Dr. Bond Thomas FAQs

How do I find a chiropractor?

The best way to find a doctor of chiropractic is personal referrals; ask your neighbors, co-workers, friends, family, or even another doctor if they can recommend someone.

What do chiropractors treat?

At Bond Thomas Chiropractic, we offer care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. Most commonly, we treat people suffering from headaches, neck pain, and back pain; however, we also treat disorders and injuries relating to the musculoskeletal system, involving joints, ligaments, and muscles. In addition, we are able to counsel patients on lifestyle modification, healthy habits, exercise, nutrition, and diet.

Do I need a referral from an MD to see a chiropractor?

While a referral is not typically needed, your health plan may have referral requirements. You can contact your insurance company to find out if there are specific qualifications you must meet.

Is chiropractic treatment safe?

Recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available, chiropractic care has a great safety record. While some minor discomfort may be felt immediately after a session, this is the same type of soreness felt after exercising, and will diminish within 24 hours. The best way to have a safe and effective appointment is to be completely honest about all of your symptoms.

As a well trained professional, Dr. Thomas strives to provide patients with treatment that will only benefit them. He will look for specific risk factors in patients, and knows how to give them the best care possible, even if it means referring to a different medical specialist.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

Typical manipulations and adjustments are procedures where your chiropractor will use his hands or an instrument to manipulate the joints of the spine to enhance or restore function. Each adjustment is totally adapted to meet the needs of each individual patient.

Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?

Manipulations or adjustments of a joint can cause the release of gas bubbles that are in between joints, which causes the popping noise. The same occurs when you crack your knuckles.

Is treatment ongoing?

Since chiropractic care is so hands on, it is typically required that patients visit the office a number of times. Where a primary care doctor will give you pills to take when necessary, a doctor of chiropractic will need to perform the adjustments in person to alleviate pain. Care can be preventative, acute, or chronic, and your chiropractor will be able to lay out a treatment plan for you.

What education do chiropractors receive?

DCs will be educated as primary healthcare providers, and emphasize on diagnosing and treating the musculoskeletal system and its nerves. The education requirements for chiropractors are among the most stringent of any of the healthcare professions. After their undergraduate pre-medical classes are completed, students in Chiropractic College study physiology, anatomy, neurology, orthopedics, exercise, nutrition, and more. A significant portion of their time is also spent in clinical technique trainings to master adjustments and manipulations.

Are children eligible as patients?

Children can greatly benefit from chiropractic care, especially if they are participating in sports that cause stiffness or soreness on their neck or back. At Bond Thomas Chiropractic, we offer quality treatment plans for sports injuries, as well as offering school and sports physicals.

Are chiropractors covered by insurance?

At Bond Thomas Chiropractic, we accept all major health insurance plans, including but not limited to Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Medicaid, Medicare, and workers’ compensation.

Can chiropractors practice in hospitals?

Yes, they are able to admit and treat patients in hospitals for non-hospitalized patients.

Office Hours


Monday & Wednesday
8:00 – 11:30, 3:00 – 6:30

Tuesday & Thursday
By Appt. 3:00 – 6:30

Friday
8:00 – 11:30 By Appt.

Saturday
By Appt.

Sunday
Closed

Contact Us


Bond Thomas Chiropractic

1210 16th St N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Phone: 727-522-1900


Fax: 727-522-1933