Frequently asked questions
Does insurance cover chiropractic? Every insurance company and policy are different. Please call the member number on the back of your insurance card to verify your benefits.
How safe is chiropractic? Chiropractic is recognized as the safest drug-free, non-invasive, form of care. All research and studies are evidence that chiropractic adjustments hold an extremely small risk. This is because chiropractic works using the body’s natural healing process and doesn’t interfere by using drugs or surgery. The proof lays in the difference a medical doctor pays in malpractice in comparison to a chiropractor.
Is chiropractic safe while pregnant? YES! You are now not only caring for yourself but the life of your child. Pregnancy puts a lot of stress on a woman’s body creating nausea, vomiting, back pain, hip pain, etc. Getting adjusted throughout pregnancy helps alleviate all these symptoms, but the benefits don’t stop there. Getting regular chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to reduce labor time by 50%. There is also decreased likelihood for the need for drugs during delivery.
Should I get my child(ren) adjusted? If you consider how a child grows in the womb and the birthing process, it is a very physically traumatic experience. In Germany there was a medical study that found that because of all this physical stress 82% of all children are born with subluxations in their neck. Later, another exam was performed on the same children, and it was discovered that 96% of all health conditions in the children were eliminated after the children received chiropractic adjustments. It has been learned that if given the opportunity, most parents will choose to have their children examined for subluxations. Studies have also found that many health problems that develop in adulthood have the potential to be avoid with early chiropractic care. Ridding the body of nerve interference or possibly eliminate a child’s chances of being colicky and developing allergies, asthma, ADD/ADHD, or ear infections.
What is an adjustment? It can be defined as a precise low force thrust in an exact direction to remove a subluxation or restore movements and nervous function. Chiropractic is the product of hundreds of years of careful research and is a safe, natural procedure.
What can I expect from chiropractic care? Depending on what you’re getting treated for can determine what you can expect. If you are compliant with your suggested treatment plan, then at the very least you will expect to have a better quality of life without drugs or surgery.
Can I get adjusted if I have had back surgery? Absolutely. It is a sad fact that back surgery only has a 15% success rate and only 50% of spinal fusions are considered successful. Most also have to return for a revision surgery because the symptoms return within the first-year post-surgery. Chiropractic can help prevent one back surgery, but it has the potential to prevent continuous surgeries.
How frequently should I get treatment? Since everyone is different it is hard to put a number on it for everyone. It is our goal to address the problem, treat the root cause, teach you tools to maintain your optimal health and performance on your own, and reevaluate for a maintenance/wellness program.
Does everyone receive the same adjustment? In short, no. Since no two people are the same, no two people are adjusted the same. Also, after every adjustment your body slightly changes so no two adjustments are the same twice.
When will I start to feel better? It is a good rule of thumb that the longer the problem has been there, the longer it is going to take to recover. There are also many variable to consider such as age, medical history, pre-existing conditions, etc. Children do heal quicker, so it is always good to start care as early as possible. Please keep in mind that lifestyle plays a large role in how quickly your body heals.
How much schooling and training does a chiropractor have? Believe it or not but it is very likely that your chiropractor has more education than your family physician. There are many similarities to the medical and chiropractic curriculum, but chiropractors can focus more on anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, and radiology because they do not prescribe medications or perform surgeries. After receiving a bachelor’s degree and a graduate from grad school as a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), chiropractors must pass four national board exams to practice. After passing the board exams, chiropractors must apply for their license in the state in which they want to practice and often must take a state board exam. After completing the rigorous process, chiropractors are required to have yearly continuing education to keep their license.