Question: What is Chiropractic care?
Answer: Rather than prescribing medication or performing surgery, Chiropractors are trained to provide a natural form of care that allows the body to heal itself. This form of care adjusts the spine to allow the body to heal itself naturally. Because Chiropractic care focuses on the nerve system, you may experience improved health in areas other than back or neck pain. See our approach.

Question: Is Chiropractic care safe?
Answer: Yes, safe and gentle. A Chiropractic adjustment is safer than taking an aspirin. Having your spinal nerve stress corrected is important, no matter what other type of health care you are receiving. Dr. Holt screens new clients during the first visit.

Question: What ages of people can benefit from adjustments?
Answer: Clients range in age from infants to elderly, including expectant mothers.

Question: What can I expect to happen during my first visit?
Answer: Tell us about your health history and daily health habits. Meet with Dr. Holt for a verbal consultation regarding your health and symptoms you are experiencing. Some form of physical therapy (possibly electrical) may be given to relax the muscles. Adjustment usually occurs during the second visit, after the doctor has had an opportunity to evaluate the examination findings. Dr. Holt will provide a suggested form of care typically at the end of the first or second visit.

Question: Are Chiropractic Physicians really doctors?
Answer: Chiropractors have Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degrees granted from chiropractic colleges. Chiropractic education and medical education are similar in some respects and different in others because chiropractors do not prescribe drugs and medical doctors do not correct the vertebral subluxation complex (spinal nerve stress). Dr. Holt is a primary care physician, licensed in the state of Nevada. He received his degree from Life College of Chiropractic after many years of study, training and practice. Dr. Holt continues his education through courses in many related fields of study.

Question: How often should I see the Chiropractor?
Answer: The answer is “as soon as you develop spinal nerve stress." But since spinal nerve stress is often painless, it's good to get your spine checked periodically, as you get your teeth checked periodically for "painless" cavities.

Question: Can chiropractic care prevent back surgery?
Answer: In a majority of cases the answer is a resounding "Yes."

Question: Can a person who has had back surgery see a Chiropractor?
Answer: Yes. It's an unfortunate fact that half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too common occurrence is known as "Failed Back Surgery Syndrome." Chiropractic may help prevent repeated operations.