We found 9 chiropractors who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1401 near Fort Walton Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Chiropractic
average rating 3.75 stars (2 ratings)
430 Racetrack Road Ne; Suite B
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Scott Smith's specialty is chiropractic. Dr. Smith honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Chiropractic
350d Racetrack Road Nw
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Martina Castro's area of specialization is chiropractic. She has indicated that her clinical interests include primary care, activator methods, and ultrasound (sonogram). Dr. Castro takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Primary Care, Ultrasound, Spine Problems, Trigger Point Therapy, Activator Methods

Specializes in Chiropractic
350d Racetrack Road Nw
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Amanda Hill specializes in chiropractic. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Chiropractic
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
119 Truxton Avenue
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Edward Frisbee practices chiropractic. Dr. Frisbee accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Chiropractic
average rating 3.75 stars (2 ratings)
119 Truxton Avenue
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Cheryl Kracht is a chiropractor. Dr. Kracht honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Chiropractic
average rating 4.62 stars (4 ratings)
350d Racetrack Road Nw
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Richard Sheldon's area of specialization is chiropractic. Dr. Sheldon is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Chiropractic
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
24 Beal Parkway Sw
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Erik Persiani works as a chiropractor in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Chiropractic
323 Page Bacon Road; Suite 16
Mary Esther, FL
 

Dr. Cecil Taylor works as a chiropractor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Chiropractic
745c Beal Parkway Nw
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Kern's specialty is chiropractic. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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What is Chiropractic?

A chiropractor is a licensed healthcare professional that focuses on restricted movement or inflammation in the joints of the musculoskeletal system that may be putting pressure on the spinal column and nerves. These impingements, as they are known, are thought to affect the health of the entire body. Chiropractors use non-invasive techniques to adjust the restricted joints with the goal of reducing pain and increasing mobility. Chiropractic is generally categorized as alternative or complementary medicine.

Patients may see a chiropractor for any variety of complaint, but most commonly, they seek treatment for back pain, neck pain, headaches, or joint issues. Chiropractors are specially trained to examine the joints, bones, and muscles of the body and to notice misalignment, tenderness, or asymmetry. They also check their patients for range of motion, stability, and muscle tone. Chiropractors are trained in using imaging (such as xrays) and orthopedic or neurologic testing to gain a good understanding of the problems affecting their patients.

When joints have become restricted in their ability to move by injury or inflammation, a chiropractor may perform what is called an adjustment to try and restore motion. When applied to the vertebrae of the spine, this technique is called spinal manipulation. It involves the application of a small amount of force directly to the joint, either by hand or with chiropractic tools (such as a spring-loaded activator). This allows the joint to begin moving freely again, frees up nerve tissues that may have been caught by an inflamed joint, and increases blood flow, all of which encourage healing. When it comes to the spine specifically, the belief is that restoring its structural integrity reduces pressure on surrounding neurological tissues of the spinal column and nerve branches, which reduces pain and improves health.

Chiropractic is one of the fastest growing health specialties in the United States. It can often treat problems with pain and joint mobility effectively, without the use of surgery or medications. Because of this, it continues to gain in popularity.

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