Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic Care
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. DCs also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
Chiropractic is considered the standard of care for neuromusculoskeletal conditions. It is a natural, pain-free and effective way to manage many types of painful conditions. Longterm chronic pain from years of overexertion or poor posture can be remedied with spinal adjustment.
Chiropractic care should be sought with any musculoskeletal pain lasting more than a couple days. The sooner the better; chiropractic adjustments can prevent worser pain in the future.
Most insurances do cover chiropractic care. Our office is happy to process any necessary paperwork and submit the insurance for you. If your health benefits expire before the end of your treatment plan, we can negotiate a new payment plan that works for you.
Your chiropractor is certainly the choice for neuromusculoskeletal conditions and will work & communicate with your primary care physician during the course of treatment. You should continue to see your regular care physician for routine physicals and management of other non-musculoskeletal conditions.
Depending on their treatment plan, individuals can receive chiropractic treatment 1-3 times a week. As conditions improve, these visits may lessen to a few visits a month.