Your Family is Our Family
A Message from Dr. Aaron Trochim
Patient Centered Chiropractic Care Focused on Getting You Well Quickly
At Trochim Family Chiropractic, our goal is to bring health and wellness to the families of our community. We aim to become the local authority not only for musculoskeletal pain relief, but for a wide variety of health ailments, and for providing individuals resources that allow them to live a healthier lifestyle. By delivering friendly and compassionate care while creating positive outcomes for our patients, it is our hope that our patients will become advocates for our mission and we can continue to grow and reach more and more members of the community. In this manner, we hope to become a trusted force for health and wellness in Franklin County.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is chiropractic care expensive?
Chiropractic care has been shown to decrease the overall costs in medical expenses for individuals and families. Although chiropractors normally recommend more frequent visits in the beginning of your course of treatment, families who participate in regular chiropractic care save on health care. Individuals who utilize chiropractic care on a regular basis are less likely to spend money or use their health insurance on hospital and emergency room visits, prescription medication, surgeries, or other crises. At Trochim Chiropractic you will find that we do everything in our power to make sure you receive affordable care. We participate with several insurance companies and will even check your benefits for you in our office. We offer many payment options and work with you in order to make sure you can get the care you need for an amount you can afford.
How long will it take?
The best way to think of chiropractic is a lifestyle change in which you are being proactive with your health and taking it into your own hands. Chiropractic care can be very quick or even instant depending on the certain condition. However, long term chiropractic care is how you can prevent problems from arising in the first place. Symptoms are usually the last thing to show up and the first thing to go away once we’ve stated care. This means that problems are often present in the absence of symptoms. The only way to know how long your particular condition may need attention is to come in and talk with the doctor.
Using chiropractic for pain relief only is like robbing a bank and only stealing the pens!
Can I adjust myself?
Since a chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction, to a specific spinal joint, it is virtually impossible to adjust oneself. It is possible to turn or bend or twist in certain ways to create “popping” sounds, like the sound that sometimes accompanies a chiropractic adjustment. Unfortunately, this type of joint manipulation is usually counterproductive, often making an already unstable area of the spine even more unsteady. Adjusting the spine is for professionals! The best way to enjoy the healthful benefits of chiropractic is to receive adjustments from a Doctor of Chiropractic. Even your doctor must seek out the services of another colleague to help restore and maintain proper spinal function.
Is chiropractic care safe?
Chiropractors pay the lowest malpractice insurance rates of any health care professional. Malpractice insurance is directly related to the amount of risk related to the procedures a health professional is performing. Chiropractors pay the least for their malpractice insurance because what they do is conservative and extremely safe. Chiropractic care is a very conservative practice as opposed to prescription medication and surgery, which can have all kinds of catastrophic side effects. It was even determined that in 2014, medical error in hospitals was the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States! Take a minute and think about that staggering statistic and ask yourself if you would rather have invasive care or minimize the chance of those crises by utilizing a safe and conservative method of health care. Chiropractors are extensively trained in chiropractic adjusting techniques and the integral anatomy and biomechanics of the spine and musculoskeletal system. They use this knowledge and training to provide gentle, comfortable, and safe procedures in their office. Many infants and children even enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care. Low risk, high investment!
What type of education do chiropractors get?
Click here to view required education for Doctors of Chiropractic.
Is it true that if you start going to the chiropractor you have to keep going?
The truth is that most of us have long standing, chronic problems that may just now be bad enough to cause symptoms to arise. Chiropractors will tell you that pain relief is the easy part but it may take some time to correct long standing conditions. The reason people think you have to keep going to the chiropractor once you’ve started is the chiropractor will explain that you can benefit from chiropractic as long as you choose to. If you stop going as soon as the pain goes away you will probably be back in for that same pain later on. We want to correct the cause of the pain and keep it away with a lifestyle change of regular adjustments. This has to be a routine in your life just like exercise and brushing your teeth. But no, you don’t have to keep going once you’ve started, but you will receive the benefits of chiropractic care as long as you choose to.
The stages of care most chiropractors describe are initial intensive care, rehabilitative care, and finally wellness care. The first phase is mostly to get rid of the pain and the visits are the most frequent at this time. The second phase of care is to re-train the spine. Muscle and other soft tissue damage often remain after your original symptoms have improved. Rehabilitative care stabilizes your spine and promotes more complete healing. Visit frequency is reduced and you may be encouraged to supplement your care with exercises or other self-care procedures. With your ache or pain gone the true healing can occur. Stopping care at this point may risk relapse. The final stage of care is to stay healthy and keep the spine moving the way we need it to. When maximum improvement is reached, periodic chiropractic checkups are recommended. These wellness visits can detect, and help correct, new problems before they become serious. Health-conscious adults choose this type of care for themselves and their children. Like other preventative health measures, wellness care can save time and money by helping you stay well.
How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
About Dr. Trochim
Dr. Aaron Trochim was born and raised in the Ferrum part of Franklin County. His father, Dr. Mike Trochim, was a professor at Ferrum college for over 30 years. His mother Linda Trochim was formerly an adult education teacher in Franklin County and now serves as an English as a second language teacher for many of Franklin County’s elementary schools. The Trochims have valued the power of Chiropractic for decades now and Dr. Trochim and his 4 siblings grew up receiving regular adjustments. Dr. Trochim graduated from Franklin County High school in 2007. He received his undergrad from Bridgewater College in 2011 and graduated a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2014. He married his high school sweetheart, Kelly, in 2011. Together they have 2 daughters, Molly and Charlotte. They are members of Franklin Heights Baptist Church. Dr. Trochim is an avid runner, bicyclist, and Chicago Cubs fan. Dr. Trochim has been chosen as one of the top 10 chiropractors for patient satisfaction by the American Institute of Chiropractors for 3 years in a row!
The spinal adjustment is a specialty of chiropractors and is one of the main focuses in their education. No other health profession performs or is educated to perform such a specific maneuver. Chiropractors pride themselves on being very specific when performing the adjustment.
Preventative for Athletes
Dr. Trochim has been Ferrum College’s chiropractor for student athletes since 2014. Athletes seek preventative care to optimize nerve function, enhancing performance. Seeking an edge, professional athletes prioritize chiropractic care for optimal physical conditioning and nervous system function.
SoftWave therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment that utilizes shockwave technology to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. This process allows pain relief without invasive treatments or medication. We are proud to be one of the first clinics in Virginia to offer SoftWave therapy.
“Dr Trochim staff is the best. They are friendly and make you feel welcomed. They are very knowledgeable about all aspects of the procedures given at this practice. Dr. Trochim is super attentive to you specific issues and helps guide you to feeling better. I have osteoporosis and he has helped get rid of a lot of my back pain. I have been getting shots for my elbow for the pain and restricted movement. Since I have started the Softwave Therapy after only 2 weeks I have been able to see about 50% improvement. I’m only half way through my treatment so I’m expecting more improvement before I’m complete with my sessions. Highly recommend this office. “
“Thank you, Thank you!!!! If you have any issues with your back or with your children behavior, please reach out to Trochim Family Chiropractic. They are wonderful and super friendly. When I started I could not pick up my pocketbook, the staff had helped me. They also helped my 6 year old son with his behavior. My son’s hips were out of line and he was also holding stress in his neck. Now he is doing awesome in school. I highly recommend them!!!!!“
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