Frequently Asked Questions
Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic?
Most insurances offer at least some chiropractic coverage. We would be happy to let you know what your insurance will cover and review this information with you in detail. However, even in the absence of insurance coverage, or if your insurance doesn't offer you much help, chiropractic remains one of the most affordable forms of healthcare available. In addition to accepting insurance, we offer flexible cash plans to fit most every budget.
Are All Chiropractors that Same?
Not at all. While the primary focus of chiropractic is to facilitate health and healing through the correction of nerve system interference, not all chiropractors practice the same way. Some lean more toward physical therapy, massage, medical integration, or other therapies. Our focus is strictly on adjusting your spine and moving you toward optimal health and well-being. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we would love to have you join our practice family.
Why Should I Get Adjusted if I’m Not in Pain?
Contrary to what many people might believe, the purpose of chiropractic is not to treat pain, but rather to remove interference from the nervous system and maximize your expression of life. As a result, a healthy body no longer needs to express pain. Imagine the nerves going to your heart and stomach are being pinched by spinal bones. Regardless of whether or not you feel any pain, you are far healthier without the nerve interference. A cavity silently builds in your tooth long before there is ever any nerve pain, and a subluxation can lurk in your spine for years before it begins triggering symptoms.
How Many Adjustments Will I Need?
This question can only be answered on a strictly individual basis. Each patient presents with unique problems and everyone responds differently to care. During the review of your examination we will give you our best recommendations for care based on your personal health goals.
What Makes that Popping Noise During the Adjustment?
Don’t worry…Despite what you may have been told, the popping noise is not the bones crunching together. In fact, it is just the opposite. When the tension on spinal joints is released during an adjustment, nitrogen and carbon dioxide gases under pressure create the noise. Think of it like opening a can of soda and the resultant “pop” that you hear as the can is depressurized.
Are Chiropractors “Real” Doctors?
Chiropractors are doctors; they just choose to specialize in chiropractic rather than medicine. After completing their undergraduate studies, chiropractors earn their doctorate degree through an accredited chiropractic college. They are licensed to practice only after passing a multi-part National Board Exam as well as a State Board Examination. In order to maintain their license to practice, Doctors of Chiropractic must complete required continuing education on an ongoing basis.
Is Chiropractic Safe for Kids?
Yes, chiropractic is safe and effective for patients of all ages. The adjustment is delivered with a gentle force individualized to your child’s needs. Chiropractic helps to neutralize the effects of the multitude of traumas placed on children’s bodies.
Can I Get Adjusted if I Had Previous Back Surgery?
In most cases, the answer is yes. We will evaluate your condition and determine whether or not adjustments will be appropriate for you. In the case of spinal joint fusion, an immobilized joint can no longer be adjusted. However the surrounding joints will show a propensity for increased wear and tear and would benefit greatly from chiropractic care.
I Exercise and Eat Well. Isn't that Good Enough?
First of all, congratulations on making some healthy, sound lifestyle choices. Exercising and fueling your body with the right stuff are 2 of the most important things you can do for yourself. But to be at you absolute healthiest, you need to make sure that your body is expressing 100% life from the inside out. And that only happens if your nervous system is clear of interference. Exercising and eating well while leaving pressure on your spine is like filling up your car with high grade fuel while leaving the fuel line kinked. It simply will not have the same effect.
How Long Will I Need to Come?
That depends on your goals. If all you are looking for is relief from pain, then probably not very long at all. To derive the full benefits of chiropractic care, however, a more comprehensive schedule of corrective care will most likely be recommended when warranted. It is entirely up to you how long you choose to participate in chiropractic care, but just like exercise, eating well, or any other healthy habit, the more regularly you engage in it, the healthier you are.