FAQs

1. What do chiropractors do?

Chiropractors are doctors of conservative care. Conservative care includes all treatment that does not involve the use of drugs and surgery.

2. What is integrated medicine?

Integrated medicine is the combination of multiple forms of medicine such as traditional (allopathic), conservative, alternative and aggressive medicine using the best approach for the patient. Integrated medicine blends the talents of specialists in different fields in the best interest of delivering high quality, affordable patient care.

3. What do Drs. Pappas and Tholl-Pappas do?

The doctors provide the best possible patient care through a team-oriented approach using integrative medicine. Approaches include manual therapy (manipulation, mobilization, massage, and soft tissue release techniques), therapeutic exercise, acupuncture, nutrition, postural advice, a calm personality and a passion for health care to help you.  The doctors tailor your treatment to your needs.

4. What makes you different from other chiropractors?

We offer great care for a great price by providing comprehensive, integrated medical services, wellness services, niche services and sports medicine services to the south suburbs of Chicago. Many chiropractors are focused on technique or philosophy, and try to fit the patient into their respective technique or philosophy.  Our focus is entirely on you & your needs providing you with what you need, when you need it.

5. Are chiropractors real doctors?

Yes!  Chiropractors are well-trained licensed doctors that are specialists within the realm of conservative care as recognized by all 50 states. Chiropractors are required to pass rigorous national exams prior to graduation just as other doctors do.  Chiropractic training in several key areas of conservative care actually exceeds those of other doctors.

6. What conditions do you treat?

Muscular Pain, Joint Pain (Back, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Foot, Knee, Ankle & Jaw), Headaches, Digestive Problems, Fatigue, Tightness/Tension, Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation, Nutritional Problems, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Pregnancy (aches and pains) & many other problems (please contact CIM, LLC for more info or see http://thecfim.com/about/conditions-treated).

7. What services do you offer?

Please see the services tab on this website (http://thecfim.com/services) or our prescription pad for more info.

8. What are some of the benefits of chiropractic care and integrated care?

Some of the benefits of chiropractic and integrated care include decreased pain, improved function, a better understanding of the body and how it works, hands on care (“healing touch”), and use of natural, conservative care without the risks of drugs and surgery.

9. What are the risks for chiropractic care?

Conservative care does have risk; however, the risks are often not as dramatic as the risks involved with the use of drugs or surgery.  The most likely risk is muscle & joint soreness.  Other risks are treatment specific.  Please contact Dr. Dino, Dr. Marie or CIM, LLC for more information.

10. What can I expect from my appointments care?

The patient can expect warm, friendly appointments that involve hands on care using a variety of conservative methods. Patients receive a unique protocol for their specific needs.

11. How long will my care take?

Each patient and situation is unique so a comprehensive examination is needed to develop a treatment plan specific to the patient’s goals. The doctor’s goal is to attain the patient’s goals in a prompt amount of time, giving the patient the tools to manage following release from care. Patients should be empowered to manage on their own following care.

12. Do I need X-rays?

X-rays are case and situation dependent.  X-rays are best used in cases of trauma (fracture, dislocation, etc.), chronic pain that has not responded to treatment or if a comprehensive examination shows red flags (serious disease) requiring X-ray or other imaging to assist in diagnosis or treatment of your condition.  X-rays are not for everyone or for every situation.  We take X-ray exposure very seriously and won’t take them unless needed.

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