Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chiropractic Treatment?

Marshall Chiropractic can help decrease your pain and increase your range of motion. We make sure your spine is moving correctly and in proper alignment. Dr. Marshall's treatment is based on the scientific fact that your brain and spinal cord control everything in your body.

When you have a misalignment in your spinal column, the nervous system signal is interrupted. This can cause severe pain. Chiropractors gently re-align the spine to remove this interruption.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Me?

Chiropractic treatments consist of gentle adjustments to the spine. These adjustments are painless. There is often a feeling of ease after the adjustment. Pressure is relieved from spinal nerves and discs in your spine. Dr. Marshall is trained to give many different kinds of adjustments. An example would be adjustments to the arms and legs for sore shoulders and knees.

There are 24 movable segments of the human spine. When one or more of these segments are not moving properly then that particular segment needs a chiropractic adjustment. Once an adjustment is made to the spine the segment can move through its full range of motion again allowing the muscles to relax. Always remember, movement is the key to life! Your chiropractor can return to you the life that you knew before your pain.

Do I Need a Chiropractor for My Problem?

Many people have been helped at Marshall Chiropractic & Wellness Center as you will see on our Testimonials page. Chiropractic can help with pain and discomfort as well as help prevent spinal degeneration. Regular chiropractic checkups are part of a healthy lifestyle.

Here is a list of conditions that Dr. Marshall has helped many people with:

  • Neck / Back Pain
  • TMJ
  • Low Back Pain
  • Auto Accidents
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Migraines / Headaches
  • Knee Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sore Muscles / Joints
  • Numbness / Tingling in hands and feet

Even the condition of certain types of arthritis can be improved with treatment.

Will I Need a Referral From My Primary Care Physician?

No. You may need a referral to our office if you have an HMO insurance policy that you would like to use. If you are unsure, please call our office and someone on our staff will be able to give you a definitive answer.

Dr. Marshall will keep in close contact with your primary care physician in the appropriate circumstance.

What Does Chiropractic Care Cost?

The cost of treatment is based on the procedures performed, and can be different for every patients particular case. Many insurance plans are accepted at Marshall Chiropractic & Wellness Center with in-network benefits. To learn more about your insurance benefits and how affordable chiropractic care can be for you, call 918-494-0929.

How Well Educated Are Chiropractors?

Chiropractors have undergraduate pre-requisites for Chiropractic College. At least 90 hours must be obtained in subjects such as biology, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, psychology and other basics needed for a bachelor’s degree. Below you will see a chart of post-graduate studies for chiropractors compared to a typical medical doctor’s education.

Other required subjects for doctors of chiropractic including Adjusting, Manipulation, Kinesiology, and other similar basic subjects related to their specialty.

Chiropractic EducationvsMedical Education
Class HoursSubjectClass Hours
520Anatomy508
420Physiology326
271Pathology335
300Chemistry325
114Bacteriology130
370Diagnosis374
320Neurology112
217X-Ray148
65Psychiatry144
65Obstetrics & Gynecology198
225Orthopedics156
2,887Total Hours2,756
4,485Grand Total Class Hours4,248

Can Pregnant Women Receive Chiropractic Care?

Definitely! Dr. Marshall has taken over 100 hours in post-graduate studies to learn how to care for pregnant women. Sciatica, muscle cramps and low back pain are a few common symptoms of pregnancy, and many times they can be relieved by gentle Chiropractic treatments. Adjusting pregnant women is very different than adjusting other patients. The procedure is very gentle and easy. If you are interested in learning more call 918-494-0929 to set up a free consultation with Dr. Marshall.

Can Kids Receive Chiropractic Care?

Absolutely! Dr. Marshall has over 100 hours of advanced pediatric training. Kids are so resilient that many acute problems are taken care of very quickly with chiropractic care. Specific problems taken care of at an early age can prevent many problems from developing later in life.

Adjustments to a child’s spine are done much differently than on an adult’s spine. Very light pressure is applied to the child’s misalignments. There is no "popping" or "cracking." It is an extremely gentle procedure.

Are There Alternatives to Having My Back or Neck "Popped"

Yes, there is! The treatments done at Marshall Chiropractor are always tailored for each individual’s needs. There are three primary techniques that Dr. Marshall performs on his patients. He uses the typical hands-on Chiropractic adjustment, drop piece or Thompson Technique and the Activator Technique when appropriate. To learn which one is right for you please feel free to contact us.