TESTIMONIALS

After being diagnosed with a herniated disc in my back I wanted to try every thing to avoid surgery. A friend suggested I see Dr. Thiry. His treatment worked. Now any time my back flairs up I go see the doc and I’m good again.

--Ellis B.

 

Dr. Thiry told my back problem was a herniated disc and that he could help. I was skeptical and decided to try physical therapy. Not only did they not help they made it worse. I went back to Dr. Thiry and sure enough he was able to help me. I should have never left.

--Steve B.

 

After my surgery for a herniated disc I continued to have problems. I saw Dr. Thiry and he was able to help me, even after I had surgery.

--Gail S.

Personal Care Chiropractic Clinic Treatment Services: Common Questions

* IS CHIROPRACTIC SAFE?
Chiropractic is one of the safest forms of treatment in all of health care, especially when compared
to medication and surgery. It is estimated that 140,000 people die each year related to drug related
reactions. Another report estimates that 1 in 500 general surgeries result in death. Insurance
Companies that cover doctors found chiropractic to be the lowest risk to cause injury.

* WHAT EDUCATION DO CHIROPRACTORS HAVE?
All chiropractic students complete a four year college program in pre-medical studies, the same as medical doctors. Students then attend an accredited chiropractic college or university for a four
Year program that uses the same course and books as medical students. Chiropractic students even have more class room hours then medical students.

Chiropractic study hours
Medical study hours
520
Anatomy
508
420
Physiology
326
271
Pathology
335
300
Chemestry
325
114
Bacteriology
130
370
Diagnosis
374
320
Neurology
112
217
X-ray
148
65
Psychiatry
144
65
Obstetrics & Gynecology
198
225
Orthopedics
156
2,887
Total Hours
2,756
1,598
Specialty Courses
1,492

* WHAT DO CHIROPRACTORS DO?
Chiropractors evaluate the joints of the body for lost motion or abnormal position (also referred to as subluxation.). Typically subluxations will cause pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion.
Chiropractors will use an extensive examination including orthopedic and neurological test to locate the injured or subluxed area. If the injury will benefit from chiropractic the doctor will begin treatment. Treatment may include a chiropractic adjustment ( a light thrust into the joint to reestablish normal motion and position), physiotherapy modalities ( reduce pain and muscle spasm), stretches and exercise.

* HOW OFTEN AND FOR HOW LONG WILL I NEED TREATMENT?
Treatment frequency and duration is based mostly on the type and severity of injury. Some injuries
Respond faster than others. The less severe injuries may respond in only a couple of visits where as
A more severe injury may take a period of weeks. The goal of our office is to get the patient out of pain as quick as possible without long treatment plans or contracts.