What you can expect:
On your initial visit to our Phoenix, AZ chiropractic clinic you will meet with Dr. Richard Guarino, D.C. A thorough consultation will be performed to be sure the right questions are asked about your condition. Next, an examination will follow with orthopedic and neurological screening. For trauma cases such as auto accident victims, we can perform on site x-ray evaluations. Based on the above information gathered, your specific problem will be diagnosed and you will be treated the same day. Treatments can include hot moist packs with electrical muscle stimulation, massage, chiropractic adjustments, and acupuncture.
What is Chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to help the joints, muscles and pinched nerves work better in the body. Chiropractors adjust painful joints in the spine, ribs, arms, and legs helping them move better. Following treatment, the corrected joints function better and often relieve pain by decompressing the nervous system. In addition to joint pain relief, research shows that communication can be enhanced between the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves to the internal organs, joints, and muscles. Common conditions and symptoms treated by chiropractors include neck pain and lower back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, rotator cuff syndrome and shoulder pain, arthritic joint pain, and headaches.
Once I start care, will I have to keep going back?
Treatment protocols are designed to provide the quickest recovery possible. Some chronic conditions such as sciatica, headaches, neck pain, lower back pain and spinal disc herniations require more treatment than others. Dr. Richard Guarino, D.C. encourages and directs patients to participate in their recovery with home exercises and stretches so that they can restore normal joint movement and experience relief of joint pain and arthritis pain in as few treatment visits as possible.
How much time will a typical treatment take?
Most treatments are gentle, painless and require 20-40 minutes to complete.
What about the costs? Do you accept insurance?
Yes. We will be happy to bill your insurance company and can accept health savings account payments on your behalf. Dr. Guarino is a chiropractic in network provider for several health care plans including BCBS, United Healthcare/Optum, Cigna, Humana, HealthNet, Medicare and many others. Typical office visits range from $30 to $65. We will be happy to assist you in verifying your insurance coverage. Call our North Phoenix, AZ chiropractic clinic at 602-992-4444.