FAQ's

What is chiropractic?


Chiropractic is a non-drug, non-surgical profession that focuses on the restoration of normal biomechanics and physiologic function. Like medical doctors, chiropractic physicians can specialize in different areas of health including neurology, orthopedics, nutrition and radiology.

At Morris Spine & Sport we focus on the physical rehabilitation of the body’s frame (joints, muscles, bones and nerves) to help heal injury and prevent future pain and disability. We specialize in diagnosis and treatment that includes manual therapy (spinal and extremity joint manipulation, soft tissue treatments, and others), active rehabilitative exercise and lifestyle management (eg. ergonomics, stress management).

How is my condition diagnosed?


At Morris Spine & Sport we use standard orthopedic, neurologic and physical rehab tests to help diagnose the cause of your problem. If indicated, advanced testing such as X-ray, MRI, and EMG testing will be ordered to help determine the best course of care. (Conditions We Treat)


What treatment is provided?


Chiropractic care is a unique blend of the drugless, non-surgical art of manual/hands-on therapy with physical medicine and exercise.

At Morris Spine & Sport our emphasis is on the following:


Joint Manipulation - restores normal motion and shown in research to be one of the most effective treatments for relief of neck and back pain

Soft Tissue Therapy - designed to speed healing of ligaments and connective tissue, stretch muscles and restore normal flexibility

Rehab Exercises - focuses on improving strength and endurance and normalizing movement patterns to stabilize weakness, decrease joint stress and prevent future problems

Lifestyle Advice - teaching our patients about proper posture, ergonomics, diet and stress management techniques to maintain a strong, healthy musculoskeletal system

Coordination of Care - working with medical physicians and other healthcare specialists to provide comprehensive care for our patients


How long does treatment take?


An initial appointment typically lasts 30-60 minutes in which your history and present condition are thoroughly evaluated and the doctor will provide a recommended treatment plan.

Most follow-up treatment sessions require 20-30 minutes depending on your condition.

How long will it take to get well?


The length of time and number of treatments required to provide symptom relief and effectively stabilize a patient’s condition is very individualized. Many factors may influence a person’s recovery including overall health status, severity of the injury, length of time the problem has been present, number of previous injuries and compliance with recommended treatment.

Some patients may simply seek relief of their immediate symptoms while others may wish to improve their overall fitness and musculoskeletal function (strength, flexibility, balance, etc) in an effort to limit future pain and disability. Our patients are always encouraged to discuss their health goals with the doctor.

Will insurance pay for my chiropractic care?


Most insurance companies will pay for at least a portion of the necessary treatment. Due to the great variability in insurance policies we recommend that you check on your specific benefits with your carrier. Our office will do the same and review this information with you.

We are in-network providers with the following insurance companies:
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Cigna
  • Guardian
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • Oxford
  • PHCS
  • Qualcare
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellpoint / Empire Blue

Motor Vehicle Accidents


If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident as a driver, passenger or pedestrian (whether or not you were at fault) auto insurance will pay for most of the care you require. Please inform our staff if your injury is the result of an accident.