Sandez Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center is proud to be of service to families in Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Chapel Hill, and the RTP.
Our mission and purpose is to help lead families to optimum health and function, naturally.
We are passionate about giving you and your family a drug-free, non-invasive, safe and effective way to achieve greater overall health. We provide the highest quality of chiropractic care, including massage therapy, as well as guidance in nutrition and exercise.
Dr. Sandez is certified to work with pregnant women for prenatal chiropractic care and has additional training in chiropractic pediatrics. We care for patients of all ages and types, including infants, children, teenagers, adults, athletes and seniors. There is not a “one size fits all” approach. Dr. Sandez modifies the adjustment techniques and therapies used based on your age, size, and unique presentation or need.
Customized Patient Care
Most other health professionals treat your symptoms. We differ because we identify the underlying cause of your problems. Our goal is to correct the problems, relieve your symptoms and also improve your function, leading you to greater overall health and well-being.
Common Chiropractic Questions Answered By Dr. Sandez
It is a system of integrative medicine based on the diagnosis and treatment of neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions. The goal of Chiropractic care is to heal patients and improve quality of life without the use of drugs, injections and surgery. Science tells us that immobility or loss of motion in the joints leads to degeneration and disease. Chiropractic care focuses on findings misalignments in the joints, restrictions in movement and abnormal stress on the nervous system. These restrictions or misalignments often cause irritation/pressure to the nearby nerves, especially those of the spinal column but also in the extremity joints. When nerves get irritated/pressured people may experience dysfunction and pain in muscles, organs or other parts of the body. Chiropractic adjustments restore proper alignment to joints, improving the motion/mobility to that area, relieving pressure to the nerves and decreasing the effect on muscles and organs. This leads to natural healing and improved quality of life.
YES! However just like any other form of healthcare, unusual and rare affects are possible. Simply put, if chiropractic adjustments were not safe, professional athletes worth millions of dollars all over the world, would not be getting adjusted on a regular basis. This day in age, many professional sports teams have a Chiropractic Doctor on their medical staff to care for the players. If Chiropractic Adjustments were not safe, I do not believe most health & auto insurance companies would pay for Chiropractic care, as they do. If Chiropractic Adjustments were not safe, Chiropractors would likely have the highest malpractice insurance premiums of all health/medical professionals, however Chiropractors have one of the least expensive malpractice premiums. I think it is safe to say, Chiropractic adjustments are safe 🙂 If you do not like or want manual/hands-on adjustments, in our practice, we have other techniques that can be used via a special table or instrument to fit your preference. The potential risks associated with adjustments are extremely rare and informed consent is always given to patients before any treatments are done.
Most health and auto insurance companies include Chiropractic coverage. However, the benefits vary greatly and depend on your individual plan. Not all Chiropractic offices accept or work with Insurance. In our practice, we do accept insurance, we verify the benefits in the office for you and we review your benefits with you for your specific case, before starting any treatment plan. In some cases, for example a very high deductible plan, it may save you money being a self-pay patient vs. using your insurance. In our office we DO NOT force you to use your insurance if you do not want to, legally you have the right to choose. We have a professional waiver explaining this.
If you do not have insurance we offer self-pay prices and have very affordable payment plan options to fit just about anyone’s budget
The first visit to our office includes a consultation with the Doctor reviewing any and all symptoms or problems you may be having. After the consultation, the Doctor will do a full Chiropractic Examination, typically checking your entire spinal column and any extremities that may be part of the problem(s). This first visit with the Doctor is about 45 minutes. In our office, ONLY the Doctor does a face to face consult and exam with you, no other staff will do this. The Doctor will check your Ranges of Motion, Balance and Posture. Then perform a few Orthopedic and/or Neurological tests as necessary, do manual palpation/feeling of all necessary joints and muscles and perform a sEMG scan of your entire Spinal Column to further assess any muscle imbalances. Depending on the patient’s exam findings and needs, the Doctor may do a treatment on the first visit but sometimes will not. Not all patients need X-rays, however, many times we will get X-rays done for further diagnosis.
