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Frequently Asked Questions:

• Do you offer exercises and things to do at home?

Yes, in addition to your chiropractic care in the office, your Doctor is knowledgeable in a variety of massage, stretching, functional movement, strengthening and exercises for you to be doing on your own to ensure you get the best results.

• I'm pregnant, is it safe to be adjusted?

Absolutely. We have special pillows and tables to create ease for pregnant women to get adjusted throughout all stages of pregnancy. Getting adjusted can create better birth outcomes, easier labors, and optimal positioning and nerve supply for baby as he/she grows and develops. Got pain? Chiropractic care can help prevent discomfort like sciatica and round ligament pain for moms whose bodies are changing too.

• How do I know if chiropractic care is right for me?

We understand that trying to find solutions to your health problems can be overwhelming at times. This is why we offer a complimentary 15-minute consultation with one of the chiropractors to discuss if we are able to help you.

• How much does the initial visit cost? 

Our initial chiropractic functional analysis will take approximately 45-minutes to complete from start to finish. Upon completion, the chiropractors will use their clinical judgement to decide on whether or not you need to be sent for x-rays. The cost of the full exam and doctors report is $220. Depending on the amount of views we need to see of your spine, x-rays can range from $60 – $180. Following the exam and any necessary x-rays, we will design a custom care plan just for you. Don’t let price be a deterrent, at The Source we make sure people get the care they need.

• Some people say that once you start you will have to go forever?

Our care should only be utilized for as long as it is serving you to become a better, healthier, and more vibrant you. Typically, patients do choose to stay with us for general well-being care because they like the way they feel and function following a chiropractic adjustment. We only want to be utilized for as long as we are an asset to your life. People tend to feel really good when their in chiropractic care, which is why they keep coming back.

• Why would I get my kids checked by a chiropractor?

We recommend that children be checked from birth – (our current patients who are with us during their pregnancy receive a complimentary at home adjustment within the first two weeks of their birth and a complimentary newborn “welcome to earth” check as well). All births whether long or short, natural, assisted, or cesarean can put a lot of stress on your baby’s spinal cord and nervous system. Even the baby’s position in the womb can have an early effect on spinal alignment. When these tiny infants begin to grow, learn to crawl, and eventually walk, freshly developed motor patterns often lead to numerous slips/falls, bumps, and bruises. Chiropractic adjustments are crucial to helping keep kids in alignment through these fast changing years.

• Do you take insurance?

For patients who have an insurance plan that covers chiropractic care, we provide a “superbill” which has all of the diagnostic codes that your insurance needs to see in order to provide you reimbursement for the services we provide.

• What is the cracking/popping sound during an adjustment?

Not all adjustments create a “crack.” However, the audible sound commonly produced during traditional chiropractic adjustments is the release of gas (nitrogen and various other chemicals) from synovial joints; these chemicals release muscle tension, calm down the nervous system, decrease pain and boost adaptation of the body. This gas can be built up from poor biomechanics associated with vertebral subluxations. 

• What is a subluxation?

A subluxation is when one or more bones of the spine have increased tension or compression and cause interference to the communication of the nerve system and other structures. When the nerves are in an irritated state they can cause symptoms such as: pain, heat, swelling, tenderness, tingling, burning, and numbness. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you may be suffering from a very correctable subluxation.


• Can a subluxation cause symptoms other than musculo-skeletal pain?

Yes! We see patients who have experienced relief from migraines, numbness, stomach issues, even multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. In 1895, the first chiropractic patient was a deaf man who had his hearing restored from a chiropractic adjustment. The adjustor, DD Palmer, thought he had found the cure for deafness. However, as he began to adjust more and more deaf people, he quickly realized that he did not have the cure for deafness, but that his adjustments were having a tremendous effect on the nerve system. Every organ, muscle, and tissue in your body has nerve supply, and nerves originate from your spine! A healthy spine = a healthy nerve system.

• I'm sick, should I reschedule my appointment?

We encourage everyone to use their best judgement and keep distance if you are feeling sick. We also know that many people feel better and their body is better able to adapt to a run down immune system if they are able to relieve stress and tension in their body. WE recommend that if you are feeling sick to give us a call so we can help you determine what is right for you. 

Dr Hannah Donahoe Pediatric Chiropractic Dallas
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