We hear many faq questions from new and current chiropractic patients. Here are some of the most common questions and answers:
Does my insurance cover chiropractic?
Our office accepts most insurance. We will gladly verify any benefits and explain exactly what is covered and any costs you may have.
How long will it take before I feel better?
Many patients feel considerably better following the first visit, however each situation is unique. As with any healing process, every person’s progress is slightly different. Your personal lifestyle, diet, exercise, and adherence to treatment plan all affect your progress. We will help guide you along the healing process to get you well as fast as possible.
Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?
A referral is usually not needed to see a chiropractor. However, your health plan may have specific referral requirements. Most plans allow you to just call and schedule an appointment with a chiropractor. You can call us with your health insurance information and we can verify if you do or do not need a referral.
Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?
Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is very gentle and children respond quite well to chiropractic care.
Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?
An adjustment or manipulation of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in the gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.
How long is typical treatment?
The first visit is usually around 60 minutes. Treatment after this initial visit is usually 30 minutes.
How many times do I need to be treated?
This is dependent on the injury, your past history, and how well you follow home care instruction. Sometimes once a month is enough, and sometimes with more serious conditions, 3-4x a week is needed until you are feeling better.
Is chiropractic care safe?
Chiropractic care is very scientific and precise. There are millions of published research on the benefits and safety of chiropractic care.