I heard if I go once, I have to go the rest of my life. Is that true?

Many people go to doctors regularly for their entire lives, even though they never expect a problem: for example, optometrists and dentists.  And like those types of doctors, you cannot be forced to go to a Chiropractor.  It is your choice.

You may choose Chiropractic as a non-drug, non-surgical way to repair injuries and deal with pain.  And I hate injury and pain.  So we’ll create a care plan based on those goals.  I’m happy to help.


But, Chiropractic is also an ongoing, pro-active path to maintaining and improving your health.  With those goals come long-term care and visits.  Quite simply, people that are pro-active about their health don’t simply run or go to yoga or eat properly or go to the gym or have a massage one time and expect it to improve their health.  These activities become a routine part of their lives.  And so does Chiropractic.

Does it hurt?

At the initial moment of adjustment, sometimes, it may. But that usually passes in moments and the patient feels relief. Far more frequent than pain, though, people feel relaxed, more comfortable, and re-energized.

What about “the crack?”

If there is noise during an adjustment, it’s the same as someone cracking their knuckles. It’s nitrogen being released. It’s not bad. That said, it’s also not a requirement for a proper adjustment. You may go through an entire visit and not hear a thing.

Do I need a referral to see you?

No. Today’s Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to be primary physicians. Anyone may see a Chiropractor at any time.  Additionally, SRQDC does not participate with any insurance companies; so that barrier is removed too.

What if I have Health Insurance?

I don’t participate with any insurance companies.  This allows me to provide individualized care for each patient.  We work together toward mutually agreed upon set goals.  And we can adapt our plan based upon the patient’s body’s response.  Every human reacts differently.  I take that into account.

All that said, if you have an insurance policy you would like to use, particularly Medicare, please contact Dr. Kyle Doan.  He works out of this location.  He is a great chiropractor with over 25 years experience in not only chiropractic, but with the health insurance industries.  He’s happy to help!  (941) 957 – 8148

Do you do energy work?  Or this “muscle testing” I hear about?

Let’s start with energy work.  I am Aikidoka.  I have over 20 years of training in the Japanese martial art Aikido.  Aikido translates into English as “the Way of Harmony with the Energy of the Universe.”  My understanding of energy work comes from this.  And as such, I do not feel it is appropriate for me to apply as a chiropractor.  Moreover, to me, philosophy and intention are important.  So I refer someone looking for energy work to the people that better understand it’s healing capabilities, acupuncturists like Rick Jahn AP, DOM.

As for “muscle testing,” I use muscle stimulating techniques in my treatments. But from conversations with other people, this is not what they mean.  From my conversations, I believe people are looking for the techniques used by Florida Licensed Acupuncture Physician Rick Jahn in his Florida Functional Wellness. (941) 412-5060

What about soft-tissue or massage?

There are times when, in the course of care, I may use soft-tissue techniques.  But, they are not my primary focus.  And there are times when extensive soft-tissue care will greatly help a patient.  So much like care involving health insurance, or energy work, I’d prefer you go to someone that does it all the time.  To that end, SRQDC is a Licensed Massage Establishment #MM33713.  And Terry Ganus LMT, NMT #MA74821 works out of this location providing Neuro-Muscular Therapies.  (941) 306-7119