Do you accept insurance?
Patients are asked to pay the fee for their treatment at the time of service. Upon request, we will provide you with a detailed receipt of your visit called a superbill. You are able to submit this superbill for consideration by your insurance carrier. You may receive reimbursement for your expenses, although it is not guaranteed. You may also be eligible to have it applied to any deductible with your plan. This all depends on your insurance policy. We also accept HSA/FSA cards along with credit cards.
Is chiropractic effective?
Chiropractic care combined with exercise can help to correct postural imbalances that can accumulate in our bodies over time. According to a systematic review, "Spinal manipulative therapy produces similar effects to recommended therapies for chronic low back pain, whereas SMT seems to be better than non-recommended interventions for improvement in function in the short term." Chiropractic care is also considered safe and effective for neck pain. According to a literature review, "The results of the research show that HVLA techniques, on subjects with musculoskeletal disorders, are able to influence pain modulation, mobility and strength both in the treated area and at a distance. Cervical manipulations are effective in management of cervicalgia, epicondylalgia, temporomandibular joint disorders and shoulder pain."
Why should I see a Chiropractor?
Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, adjustments, and movement-based rehabilitative therapies. Chiropractors are well-trained in musculoskeletal injuries of the entire body, not just the spine.
How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.
In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treating a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, insomnia, headaches and many more.
What is a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?
Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
What can I expect from my visit to a chiropractor?
Going to the chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we've heard through a friend or have done some research online. It's possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals. The first visit will include taking a history about your condition, a physical examination to diagnose your complaint, as well as treatment.
What results can I expect from treatment?
Treatment often consists of manual therapy which can include soft tissue work, stretches, mobilizations and adjustments. Your chiropractor may also include rehabilitative exercises. Your care is designed to get you back to feeling your best in as few visits as possible.