Q: Does Medicare cover chiropractic?
A: Yes. Medicare
covers chiropractic care after your annual deductible has been met.Top
Q: Does Medicaid, Family Health Plus
or Child Health Plus cover chiropractic?
these subsidized insurances do not currently cover chiropractic care.Top
Q: Does Workers’ Compensation or
Automobile No-Fault insurances cover chiropractic?
A: Yes. Both Workers
Compensation and No-Fault cover chiropractic care. You must first report
the accident or injury to your employer or insurance company.Top
Q: My insurance only covers a set
numbers of visits to a chiropractor. What if I need more?
A: We may be able
to apply for more visits from your insurance carrier. Top
Q: Do I need a referral from my Medical
A: As primary care
providers, you do not need a referral to see a chiropractor. If you
are in a HMO there may be exceptions in your policy.Top
Q: How well educated are Doctors
are well educated professionals. Doctors of chiropractic receive 7-8
years of formal education. The education curriculum is similar in both
content and length to medical school. Emphasis is placed on anatomy,
physiology, pathology, diagnostic procedures and chiropractic techniques.
All programs of study include a clinical internship. Before entering
practice all Doctors of Chiropractic must complete and pass national
boards and receive state certification.Top
Q: Can chiropractors order x-rays
and lab tests?
A: Yes. Chiropractors
can order diagnostic imaging such as x-rays, CT scans and MRI. Similarly,
chiropractors can order lab work and assay panels.Top
Q: Can chiropractors prescribe medication?
A: As a natural approach
to healthcare and a drugless and non-surgical profession, chiropractors
do not prescribe medication or perform surgical procedures.Top
Q: How safe are chiropractic adjustments?
care is extremely safe and effective. While side effects are exceedingly
rare, all procedures carry some amount of risk which your Doctor of
Chiropractic will be happy to explain.Top
Q: Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?
patients experience tremendous relief with chiropractic adjustments.
Most techniques are extremely comfortable and pleasant. On occasion,
discomfort from treatment to highly sensitive areas of injury is noted.
Your Doctor of Chiropractic will work with you to ensure all treatment
Q: I have had back surgery. Can
I still go to a chiropractor?
A: Yes. Patients
who have undergone spinal surgery are still candidates for chiropractic
care. Gentle techniques are generally utilized while avoiding the actual
post-operative site altogether.Top
Q: I have arthritis. Can I still
go to a chiropractor?
A: Yes. With the
exception of a few extremely progressive types of rheumatoid arthritis,
chiropractic care is typically extremely beneficial to those with degenerative
joint disease. Your doctor will probably want to review your x-rays
prior to treatment.Top
Q: I have osteoporosis. Can I still
go to a chiropractor?
A: Yes. Gentle and
conservative techniques are well suited for these individuals. Your
doctor will probably want to review your x-rays or bone density report
prior to treatment.Top
Q: Can chiropractic care help children
A: Yes. Chiropractic
care can be beneficial for patients of all ages. Techniques and approaches
are always adjusted to meet the needs and specific situation of every
Q: I heard once you go to a chiropractor,
you have to keep on going?
A: As a patient
and health care consumer, you always remain in control of your healthcare.
While some conditions lend themselves to long-term supportive care,
most resolve amazingly fast. While many patients, having experienced
the benefit of chiropractic care, choose to continue with supportive
or maintenance care, how long you choose to benefit from chiropractic
care remains entirely up to you.Top
Q: I heard if you “crack” your knuckles
you can get arthritis. Is it safe to “crack” your back?
A: The idea of “cracking”
your knuckles or back causing arthritis is false. The sound you hear
during a chiropractic adjustment is actually nitrogen gas that has settled
in your joints being released. It is perfectly harmless and often the
hallmark of a good adjustment.Top
Q: I don’t have any back pain. Do
I still need chiropractic care?
A: Even in the absence of pain, you may still have a need for chiropractic
care. Many problems begin prior to an awareness of blatant symptoms
such as pain and discomfort.Top
Q: Is there any benefit to regular
A: Yes. Regular
chiropractic care offers the benefit of preventing, detecting and correcting
problems early before they become detrimental or debilitating.Top