Yes, we are “In-Network” with most major health insurance plans and we accept Medicare. Our insurance billing specialists will take care of all insurance billing and make sure that you receive the maximum benefits from your plan.
We offer a special “Cash Discount Program” for patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage. This program makes payment comparable to most insurance co-pays without having to use insurance. Flexible payment programs can also arranged. If you do not have insurance or do not have chiropractic benefits there is still a way for you to receive the care you need. Many of our patients pay directly for care, as they discover chiropractic to be extremely cost-effective and affordable.
Neck pain and some types of headaches are treated through precise cervical manipulation. Cervical manipulation, often called a neck adjustment, works to improve joint mobility in the neck, restoring range of motion and reducing muscle spasm, which helps relieve pressure and tension. Neck manipulation, when performed by a skilled and well-educated professional such as a doctor of chiropractic, is a remarkably safe procedure.
Some reports have associated high-velocity upper neck manipulation with a certain rare kind of stroke, or vertebral artery dissection. However, evidence suggests that this type of arterial injury often takes place spontaneously in patients who have pre-existing arterial disease. These dissections have been associated with everyday activities such as turning the head while driving, swimming, or having a shampoo in a hair salon. Patients with this condition may experience neck pain and headache that leads them to seek professional care—often at the office of a doctor of chiropractic or family physician—but that care is not the cause of the injury. The best evidence indicates that the incidence of artery injuries associated with high-velocity upper neck manipulation is extremely rare—about one to three cases in 100,000 patients who get treated with a course of care. This is similar to the incidence of this type of stroke among the general population.
If you are visiting your doctor of chiropractic with upper-neck pain or headache, be very specific about your symptoms. This will help your doctor of chiropractic offer the safest and most effective treatment, even if it involves referral to another health care provider.
When discussing the risks of any health care procedure, it is important to look at that risk in comparison to other treatments available for the same condition. In this regard, the risks of serious complications from spinal manipulation for conditions such as neck pain and headache compare very favorably with even the most conservative care options. For example, the risks associated with some of the most common treatments for musculoskeletal pain—over-the-counter or prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and prescription painkillers—are significantly greater than those of chiropractic manipulation.
According to the American Journal of Gastroenterology, people taking NSAIDS are three times more likely than those who do not to develop serious adverse gastrointestinal problems such as hemorrhage (bleeding) and perforation. That risk rises to more than five times among people age 60 and older.
Moreover, the number of prescriptions for powerful drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone have tripled in the past 12 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that abuse of these commonly prescribed painkillers are among the leading causes of accidental death in the United States. Overdoses of opioid painkillers are responsible for some 15,000 deaths per year; that’s more than the number of deaths from cocaine and heroin combined.
Doctors of chiropractic are well trained professionals who provide patients with safe, effective care for a variety of common conditions. Their extensive education has prepared them to identify patients who have special risk factors and to get those patients the most appropriate care, even if that requires referral to a medical specialist.
injuries. First, the chiropractor will take a full patient history and perform an exam.
The chiropractor will then analyze your case and tell you if images are needed or
recommended prior to treatment. Films are usually unnecessary for children.
Furthermore, x-rays should not be taken of women who are pregnant.
It is important for you to realize that after the pain is gone, the condition causing that pain usually persists. Pain is not the problem; pain is a symptom of the underlying condition.
To put it another way, remember the last time you scraped your elbow or knee? It hurt for about a day, a scab formed over your abrasion and the discomfort ceased. You were pain free, but was your injury healed? No. For that tissue to fully heal and repair the damage from the injury it takes from 2 to 4 weeks. The same happens inside, even when the pain goes away from your condition, it means that you are just beginning to heal those damaged and injured tissues. For those patients who judge their recovery by pain alone, it is very common to resume normal activity too early and “rip the scab off” and, unfortunately, have to start the healing process all over again.