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Do insurance plans cover chiropractic care?

Yes. Our clinics work with all kinds of insurances. Be sure to bring your information to your first appointment and our front desk staff would love to help you see all of your benefits.

Please be aware that insurance coverage will be checked at your first patient appointment. A copy of your insurance card and ID will be required. Coverage may vary between patients based on individual terms and agreements with their respective insurance providers, and reimbursement for services cannot be guaranteed. All expenses not covered by insurance will be patient responsibility. We will make every effort to assist you in understanding your insurance benefits; however, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with your insurance policy and consult with your insurance provider for any clarification.

Northeast:

Medicare

United HealthCare

Aetna (Coming soon!)

Blue Cross Blue Shield (Coming soon!)

Oneil:

Medicare

United HealthCare

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Forest Acres:

Medicare

United HealthCare

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield (Coming soon!)

Do adjustments hurt?

A small minority of people may experience discomfort, pain, or awkward symptoms after an adjustment. These responses are typically short-lived, and occur primarily when the vertebra was significantly subluxated (out of place) prior to being adjusted. There are a few possible causes of such responses:

– Some people experience detoxification of the body after an adjustment. When poisons leave the system, there may be discomforts such as headache, sniffles, a slight fever, drowsiness, or lethargy.

– Muscles will realign in coordination with the spine after an adjustment. Often, these are muscles that haven’t worked properly for years and may have been weakened. This condition is temporary and will disappear after the muscles have strengthened themselves.

– Sometimes, nerves that were impinged for years are now “coming back to life,” and becoming more sensitive again. Unlike the majority of drugs, chiropractic adjustments aren’t designed just to “make you feel good,” but to “make you FEEL.” Improved sensitivity and awareness are necessary and desirable. Old injury pains may be reawakened in order for the healing to occur.

Will I have to have
X-Rays taken?

X-rays can be helpful but are not required in every patient’s case. Pictures of your spine, especially after trauma, can confirm other findings and make your care more precise. We will determine if X-rays are necessary once we review your health history and examine your spine. Our office only takes those X-rays which are necessary and up to the Doctor’s discretion.

How long until I feel better?

Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others discover it can take many weeks or months. Many factors can affect the healing process, including:

  • The severity of the structural misalignments causing your problem.

  • How long you have had them?

  • How rapidly your body responds to chiropractic care, is influenced by age, mental attitude, the elasticity of the muscles and ligaments

  • Your ability to avoid additional stress and strain while your body is healing.

Do I need a referral to see
a chiropractor?

Absolutely not! Doctors of Chiropractic are primary health care providers, meaning you do not need a referral. If yours is not a Chiropractic case, a responsible Chiropractor will refer you to the appropriate health care provider.

Will insurance cover my chiropractic care?

Insurance coverage varies for chiropractic care. Over 80% of insurance plans will reimburse you for a portion of your fees. However, most have a limit on what they will pay, and do not pay for full corrective care programs.

In our office, we do not base your care plan on your availability of insurance, but offer you a number of payment options to best suit your budget.

Are all patients adjusted the
same way?

Each patient’s care is unique and therefore customized to meet their specific condition and needs. Your chiropractor will modify adjustments based on your size, weight, age and health condition.

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