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Our chiropractic physicians and clinical massage therapists use a wide variety of techniques, exercises, and equipment to get you back into shape. While being rehabilitated under our services you can expect to experience the hands-on approach that you deserve. Your treatment will be dictated by your therapy needs. Just as no two injuries or surgeries are exactly the same, no two clients will receive exactly the same care. Our sessions are designed specifically to suit your individual needs, helping you to heal as soon as possible and to reduce the risks of re-injury. While we think general spa-oriented massage is a good thing, we perform clinical massage therapy that is focused on the muscles, tendons and ligaments associated with the injury to focus on the goal of helping you heal.
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Back pain is a generic term, but one that many of us are all too familiar with. During the course of our lives, nine out of ten of us will experience some form of back pain; five out of ten of us will experience back pain that is so intense that it will prohibit us from performing our jobs to the best of our ability, or from participating in activities that we once enjoyed. Find back pain relief when you seek the services of Priester Chiropractic.
Back pain can result from sports-related injuries, strain, chronic conditions, and more. Our well-trained, highly-educated staff is here to listen to how your back-pain manifests itself and how it affects your daily routine. Once we listen to you and assess how your back pain is affecting you and understand its underlying causes, we will determine who, on our professional team, will treat you. It may be one of our chiropractic physicians or a chiropractor and a clinical massage therapist. When we’re finished, we’ll give you tools, information and exercises to stay strong and healthy at home.
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Have you been in a car accident? Are you hurting? Let Priester Chiropractic help. If you suspect your injuries were more soft tissue, which means strain sprains to the muscles and ligaments, joints and nerves, it is a good decision to contact a doctor to help diagnose and prevent further injury. However, you also need to treat the muscles and ligaments that received injury, and immediate chiropractic is the best approach.
· Neck pain
· Blurred vision
· Tingling in arms, hand and legs
At Priester Chiropractic, we implement therapeutic modalities. A combination of ice, heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and specific clinical massage together help increase blood flow to the muscles and ligaments thus removing toxins and delivering needed nutrients. This promotes rapid healing. We understand the severity and needs of car accident victims. Give us a call today and let Priester Chiropractic help you.
Priester Chiropractic supports The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. They do a great job providing a safe, comfortable and caring “home away from home” for families of children receiving treatment in area medical facilities.
Chronic low back pain is a common problem that has often becomes a challenge with time away from work and a significant economic cost. Two common treatment choices are spinal manipulation and prescribed exercise.
Because it chronic lower back pain is a difficult for so many people and society as a whole, a review of 3 previous studies related to effective treatment was performed and published a few months ago.
The review of the research found:
At Priester Chiropractic, with over 30 years of experience, we simply ask, why only one? Why not do both and then add other proven treatment modalities – like clinical massage therapy and/or the tingling of a TENS unit (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation). Depending on your particular situation, we can employ many methods to optimize your chiropractic care.
If you are interested, here is the study that I mentioned
Rest assured, when you visit us, you will receive comprehensive proven care!
Simply call us at 704-251-2938 or click to the right and a member of our friendly chiropractic clinic staff will find the best day and time for you.
At Priester Chiropractic, we employ a clinical massage therapist that is outstanding at finding those trigger points contributing to back pain. Most insurance plans will cover a number of sessions of clinical massage.
Clinical verses spa massage:
In clinical massage, the ultimate goal is to achieve a focused, measurable clinical outcome where the therapist employs a particular evidenced-based therapeutic modality in order to address trigger points causing misalignment, and ultimately, pain. Therapy sessions are 15-20 minutes, and are focused on functional outcome.
Although a clinical massage therapist and a spa massage therapist can, and do, practice all types of modalities in both industries, the key difference is the focus. In spa massage, the therapist concentrates on the satisfaction of the client. The session is more intuitive, aiming for a relaxing atmosphere where the luxuries such as high-end linens, music, aromatherapy, and table warmers are employed. It is not covered by insurance and is often costly. Don’t forget the tip, as they are generally expected.
At Priester Chiropractic, Dr. Priester expertly employs clinical massage therapy as an adjunct to your chiropractic adjustment. If you are having back pain, addressing trigger points may just be the key to a successful adjustment that lasts.
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Medpay, or medical payments coverage, as part of your auto insurance provides an extremely low-cost option to ensure your medical bills are covered should you be in an auto accident – regardless of who is at fault. MEDPAY will pay your medical bills even if you are at fault. Furthermore, usage does not increase your premium whatsoever!
For $20 per year, you can have $1000 in medical expenses covered immediately, and for $30-$50 per year, you can have $2000 to $5000 coverage. The majority of individuals opting for medical payments in North Carolina carry at least $5000.
What to do if you are in an auto accident:
If you are in an auto accident, make sure you always obtain an accident report. Report an accident to the police and your own insurance company. If the injury occurred on someone’s property, immediately notify the owner or manager of the property.
If you are injured, call 911 or go to the ER immediately. Secure the areas of injury and seek medical help.
Schedule an exam with a chiropractor within 24 hours of an accident. Most often, pain from whiplash after an auto accident takes 24-72 hours to set in, and untreated injuries can lead to long-term spinal problems. Consultation with Dr. Priester is free.
Remember: Just taking pain medication and muscle relaxers may mask an injury. Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong, so just masking pain with medication is not treating the injury. It does not correct the cause of the pain. (See our blog post about whiplash). At Priester chiropractic, we have helped hundreds of patients who have sustained injuries in an auto accident.
Consult with an attorney. Most attorneys provide a free initial consultation, which helps you understand your rights. Many insurance companies may ask you to sign a release from further liability after offering a small amount of money, usually a few hundred dollars. However, once you have signed a release or cashed a check, you can’t go back and ask for more, even if you’re still hurt or get worse (especially if your injuries are left untreated). Regardless, medical payments (MedPay) will be available if you carry this on your policy, but your medical needs may exceed your benefit amount. So make sure you cover your bases.
Do not miss your scheduled chiropractic and / or medical appointments.Follow your doctor’s treatment regimen in order to take care of your injuries. Otherwise you may create the false impression that your injuries were not serious or that you weren’t serious about getting better. It may also appear that you made yourself worse by not adhering to the recommended treatment.
Call your insurance agent today to see if you have medical payments coverage, known as MEDPAY! Whether or not you have healthcare insurance, Medpay through your auto insurance pays for treatment without up-front fees! At Priester Chiropractic, our office will work with your attorney, insurance adjuster, or private insurance company to avoid payment of services out of your pocket!
Call Priester Chiropractic for an appointment today! 704-251-2938