Questions & Answers
Here are some frequently asked questions about the services provided at Gator Family Chiropractic.
Q: Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
The World Health Organization states that when "employed skillfully and appropriately, chiropractic care is safe and effective for the prevention and management of a number of health problems." In the U.S., chiropractic physicians must meet strict educational and training guidelines to obtain a state license.
Dr. Hudson is a state-licensed chiropractor in Gainesville, FL and takes great care in determining whether chiropractic is suitable for each patient she sees.
Q: Does a chiropractic adjustment hurt?
In traditional care, a chiropractor delivers a spinal adjustment by performing a quick, precise thrust on a patient's back to move a misaligned spinal bone, or vertebra, back into alignment. While these techniques do not normally hurt, they involve sudden pressure and movements.
Gator Family Chiropractic takes an innovative approach to chiropractic care with the ProAdjuster, a computerized therapy tool that performs adjustments without sudden thrusts or movements. The ProAdjuster detects misalignments in the spine with an electronic sensor and corrects them with a gentle and precise oscillating motion. The patient feels only a slight tapping during therapy with the ProAdjuster. The result is the effective realignment of the vertebra and a comfortable experience for the patient.
Q: How many visits are required to resolve my problem?
We strive to restore you to wellness as soon as possible, but each patient has a unique time frame. Pain relief may be possible in days, or it can take several weeks. Full recovery from injury may take longer. Whatever your condition, Dr. Hudson will keep you well-updated on your progress through your therapy plan.
Q: Will I constantly need treatment to live pain-free?
No – our goal at Gator Family Chiropractic is not just pain relief. We want to free you from pain, and then transition you to a wellness care plan to maintain a higher quality of life for you. Wellness may mean that you come in for treatment just once per month, or even once every three months. We want to give you a healthy, comfortable lifestyle that lasts.
Q: Do you provide chiropractic services for children?
Yes – kids run, jump, wrestle, tumble, and fall. This is where misalignment of the spine can start. Our patients frequently bring their children in for examination to prevent acute back pain in the future.
Q: Do you accept insurance?
We are in-network providers with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida (Federal/State policies ONLY) and Medicare. We accept other insurance plans as well. Call us at (352) 332-6555 to ask about coverage with your insurance plan.