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Tahoe City Chiropractic - Dr Tim Schroeder, Chiropractor

Call for an Appointment Today: (530) 583-7475

Our office hours are Monday – Thursday: 9am - 5:30pm

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"Optimum care for your active lifestyle"

About Us

Tahoe City Chiropractic has served the Lake Tahoe region for the past 27 years.

We are a high level chiropractic practice utilizing traditional chiropractic philosophy and Eastern healing techniques. People are taken care of based on their individual needs and their desire for reclaiming, maintaining and advancing their healthy lifestyle.

Whether you call (530-583-7475), walk in (645 W. Lake Blvd., Suite 3, Tahoe City, CA 96145),  or email, your experience begins with our friendly, knowledgeable staff.  We specialize in making you feel at home in our office and genuinely care about meeting and exceeding your expectations. We can help you with information from our full service insurance billing center and also welcome working with those who have other financial needs and considerations.  Our most important goal is to allow you to get the care that you need without the added stress associated with the typical office environment.  We want you to feel cared about as well as cared for.

We provide you with the highest level of professional service available. Our work is concentrated in the area of increasing human performance. Most of our patients are healthy, active people who wish to optimize the function of their nervous system. We also welcome folks who have a specific health challenge, pain or disability. Your needs are important to us and we have a very high satisfaction rate among our patient population. Click here for testimonials.

About Dr. Tim

Dr. Tim Schroeder is an active person involved in a variety of professional and personal activities.  He feels that living a balanced life enables you to reach your greatest potential in both professional and personal development.  Dr. Schroeder has owned and operated Tahoe City Chiropractic for over 22 years.  He continues to blend the latest developments in the science of chiropractic by participating with regularity in continuing education.  He studies health and healing on nearly a daily basis.  He is certified by Target Training International as a Professional Behavioral Analyst and he has extensive training in the analysis of Personal Interests, Attitudes and Values.  He has been a featured speaker across North America on the subjects of chiropractic philosophy, life balance and the emotions of personal economics.  In addition he maintains a passion as a fifth degree Black Belt and certified Master Instructor in the art of Tang Soo Do karate.  He is the Chief Administrative Office of the non-profit, health and wellness group, The World Ki Gong Club. Dr. Schroeder resides in Tahoe City, California with his wife, Sha. Curriculum vitae

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is based on the premise that there is an organizational intelligence that expresses itself through matter. This means that each individual has the innate ability to organize the many different aspects of their body, mind and spirit. This organization is under the direction of an Innate Intelligence that flows through the nervous system: the master controller within each human being. If the nervous system is disturbed then the individual is unable to react appropriately to the demands of a harsh environment. When the internal environment is balanced with the external environment, then health is achieved. Chiropractic care concerns itself with the correction of the most common cause of nerve disturbance at the level of the spine.

Vertebral subluxation

Vertebral subluxation is a direct result of an "overwhelmed" nervous system - it is what happens when a "circuit breaker" blows at the spinal level.

When this happens -> spine is negatively affected - the spine is negatively affected and the delicate nerves it protects, become disturbed.

The effects of subluxation can be devastating and lead to a lower quality of life expression. There are many different techniques in the practice of chiropractic. Dr. Schroeder has studied many different styles and types of techniques for many years and has developed a quick and efficient, gentle but firm way of correcting vertebral subluxation. The correction of subluxation is called an "adjustment" and it is as much an Art as a Science. Doctor Schroeder places high value on his adjustment technique and constantly attends continuing education programs to stay on the cutting edge of adjustment techniques.

Your first visit with Dr. Tim will let you know exactly where you stand: your initial consultation is followed by chiropractic examination. The exam process is comfortable and includes a computerized analysis of the way nervous system is functioning. The best way to describe it is: high touch, high tech. All fees will be provided prior to any exam or test.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic

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Are chiropractors educated as well as medical doctors (MDs) and osteopaths (DOs)?
Is chiropractic care expensive?
Is chiropractic safe?  Can I be hurt by a chiropractor?
I'm pregnant. Is it OK to see a chiropractor ?
I have heard that once I start chiropractic care, I'll have to continue with it for the rest of my life. Is this true?
Will my health plan cover treatment?
When can I expect to feel better?
Do I have to have x-rays?
Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?
Does chiropractic treat any other problems except back problems?
Do I have to see my medical doctor before I see a chiropractor?
Is chiropractic good for children or elderly people?
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Are chiropractors educated as well as medical doctors (MDs) and osteopaths (DOs)?

To receive the doctor of chiropractic degree, candidates must complete extensive undergraduate prerequisites and four years of graduate-level instruction and internship at an accredited chiropractic institution. Comprehensive knowledge of all systems of the body and diagnostic procedures enable the DC to thoroughly evaluate a patient, address disorders relating to the spine and determine the need for referral to another health care provider.  For a more detailed look at chiropractic education click here: http://www.chirotips.com/chiropractic_education.htm

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Is chiropractic care expensive?

Doctors of chiropractic provide effective, low-cost health care for a wide range of conditions.

