How much will all this cost?
If you have insurance we can often bill through that. Just call our office and we can give you an idea of what insurance benefits you have.
If you’re paying cash, we have a cash special if you pay at the time of service: $115 for the first visit including the exam, any necessary X-rays and the first adjustment. Subsequent adjustments are $55 each visit.
How long will I have to be seen – Do I have to go the rest of my life?
I emphasize short term care. How long you are treated is completely up to you. On our first visit we will sit down and discuss what you wish to accomplish in terms of pain relief or activities you would like to perform but cannot. Then I’ll come up with a plan to get you to where to want to be as quickly as possible.
Do chiropractors have the same level of education as medical doctors?
To receive the doctor of chiropractic degree, chiropractors must complete extensive undergraduate prerequisites and four years of graduate-level instruction and internship at an accredited chiropractic institution. While the education unit hours are similar to that of a medical doctor, the chiropractic education emphasizes anatomy, neurology and adjusting technique while the medical curriculum places more emphasis on pharmacology and surgery.
The comprehensive knowledge of all systems of the body and diagnostic procedures enable the DC to thoroughly evaluate a patient, address disorders relating to the spine and joints and determine the need for referral to another health care provider.
Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?
Yes. It’s an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too common occurrence is known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractic may help prevent repeated back surgeries. In fact, if chiropractic care is initially utilized, back surgery can often be avoided in the first place.
I was in a car accident. Should I see a Chiropractor?
Most definitely. Research has shown that people injured in auto accidents improve more quickly with chiropractic care and have less long term chronic pain compared to those who are not treated by a chiropractor. Although chiropractic can be very effective for treating chronic pain, if treatment begins as soon as possible after the injury, the long term outcome will tend to be better.