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The easiest way to get started in our office is to click the "New Patient" button below. From there you will be guided to choose a new patient appointment time that best fits your schedule. After you make your appointment a confirmation email will be sent to you with further instructions. If you have any questions or concerns before making an appointment, or you just prefer to speak to a real human, give us a call at 904-246-9955 and we would be happy to help you out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How much does it cost?
    Cut right to the chase, we get it. But this simple question depends on so many factors that it truly does vary person to person. But to give a ballpark figure, people that are self-pay (without insurance) can expect to pay anywhere from $125-$275 for their first visit, which includes an examination, x-rays (if necessary), and treatment.
  • What insurances do you take?
    Most of them. Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Medicare, and United to name a few.
  • What is a chiropractic adjustment?
    An adjustment is a specialized procedure done by chiropractors to improve spinal motion and the body's overall function. Adjustments are delivered by hand or mechanical instruments to specific regions of the spine or other joints by applying gentle pressure to the fixated joint. This is done only after a thorough physical examination to ensure safety and efficacy in the treatment.
  • Will I get an adjustment on my first appointment?
    Probably. Most of our new patients receive treatments such as chiropractic adjustments, laser, decompression, and/or electric muscle stimulation dependent on the doctor's recommendations on the first visit. Occasionally, additional testing, imaging or authorization may be required before treatment can be administered, but >90% of our new patients get treated the same day.
  • Do adjustments hurt?
    While some may experience soreness after their initial adjustment, the majority of people find chiropractic adjustments to be beneficial in providing pain relief.
  • My friend says they have been going to their chiropractor for the past six years. Do I have to keep coming forever?
    Give us your friends number, we'd love to have them as a patient. Just kidding. There are many reasons that people choose to go to a chiropractor. Because of this, there are a variety of recommended treatment plan lengths. A typical plan of action for pain relief can be anywhere from two weeks to six months. For postural or spinal correction, up to 2 years. Obviously there is a wide range of variability in those previous statements, but that is because we are all unique and so are our needs. Let our doctors sit down with you to discuss your goals and what the recommended course of care would be. Our practice never recommends more treatment than needed and we constantly evaluate your progress throughout to make sure we're "checking all the boxes" of your plan. After an initial course of pain relief treatment, many of our patients elect to periodically return for "maintenance visits". Just as you bring your car for an oil change/tire rotation or you get your six month dental cleaning, regular maintenance checkups at the chiropractor ensures that you are staying on the right track and minimize potential flare ups of prior complaints. These visits are less frequent than the initial course of care. In our office we see maintenance patients as soon as every two weeks or as far out as every 8-10 weeks. Again, our chiropractors have that discussion with you to determine what course of care is the best for you. This all of course is optional. You are not required to come in for six years as your friend has done, but we have found that the patients that do maintain their activity level and minimize their "down time".
  • Why Chiropractic Care?
    We're glad you asked! Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to healing and wellness. Chiropractic care restores health and prevents injury by improving the structural integrity of the body, primarily the spine. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and nervous system. When functioning perfectly, this communication is uninterrupted, and the messages go to and from the brain without interference. Addressing the Root of the Problem: The nervous system serves as the body's wiring. If this wiring is inhibited, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and illness may result. Such interference can manifest anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may actually be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to that hand originate. A qualified chiropractor can examine the spine for interference and remove them through controlled techniques. Established Practice: According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, chiropractic care focuses on the relationship of structure and function (as coordinated by the nervous system), and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of your health. Qualified chiropractors are professional medical practitioners, delivering long-term care at a fraction of the cost of drug treatments and surgery.
  • What to Expect of Chiropractic Care?
    Laying the foundation for total health In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body's foundation, than that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care Phase 1: Relief Care If you are in pain when you come into our Jacksonville Beach chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the underlying condition which is causing your pain, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic care or adjustments 2-3 times per week for 2-8 weeks.  Phase 2: Corrective Care During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. Just because the initial pain went away, that doesn't mean the area is completely healed! The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back to 100% functioning. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments about 4-8 times per month for 3-12 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem Phase 3: Keep what you got! Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing back pain or other pain symptoms, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid further problems in the future. Just like a regularly scheduled dental appointment or automobile oil change, occasional chiropractic check ups decrease the risk of injuries down the road.Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor from 1-3 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.
  • Where did your doctors go to school?
    Dr. Prado and Dr. Puyau both graduated at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. Palmer was the very first Chiropractic college in the world, opened by the founder of Chiropractic, D.D. Palmer.
  • What services/techniques does your office offer?
    At Twin Waves Chiropractic & Wellness, we offer a variety of services that allow us to service patients of all ages and sizes. Whether is Chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, laser therapy, spinal traction/decompression or a combination of any of these, our providers will give you their best recommendation to help meet your health goals.
  • What conditions do you treat?
    Over the years our office has helped people with neck and back pain, headaches, whiplash, herniated discs and arthritis. We also see patients that have repetitive type injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, and shoulder/hip/knee pain. Others employ are services for stress relief and/or to maintain any therapeutic gains they may have already achieved.

Still Have Questions?

Give our team a call to get the answers you need. Call us at (904) 246-9955.

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