Does Chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?
A referral is usually not needed to see a doctor of chiropractic. However, your health plan may require specific referral requirements. You may need to contact your human resource department or contact you insurance company directly.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non invasive therapies available. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic care.
Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?
Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are extremely active and are more prone to falls or blows from actives of daily living such as participating in sports.Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient.
Do insurance plans cover chiropractic?
Yes, Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, worker's compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, among others.
How is a chiropractic adjustment preformed?
Does it hurt?
Chiropractic adjustments or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic's intensive years of chiropractic education. Dr. Mitchell will use his hands to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This will help resolve the joint inflammation and reduce your pain.Chiropractic adjustment rarely cause discomfort.
Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?
Adjustment of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing happened when you "crack" your knuckles. The sound is causes by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.
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