New Patient Center
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions that people often have about chiropractic treatment. If your questions are not answered here, please feel free to contact us.
Do I need a referral from my doctor?
Almost always the answer is no. We have just seen a handful of patients in almost 20 years that have needed a referral. Those with Medicare do not need a referral to receive chiropractic treatments.
Will my insurance cover chiropractic treatment?
Most insurance plans cover at least some care in our office. During the first visit new patients will give us all of their insurance information and we will call to verify any coverage available.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Yes. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative and natural approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. As proof, one merely has to compare malpractice rates between chiropractors and other health care professionals. Chiropractors’ malpractice premiums are a small fraction of those for medical doctors.
What is the difference between a chiropractor and a medical doctor?
Chiropractors base their care on the detection correction, and prevention of vertebral subluxations (spinal misalignments). We use specific spinal adjustments to correct the spine, to improve nerve system functions and reduce nerve interference. Medical doctors use drugs, surgery, and other traditional medical therapies.
Will I receive treatment on my first visit?
Every case is different. All new patients will first have a detailed consultation. We then will determine if we think we can help and the next steps needed include a specific examination. In many cases our patients that just receive chiropractic adjustments may be treated on their first visit. All other cases take time to review the case and exam to determine the proper care needed. Please visit our new patient section to learn more.
How long will my appointment be?
Patient appointments can last from 5 minutes to an hour in some cases.