ADDRESS

99-128 Aiea Heights Dr. #404
Aiea, HI 96701

PHONE

808-445-3527

FAQ

What can I expect my first appointment to be like?
First, your doctor will discuss your problems and concerns with you. Next, he will perform a detailed exam to gather more information. After examining you, he will explain what the problem is and how to best treat your condition. The two of you will then discuss a treatment plan and any questions you may have.

Will chiropractic hurt?

Usually not. People may occasionally be sore as their bodies move toward a healthier state.

 

Is chiropractic safe?

Yes.

 

Why should I choose Hawaii Elite Chiropractic (HEC)?

Dr. Ohira is known for his gentle approach using state-of-the-art services and techniques. HEC happily integrate with traditional medicine and receive many referrals from other doctors in the community. We empower people by teaching them how to take care of themselves and how to become independent.

 

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic includes but is not limited to the holistic study of the musculoskeletal (muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, and fascia) and nervous systems. Chiropractors deal with the health of these systems and how they interact with the body.

 

What training does a chiropractor possess?

Training to become a chiropractor requires four years at an accredited school after meeting basic educational requirements. National and state board tests are taken as well as at least 20 hours of continuing education per year. A graduate is given a doctorate in chiropractic (DC) degree.

Do I have to see a medical doctor before seeing a chiropractor?

No. If you have no insurance coverage.

Yes. If you know you have coverage and need a PCP referral.

 

Are chiropractors licensed health care professionals?

Yes.

 

Is chiropractic care expensive?

Chiropractic care is very affordable compared to other health care options. Not only can it save you money, but it can often save you other costly medical procedures as well.

 

Does my insurance cover it?

We are providers for many panels. Just ask the front desk to see if you are covered.

 

Is it okay to see a chiropractor if I’m pregnant?

Yes. Chiropractic can be very beneficial for pregnant moms.

 

What is that “popping” sound?

Sometimes this occurs, and sometimes it doesn’t. It is simply nitrogen gas being released from the joint. It is harmless if done properly.

 

Does a chiropractor have to “pop” your bones?

No. In our office, that is just one of dozens of ways to do things. You and your doctor will determine which ways are best for your body.

 

How many people see chiropractors?

About 20 million people each year.

Chiropractors have helped literally millions of people throughout the world to find relief from their physical ailments and maladies. You see, the spinal column impacts every part of the human body, and if your spine is suffering, you will experience numerous physical ailments.

 

How often do I have to be seen?

This will depend on the severity and type of condition you have. People also heal at different rates of speed, so you and your doctor will discuss a treatment plan that’s right for you. Some people elect to use chiropractic as part of a preventative health strategy, while others choose our services for immediate problems. People often use our services for performance reasons (e.g., athletes, cross fitters, hikers). At our office, we pride ourselves on results and treat with that purpose in mind.