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Learn About Our Services at Effective Integrative Healthcare

At Effective Integrative Healthcare, we get plenty of questions about our wide range of services. Our team is well-versed in everything from chiropractic care to cryotherapy, and we’re happy to educate our patients on those subjects. Want to learn more about these beneficial treatment options? Read up on our frequently asked questions or ask us some of your own!

Let Us Answer Your Chiropractic Questions:

Q: What Conditions Do Chiropractors Treat?

A: Chiropractic care is useful for treating a wide range of conditions. This could include chronic conditions like arthritis, back pain, scoliosis, and more. In addition, chiropractors also treat patients who have been injured in a car accident or workplace mishap.

Q: Are Chiropractic Treatments Safe?

A: When performed by a properly trained chiropractor, this type of care is generally safe. Be sure to let your Effective Integrative Healthcare provider know of any preexisting conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia.

Q: Do Chiropractic Treatments Require a Referral from an MD?

A: In most cases, you don’t need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment with a chiropractor. However, your doctor might recommend chiropractic care, or your insurance might require a referral.

Q: Are Chiropractic Treatments Safe for Children?

A: Many chiropractic treatments are totally safe for children. At Effective Integrative Care, we formulate an individualized plan for each child and focus on providing very gentle treatment.

Q: Do Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Treatments?

A: Most insurance plans cover chiropractic care when you need it. Be sure to consult with your insurance provider or human resources department for the specifics of your healthcare coverage.

Q: What Type of Education Do Chiropractors Have?

A: Chiropractors have a similar amount of education as general physicians. Their education includes an emphasis on the muscles, joints, and nerves. They take a wide range of classes and training in orthopedics, physiology, human biology, and much more. In fact, chiropractors are some of the most highly-educated healthcare professionals.

Q: Is Chiropractic Treatment Ongoing?

A: Most patients get the most benefit from ongoing chiropractic care. Your chiropractor may work with you to design a treatment schedule over a certain number of visits, or you may find relief after only a few appointments. In many cases, your chiropractor can give you an estimate of how long treatment will last.

Q: Does a Chiropractic Adjustment Provide Immediate Relief?

A: This depends on the patient, but most patients at Effective Integrative Healthcare feel some sort of immediate relief. Many people also report slight soreness and stiffness in the hours following chiropractic care, but this isn’t a cause for concern.

Q: What Should I Do After I Visit the Chiropractor?

A: After a chiropractor appointment, there’s plenty you can do to maximize the benefits of your session. You’ll want to stay active after your visit, yet you’ll also need to move carefully. Your body will tend to move back to the improper alignment, so you should avoid any strenuous movements. However, walking, biking, or even just standing is recommended. Be sure to drink plenty of water and get enough sleep in the days following your chiropractic care as well.

Find Out More About Functional Medicine:

Q: What Is Functional Medicine?

A: The team at Effective Integrative Healthcare is proud to offer functional medicine as a treatment method. This set of treatments looks at the root cause of a health issue, accounting for much more than just physical symptoms. We’ll consider medical history, family background, and emotional effects when creating a plan of action.

Q: Is Functional Medicine Covered by Insurance?

A: Most functional medicine treatments are covered by insurance plans, except for for Medicaid. Before scheduling an appointment, it’s wise to check with your insurance provider about the specific details of your plan.

Q: Does Functional Medicine Provide Immediate Relief?

A: In most cases, functional medicine doesn’t work as a quick fix. Fortunately, the techniques we use at our Millersville and Crofton facilities do prove to be effective over time with repeated treatment.

Q: Is There a Between Conventional Medicine and Functional Medicine?

A: Both conventional and functional medicine work to give patients the best care possible. Functional medicine, however, takes a more comprehensive approach to healthcare. We take into account all the factors that go into one’s health, beyond just visible symptoms.

Q: Is Functional Medicine a New Type of Treatment?

A: Functional medicine is a relatively new type of treatment that encompasses all aspects of a person’s health. You aren’t defined by a singular medical condition, and the team at Effective Integrative Healthcare refuses to treat you as such.

