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Frequently Asked Questions

See What Others Commonly Ask

Chiropractic has been helping millions enjoy better health without drugs or surgery for over a century. Yet many myths and misconceptions remain.

Here are some of the most common questions we get—and the simple truth.

Q: Once I start chiropractic will I have to go for the rest of my life?

A: No. However, when many of our patients experience what “normal” is feels like, they choose regular chiropractic checkups.

Q: Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

A: Rarely. If you’ve experienced trauma you may find some temporary discomfort. But adjustments feel great. If they didn’t, patients wouldn’t return for the repeated adjustments necessary to make spinal changes.

Q: Can chiropractic cure everything?

A: Of course not. Chiropractic merely restores normal joint and nerve function. As it does, symptoms usually subside. There is still a place for medical practitioners and as a last resort, surgery.

Q: Why would children need chiropractic?

A: Birth trauma is far more common than you think. Caesarean section, vacuum extraction and eager hands can set in motion all manner of health issues. (Be sure to ask Dr. Maria and Dr. Scott about adjusting their own children within hours of being born.)

Q: Does health insurance cover chiropractic?

A: Most policies include at least some chiropractic coverage. These days with high deductibles, many patients simply use the proceeds from their Health Savings Account.

Q: Do I need a referral from my medical doctor?

A: Of course not. However, some insurance policies may require a referral to qualify for reimbursement.

Q: If I’ve had back surgery can I benefit from chiropractic?

A: Absolutely. Naturally we won’t address areas of your spine that have been surgically modified. However, many spinal surgeries produce instabilities above or below the modified area. These will be our primary focus.

Q: What is the most common complaint you see?

A: Besides the typical headache, neck pain and back pain cases, we get a very common complaint after about a month or so of care. “Why didn’t I come in sooner?” Great question. Remember, chiropractic first, drugs second and surgery last.

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