Chiropractic Care Specialist

Acute & Wellness Chiropractic Clinic

Joseph Mikluscak, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Manassas, VA

When back pain doesn’t respond to medication and other forms of treatment, chiropractic care can help. At Acute and Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, in Manassas, Virginia, patients receive chiropractic adjustments and other effective treatments for pain relief. Dr. Joe Mikluscak offers these services at his clinic.

Chiropractic Care Q & A

by Joseph Mikluscak, D.C.

What causes persistent pain?

There are several injuries and conditions that cause persistent pain. If an injury doesn’t heal correctly, especially if the injury is severe, it can lead to chronic pain and stiffness that prevents individuals from performing simple tasks or participating in their favorite activities. Chronic conditions, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, cause inflammation in the joints. Pain from injuries or illnesses can get worse over time and even become debilitating.

What’s chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care refers to treatment that’s done to realign the spine, which helps relieve pain in the back and other parts of the body. This type of treatment corrects spinal discs that are out of position to ensure that the spine is properly aligned. When the spine is aligned correctly, this eases tension on nerves and results in relief from pain and stiffness. Nutrients are also able to better reach damaged discs, which helps promote healing. Chiropractic care offers a noninvasive form of treatment that relieves pain without the risks associated with other forms of treatment, such as medication or surgery.

What can patients expect during chiropractic care?

During chiropractic treatment sessions that involve spinal manipulation, Dr. Mikluscak gently makes adjustments to the spine. While some patients might experience discomfort during treatments, this is mild and temporary. The length of time that treatment sessions last depends on how severe the pain is and its cause. The number of treatments needed for optimal pain relief also depends on certain factors, such as how severe an injury or illness is and the patient’s lifestyle.

Which patients are good candidates for chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is considered safe for most individuals, including children. Patients who have ongoing or severe pain that doesn’t get better with pain medications and other conventional treatments make suitable candidates for chiropractic care. Individuals concerned about possible risks should let Dr. Mikluscak know about any medical conditions they have or any medications they’re taking. The main risks associated with chiropractic care include slight discomfort after treatment. This discomfort is similar to muscle aches that patients feel after exercising.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Acute and Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

AARP
Aetna
Allstate
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst
Cigna
Humana
Kaiser Permanente
Medicare
OptimaHealth
United Healthcare