1: Can We Help You?
Do you struggle with back pain, poor posture, headaches, a herniated disc or a weak immune system? Are you lacking the energy you need to get through your day? Are you frustrated that your doctors have been unable to help you?
We understand. It’s not only about the pain or discomfort – you’re tough right? It’s that it also stops you from doing the things you need, want, and love to do.
Maybe the back pain that zaps your energy and distracts you from your work and family or those ‘normal’ headaches that make it so hard to focus and turns you into a ticking time bomb. Or maybe you are unable to sport and move like you used to?
Sick of spending countless hours trying new stretches, the latest posture devices, swapping from one therapy program to another and not seeing any progress despite all of your hard work? Maybe it’s time to discover the core cause of your symptoms.
2: What Are Your Options?
There’s a wide variety of options offered by both medical and alternative practitioners that are focused on pain and symptom (collateral damage) relief, and they do an excellent job.
You may start with a pain medication, which turn off pain receptors or decrease the symptoms – a quick (potentially temporary) fix. If that does not work, possibly some physical therapy to strengthen muscular weaknesses, address muscular spasms, or increase mobility. The Thai massage and Manual Therapist are unable to resolve the core problem with their random manual adjustments. Potentially, injection protocols could be utilized to calm the site of pain. When all prove to be ineffective, more invasive procedures like surgery or higher dosages of pain medication may be recommended.
All of these treatment programs can prove to be effective in the appropriate time and place but have different goals. At Thrive Chiropractic, our goal is to address the CORE problem, not just the collateral damage (symptoms).
3: Do You Have A Core Structural Problem?
It’s become clear from chiropractors working with thousands of people that problems such as pain, headaches, muscle spasms, and lack of energy (collateral damage) are almost always a byproduct of a deeper issue (a core or foundational structural problem).
If we were to ask you what normal blood pressure is, you might answer 120/80. In healthcare, there are normal values for not just blood pressure, but many things like blood sugar, heart rate, bone density, body mass and eyesight (to name a few). No one needs to be perfect, but there are accepted ranges. Most are unaware there is also a normal range when it comes to the structural alignment of the spine. A structural dysfunction is any alignment abnormality or motion abnormality that causes your spine to shift from its normal structural alignment. When the body, in particular, the spine, is unbalanced, the result may be a variety of secondary conditions (symptoms) such as pain, numbness/tingling, headaches, sciatica, hernia’s – just to name a few.
Unlike other therapists (even traditional chiropractors), who focus on symptom relief or symptom management by temporarily relieving pain and muscular tightness. Thrive Chiropractic has chosen to focus on correcting the “underlying core foundation” issues of the spine so that your spine reaches as much of its normal structure and function as possible.
Our Comprehensive Structural Examination process allows us to identify whether or not a core structural problem exists and could be limiting your health in ways you may or may not feel.
4: What Can You Expect?
The first step is determining if you re in the right place. We don’t want to waste your time or ours.
You are always welcome to visit our clinic where we can discuss your health problems and sure you’re in the right place to get the care you need. We will explain all the details of the clinic – the type of care we provide and how things work at our clinic. Ultimately, you will be armed with the right information, so that you can make the best decision for your health needs.
Our Comprehensive Structural Examination process allows us to identify whether or not a core problem exists that could be limiting your health in ways you may or may not feel. We will then explain how your Structural Dysfunction (if found) is directly attributed to your current condition
After the examination has been concluded, the chiropractor will review all of your results and develop specific recommendations for you that include:
Our customized solution will take you from where you are now to where you need to be so that you can get back to enjoying life while enhancing the quality of it.
Additionally, we will show you how you can protect your investment in your health for a lifetime with a healthy structure and nervous system.
Once all of your questions are answered and you and your chiropractor come to an agreement on your individualized course of care, you can start immediately.
The following day, you may receive a courtesy phone call from our office to see how you are doing and help to answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment plan, our office, etc.
5: Extraordinary Results
We recognize there is always a person behind the problem. We guarantee to always treat you like a human being, not the next number on the assembly line.
We don’t have the solution to every health problem. We guarantee that if we believe you are not in the right place to get the care you need, we will help refer you to the best alternative to help you.
We know you only want to work with the best. We guarantee that all of our chiropractors are experts in their Structural Chiropractic methods.
6: I Have A Question
Not all chiropractic is the same.
Conventional chiropractic focuses on symptom relief or symptom management by temporarily relieving pain, reducing muscle spasms and inflammation. Chiropractors have done well under this model of symptomatic/relief conventional care, and many of them are great at what they do.
If you think of the spine like a foundation of a house, you realize that weakness in the foundation can change the structure of the entire house. Walls begin to crack, doors and windows become deviated & won’t close properly, and floors become uneven and begin to creak. You can make cosmetic repairs, but sooner or later you’ll have to address the foundation, otherwise, the problems will return again …
… and again… and again… and again.
