Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
No. We will usually begin with conservative care and 90% of the time, x-rays are not necessary. After a period of time has passed during your healing process and you are not making the types of improvements Dr. Kevin feels you should, then we can discuss x-rays or special imaging then.
For a few of you, your condition may call for an immediate referral for x-rays but Dr. Kevin will discuss that at the time of your visit.If you happen to have x-rays or MRI's taken within the 2 years, then bring them in and Dr. Kevin would like to look at them.
You can expect to spend approximately 30-40 minutes in our office on your first visit. We usually ask that you come 5 -10 minutes before your appointment time so that you can fill out paperwork that will establish you as a patient.
You will definitely be adjusted during your first office visit. No matter whether your pain or discomfort began this morning or if it has been present for months, time is always critical. The sooner we begin treatment, the quicker the body usually heals.
I am a health care provider for many insurances (PPO's, HMO's). You can call our office and speak with Venus or Traci and they will take down your insurance information and call your insurance company for you to check your Chiropractic eligibility.
Your other option is to either call or go online to your own health insurance company and look Dr. Kevin M. Wong up as a provider.
For private pay or cash patients, we have special rates available for you. Please call the office at 925-254-4040 for more information.
Patients that come into our office are usually in some kind of pain that they need me to help them with. In the early stages, perhaps the first few visits, I lead you through the treatment plan and offer you a lot of advice and help. My goal is to get you to a level where you feel "normal" again or often times even better than "normal". Some times, I treat patients only a few times or sometimes it takes longer. Each case is individual and you and I together will discuss and determine how much treatment you will need.
Once we are done with care and you are feeling better, I will make sure we review your home care and exercises and it becomes your choice on how you wish to see me in the future. Some patients elect to come in and be seen once every two weeks, monthly or once per year. They know that life will put stress on their bodies that put their spines and other joints out of alignment. Periodic adjustments are helpful, but I never make people have to come back unless they choose to. You will learn why it is important to come in for periodic tune-ups just like going to the Dentist or the Medical Doctor.
Absolutely! Chiropractic care is one of the safest, most effective treatment techniques for managing chronic pain, correcting spinal problems, and supporting the body’s natural injury rehabilitation process. Our approach to care is gentle and hands-on. Many patients come to us seeking an alternative to prescription painkillers and surgery. If you are searching for an all-natural, non-invasive and drug-free approach to pain relief, chiropractic care may be the right choice for you!
I see patients who are from all walks of life. Some have had Chiropractic care for years and some have never been adjusted. All of my techniques, even the classic manual adjusting, are gentle and comfortable, but some techniques are more gentle. You might need adjustments which utilize light or very light force. No problem! Chiropractic works and I know how to make it work for you. Don't be scared or afraid! I just want to help you.
Our chiropractic center follows a drug-free approach to neck and back pain treatment. Dr. Wong first prefers a full injury diagnosis to determine the cause for your shoulder back or neck pain. Most patients have pain is due to a misalignment of the bones (vertebrae) of the neck, upper back or shoulders. These bones have lost their normal movement or biomechanical stability so they created pulled muscles, irritated nerves and pain.
It is true that a herniated disc, arthrtitis (degeneration), or other issues can be causing the pain, but they are not as common as you would think. It is our job to figure out exactly the cause of your pain so we can help you. Once we determine the cause of your pain, we will create a customized treatment program that relieves this pain by correcting the underlying cause. Our goal is to support your body’s health from the inside out.
I love treating sports injuries because they usually involve the extremities of the body. I see a ton of shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, foot, hip pain because of almost any type of physical activity. Every sport has stress not only on the extremities but on the spine as well. I get a chance to examine you, understand the mechanics of your sport and help you learn why you are experiencing pain and how you can help take good care of yourself in the future.
We treat sports injuries using a combination of chiropractic care and physiotherapy depending on the severity of your injury. I do a lot of sports taping using the best tape out there, RockTape. I tape all areas of the body to help bring stability, enhance performance and healing. You will love the tape and I will show you how to use it to help yourself in the future.
For almost 6 years, I have been using cold laser on patients to help them heal faster. The laser uses infrared light in the visible light spectrum. The light penetrates the skin and helps to improve circulation, releases endorphins (natural pain killers), relaxes muscle spasms, reduces swelling and inflammation among other good things.
Along with Chiropractic care, laser has shown to help with sprains, strains, arthritis, tendonitis, capsulitis, partial tears of the rotator cuff or other ligaments in the body. The action of the laser helps tissue heal faster, even scar tissue after you have had surgery.
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Yes, a chiropractor is a qualified injury doctor and licensed medical professional who has completed a four-year Doctor of Chiropractic program. This program includes supervised medical training in medical training in spinal manipulation and musculoskeletal injury diagnosis. For over 18 years, Dr. Wong has dedicated his practice to the highest standards of excellence and patient care. Since 2008, Dr. Wong has been consistently nominated by KRON4's Best of the Bay & TV as one of the "Best Chiropractors in the Bay Area.”
Chiropractors have been lumped into treating the neck and back in the United States by the general public. Although Dr. Kevin treats these areas well, he is a specialist in the feet, ankles, shoulders and other extremities of the body. Most of his patient referrals are for patients with feet and shoulder problems. Did you know your lower back pain can actually becoming from your flat feet? Dr. Kevin does and he will help you understand why.
Chiropractic care can also help treat patients with sciatica, lordosis, sway back, scoliosis, kyphosis (hunchback), chronic pain, auto accident injuries, whiplash, workplace injuries, and sports injuries.
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