Is Chiropractic Safe?
Chiropractic care has an exceptional safety record when provided by trained, licensed professionals. It is one of the safest, drug free, non-invasive therapies available. One of the best ways to compare safety is by considering the cost of malpractice insurance. The cost of an average year of malpractice insurance for a chiropractor barely covers a month of a medical primary care doctor’s malpractice insurance.

What education and training to chiropractors receive?
Educational and licensing requirements are the most stringent of any health care professionals. Most students interested in becoming chiropractors begin their journey by acquiring four years of pre-medical undergraduate college educations. Once accepted to a nationally accredited chiropractic college they begin their 4-5-year doctoral graduate school program. The curriculum requires a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, lab and clinical internship. Once their education is complete they must take and pass a National Board exam and then apply for licensure in the state within which they wish to practice.

Will the adjustment hurt?
Adjustments do not hurt. Sometimes a person may be sore after their first few adjustments. The degree of soreness is the same as a person may experience after exercising at the gym. This soreness is caused by the body adjusting to the realignment of the spine which has been in the same position for a long time. Think of it as a new gym routine; muscles, ligaments, and tendons need time to readjust to the re-alignment of your spine.

Can Children go to the chiropractor?
Not only is chiropractic care appropriate for children, it makes its most powerful impact on children. Receiving chiropractic care is about much more than back aches. Studies have shown that regular pediatric chiropractic care can bolster children’s immune systems, improve sleep quality, even improve behavior and attitude. Most people incur their first subluxation, misalignment of the spine with nerve pressure, during the birthing process. Our goal is to correct any misalignments in the spine to allow the nervous system, the system that controls all our body’s processes, to function optimally without interference. The earlier in life a person gets adjusted the better!

Do you do the same adjustment to everyone?
Not only is chiropractic care appropriate for children, it makes its most powerful impact on children. Receiving chiropractic care is about much more than back aches. Studies have shown that regular pediatric chiropractic care can bolster children’s immune systems, improve sleep quality, even improve behavior and attitude. Most people incur their first subluxation, misalignment of the spine with nerve pressure, during the birthing process. Our goal is to correct any misalignments in the spine to allow the nervous system, the system that controls all our body’s processes, to function optimally without interference. The earlier in life a person gets adjusted the better!

What is the sound I hear when I get adjusted?
The popping sound is a phenomenon known as “cavitation”. A cavitation in a joint is caused when a change in pressure in a joint occurs and releases a little pocket of gas in the joint. To most people this release feels great, but if the sound is an issue for you please let us know. Many chiropractic adjustments can be done without causing that sound and are just as effective. Also unlike what some of our grandmothers told us that popping does not cause arthritis or have any negative effects on our body in general.

What financial options do I have?
We offer individual or family care plans. Similar to a health club membership, our practice members may opt for one our affordable Chiropractic Care Plans. These plans offer access to all necessary chiropractic adjustments with a savings from the usual fees. People can also pay at a per visit fee a la carte. We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards

Do you take insurance?
We are out of network providers. We do not bill directly to insurance companies. If you have ‘out of network’ benefits, we provide statements for you to submit for insurance reimbursements.

Can I use my Flexible spending, HSA or Care Credit?
Yes, If you have a pre-tax Flexible Spending Account or a Health Savings Account offered by your employer the balance in this account can usually be allocated for health related services and products, including chiropractic services. We are happy to provide you with a receipt for reimbursement. Please verify reimbursement details with your employer.

Do you X-Ray?
We only recommend x-rays if we feel they are necessary and make this decision on an individual basis. The reason we take x-rays is because they act as roadmap for the best course of care to best care your spine. They can also help us reveal past injuries, possible underlying causes of discomfort such as spinal curvatures, signs of arthritis, and the degree of degeneration.