A: Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are typically known for treating neck and back pain. However, some chiropractors treat a variety of different conditions associated with sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents and other disorders. Dr. Rush, of Rush Chiropractic Center, is a sports chiropractor in Nashville, TN who treats most musculoskeletal disorders from back and neck pain, hip and shoulder pain, and nervous system disorders.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: To find the best Nashville chiropractor for you, I always recommend asking for a referral from friends and family members that you trust. You can also sift through online reviews of your local Nashville chiropractors and find the one that you think fits you best.
A: Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest non drug and non invasive forms of health care treatment. Although, no health care treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects, chiropractic care has been noted as one of the safest approaches to health care with minimal risk. To minimize risk associated with chiropractic care, be sure to be very specific when discussing your symptoms with your doctor. You should be happy to know that Dr. Rush does not treat any patient without a thorough history and orthopedic examination. This is essential to not only find the appropriate treatment plan for you, but to also be sure that chiropractic care is safe for you.
A: A referral is typically not necessary to see a Doctor of Chiropractic in Nashville, TN. However, occasionally, your insurance plan may have specific requirements. You can call your employer’s Human Resources department or your health insurance plan directly if you have any questions about his. However, most plans allow you to simply call us and schedule an appointment directly.
A: Yes. Children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children who are very active can experience injuries from falls, sports, and other traumas from activities of daily living. Chiropractic care is typically modified for the specific needs of each individual. Children are no different in this respect.
A: Yes, chiropractic care is typically included in most health insurance plans. However, each plan is different. Your out of pocket cost will be dependent on your deductible, copay, coinsurance, etc. The staff at Rush Chiropractic Center will be happy to help you when determining your cost of care as well as help you with any information related to your insurance you may have.
A: Yes. Unfortunately, a fair amount of insurance plans these days have high deductibles. This means that for some individuals, insurance will not cover any treatment until your deductible is reached. So, you may be paying the entire cost of care whether you see a doctor who is in network with your insurance plan or out of network. I would always recommend choosing your doctor based on their expertise first, and not simply because they accept your insurance.
A: Doctors of Chiropractic are educated as primary contact providers. They have an emphasis on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions and conditions of the nervous system that control the functions of the musculoskeletal system. The educational requirements of chiropractors are among the most stringent of any healthcare profession. Before entering chiropractic college, the typical individual must have a 4-year pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, physics, chemistry, organic chemistry, anatomy and physiology.
Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the individual will complete 4-5 years of professional study. During these 4-5 years, the student of chiropractic will take advanced courses in biology, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, neurology, spinal anatomy, clinical diagnosis, radiology, diagnostic imaging, exercise, rehabilitation and more. These courses as well as a significant amount of time in clinical training are required. In total, a minimum of 4,200 classroom hours, laboratory, and clinical experience is required. Following training, all chiropractors must pass their board exams conducted by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
A: A chiropractic adjustment is a manual procedure that is performed with highly refined skills and specific uses of force and direction to manipulate the joints of the body in order to restore proper motion and function. Beyond restoring motion and function, adjustments often help to reduce joint inflammation and pain.
A: The timeline of chiropractic treatment is directly correlated with each specific injury or condition. Some injuries require long-term treatment while some require short-term treatment. Acute, chronic, and/or preventative treatments all require different treatment protocol and duration. During your first visit with Dr. Rush, you will be aware of not only the diagnosis of your injury or condition, but also the recommended treatment plan, including timeline, treatment methods, and average healing time of the specific diagnosis.
Many people who live an active lifestyle, discover a tremendous benefit to regular chiropractic care. Not simply pain based care.
A: Same day appointments with Dr. Rush are dependent on his schedule. However, oftentimes we can accommodate same-day appointments. We always recommend calling us first, rather than walking in.
A: Rush Chiropractic Center is located in the Green Hills area of Nashville, TN. Our specific address is 4004 Hillsboro Pike, #125, Nashville, TN 37215. We are located on the second floor of the Green Hills Court directly above the Clean Eatz Cafe. There is a stair case right next to the cafe that will lead you right to us.
A: Yes. Dr. Rush treats both pre and post surgical cases. Treatment is typically modified for each specific individual. In some cases, a surgery will not completely alleviate pain. In cases like this, people often find that chiropractic care can help get rid of the residual pain that is still present post surgery.
A: Yes! For most individuals FSA and HSA is accepted.
A: Dr. Rush prides himself in his thorough examination process. Because of this, you can expect to spend 45 minutes to 1 hour in the office on the initial exam day. A typical treatment session will average anywhere from 20-35 minutes.
A: Absolutely. Dr. Rush specializes in exercise modification, programming, re-programming, and rehabilitation for his Nashville based patients. Stability and mobility exercise is a core component of our practice, so much so that Dr. Rush even provides exercise prescription for out of state patients who cannot receive care in his office.