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Q:  How does the Atlas Orthogonal procedure work?

A:  Please visit the “Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic” tab above for a full description.

Q:  Is Dr. Aaron Trombetta a chiropractor or an Atlas Orthogonal Doctor?

A:  Both! Dr. Aaron Trombetta is a graduate from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic.  He has been trained by some of the best doctors in the world to identify spinal/musculoskeletal conditions.  He has also been trained to identify other pathology that requires treatment by a medical doctor.  In addition, Dr. Trombetta has attended many hours of post-graduate training courses to become an Atlas Orthogonal doctor.

Q:  Does Dr. Aaron Trombetta only treat the neck?

A: No, Dr. Aaron Trombetta examines the entire spinal column and is very proficient at treating the entire spine.  In addition he performs extremity adjustments (shoulder, knee, wrist, feet, etc.).

Q:  Are doctors of chiropractic licensed by the government?

A:  Yes, Chiropractors are licensed in all 50 states as primary care physicians.  This includes the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  In addition, many governmental health care programs including Medicare, Medicaid and federal and state workman’s compensation recognize chiropractic.  The U.S. Armed Forces also commissions chiropractors as health care officers.

Q:  Will my insurance cover this type of treatment?

A:  Gentle Touch Head & Spine Center accepts Health Savings Account/Flexible Spending Account debit cards. The clinic does not bill your insurance directly, but will provide you with a “super bill” with which you will be able to seek reimbursement.  An agreement with an insurance plan is between you and the insurance provider so Gentle Touch Head & Spine Center does require payment upon services rendered and will provide you the necessary documentation to submit to your insurance carrier.  Dr. Aaron Trombetta is a non-participating provider for Medicare, please contact the clinic for more detailed information.

Q:  Does the AO adjustment hurt?

A:  Under normal circumstances, the treatment is fairly comfortable.  In certain cases, especially those with recent trauma and inflammation or swelling, mild discomfort may be experienced.

Q:  Is this treatment safe?

A:  Absolutely!  Because this type of treatment is non-invasive, response to treatment is far more predictable than response to medication or surgery.  Complications are extremely rare especially when compared to problems resulting from conventional medicine.

Q:  How did I damage my upper neck in the first place?

A:  Usually the first time a person sustains an injury to the upper neck is during the birthing process.  If you have ever seen a baby being delivered you know what I’m talking about.  Other causes include trauma (car accidents), poor posture and lifting habits, occupational hazards, stress or a lack of rest and exercise.

Q:  How long until I feel better?

A:  Some patients notice an almost immediate relief, while others find it takes several weeks.  Many factors affect the healing process including the severity of displacement and how long it has been present.  Within two weeks, most patients notice enough progress to encourage them to continue with treatment.

Q:  I am pregnant.  Can the Doctors at Gentle Touch Head & Spine Center treat me?

A:  Yes, most pregnant women respond very favorably to being adjusted.  This means less pain in the low back, legs and between the shoulders, complaints frequently associated with pregnancy.

Q:  I noticed that the Doctors at Gentle Touch Head & Spine Center also treat children, please tell me about this.

A:  We consider it an honor when parents allow us to treat their children as part of their healthy family plan!  Children often respond faster and better because of their incredible ability to heal themselves. Dr. Danielle Trombetta, D.C. has received 132 hours of advanced training in pediatrics and the care of pregnant women from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (I.C.P.A.).  She has also received specialized education and training in the Webster Technique.

Q: What is the Webster Technique, and Who Can it Help?

A: The adjustment known as the Webster Technique offers a safe means with which to restore proper pelvic balance and function. Discovered in 1978 by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, this specific sacral analysis and diversified sacral adjustment may benefit the type of biomechanical restriction that can cause symptoms such as low back pain, sciatic neuralgia, and other symptoms associated with sacral subluxation and/ or S/I joint dysfunction. The technique can be used on all weight bearing individuals presenting with this biomechanical restriction, and is therefore applicable for the entire population.

When used during pregnancy, this very specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment helps reduce interference to the nervous system and balances the muscles around the pelvis. The adjustment may have positive outcomes in preventing the three causes of dystocia (obstructed or difficult labor), and may reduce the effects of intrauterine constraint, thus allowing the baby to move into the best possible position for birth.