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Dr. Nick Venturino
Chiropractor in Tampa FL 33613
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Can you treat me if I’m pregnant?

Yes, there are no side effects to the fetus or embryo from a chiropractic adjustment.

What is the youngest age you treat?

It’s not a matter of age, it’s a matter of the condition.

Whether it’s a baby or an elderly person, we have treatment techniques that are very, very gentle so that we could take care of their condition no matter how old or young they are.

What is the oldest age you treat?

Again it’s not a matter of age, it’s a matter of the condition.

We have treatment techniques that are very, very gentle so that we could take care of their condition no matter how old or young.

Can you treat osteoporosis?

Can I treat a patient with Osteoporosis or brittle bones and the answer is yes.

We have several very, very gentle techniques that are perfectly safe for somebody with Osteoporosis.

What techniques do you use?

For those of you who are familiar with the different techniques in chiropractic, I specifically use Thompson Technique, Activator Technique, and Diversified.

For those of you who are not familiar with the different techniques the basic idea is to use whichever technique best fits your particular condition to help you out the most and give you the most gentle treatment.

Do you treat: shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, feet?

A very common question that I get in my office, do I treat other parts of the body other than the neck,  back or spine?

And the answer is yes.

I treat the upper body and lower body. Specifically the shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands and the hips, knees, ankle and feet.

What Chiropractic does NOT Treat!

Can I continue to play my sport?

Since you know how you are going to be doing the sport that you are doing, if you think it’s not going to aggravate that condition that I would recommend you continue to play.

If you think it’s going to aggravate that condition than obviously we don’t want you to do that activity until we get you in a better state of health.

Should I use a brace?

Not unless it’s a fracture or a dislocation, braces will inhibit your body from healing due to lack of motion.

So I never recommend that you wear one unless there’s a fracture or dislocation.

Should I exercise?

If it does not inhibit the healing process.

Should I stop exercising?

Not if they won’t cause more of a problem with your condition.

However, if they will cause a particular problem with your condition, then we’re going to try to minimize how that affects your condition or cut that particular part out all together.

Are there any natural supplements that will help?

Should I take aspirin,tylenol, ibuprofen or motrin?

My answer would be no and here’s why.

Over the counter pain killers stop the body’s natural healing process and lead to permanent problems.

For that reason specifically, we definitely don’t recommend that you take those products because we want your body to heal as normally as possible.

Should I stop taking my prescription medications?

My answer would be you need to follow your doctor’s orders and if you have a question about any particular medication, you need to go back to that specific doctor that recommended that drug.

Make sure when you talk to that doctor you let them know all the different medications you are taking because as we know, some medications interact with others and there is side effects and so forth.

So make sure you do what your doctor all the medications you are taking so they can determine if the medication they prescribed is the most beneficial  for that particular condition.

Will you take x-rays?

Are x-rays needed before you can treat me?

What if I don’t want to have x-rays taken?

If your condition doesn’t warrant, we don’t do them anyway.

What if I just had x-rays taken at another facility?

If they’re fairly recent and your condition requires me to have them, then we’ll just request those files from wherever you had them taken and that will suffice.

Can I have the x-rays at another office sent to your office?

Will you treat me without x-rays?

Will you take x-rays if I’m pregnant?

The simple answer is no I will not.

Often we are still able to treat you even without the x-rays.

Do you take x-rays of small children?

My policy is not to take x-ray’s of children under the age of 15 unless we suspect scoliosis or a specific condition.

Should I take off from work?

If work makes your conditon worse you should consider restraning or limiting your work activity.

If you don’t think it’s going to affect your particular condition, then we certainly want you to stay at work as much as possible.

Should I limit what I do at work?