Common Questions About Chiropractic
Questions to ask before you choose a chiropractor
Why Can‘t My Pain Be Fixed in One Visit?
Back and neck problems often come on over a period of time. They can be caused by poor posture, injuries like car accidents, long hours at a desk or computer, mental and emotional stress, from improper lifting, or chronic overuse. Though many people feel better after one visit, it may take several visits over several weeks to be able to undo some of the damage that caused the problem.
Just as braces take time to re-position teeth, chiropractic adjustments take time to train the spine and surrounding soft tissues to stay in a more normal position.
How much will it cost?
In today’s healthcare climate it is only natural to be concerned about costs. To minimize the cost of care, our office participates with most major health insurance plans. In this situation, your costs are often limited to a co-payment or deductible.
If you have been injured in a car accident or on-the-job injury, insurance may cover up to 100% of your treatment costs.
Why didn’t my MD refer me to you?
Many primary care physicians don’t know much about chiropractic as it is not taught in medical school. Because of this, I have made it a priority to reach out to many area family doctors to discuss chiropractic and how it can help their patients. All caring doctors want the very best for their patients and are happy to refer to specialists best suited to co-manage a case. I am happy to report that we now have many medical doctors and their families that have become patients.
Are x-rays mandatory?
No. We have x-ray available on-site and use it when it is necessary for diagnostic purposes. An example would be after a trauma such as a fall. There is no requirement to have x-rays done and we would never expose you to x-rays if it was not needed to make the proper clinical decisions regarding your health.