Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Sheradin and the team at Sheradin Chiropractic Center are looking forward to welcoming you to our clinic.
Sheridan Chiropractic Center in Mebane, NC is currently accepting new patients. Your first visit will include a consultation, history, examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Learn more about the process, payment, insurance and more.
Your First Visit
The first time you see a chiropractor can be intimidating, but we know you’ll soon feel at ease in the hands of Mebane’s best chiropractic team. Your first appointment will include patient history and symptoms, an initial chiropractic exam, a review of the doctor’s findings and your first treatment. Our team may also send you home with stretches or strengthening exercises if needed.
Patient History and Symptoms
Your first visit will begin with filling out the new patient forms. These forms explore your current complaint(s), past and present medical conditions as well as family medical history. To save time, these forms can be downloaded and filled out prior to your first visit. Please bring your insurance card with you to the appointment so we can verify your insurance benefits or arrange other payment options.
The Chiropractic Exam
Once you're finished with your paperwork, Dr. Sheradin will sit down with you to review the information you provided and discuss your medical history and complaints. You will then undergo a chiropractic examination that includes various orthopedic and neurological tests designed to provide insight about your current condition.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Dr. Sheradin will review with you the findings from your history and examination. He will also explain if and how likely your condition will respond to chiropractic care, and if so, provide a treatment plan.
Your First Treatment
If it is determined that Chiropractic Care is appropriate for your condition, your first visit will include Spinal Manipulation and/or Spinal Decompression Therapy.
Definitely! We accept most health insurances including:
- BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare
- MedCost, State Employees, MedRisk
- Medicare & Workers' Comp
- Assignments from Personal Injuries/Auto Accidents
- We accept other insurances that are not listed.
To get the most accurate information about your insurance policy, please call the number on the back of your insurance card. You can ask them if you have chiropractic benefits, your deductible amount, whether you have co-insurance or a co-payment, and if we are in or out of network.
If you want us to bill your insurance, your cost will depend on your specific policy.
We discount our services if you pay at the time of your visit when you are not using insurance. We are legally allowed to apply a time of service discount when we do not bill insurance. This "time of service discount" is in effect due to the lower costs to our clinic by not having to bill insurance, not having to wait for your insurance to process the visit, not having to process the insurance EOB, and not having to bill you after your insurance company and our company process the visit.
We treat a variety of conditions related to the spine. Not all conditions are listed, please call our office if you are wondering if we treat a specific condition.
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Whiplash / Auto Injury
- Chronic Pain
- Pins & Needles
- Disc Herniations
- Posture Related Problems
- SI Joint Dysfunction
- Muscle Knots / Trigger Points
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Leg Length Inequality
- Sports Injuries
- Nerve Pain
- Overuse Injuries / Repetitive Strain Injury (R.S.I)
- Foot / Ankle Pain
- Overpronation / Custom Orthotics
- Shoulder / Arm Pain
- Hand / Wrist Pain
- Ankle Sprain
- Hip / Knee Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Spinal / Extremity Joint stiffness
- Scoliosis treatment in Denver
- Tennis Elbow
- Pregnancy induced low back, hip and leg pains
Patients with spinal pain commonly appreciate functional improvement and pain relief within a few treatment sessions, while others require more extensive care.
- The acute, uncomplicated spine pain patient should appreciate significant relief with 2-4 weeks of care.
- Chronic or complicated patients may require 4-5 weeks of treatment before accumulative symptom response is appreciated.
- Patients with chronic or permanent conditions may be treated under a “disease management” model.
- Once the patient has reached a point of maximum therapeutic benefit in a comprehensive treatment program, manipulation and adjunct therapies may be provided on a periodic basis to maintain functional and symptom gains.
- Our goal is to encourage independence from treatment.
When the correct manipulation technique is paired with the appropriately selected patient, spinal manipulation is a very safe procedure. There are relative and absolute contraindications to spinal manipulations that have been identified in the physical medicine literature. A history of spinal surgery, osteoporosis, healed fracture, disc herniation without significant or progressive neurological deficit, scoliosis, chronic arthropathies, degenerative changes, and joint instability are not absolute contraindications to treatment.
Absolute Contraindications to Spinal Manipulation Include:
- Severe or progressive neurological deficits
- Acute bone demineralization
- Acute fracture/dislocation
- Acute arthropathies
A contraindication to manipulation in one region of the spine rarely precludes treatment in another region. If techniques cannot be modified to accommodate the patient’s condition, the manipulation is withheld.
Spinal manipulation has been shown to result in an immediate post treatment increase in range of motion, decreased adjacent soft tissue tenderness, improved joint function and decreased pain. Though the mechanism is complicated, research has identified the following benefits from spinal manipulation therapy (SMT):
- Motion segment (joint and disc complex) unbuckling
- Meniscoid inclusion release
- Release of intra-articular adhesions
- Stimulation of joint mechanoreceptors
- Relaxation of hypertonic muscles
- Centrally mediated reflexes are also being investigated
The Journal of Family Practice (1992) published the following guidelines to consider when selecting a chiropractor:
- Treats mainly musculoskeletal disorders
- Does not radiograph every patient
- Willing to be clinically observed
- Positive feedback from patients
- Communicates with the referring physician
- Administers reasonable treatment programs
- Does not charge a global, up front fee
Candidates for entry into most chiropractic schools are required to complete a four-year undergraduate program. Ten trimesters of chiropractic school (four years) must be completed to graduate. The first eight trimesters are primarily didactic training. Courses include human anatomy and dissection, physiology, pharmacology, diagnostic imaging, nutrition, rehabilitation, spinal manipulation and medical patient management strategies. The ninth and tenth trimesters are completed through an internship under the direction of a licensed chiropractor.
Upon graduation, most chiropractors enter private practice after successfully passing national and state board examinations. Residency programs after chiropractic training are optional and include specialties in Orthopedics, Diagnostic imaging, Clinical studies, Rehabilitation and Research. All licensed chiropractors are required to undergo a minimum of twenty four hours of continuing education on a yearly basis to keep their license in good standing with their state boards.
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Feel free to ask any chiropractic related questions over the phone at (919) 563-6370, or get send your question via this form below. Your message will be dispatched directly to our staff who will answer as soon as they can.