Typically Asked Questions

1. Are x-rays necessary and why?

ANS: X-rays are essential in the diagnosis of spinal conditions. They are essential in order to provide the most effective care possible.

2. How long will it take for me to feel better?

ANS: A rule of thumb is that the body takes up to 90 days to heal.

3. Does an adjustment hurt?

ANS: An adjustment is typically a very relaxing experience.

4. What does the “crack” that I hear while being adjusted mean?

ANS: The “crack” sound you hear is called an audible which indicates that the joints are no longer fixated.

5. How much does it cost to become a patient?

ANS: It depends on the services that may be requited. Most insurance plans are accepted and there is a set fee for those who pay out of pocket.

6.  How long have you been a Chiropractor?

ANS: Dr. Smith brings a world of knowledge and experience to the table.

7.  Does my insurance over chiropractic?

ANS: Most insurance companies offer chiropractic as part of a benefit package.

8. What kind of techniques do you utilize in your office?

ANS: This office utilizes the diversified adjustment technique as well as physiotherapy.

9. Do you offer discounts if I bring in my family members?

ANS: Discounts are not available for those with health insurance. However those who pay out of pocket may be discounted depending on how many family members are seeking care.

10. Do you take pregnant women as patients?

ANS: Yes. Chiropractic adjustments can help pregnant women with low back pain and help your unborn child develop a healthy nervous system.

11.  Do you see kids?

 ANS: Yes. It is vital that children grow up with healthy spines.

12. How often should I get adjusted?

ANS: Treatment plans are determined based on whether your condition is chronic or acute.

13. Is it safe to continue working our while under chiropractic care?

ANS: Yes however low intensity exercises are recommended during the initial phase of care.

14. What should I be doing at home/work while outside the office?

ANS: It is recommended that there be no heavy lifting, bending or twisting. A heating pad and or ice pack should be used 20 minutes on and 45 minutes off as many times during the day as possible.

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