A few of the most common questions patients (and prospective patients)
have about chiropractic care.
Q: What is Chiropractic Care?
A: Chiropractic care is a form of natural healthcare that focuses on diagnosing
and treating neuromusculoskeletal disorders. It uses manual adjustments of
the spine and joints of the extremities along with other adjunctive therapies
and nutrition to help you function better, reduce pain, and improve overall
Q: Are Chiropractors Doctors?
A: Yes! Chiropractors are doctors who have completed pre-med requirements
in college and then 4 years of Chiropractic College with specialized training in
chiropractic care at an accredited institution. They must also pass national
and state board exams before they can practice. Chiropractic similar to
medicine has additional specialty degrees like Orthopedics, Neurology,
Radiology, Primary Spine Care, Pediatrics, Occupational Medicine, etc….
Q: How often do I need Treatment?
A: The frequency of your treatments will depend on your condition and needs.
Many patients’ treatment needs vary depending if their condition is acute, sub-
acute, or chronic, while acute or sub-acute conditions may require more
frequent visits initially or during a flare-up of their symptoms chronic (long-
standing) conditions tend to require less frequent treatments. We will work with you to develop a personalized plan for your care that meets your specific needs.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Absolutely! We will use techniques tailored specifically for you and provide
additional guidance regarding lifestyle habits such as exercise, nutrition,
posture, and stress management that can help support your progress.
Chiropractic care is also non-invasive and medication-free, making it a safe
and effective way to manage musculoskeletal issues. Chiropractic is
considered one of the safest forms of healthcare, but like with any form of
healthcare, there can be potential side effects depending on your health
condition. The health history you provide helps us in screening and informing
you of potential side effects.
Q: What can I expect during my visit?
A: The initial consultation and examination along with follow-up chiropractic
sessions typically can include a physical examination, range of motion tests,
postural assessments, and neurological tests. After diagnosis, we will create a
personalized treatment plan consisting of manual adjustments, stretching and
strengthening exercises, nutritional recommendations, or other adjunctive
treatments. We may also use additional diagnostic tools like X-rays, MRIs, CT
scans, blood, and urine tests to understand your condition better.
Q: What do I need to do before my first visit?
A: Before your first visit, providing us with any medical history, x-rays, MRIs, CT
scans and a list of current medications is essential. You will also be asked to fill out paperwork about your symptoms, lifestyle habits, and general health. It can also be helpful to write down questions or concerns so that you are prepared for your appointment.
Q: Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Care?
A: Many insurance plans provide coverage for chiropractic care, although this
varies depending on the policy and provider. Check with your carrier to find
out what is covered.
Q: How much time do I need to allow for my initial visit?
A: For your first visit allow 60 to 90 minutes providing you have your initial
intake paperwork completed prior to coming in. The paperwork can be
emailed, faxed, sent by regular mail or you can drop by and pick it up prior to
your initial visit.
Q: How much time do I need to allow for my follow-up visits?
A: For your follow-up visits allow 30 to 60 minutes.