Frequently Asked Question

What is an adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is given to align the subluxation (bone out of place putting pressure on the nerve system) to take pressure off the spinal cord and nerves. This will restore proper nerve supply to the body’s organs and allow normal body function. An optimum functioning spine equals optimum health. Dr. Jeff's has a gentle approach to the adjustment process.

How does an adjustment feel and how long will it take?

Patients report that being adjusted feels great. An adjustment takes only a minute or two, but the vital nerve energy it releases can last for hours, days, or even weeks, depending on the stage of your care.

Is Chiropractic safe?

While 2,000 people die from aspirin this year and thousands more from surgery and drug reactions, chiropractic is safe. So safe that malpractice for chiropractors costs a fraction of what other types of physicians pay.

Can a chiropractor help if I have been in an AUTO ACCIDENT?

Absolutely.  Chiropractors are experts in taking care of the spine and nerve system.  It has been well documented that your spine can be injured in a car accident at speeds as low as 7 miles per hour!  If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, don't wait until the pain is unbearable.  The longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.  Give our office a call and we will walk you through the process step by step.  While many insurance companies focus on keeping costs down following an accident, we focus on delivering the best chiropractic care to help our auto accident victims get their lives back.  Remember, drugs only cover up the pain.  We are here to address the cause of your problem so you can get back on the road to health.  We receive regular referrals from medical doctors due to the effectiveness of chiropractic care following an auto accident.

What research has been done on Chiropractic?

Literally thousands of health studies, including research by the U.S. government, have shown that Chiropractic is beneficial in maximizing health, boosting immunity, relieving the symptoms of sickness and disease, and restoring normal function back to the body.

Should I be adjusted if I am sick? (Flu, Colds, Infections etc.)

Absolutely! An adjustment will help your body regain control and balance to better fight off your condition.

Can I be adjusted if I have had an operation on my spine or have old, weak, brittle, or broken bones?

There are many very gentle techniques that can be employed to assure proper safety for newborns to the elderly. I am proficient at adjusting people from all walks of life. Rest assured, we will listen to your specific needs and take great care of you.

Can I be adjusted if I am pregnant?

For normal development of the baby and ease and safety of the birth, being adjusted during pregnancy is not only safe, but essential. Research has shown that regular chiropractic care during pregnancy decreases labor pain and labor time by 33%!

Can I adjust myself?

Even chiropractors need chiropractors to adjust them. The worst spines are those of people who manipulate their own spines. Manipulation can even be dangerous. An adjustment moves a specific subluxation in a specific direction. Chiropractors are the only people trained to make a specific, scientific chiropractic adjustment.

Do you accept insurance?

The real question behind “Do you accept insurance?” is, “Can I afford you?’ In our practice, the answer to both questions is a resounding YES! If you have insurance, fine, but if not, no problem. Our plans are designed to suit any budget. We definitely have the plan that’s right for you.

Why don’t more chiropractors practice like you?

Most chiropractors don’t know this model of care even exists. Most chiropractors follow the management gurus who teach them the “Chiropractic Dance” of high fees and expensive care plans. I have simply found a way to deliver regular chiropractic care at affordable fees and help people come up to a level of health they heretofore haven’t been able to reach; possibly because of the huge expense of care at other offices or insurance benefits running out. Our philosopy is that I would rather serve more individuals and families at an affordable fee than less people for a higher fee.

Does Chiropractic really work?

Of course, it has been working for over a hundred years. Chiropractic care continues to work for my practice members. I invite you to talk with some of the people who have achieved an improvement in various areas of their lives by using chiropractic as a health maximization tool.

Should children & babies see a chiropractor?

Yes, having your babies and kids checked by a chiropractor is very important since babies get out of alignment during the birthing process.  I have been taking care of children for over 24 years and I am happy to see the difference chiropractic has made in their lives.  Remember that the weight of a dime sitting on a nerve can decrease that nerve's messages up to 70%.  That means your child, left uncorrected, may only be functioning at 30% of their potential.  Every parent wants to do what is right for their child and chiropractic is essential for the proper growth and development of our children.  In this office you and your child will learn about the power that lies within your body, the amazing power that heals, grows, develops, and coordinates everything.  That message can impact you and your child for the rest of your lives.  In an age where children are test subjects for dangerous drugs and unsafe shots, Silberfine Chiropractic Center is a beacon of hope for parents and children who want to be well and base their health decisions on information, not fear and speculation.    

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