Studies conducted according to the highest scientific standards and published by organizations not affiliated in any way with chiropractic institutions or associations continue to show the clinical appropriateness and effectiveness of chiropractic care. One of the most recent, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, stated emphatically that:

"On the evidence, particularly the most scientifically valid clinical studies, spinal manipulation applied by chiropractors is shown to be more effective than alternative treatments for low back pain...There would be highly significant cost savings if more management of low back pain was transferred from physicians to chiropractors.

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Is chiropractic safe?  Can I be hurt by a chiropractor?

The process of chiropractic adjustment is a safe, efficient procedure which is performed nearly one million times every working day in the United States.

There is a singular lack of actuarial data that would justify concluding that chiropractic care is in any way harmful or dangerous. Chiropractic care is non-invasive; therefore, the body's response to chiropractic care is far more predictable than its reactions to drug treatments or surgical procedures. Of the nearly one million adjustments given every day in this country, complications are exceedingly rare. Perhaps the best summary statement on the subject of safety was published in 1979 by the Government of New Zealand which established a special commission to study chiropractic. They found:

"The conspicuous lack of evidence that chiropractors cause harm or allow harm to occur through neglect of medical referral can be taken to mean only one thing: that chiropractors have on the whole an impressive safety record."

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I'm pregnant. Is it OK to see a chiropractor ?

Anytime is a good time for a better functioning nerve system. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments improve their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient’s size, weight, age, and condition of health.

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I have heard that once I start chiropractic care, I'll have to continue with it for the rest of my life. Is this true?

You may have heard the notion that once you go to a chiropractor you have to keep going back. Before we answer that question, ask yourself how many times you have visited a dentist? Like most people, you've probably gone dozens of times. Why? Quite simply, to prevent your teeth from literally rotting out of your head. Once chiropractic care eliminates your pain and rehabilitates the injured tissues we do recommend that you maintain a schedule of periodic spinal checkups. Like your dentist and like many of the medical experts are now recognizing, prevention is the key to reducing recurrences of existing health conditions and minimizing new injuries in the future. So the answer is yes, you will probably want to come back, but just periodically. Periodic chiropractic care minimizes spinal and nerve stresses, reduces recurrences of old injuries, prevents new injuries from developing and minimizes degenerative processes, which enhances overall health and wellness.

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Will my health plan cover treatment?

Most health plans and HMOs cover chiropractic; check with your insurance company or health plan administrator.  Our office staff will be happy to help you with your questions but you should realize that your insurance carrier has a contract with you that outlines your benefits.  Ultimately the answers to your questions will best answered from the company that covers you.

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When can I expect to feel better?

Different patients have different healing times. Some experience relief within 1-2 weeks; others notice changes before the end of the first month. Healing is dependent on the length of time a patient has had the subluxations and the severity of their problem.

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Do I have to have x-rays?

The doctor will determine if films are necessary during the examination.  All procedures and fees in our office will be explained prior to being performed. You will not get anything that you do not agree to in advance.

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Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?

Yes. It's an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too common occurrence is known as "Failed Back Surgery Syndrome." Chiropractic may help prevent repeated back surgeries. The adjustment process is gentle and specific and the doctor knows when and where to adjust your spine to optimize function and maintain stability.

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Does chiropractic treat any other problems except back problems?

The doctor of chiropractic is an effective source of preventative and wellness care. The anatomical focus of the DC on the human spine has created the perception of the DC as just a "back doctor." Chiropractic works very well for back pain but the original intent of chiropractic health care was not to decrease pain but to normalize nerve function.    The scope of practice is as varied as the function of the nervous system.   Some health issues outside of back pain do tend to improve with chiropractic care.   In the event that chiropractic care is not what you need, Dr. Schroeder will always refer you to the health care practitioner best suited for your health problem.  Doctors of chiropractic are a highly appropriate resource in matters of work-place safety, stress management, injury prevention, postural correction and nutritional counseling.

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

No. Doctors of Chiropractic are primary health care providers. According to the Center for Studies in Health Policy, "The DC can provide all three levels of primary care interventions and therefore is a primary care provider, as are MDs and DOs. The doctor of chiropractic is a gatekeeper to the health care system and an independent practitioner who provides primary care services. The DC's office is a direct access portal of entry to the full scope of service."

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Is chiropractic good for children or elderly people?

Chiropractic is good for all patients, because chiropractic care centers on the spine. Different techniques are used for children and the elderly due to their spine's delicate nature. Children need chiropractic care so they do not develop the problems we see in most adults, like nerve compression and arthritis. It is especially important to have children checked by the doctor after they have had a fall. Chiropractic care can help the elderly from developing more serious complications from their longstanding spinal and nerve related conditions.

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Further questions?

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Call for an Appointment Today: (530) 583-7475

Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 9am - 5:30pm

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Dr. Terry Schroeder and the U.S. Men's Olympic Water Polo Team

Dr. Terry Schroeder, DC, a four-time Olympian and head coach of the silver medal-winning U.S. Olympic Men’s Water Polo team speaking about the benefits of chiropractic care for him, his athletes and general public. Click the play button to view the video presentation.

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