Curious About Acupuncture? Keep Reading:

Q: What Are the Types of Acupuncture?

A: Acupuncture comes in many varieties. When you think of this treatment, you likely picture body acupuncture. But this technique can be used in the ears, or the acupuncture points might be massaged by your therapist. Other treatment methods incorporate electric current, magnets, heat, and even cupping to yield the desired results.

Q: What Is Acupuncture Used to Treat?

A: At Effective Integrative Healthcare, we use acupuncture to treat a range of ailments, chronic and acute. Acupuncture is beneficial for those with arthritis or chronic back and neck pain. It can also help lessen the symptoms of digestive disorders, menopause, and even depression. Ask our team if acupuncture could improve your condition.

Q: Will My Insurance Cover Acupuncture?

A: Some insurance plans will cover acupuncture treatments, while others won’t. Before you schedule your appointment with Effective Integrative Healthcare, talk to your insurance provider about what they cover.

Q: How Long Does Acupuncture Take?

A: The length of an acupuncture session will vary by your provider and your condition. Typically, one session will last anywhere between 20 minutes to one hour.

Q: Does Acupuncture Hurt?

A: Most patients report acupuncture brings very little pain or discomfort. You might feel a dull ache or slight tingling, but acupuncture is hardly painful for the majority of patients.

Q: What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture?

A: Acupuncture has a plethora of benefits that our many patients enjoy. First and foremost, this treatment is known to relieve pain in the back, neck, and joints. Acupuncture also helps alleviate chronic headaches or complications associated with digestive problems. Patients who choose acupuncture also report less stress and more energy to get through the day.

Q: How Long Do the Effects of Acupuncture Last?

A: There’s no set period of time the effects of your acupuncture treatment will last. How long you’ll feel the effects depends on the severity of your condition and how many treatments you need to see adequate results.

Have You Heard of Cryotherapy Treatment? Read On:

Q: What Is Cryotherapy Used to Treat?

A: Cryotherapy used freezing temperatures to address a wide array of conditions. This method can treat irritated nerves, pinched nerves, and neuromas. It’s also effective for treating localized areas of certain forms of cancer. Some patients report positive results using cryotherapy for weight loss.

Q: What Are the Benefits of Cryotherapy?

A: Cryotherapy has several benefits beyond pain relief. This therapy can take down swelling and inflammation and improve your ability to complete strenuous physical activity. Cryotherapy may increase your metabolism, as well as decrease restlessness during sleep.

Q: How Cold Does Cryotherapy Get?

A: In short, cryotherapy gets very, very cold. At its coldest, cryotherapy treatments can dip to -248 degrees Fahrenheit or -120 degrees Celsius.

Q: Does Cryotherapy Hurt?

A: Some patients describe their initial cryotherapy appointment as quite unpleasant. Luckily, the discomfort tends to lessen with continued treatment. As your body adjusts to the low temperatures we use, you’ll feel less uneasy during the treatment. Other patients enjoy cryotherapy session as they feel their muscles and joints relax.

Q: Does Cryotherapy Provide Immediate Relief?

A: When used properly, cryotherapy can offer immediate relief for certain conditions. Targeted treatments for sore muscles and inflamed joints produce results right away. After the initial pain relief, cryotherapy treatments continue to decrease overall recovery time.

Q: How Long Does Cryotherapy Last?

A: Most cryotherapy treatments only take a few minutes of your time. You might spend three to five minutes in a cryotherapy bath, or you might target a painful joint for a short period of time.

Q: Does My Insurance Cover Cryotherapy?

A: Unfortunately, many insurance providers in the United States don’t cover cryotherapy. That’s why the team at Effective Integrative Healthcare works to make our treatments affordable for allr patients at our several Maryland locations.

Contact the Team at Effective Integrative Healthcare Today

Are you interested in one of our premier services? Whether chiropractic care sounds like the solution for you, or you’re excited about trying acupuncture for the first time, Effective Integrative Healthcare is the place to be. Our Millersville and Crofton, MD locations are staffed with highly-trained health professionals ready to help you. Contact us today to make your first appointment.

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