Before seeing a chiropractor, you may have a few questions. We will do our best to answer the common ones people may have.
What do Chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors treat a multitude of issues. Because chiropractic is a health profession that focuses on disorders of bones, nerves, muscles, and other tissues, we often treat conditions in those categories. The most common things that we treat include, but aren’t limited to, back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain (shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, fingers, hip, knee, foot, ankle, toes). It’s also important to realize that all tissues and organs in the body have an intimate relationship with the nervous system. It’s because of this that chiropractic treats more than just back pain! Not sure if we can help? Contact our office today!
Is Chiropractic Safe?
Yes, Chiropractic is both safe and effective. While any health care service contains a degree of inherent risk, chiropractic is a relatively low-risk discipline when performed by a Chiropractic Physician. To assure competency, your doctors at ChiroPro are licensed and board certified to practice Chiropractic Medicine and Physiotherapy. Because chiropractic is an alternative to medicines and surgeries, seeing a chiropractor first is often a great way to lower your health care risk! Don’t take our word for it – the Insurance Industry speaks volume. Chiropractic malpractice premiums are generally extraordinarily less than medical malpractice premiums.
Do you accept insurance?
Of course! Our office accepts most major medical insurance, auto accident insurance (regardless of fault), and worker’s comp insurance. We also accept CareCredit®, MasterCard, Visa, cash, and check.
Do I need a referral from my MD?
No, you will not need a referral from any other doctor. Chiropractors are primary care doctors. Further, if you require a referral to a specialist, our office is able to coordinate the referral. We are also able to order advanced imaging, labs, and tests when medically necessary. We often work with other Primary Care Physicians for conditions outside our scope of practice. If your condition isn’t a chiropractic one, we will be happy to refer you to the appropriate professional.
Does Chiropractic Hurt?
No, chiropractic care generally feels very good. If you’ve never had chiropractic treatment before, it may feel a bit strange the first time you’re adjusted. Also, chiropractic isn’t one-size-fits-all. If you would like to try a new technique, our Chiropractic Physicians are equipped with many different adjusting techniques and styles!
What is the education like for chiropractors?
Because Chiropractors are trained in Primary Health Care, their education and training is extensive. Chiropractic Doctors have similar education to Medical Doctors and Doctors of Osteopathy. Because Chiropractors don’t prescribe medication or perform surgery, their emphases are on Physical Medicine. Like MD’s, DC’s generally acquire a four-year Bachelor’s of Science degree and then a four-year Doctorate degree (“Doctorate of Chiropractic”).
Is Chiropractic effective?
Don’t take any one person’s word for it! WebMD reported on the largest chiropractic study today! The report indicates that 95% of chiropractic care patients are satisfied with the care they receive. That isn’t all, however. The report goes on to indicate the incredible cost savings of chiropractic. According to the report, Chiropractic cut the cost of treating back pain by 28%, reduced hospitalizations among back pain patients by 41%, reduced 32% of back surgeries, and reduced the costs of medical imaging by 37%. There’s really nothing in health care with such a great track record!