Do I need to see my medical doctor for a referral first, or can I just come in for a chiropractic consult?
We are considered primary care providers, so you can typically come in for a chiropractic consultation without a referral from your medical doctor. However, some insurance plans may require a referral for chiropractic care, so it’s always best to check with your insurance provider first to understand your coverage and any requirements. Additionally, if your chiropractor determines that your condition requires additional medical attention or diagnostic testing, they may refer you to a medical doctor or other healthcare provider for further evaluation or treatment.
What if my policy doesn't cover chiropractic care?
If your insurance policy does not cover chiropractic care, you may still be able to receive treatment. We offer affordable self-pay options, and some even offer payment plans or financing to help make care more accessible. It’s important to discuss your options with your chiropractor and insurance provider to understand your coverage and any out-of-pocket costs.
Will I have to have X-rays taken?
Whether or not you need X-rays will depend on your individual condition and the our assessment of your needs. While X-rays can be a useful tool for identifying structural issues and ruling out more serious conditions, not all patients require them. In some cases, we may be able to diagnose and treat your condition based on your symptoms, medical history, and a physical exam alone. If X-rays are recommended, your chiropractor will explain why and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those affecting the spine. Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other techniques to help restore joint mobility, alleviate pain, and promote overall wellness. Chiropractic care is based on the principle that the body has an innate ability to heal itself, and that by removing structural interferences and restoring proper alignment, the body can function optimally and heal more effectively. Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive, and drug-free approach to healthcare that can benefit people of all ages and health conditions.
Why should I see a Doctor of Chiropractic?
There are several reasons why you may want to consider seeing a Doctor of Chiropractic:
1. Chiropractors can help relieve pain: Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions that can cause pain and discomfort. By using hands-on techniques, such as spinal manipulation, chiropractors can help relieve pain and improve mobility.
2. Chiropractic care is non-invasive: Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and drug-free approach to healthcare. Chiropractors focus on natural methods to promote healing and wellness, which can help reduce the risk of adverse side effects associated with medications or surgery.
3. Chiropractors can address the root cause of the problem: Chiropractors don’t just treat the symptoms of a condition, they also address the underlying cause of the problem. By correcting spinal misalignments and improving joint function, chiropractors can help restore balance and improve overall health.
4. Chiropractors can help prevent future injuries: By promoting proper alignment and good posture, chiropractors can help prevent future injuries and improve overall physical performance.
5. Chiropractic care can complement other treatments: Chiropractic care can be used in conjunction with other healthcare treatments, such as physical therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture, to provide a holistic approach to healthcare.
How does chiropractic work?
Chiropractic care works by focusing on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system, and how that relationship affects overall health and wellness.
Chiropractors believe that when the spine is misaligned, it can interfere with the proper function of the nervous system, leading to a wide range of health problems. Chiropractic adjustments aim to correct these misalignments, known as subluxations, by applying gentle pressure to the affected area.
Chiropractic adjustments can help restore joint mobility, alleviate pain and discomfort, and improve overall physical function. They can also help reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and enhance the body’s natural healing response.
Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive, and effective way to improve overall health and wellness, and it can be used to address a wide range of health concerns, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, and many others.
Do I have a pinched nerve?
It is not recommended to self-diagnose a pinched nerve or any other medical condition. If you are experiencing symptoms such as pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in a specific area of your body, it is important to consult with a medical professional, such as a doctor of chiropractic, for a proper diagnosis.
During a chiropractic exam, your chiropractor will perform a thorough evaluation of your spine and nervous system to determine the root cause of your symptoms. This may include a physical exam, imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI scans, and other diagnostic tests as needed.
If it is determined that you do have a pinched nerve, your chiropractor may recommend a combination of chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and other therapies to help alleviate your symptoms and promote healing. It is important to follow your chiropractor’s recommended treatment plan and to seek medical attention if your symptoms persist or worsen.
If patients got car accident, why should need chiropractic care?
Car accidents can cause a variety of injuries, including whiplash, back pain, and neck pain. Chiropractic care can help to relieve these injuries and improve the patient’s overall health and well-being.
Chiropractic care is a non-surgical, drug-free approach to healthcare that focuses on the spine and its relationship to the nervous system. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to adjust the spine and improve its function, including spinal manipulation, massage, and exercise therapy.
After a car accident, the spine can be misaligned, which can put pressure on the nerves and cause pain. Chiropractic care can help to realign the spine and relieve this pressure, which can reduce pain and improve function.