1. Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?
You do NOT need a referral to see a chiropractor. Some insurance companies may require a referral from your primary care physician but we can take of that in the office. If you have any questions, please contact your insurance company directly or if you have health insurance through work, please contact their human resources department.
2. How much will chiropractic care cost me?
Every insurance company is different and each insurance plan is different. Therefore, the short answer is: it depends. Feel free to call our office and we can look up what your insurance covers; or feel free to contact your insurance company directly. If you do not have insurance or if you do not wish to use your insurance, we do offer a cash rate. Please call the office to discuss your options.
3. How long will I need chiropractic care?
The doctor will create a treatment plan for you at the first visit that is customized to your particular complaint. The treatment plan will outline what treatment will consist of as well as an estimated length of care. Some patients feel better after one treatment and others will require more visits. The treatment plan is revisited at each visit to ensure everyone is on the same page and on track; changes to the plan can and will be made as necessary.
4. Is chiropractic care safe?
Chiropractic care is a very safe and effective treatment for many disorders. We will be happy to provide you with more information and research about the safety of chiropractic care.
5. What is really happening when I hear the “crack” or “pop”?
Air pockets are formed in your joints with the movement of the synovial fluid that lubricates and coats the inside of the joint. When a joint is gapped and allowed to move more freely, this air is released which can result in the “crack” or “pop”. The importance in a chiropractic adjustment is the movement of the joint – not the sound. If you don’t hear the sound it does not mean the adjustment was unsuccessful.
6. What does it mean to be an evidence-based chiropractor?
Being evidence-based means that we base our treatments and techniques on published research. By keeping up with the latest research when it comes to chiropractic care, we can ensure that we are providing the proper treatments.