher opened Maher Chiropractic in March of 2008.

What is an adjustment?

During an adjustment your chiropractor will use their hands to deliver a very precise movement to your vertebrae or other joints in the body. This is called a manual adjustment and releases locked joints to restore proper function. They may also use other techniques to deliver an adjustment such as using an activator, releasing muscle tension, and teaching therapeutic exercises.

How long is an adjustment?

Every case is different, but we ask that you allow approximately 20 minutes in the clinic. Other types of appointments such as the New Patient Consultation and Examination and the Conversion Report take longer. We will notify you of the time commitment needed when you book these appointments.

Can I get adjusted my first visit?

This is again on a case to case basis based on Dr. Maher’s discretion. Following the new patient examination, he will determine if you need further testing before we get started with your care plan.

Dr. Maher has requested x-rays, is this necessary?

Yes. X-rays are a necessity when further analysis is required. Dr. Maher will never guess when it comes to your health.

What is that cracking sound?

The disks in between your vertebrae contain fluids that carry nutrients throughout your body. When your spine is out of alignment there is increased pressure on these disks and the fluid turns into compressed gas. When a chiropractor adjusts your joints, they’re releasing that pressure and allowing the gas to escape, which creates a popping/cracking noise and leaves room for more nutritious fluids. Chiropractors are nervous system doctors; they do not crack bones.

Is chiropractic covered by insurance?

Yes. We will provide you with any necessary insurance receipts for you to submit to quickly and directly get reimbursed. Check in with your insurance provider to determine how much coverage you have available for chiropractic care.

What is a subluxation?

When the spine is in its normal position, all nerve channels are functioning at 100%, but when the spine shifts out of position, those nerves get choked off. These shifts or misalignments are called subluxations. A subluxation is a slight misalignment of the vertebrae and prevents your brain from properly sending messages to the rest of your body, leading to disease and organ system damage. Chiropractors are the only health care practitioners that treat subluxations.

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