And suddenly, instead of achieving true correction, we’re relying on chiropractic to be much more like a natural (and sometimes expensive) form of pain medication.
At THRIVE Chiropractic, rather than constantly repairing the damaged areas, we’ve chosen to focus on correcting the “underlying foundation” so that your spine reaches as much of its normal structure and function as possible.
Of course, our services aren’t for everyone. However, if you are tired of constantly patching up the problem areas and are looking for a more long-term solution that you can both feel AND see for yourself, then Thrive Chiropractic may be the right place for you.
Once the foundation has been corrected, we’ll guide and teach you how to keep it that way through customized recommendations designed for your particular spine and level of dysfunction.
Here’s a list of some health-related issues that have improved through Structural Corrective Chiropractic Care in our office:
– Bell’s Palsy
– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
– Chronic Fatigue
– Digestive Disorders
– Disc Bulges or Disc Herniations
– Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
– Herniated Discs
– High Blood Pressure
– Immune Function
– Irritable Bowel Syndrome
– Knee Pain
– Behavioral Disorders
– Low Back Pain
– Menstrual Disorders
– Meniere’s Syndrome
– Migraine Headaches
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Neck Pain
– Neurologic Dysfunction
– Otitis Media (Ear Infections)
– Shoulder and Arm Pain
– Seizure Disorders
– Skin Disorders
– Sports Injuries
– TMJ Disorder/Dysfunction
– Trigeminal Neuralgia
– Vertigo or Dizziness
– Visual Eye Disturbances
– ZZZ – Sleep Disorder
Let us make something crystal clear, chiropractic is NOT a cure or treatment for any disease, condition or symptom; however, when your spine and nervous system is working optimally, your ability to heal, to recover, and to be healthy drastically improves!
The symptoms and conditions listed above (and many more) are most often what we call secondary conditions or collateral damage, caused by a myriad of core problems – such as Structural Dysfunction(s).
Our job is to determine if the collateral damage that you are currently experiencing is a result of a core problem located in your spine and nervous system (Structural Dysfunction).
If they are, we can help; if they are not we will let you know and refer you to the appropriate health care professional.
Unfortunately, no. Subluxations are misalignments in the spine that cause tension in the nervous system and dis-ease. Sometimes subluxations can cause symptoms like pain, stiffness, weakness, muscle spasms, etc. However, most of the time subluxations are silent and cause decreased function without causing pain.
Less than 10% of the nerves in your entire body sense pain. So even if those causing you pain, there’s still 90% that could be affected without you even knowing it. That’s why getting checked by a Chiropractor and Protective Chiropractic Care throughout your life are important.
Healing is individual and there are many contributing factors.
Chiropractic is similar to exercise…one work out does not get you in shape, and typically neither does one adjustment.
While we are similar in our anatomical make-ups, we all have had different life experiences that greatly impact our health. Because of this, it is difficult to determine the amount of care that will be necessary without all the pertinent details acquired by a Comprehensive Chiropractic Examination.
However, based on our years of clinical experience, we have seen some clients experience results almost instantaneously, while most start to notice significant changes within the first 3-6 weeks of their care. Your individualized care plan will be based on the severity of the structural dysfunctions in your spine and your individual health goals.
No, unless you want to continue improving your health.
Think about anything in your life you want to work properly…your house, your car, your teeth, your muscles. You could easily stop taking care of them, too, but you’ll probably experience a gradual decline in how they work. Your spine and nervous system are no different. Many of our client’s include chiropractic care in their lifestyle to be as healthy as possible.
Being symptom-free does not necessarily mean that healing has completed or that your spine is in optimal alignment. Our goal is not just to provide relief but to create a situation where the spinal stresses that created the issue are minimized,
Our assessment includes objective measures that are independent from your subjective symptoms. Thus, it is best to be assessed periodically to ensure that if things have shifted & a correction can be made to prevent your body from being accustomed to a misaligned state which could lead to spinal deterioration and/or pain.
We are happy to provide you with all of the necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
The Chiropractors at Thrive Chiropractic are members of the SCN (Stichting Chiropractie Nederland) and NCA (Nederlandse Chiropractie Associatie) or DCF (Dutch Chiropractic Federation). This means if your insurance does reimburse chiropractic services, we are certified for reimbursement.
Insurance companies are focused on relief of symptoms and don’t always provide you with the best complete care coverage. At Thrive Chiropractic (WE) are focused on correction and we have a professional responsibility to give you the best Structural Chiropractic Care. The insurance company is not “bad” for taking this approach, but often that means clients will be taking control and paying for the care they need versus what the insurance company is willing to pay for.