Frequently asked questions...
What is a Chiropractor?
A Chiropractor is a health care professional that can diagnose, treat, and assist in the prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The practice of Chiropractic medicine involves a range of diagnostic methods including orthopedic and neurological evaluation, postural/gait assessments, and diagnostic imaging when necessary. All of these proven methods are used to get people back in motion.
Common patient management involves spinal manipulation (adjustments), manual therapies to the joints and soft tissues, rehabilitative exercises, health promotion, electrical modalities, therapeutic procedures, and lifestyle counseling. A Chiropractor may also refer a patient to an appropriate specialist, or co-manage with another health care provider.
Yes. Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans. However, every plan is different and requires a verification of coverage. We will gladly verify insurance coverage before your first visit.
A referral from your primary care physician is usually NOT needed to see a doctor of chiropractic (DC); however, your health plan may have specific referral requirements. You may want to contact your insurance plan directly - or we will gladly check for you - to find out if there are any referral requirements. Most plans allow you to just call and schedule an appointment with us.
Your initial appointment consists of a detailed evaluation to gather information about your current and past medical history, perform a physical exam, and review any diagnostic imaging tests. Your physical exam may include a postural assessment, gait analysis, bio-mechanical assessment, neuromuscular evaluation, muscle strength testing, and joint mobility testing. New patient visits generally last 60 minutes. For your first visit, please dress in work out attire (i.e. shorts, sweat pants, loose fitting shirt).
Follow up visits are often necessary to reduce pain, make corrective changes, and to stabilize your condition. You’ll get a detailed timeline that includes specific goals for every step of the way.
Our expertise and individualized care. We are committed to resolving your problems in an environment that is welcoming and relaxed, not an assembly line atmosphere. Whether you’ve recently been injured or have been suffering from chronic pain for years, our goal is to help you get you back to a pain-free life as quickly as possible. Once we’ve developed your personalized treatment plan, we’ll tell you exactly what to expect and when to expect it.