Dr. Aucker has been trained in a broad variety techniques; however, he will develop an individualized treatment plan to best suit your needs. Although Pennsylvania Board of Chiropractic requires 24 hours of continuing education biannually, Dr. Aucker attends seminars more often to incorporate innovative techniques in an attempt to expedite and improve your care. Most of our patients are generated by word-of-mouth, which means most of our patients highly recommend us!
Yes! There are no existing studies or scenarios to suggest that chiropractic is dangerous, but there is existing evidence to support chiropractic as one of the safest healthcare forms. Although most patients experience immediate relief following the visit, some may experience mild soreness or achiness similar to that experienced after a workout.
Just like medical doctors, chiropractors perform a thorough examination to determine where the pain or dysfunction is originating. With exception of red flag symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, profuse sweating, nausea, loss of consciousness, allergic reactions, symptoms of stroke, in which the patient should report to the emergency department, you may see the chiropractor for a thorough examination.
Chiropractors are portal of entry providers, so a referral is not necessary, in most circumstances. Although need for referrals is few and far between, we will happily check your insurance requires this. You can also call your insurance and ask the representative.
Because chiropractors are most versed in the musculoskeletal portion of the body, they are better able to treat conditions involving muscles, joints, or nerve aches and pains. If necessary, the chiropractor will refer for further testing and/or to your medical doctor if the condition cannot be treated by chiropractic care.
No. Identically to medical doctors, chiropractors must pass four board examination, developed and standardized by a national council. Additionally, a physiological therapeutics examination may be taken to provide additional forms of treatment, such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, etc. Pennsylvania State Board of Chiropractic also requires each chiropractor to meet specific criteria and complete a review page on the state’s laws and regulations. After passing all examinations and meeting criteria, the chiropractor becomes licensed and may treat patients.
A chiropractor receives 4 academic years of graduate school and training. Prior to attending an accredited chiropractic college, a Bachelor Degree (usually a 4 year undergraduate degree) is required.
A chiropractor is a doctor trained in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle, joint, and nerve conditions without the use of drugs and surgery. Although most consider chiropractors to be the “back doctors”, chiropractors are highly trained to treat the entire musculoskeletal system. Check out the list of most commonly treated conditions.