Chiropractic Care Center accepts most major insurances including:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare
Dr. Pollack accepts:
- Master Card
- Personal Checks
To schedule an appointment call (540).977.4611 or click the Make Appointment button on our menu bar.
If you have to cancel an appointment we kindly ask that you give us 24 hours’ notice. Thank you.
Locations and hours
3609 Blue Ridge Blvd. Blue Ridge, VA 24064
|Monday & Wednesday||3:00 pm- 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday & Thursday||9:00 am – 6:00 pm|
4911 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke, VA 24018
|Monday & Wednesday||9:00 am- 1:00 pm|
|Tuesday & Thursday||Closed|
|Friday||9:00 am – 1:00 pm|
Frequently Asked Questions
CHIROPRACTIC CARE CENTER
Below is a list of FAQs we often get. We hope this answers some of your questions. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to email us at ChiroCareCenter@verizon.net. Looking forward to hearing from you.
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC MEDICINE?
Chiropractic medicine focuses on the relationship between the skeleton, muscles, nerves, and patient’s overall health. Chiropractors often treat common musculoskeletal conditions, including headaches, neck pain, joint pain in the arms and legs, back pain, and other mechanical disorders. Using manual therapy such as spine manipulations, other joints, and soft tissue while providing patients with exercise, health, and lifestyle counseling can lessen and eliminate patient’s pain and improve their health.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT?
There are three parts to your first chiropractic appointment; patient intake, patient examination, and treatment.
First, patients fill out the necessary forms to get started and answer a questionnaire to provide the Dr. with background information relevant to their symptoms and condition(s).
Next, a Dr. will give the patient a chiropractic exam comprised of a series of general and chiropractic tests to help diagnose the patient. Tests included may be blood pressure, reflex, range of motion, and other tests. The doctor may order an X-ray if necessary.
After being diagnosed, the doctor may decide to provide treatment that day. The doctor may provide you with immediate back adjustments. If that is so, treatment will take place on a padded table where the doctor will have you sit upright, lie on your stomach side, or back. The doctor will also provide you with a treatment plan that may include multiple sessions, exercises to do at home, diet or nutrition advice, and vitamin supplements.
WHAT IS A CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT?
A chiropractic adjustment is the manipulation of vertebrae that are not functioning normally or has any irregular movement. An adjustment is a therapy commonly used for back pain, head pain, and other pain sources. The treatment reduces any dislocated vertebrae and increases one’s range of motion, reducing nerve irritation, and improves body function.
DO CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS HURT?
For most patients, adjustments do not hurt. Some patients are not used to Chiropractic treatment and resist the adjustment resulting in a small amount of discomfort until they can relax. There may also be some discomfort if a patient had a recent trauma that causes inflammation, such as whiplash. Patients may also have involuntary stiffness. Despite that, many patients feel relief, calm, and improved mobility after the adjustment. To help relax, your Chiropractor may opt into doing electrical stimulation and massage before the chiropractic adjustment.
IS CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT SAFE?
Many studies have shown that adjustments are safe and effective. Chiropractic treatment is one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for neuromusculoskeletal problems. Adjustments are drastically safer than having surgery on your spine and taking medications. Complications from chiropractic adjustments are rare and random. Do not attempt to adjust yourself. Chiropractors are skilled professionals who have training in adjustments. It is dangerous to try to do this on your own.
WHY IS THERE A POPPING SOUND WHEN A JOINT IS ADJUSTED?
The reason one might hear a popping sound when the Chiropractor adjusts one’s joints is that tiny gas pockets are released during the pressure, just like when one pops their knuckles. Not all patients have a popping noise, and it does not correlate with whether the treatment is working or not.
DO INSURANCE PLANS COVER CHIROPRACTIC?
Most Health insurance plans cover chiropractic care, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees. For a list of insurances that we take, please scroll up, and check out our insurance coverage tab.
WHAT TYPE OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING DO CHIROPRACTORS HAVE?
Chiropractors go through extensive training in chiropractic care and are licensed practitioners. They have undergraduate degrees in the sciences and a 4-year chiropractic degree from a certified chiropractic school accredited by the Council on Chiropractic education. After their schooling, chiropractors must take an exam to obtain their certification. Throughout their career, they must also take continued education classes regularly.