FAQ

Q: What is Chiropractic?

A: Chiropractic the third largest branch of the healing arts, next to medicine and dentistry. Chiropractic as we know it today has was conceived in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa by Daniel David Palmer. Earlier forms of Chiropractic medicine have been around for thousands of years as an ancient chinese art. Chiropractic is concerned with the nervous system and how it affects human health and the disease process. Doctors of Chiropractic are physicians who consider mankind as an integrated being and give special attention to the bio mechanical, physiological and biochemical aspects including structural, spinal, musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular, nutritional, emotional and environmental relationships. The practice and procedures which may be employed by Doctors of Chiropractic are based on the academic and clinical training received in and through accredited chiropractic colleges. This includes but is not limited to, the use of current diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Such procedures include the use of chiropractic adjustments to fixated joints (the ones that to you feel stiff and of which you may or may not always try to "Crack". Modern chiropractors also use traction tables, electrical stimulation of muscles, hot and/or cold packs as well, these help with pain and inflammation and are very comfortable. Chiropractic is a drug-free, non-surgical science whose approach to healthcare and medicine does not include the use of pharmaceuticals or invasive surgery. If these are needed, you will be referred to the appropriate physician as well.

 

Q: Is it safe and will it hurt?

A: Chiropractic is safe for people of all ages. Research shows that chiropractic care is consistently among the safest treatments available predominantly due to its noninvasive techniques. Chiropractic treatments are generally not painful. Some patient who are suffering from extreme pain may experience mild discomfort, however Dr. Kaldy's treatments are always gentle. Your tolerance to the adjustments is tested on the first visit and he will never force you into doing something you are not comfortable doing. Sometimes in extreme circumstances, an adjustment will NOT be made on the first visit, depending on your level of pain and inflammation. You may be required to help decrease the inflammation first or even visit your Medical doctor for specific medications to help lessen the inflammation and pain before the adjustment and change can be made.

Q: Are Chiropractors "REAL" doctors?

A: YES. When you say the term "REAL" doctors, my guess is that you have been under the false assumption for your entire life, that medical doctors AKA MD's are the only doctors. Fortunately, this is not the truth. Chiropractors like medical doctors go to school for a very long time and study the same things. They both attend 4 year colleges prior to going to medical or chiropractic school. The studies are identical as can be seen below on the chart, the only difference is, when Medical Doctors explore deeper into medications and surgery, chiropractors begin learning how to adjust (manipulate) the spine and treat different disorders that are in relation to the musculo-skeletal and nervous system. Chiropractors are most closely related to neurologists. The difference is, the neurologist is looking for Pathologies related to the neurological disorder and finding appropriate treatments, where the chiropractor is looking for spinal dysfunction leading to further neurological disorders. Chiropractors like medical doctors, see patients for conditions related to health, they diagnose and treat patients and on many occasions refer the patients to the medical doctor for added comfort measures through pharmaceutical support. Chiropractors do NOT prescribe medications although they do know the different medications and most of the interactions, they treat solely by providing the body with the means of healing by removing nerve interference so that the communication between the brain and the body is restored, hence restoring the bodies function, decreasing pain and increasing mobility.

Q: What do Medical Doctors think of Chiropractors?

A: Most Medical Doctors work with Chiropractors in one way or another and vise versa. Whether it is on a referral basis or that they are actual patients of chiropractors. Dr. Kaldy has many medical doctors from OB-GYN's to Surgeons that are actual patients. Many of these specialists spend many hours a day on their feet and are bent over operating every day, this causes pain and stiffness. Most doctors also do not take a lot of medication, because they know that it is not good for your body to make too many changes to the bodies chemistry and nervous system, as this practice can cause other problems. Yes, Medical doctors need chiropractic care as much as chiropractors need medical care, we all have our places of need.

Q: Who should go to a Chiropractor?

A: Any and everyone who has a spine or feels that their health is important. We help everyone from infants to seniors. Our care helps them reach there optimal health with Chiropractic by making sure the most important system in the body works properly, this being the nervous system. Typical complaints include but is not limited to: Neck pain, Middle and Lower back pain, migraines, headaches, pregnancy discomfort, chronic ear infections, menstrual problems, asthma, and allergies, stomach and digestive problems. The goal of chiropractic is restore body function and mobility by working with the spinal joints to relieve nerve pressure. Removal of this pressure and fixation of the joints removes nerve interference which promotes natural healing by allowing the body to mend itself and promote optimal wellness through maximum potential.

Q: Can chiropractic help me?

A: Chiropractic Physicians helps millions of people worldwide alleviate a variety of problems. The spinal column is closely related to and houses the central nervous system, and for this reason, chiropractic can help treat symptoms of any discomfort related to the central nervous system. By alleviating stress on the spinal column, health is restored. The most important things in sustaining life are, food, water, air and a strong nervous system. Why nervous system instead of the heart of lungs, because without nerve impulse from the brain down the spinal cord out the nerves to every single portion of your body, the area of the effected nerve including that nerve will become damaged or even die. For example, the nerve that helps control your hearts beating, if it becomes effected, it can lead to different heart rhythms which can become life threatening. The area of effected nerves where the nerve exits the spinal column is called a subluxation.

Q: How many treatments will it take to fix me?

A: The treatment course for each individual is different and is dependent on many different factors. On average, patients require 8 to 15 visits over a four to five week period. Sometimes depending on your type of job, and your ability to help yourself with prescribed stretching and strengthening exercises this initial stage can even be shorter. Once your initial discomfort has been lessened, we encourage you to visit your chiropractor to have the underlying problem corrected. Like visiting the dentist, a regular chiropractic check up will help you prevent further discomfort and complications of current or future injuries.

Q: Is It Affordable?

A: We firmly believe that the cost of living with nerve interference and its resulting problems, is much greater than the cost of chiropractic care. We also believe that everyone should have access to this care so we have designed our fee system so that any and everyone can afford it if they want to. We also pride ourselves in being the most reasonable price for chiropractic services in the Las Vegas Valley. Please feel free to discuss our fees at any time with Dr. Kaldy, Barbara or Nancy, at (702) 876-3300. Sorry, but specifics are not allowed to be given by phone as per Nevada Statutes.

Q: What types of fees and payments do you accept?

A: Payment is expected when services are rendered unless other arrangements have been made with the office manager. Most health insurance is accepted, however we are not providers on any HMO or Medicare at this point in time. If you were involved in an automobile accident, we will work with you and your auto insurance through your medical payments policy if you have one, liens with attorneys or in some special circumstances with the third party insurance companies.

We are sorry, but we do not and will not bill your health insurance company for automobile related injuries.