Conditions our patients have come to us with
Common conditions past patients have experienced
Here are some of the more common conditions that our patients have sought help for. If you have a condition or health concern, that is not listed, please reach out to us with your questions. We’ll get back to you promptly and let you know if we think chiropractic can help, if you should come in for a complimentary consultation for further review, or if Dr. Schollmeyer needs to refer you to another expert.
Since back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is vital to know how to prevent the cause of back pain. Maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active, and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.
The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
Shoulder pain is a very common condition and affects almost half of the U.S. Most patients feel some sort of pain, limited range of motion, an inability to engage in activities of daily living , or something more serious as a permanent disability.
Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal "wear and tear." Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis. The symptoms and progression of osteoarthritis and knee pain can be reduced through our individualized approach to chiropractic care.
Headaches & migraines
Nine out of ten Americans say that they suffer from headaches. Some of these people experience headaches frequently. Some experience constant headaches that are very painful. These can even make a person nauseous. Ninety-five percent of headaches are tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused by a disease, but by something in your body that is not sitting correctly.
Sports can be very taxing on your body, no matter what you play. Our trusted staff will work with you to get to the root of your problem and help you feel better again. We help treat and also prevent injuries in the neck, back, shoulders, knees, and ankles. We are able to manually adjust your spine, relieving any pain that you are feeling. This will allow your body to function much better after the injury.
Even a "minor" crash can result in serious injuries like ligament sprains. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early treatment is the best way to prevent long-term symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments are effective because they help restore the healthy, normal function of your nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery.
Neuropathy is a medical condition caused by damaged nerve cells and is often associated with autoimmune diseases, infections, diabetes, tumors, or hereditary conditions. Peripheral neuropathy currently affects over 20 million people in the United States with symptoms ranging from tingling or burning pain and nausea to muscle spasms, difficulty moving your arms or legs, or atrophy.
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, and sharp, like "pins and needles" or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness, and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
Our goal is to help you receive the proper care after a personal injury, such as a fall, slip or some other mishap. Our staff is devoted to helping you obtain the most comprehensive treatments and the care you deserve, so you may maintain your quality of life, after an injury, and can begin to feel like yourself again.
Vertigo is the feeling that you are moving when you're not. This sensation can be triggered by movements such as turning your head too quickly or looking down from a great distance, but it is ultimately caused by problems in the inner ear, brain, or brainstem. There are two different forms of vertigo with each stemming from various medical issues: peripheral vertigo and central vertigo. Peripheral vertigo results in a problem with your inner ear and thus your balance, while central vertigo occurs when your brain or brainstem is suffering from a disease originating from your central nervous system (CNS). Peripheral vertigo is typically more severe, and central vertigo is more gradual in its onset. Regardless of the type of dizziness you are experiencing, more than likely, your quality of life is suffering because of it.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is when natural changes in the discs of your spine cause pain. The discs between vertebrae act as shock absorbers for your spine, and as you age, they begin to lose flexibility. While this is a normal part of aging, it should not cause pain. If you experience pain due to this, it is classified as degenerative disc disease. Each disc is composed of a sturdy outer wall and a soft, gel-like inner core. When we are born, these discs are primarily composed of water, but as age advances, the discs lose some of this water content and begin to get thinner. As you might imagine, this means each disc doesn't absorb the shocks of everyday life as well.
Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost?
Every patient has a different level of injury, therefore cost can vary. Some have had car accidents, some have had falls, or some have bent over to pick something up and “threw their back out”. Your injury could be something new or something that’s been there for years. With that being said, Dr. Schollmeyer will determine this, through his examination process, and go over his findings and recommendations with you, which will include your “out of pocket” cost.
How long does an appointment take?
New Patient appointments can take anywhere from 30-45 minutes, depending on the severity of your injuries, if you were in an auto or work accident, and if you print and fill out the New Patient Form ahead of time. Existing Patient appointments can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes, depending on your treatment plan, therapies and follow-ups.
Do you accept my insurance?
We accept and are a “participating provider” for most major insurance carriers. For those that we are not a provider for, we find that our patients typically have better coverage “out of network”. Therefore, we choose to remain a “non-participating provider”, for those few insurance carriers. No worries, we will still accept your insurance and file it for you. We will also do our best to verify your insurance coverage, so you can get an idea of what your “out of pocket” cost will be. ***Medicaid – we are not a provider for Medicaid. We can still accept you as a cash patient or we can refer you to another provider.
Do you sell vitamins/supplements
We are a supplier for Standard Process, Pure Encapsulation, Innate Choice, PH Structured Silver, Results RNA, and Douglas Laboratories.
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