Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is chiropractic?
A: Chiropractic is the detection subluxations, or misalignments of the spine, and the careful and precise correction of them, in order to restore normal function to the spine and nervous system.
Q: What is subluxation?
A: Subluxation is the misalignment of one or more bones in the spine. When the spine is misaligned, it interferes with the function of our nervous system in various ways. Subluxations can be caused by a traumatic event, or over time as the result of repeated daily stresses. Some subluxations can be corrected very quickly; others may take much longer. This depends on the amount of time the subluxation has been there for. Long-standing subluxation results in changes to muscles, ligaments, and discs, and these can take months to heal and retrain.
Q: What is an adjustment?
A: An adjustment is a specific force applied to the spine, designed to restore proper alignment, motion, and nervous system integrity. Adjustments are safe, effective, and are typically very gentle. Depending on the type of adjustment, you may or may not hear a “popping” noise. This is just the sound of gases releasing within a joint, not bones cracking!
Q: How often do I need to come in?
A: This depends completely on your goals. We will make recommendations for frequency and duration of care based on the results your physical examination during your report of findings, which is on your second visit. While we offer care plans that are designed to make the care you need affordable, we are ultimately here to serve you and your goals. We will give you the information you need to make an informed decision, but we promise no high-pressure sales approach.
Q: I feel fine! Why should I see a chiropractor?
A: Pain is a late symptom of subluxation, and by the time we experience it, there may already be substantial damage to the tissues of our spine! Think about it like this: If you wait to go to the dentist until you have a “toothache”, then you have probably had a cavity for many weeks or months, doing damage to your teeth! The spine is not so different. The smarter approach is to identify and address the cause of the problem, well before it becomes painful. Most people see a dentist for regular teeth cleaning, and we believe that in the same way, everyone should see a chiropractor for regular maintenance of the spine.
Q: Does my insurance pay for chiropractic?
A: Typically, insurance coverage for chiropractic care is minimal and situational. Even if your plan covers chiropractic, there are often deductibles and co-pays associated. We find that insurance coverage is typically not very helpful for most patients. That is why we offer cash payment plans for individuals and families that are extremely affordable. We are not in-network with any insurance providers, and we do not directly bill insurance. At your request, though, we will provide you with the necessary forms you need to seek compensation from your insurance company.