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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you accept my insurance?

We are in network with most major health insurance networks. Please call the office to see if we accept your specific insurance.

What can I expect during my first visit?

A thorough medical health history will be taken which is followed by a physical exam. If no red flags are present, an initial treatment may be performed at the discretion of the doctor. There may be instances where imaging will be requested prior to beginning a trial of care.

What is the length of a Chiropractic appointment?

The initial consultation is approximately 30-45 minutes in which you can expect a detailed history and examination.

Subsequent visits vary in length, depending on your condition and your practitioner’s assessment. They vary in length from 10-15 minutes to 25-30 minutes.

Do I need x-rays?

X-rays may be recommended for some individuals. Referrals are made at the discretion of the clinician and are based on the specifics of the case. Imaging is typically performed following a trauma, for cases that are slow to respond to care, or if any red flags present during the initial history and exam.

Do I have to have my back or neck “cracked”?

No, you do not have to have your back or neck “cracked”. Your provider will make a recommendation for the best care possible, which may or may not include a manipulation, but we will not perform any treatment that you are not comfortable with. We also offer several gentle and low force alternatives to the standard manual manipulation that can make patients more comfortable and still retain the benefits.

What is the “popping” sound during a manipulation?

The pop is known as a cavitation and is caused by the release of gas. When a joint is gapped, dissolved gas in the synovial fluid forms a bubble and then collapses. This phenomenon is similar to opening the cap of a carbonated beverage and has recently been witnessed during MRI studies. The sound is not caused by bones being put back into place or aligned, this does not happen. Check out this video for more info.

Do I have to commit to a long-term care plan or keep coming back?

No, we do not believe in long-term care plans or pre-pay plans. Our goal is to reduce your pain and get you back to your activity as fast as possible. We are happy to help each patient reach their maximum potential but this is always at the discretion of the patient.

What should I wear to an appointment?

Please wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. Our treatments are frequently active for the patient and we want to maximize our time during each visit.