The follow up visit will consist of a review of your exam findings, where the Doctor will give you detailed information regarding your exam results, what abnormalities were found, what can be done/if we can help, what specific treatments will be done, how many visits to get you well and how much it will cost. All this is reviewed prior to starting any treatment plan, so you are well informed right from the start.
Let’s start with the basics. Children and Pregnant Women have Spines too. They have bones, nerves, joints and muscles, all of which can mis-align, causing imbalances and stress on the body, just like anyone else. Children go through more physical changes then any other population, from crawling to walking to running to growth spurts, developmental changes, puberty etc. Children also have more falls then any other population, causing joint, nerve and muscle problems. Many adults who have chronic pains today, had these problems start when they were a child. It would be a great idea to have children grow and develop with great alignment, posture and muscle balance.
Pregnant women have several additional stresses put on their body. First, the hormonal changes, can do a number on a women’s body. Ligament laxity or loosening of the ligaments is one example. The change in hormones with pregnancy causes the ligaments that connect bone to bone to loosen, which makes it easier to mis-align. Now add 25-35lbs of weight gain, most of which is an uneven distribution of weight at that (mostly around the abdomen). Furthermore, the inability to sleep on her back(the best sleep posture for the spine) and yet still, a growing fetus that sits right in front of the sacrum, in the middle of the pelvis. How can she possibly stay in normal alignment and balance? I have yet to work with a pregnant patient where there was NO misalignment present around the pelvic and sacral joints. When these women see a Chiropractor, most say they have an easier time with pregnancy and often a shorter labor & delivery. Children and Pregnant Women should at the very least be examined by a Chiropractor. If symptoms are already present, it’s a no-brainer to make an appointment!
Si usted tiene sintomas o dolores en su juntas, nervios, musculos o huesos es muy probable que un buen Doctor Quiropractico le puede ayudar. A mas, sin el uso de medicinas, inyecciones o cirugia. Dolores de cuello, espalda, cadera, cabeza o problemas en la extremidades son muy comun para un Quiropractico tratar. Si tienes hormigues o entumecimiento casi siempre es problema de nervio pinchado. Problemas de alinacion en la columna pueden afectar los nervios y musculos que causan dolores o sintomas. El Dr. Quiropractico trabaja para alinear la columna, sacar presion de los nervios, relajar los musculos y eliminar los dolores lo mas posible. Se puede cuidar de ninos, mujeres embarazadas y adultos. Para mas informacion en espanol, mira a nuestra pagina de web, la seccion en “Espanol”.
What Conditions Can Chiropractic Care Help?
Neck Pain/Midback Pain
Lower Back Pain
Numbness/Tingling in Arms/Legs
Arthritis/Disc Bulge or Herniation
Auto injuries or sports injuries
dizziness/ringing in the ears
muscle spasms or cramps
arm or leg pains
shoulder, elbow, wrist, tmj pains
hip, knee, ankle pains
What our patients say
Excellent service, affordable prices. I had a neck injury that would not let me move or sleep and with the first days of rehabilitation therapy, the pain and movement returned to normal, I definitely recommend it, a friendly and super professional service. It's really hard to find a good chiropractor who speak spanish, and he does!
I am currently 36 weeks pregnant and have been going to Dr. Sandez for a couple of months now. I have been to a few chiropractors in the past but have never gotten such great results. I also didn't realize I could feel this good being this late in pregnancy! Dr. Sandez takes a holistic approach and looks at what is going on with each individual. I would highly recommend him!
Dr. Sandez has helped me out the past few weeks with a maintenance program. I train and compete in Brazilian Jiujitsu, it has helped with my performance and moving a lot better on the mats. I recommend you go and visit and see for yourself. Thank you Doc!
Dr Sandez is the best! I started going for an unusual problem, pain in my ear. Well, it's all connected and he has done a great job, The entire staff is friendly and professional, and I would highly recommend everyone to give them a try!
I have been going to Sandez Family Chiropractic for a year. When I went in, I could barely walk. I now feel 20 years younger and have gotten my active lifestyle back. I highly recommend them to anyone.
Dr Sandez is very knowledgeable and thorough. He takes the time to check any trouble spots, that may be bothering me, even outside of the neck and spine. No joint gets overlooked. He has helped me maintain optimal health for the last 5 years, and I have highly recommended him to my friends.