Do you take insurance?
Each insurance company is different with regards to their coverage of chiropractic care. On your first visit we will ask to make a copy of your insurance card. We will check with your insurance company and see if you have any contribution for the care you receive in our office. Many of our practice members do not have insurance that contributes to Chiropractic care. You will find our rates are extremely affordable for you to receive the recommended care our Doctors create for you.
Will you adjust me on the first visit?
We would never risk your health without thoroughly evaluating the results from your first visit in our office. Your first visit we will collect all of your information along with any necessary scans and X-ray’s. We will then schedule a follow up visit in the next day or two to review the results of your evaluation, answer any new questions, and if we accept your case give you your first adjustment!
Do you take xrays?
Yes, Chiropractors take x-rays to reveal the internal structure and alignment of the spine. We prefer to know exactly what is happening with the structure of your spine before we give you an adjustment. We also utilize post X-ray’s at certain intervals in your care plan. Most people report that they feel better after receiving Chiropractic care. We prefer to objectively measure progress in your spine achieved through care in our office, and the post X-ray’s are a great way to do this! Post X-ray’s also hold us more accountable to our Practice Members, and allows us to track the changes happening in your spine.
When will I feel better?
Everyone is different. There is no way to predict how fast your body will heal, but there are several factors involved. Our goal is to help you achieve optimum health through the adjustment. How quickly this translates into you feeling better is different in each person based on things like degenerative changes, your exercise habits, stress levels, diet, and the number of medications you take, just to name a few variables.
Is Chiropractic care safe?
Chiropractic is vastly safer than any drug or medical procedure. A comparison of the malpractice rates between chiropractors and other health care professionals shows that chiropractors have one of the lowest rates. These rates are a small fraction of those for medical doctors. It has been estimated that over 100,000 people die each year in this country from prescription drugs taken in the controlled medical environment, the hospital. About 2 million hospital patients a year (between 5 to 10% of the hospital population) acquire a nosocomial (from the hospital) infection, from which there are between 100,000 and 300,000 deaths. It has been estimated that there are between 3 million and 6.25 million unnecessary surgeries annually, resulting in between 40,000 and 83,000 unnecessary deaths. Prescription errors are skyrocketing.
Can I adjust myself?
Chiropractors are highly trained health care professional (visit our Chiropractic 101 for training details). Due to the mobility of the joints many people are able to bend, and twist their bodies to create a popping noise that usually gives a false sense of release. An adjustment is a specific force, with specific direction that needs extreme accuracy in order to be effective. When people try to “self- adjust” it is usually counterproductive and can make existing problems unseen to the naked eye worse.
How old or young should somebody be to receive care?
Drs. Teandra and Cornell’s daughter Tatum was adjusted 12 hours after birth, and they both feel that this was too late! If a person has a spine they can receive chiropractic care. How young or old is not a factor when considering ones health.