Health & Wellness

7 Reasons to Set an Appointment with ICC Today

Integrative Chiropractic Center, Hoover AL

November 30th, 2016

As a newer practice, ICC is still being introduced to many of you in Birmingham and Hoover. For almost two years our patients have enjoyed many benefits that our young practice has to offer. We strive to develop deeper personal relationships with everyone that enters our family of patients. And, along the way, we have learned what they appreciate the most about receiving care at ICC.

1. Not Just Pains in the Neck (or Back).

One misconception about chiropractors, of the many that exist, is that chiropractic care benefits only a small, niche group of people. This belief is most-likely the result of a lack of understanding about what chiropractic care is. However, years of in-depth research indicates that seeing a chiropractor can help many individuals, with a large array of health problems or pains..
The benefits of chiropractors extend to reach persons of all ages young or old, male or female and with all types of lifestyles. A list of people that chiropractors can help is almost as long as the list of health issues chiropractors treat. That being said, HERE we have highlighted just a few of the most common health issues treated by chiropractic and types of patients seen by chiropractors to treat them.

Your spine is the central hub for communication within your body, also known as the Central Nervous System (CNS) and links all of the nerves throughout your body to your brain. This is incredibly important because all of those nerves are connected to your vital organs, as well as every other part and piece of your body.

If your spine is not in tip-top working order the messages from your brain can become blocked, interfered with and even quite distorted. This can make you feel pain, feel sick, can and may cause allergic reactions or asthma attacks, and so on and so forth. Everyday at ICC we see and treat patients that come in for more reasons than we can list!

Individuals from All Around Birmingham, AL Visit ICC for Chiropractic Care.

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2. The Only Practice Certified to Offer Revolutionary Mix Fix Set Treatment in Birmingham

Dr. Ryan Russell, D.C. at Integrative Chiropractic Center is the only certified practitioner of CLEAR Institute’s Mix Fix Set method in Birmingham, AL. Mix Fix Set is revolutionizing chiropractic by focusing on correcting the structure of the entire spine, rather than a single segment. For you this means that Dr. Russell will be able to dig deeper into what’s been bothering you, treat the cause of your health concerns and not just focus on treating the symptoms. This approach to chiropractic care has been researched and proven effective in treating health issues well beyond neck & back pain, including headaches, allergies, asthma, digestion and more. To read more about ICC’s approach click this link.

3. Our Patients Experience a High Probability of Results from Treatment

At ICC, we genuinely care about our patients. Providing positive results and outcomes for individuals that come in with all kinds of health concerns is truly the great honor and privilege we could imagine. Here are a few examples of persons that have enjoyed great success from treatment and care at ICC.

There has been a reduction in my daughter’s scoliosis curve after just 12 visits. We thank the Lord for using Dr. Russell and his staff as His instruments of healing when all her medical doctors said her curve would never change and that we could only hope that it wouldn’t get worse. Words cannot express how thankful we are. – Christy H.

I just started going back to my chiro!! Love it. I was having migraines pretty much daily for a month. I had an awful ent bacterial infection that lasted 3 months and 6-8 weeks of constant coughing. The list of medication I was taking was insane. I was sluggish and just felt awful all the time. After 1½ weeks (3 visits), my cough is practically gone. Migraines gone. Medication list cut dramatically.. Lost that constant puffiness.. I have an insane amount of energy and I am waking up bright and early.. fully rested!! Wow!!!!! Wow!!! Wow!! Well on my way to total health!! Thanks Ryan and Bobbie!!!!! – Karen V.

I have been to several chiropractors over the years and none of them has even come close to making me feel better just after the first visit. Ryan is a treasure trove of knowledge and is very professional. You want to go to someone who truly cares about helping others then don’t go any further. If you are having any kind of back pain issues or migraines or anything that could be related to seeing a good Chiropractor please do yourself a favor and make an appointment to see Dr. Russell. – Kevin Mc.

Dr Russell accomplished more in one visit to correct a nagging shoulder and elbow injury than physical therapist did over 4 weeks, great service, highly recommended. – Justin W.

4. ICC is Affordable & Accepts Most Insurances

A common misconception of chiropractic is that it is a luxury which is not covered in your health insurance policy. Actually chiropractic appointments, care and massage therapy are often covered in full, or at least partially, with most health care policies. There are a few ways that you can find out if your chiropractic care will be covered by insurance.

  • Call Integrative Chiropractic Center: Finding out whether your insurance is accepted or not is the first step many will need to take. Call us and provide information about your insurance policy, as well as the insurance providers with whom we have worked in the past.
  • Check Your Health Insurance Policy: If you’re not sure whether or not your insurance policy covers chiropractic, then you need to look over your policy. Your insurance agent should be able to help you find out whether you are covered in your current policy or not.

Complete Health & Wellness Can Be Impossible If Your Spine Is Not Functioning Properly.

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5. Safe, Non-invasive Care

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.
Neck pain and some types of headaches are treated through precise cervical manipulation. Cervical manipulation, often called a neck adjustment, works to improve joint mobility in the neck, restoring range of motion and reducing muscle spasm, which helps relieve pressure and tension. Neck manipulation, when performed by a skilled and well-educated professional such as a doctor of chiropractic, is a remarkably safe procedure.

6. Highly-trained, educated and certified.

Dr. Ryan Russell, DC, as well as other doctors of chiropractic care, are educated as primary-contact health care providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions.

The typical applicant for chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Doctors of chiropractic are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition rehabilitation and more.

Because chiropractic care includes highly skilled manipulation/adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical technique training to master these important manipulative procedures. In total, the chiropractic college curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by an accrediting agency that is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

When you come to ICC as a patient, you can trust that  you are in the hands of a well-trained, highly-educated professional doctor.

7. Better Health & Wellness for Our Patients is Our Mission.

Our mission is simple: provide you with safe, effective and affordable care that helps you achieve your health goals and maintain long-term health.

Every practice says this, right? It’s almost become cliche. However, at Integrative Chiropractic we have built everything that we do around you, the patient. Our mission is to provide you with efficient, effective health care that you need so that you can return to living a happy, healthy life. Sadly, there are practices around that might keep prescribing treatments so that they can bill you or your insurance. You can trust that will not be the case at ICC.

A patient is not just a customer or account number to us. When you come into our office we will give you the time you need and not just shuffle you in and out so that we can be onto the next. Sadly, most Americans have experienced the frustration of spending an hour (or more) waiting to see a doctor only to be face to face with the Doc for a couple of minutes. Have you ever left an appointment saying to yourself, “Wait, did that actually accomplish anything?” We are committed to providing you with care and attention that meets your needs and surpasses your expectations.

The bottomline is this, when it comes to your health you deserve the best care available — whether or not you choose to become an ICC patient. You need an effective approach that helps you overcome obstacles and achieve your health goals. We hope that you will find what we are providing to be genuine and helpful. And, we would be thrilled to see you in our office the next time you need us!

If you would like to setup your first appointment with Dr. Russell, D.C. at Integrative Chiropractic Center in Hoover, AL please click this link or you may speak with us right away during our regular business hours at (205) 637-1363.

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