Do you take Insurance?
Yes we do. We accept Workman's Comp as well as Auto Accident insurance which
pays for the entirety of your care. We also accept the vast majority of Major Medical insurance, including
Medicare, with the exception of Medicaid or HMO's that do not cover chiropractic care which we cannot do
anything about. However, in the event that you do not have adequate insurance coverage we have very
affordable "self-pay" options that will allow you to get the care you need. Feel free to call our office with any
insurance concerns and we'll be happy to answer your questions.
What is a visit to your office like?
Very similar to any doctor office visit. First
we'll do a detailed examination of your problem to determine if we can help you. Then we'll discuss
with you what your treatment options are, including possible referrals to Orthopedists or Neurologists that we
work together with. If we determine that our office is the place you'll receive the best results,
then discuss the length and cost of care, including insurance coverage. If you agree to get started, we'll
treat you right away to start getting you better immediately.
Are you going to 'crack' my spine during my visit?
Probably not. You
may be used to more traditional 'chiropractic' treatment as a rough twisting and cracking of your spine.
While Dr. Locke does perform those techniques from time to time or for those who prefer that kind of
treatment, most of Dr. Locke's treatment is a form of deep tissue massage called "myofascial release", which is
releasing the scar tissue and knots in your muscles that frees up joint restriction and relieves joint and
muscle pain. Patients actually enjoy getting treated, it's very comfortable and you'll feel results
What is a Surface EMG?
NOT THE EMG WITH NEEDLES! There, got that out of the way :)
It's a scan when sensors are placed on each side of your spine, and the machine actually measures the level of
tension on the small muscles that are deep inside your back that move your spine. If one side is
significantly more active, it usually means that muscles is "hypertonic", or overactive, due to it trying to brace
an injured joint. It's like a 'muscle xray' if you will. It, along with an exam, allows us to pinpoint
the exact cause of your pain so we can get you better as fast as possible. A scan looks like this, with a
normal scan on the left and an anonymous patient with neck pain and left sided low back pain on the
How do you treat neck and back pain?
Dr. Locke uses Active Release Technique and Graston Technique, both are deep tissue massage
techniques. You see, muscles are what moves our arms, legs, and back. When muscles get tight or
strained they get knots, which is actually scar tissue. This restricts the normal movement of joints, which
causes them to wear out and become inflamed, which is the cause of pain. By identifying what isn't moving or
working correctly in your body and correcting it, we can relieve your pain quickly and effectively. Then Dr.
Locke will give you exercise and stretching advice to help you treat yourself at home to help speed your recovery
and keep you healthy without constant treatment.