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Chiropractic Resources & FAQ

At the office of Thomas J. DeSalvo, DC, we want you to be comfortable with the care you receive. With this in mind, we have prepared answers to some frequently asked questions along with links for further information. If your question is not answered, contact our Wasilla, AK, office at 907-357-7463.


What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a natural and conservative method of health care, which focuses careful attention to the structure, function, and biomechanics of the spine, and its effects on the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

What do chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors treat individuals with a range of soft tissue disorders, as well as back pain, neck pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain. In addition, chiropractic may be used to treat headaches, arthritis, spinal disk conditions, carpal tunnel, digestive disorders, and other conditions.

Who is chiropractic care for?

Chiropractic care is a safe, effective, and gentle treatment option for people of all ages. Treatment is tailored to each patient’s specific needs.

What can I expect from my first visit?

The goal of your first visit is to determine the cause of your condition and determine which treatment option best fits your needs. We will complete a chiropractic consultation and exam. If chiropractic is right for you, we will develop a custom care plan to help restore your wellness and health.

What should I wear to my chiropractic appointment?

Please wear comfortable clothing if possible. As you make improvements, we will work with you to create a treatment plan that includes home exercises to strengthen your back.

Accu-SPINA™ Therapy FAQ

What is the Spina System – IDD Therapy®?

IDD Therapy® or Internal Disc Decompression Therapy was developed to treat painful back syndromes effectively by a broad spectrum of specialists in the field to effectively treat painful back syndromes. It is a non-surgical procedure that is capable of reducing a herniated disc with an 86% or greater success rate.

What conditions can be treated with IDD Therapy® Treatment?

This type of therapy has been extremely effective in treating herniated, ruptured, bulging or degenerative discs, chronic back and leg pain, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, and other conditions.

Is treatment painful?

Most patients find this treatment very comfortable, and many listen to music or enjoy a nap while in treatment.

What results can I expect?

Patients with lower back syndromes may experience reduced pain as early as the third treatment session.

What time commitment is required for treatment?

Each session averages about 60 minutes and consists of:
● 15 minutes of interferential current with moist heat
● 25-30 minutes on the Spina System
● Cryotherapy (cold packs)

Most patients will receive treatment every day for the first two weeks, followed by treatment three times per week for three weeks, with additional treatments if necessary.

Accu-SPINA™ Therapy FAQ

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