Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What do Chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors treat a multitude of issues. Because chiropractic is a health profession that focuses on disorders of bones, nerves, muscles, and other tissues, we often treat conditions in those categories. The most common things that we treat include, but aren’t limited to, back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain (shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, fingers, hip, knee, foot, ankle, toes). It’s also important to realize that all tissues and organs in the body have an intimate relationship with the nervous system. It’s because of this that chiropractic treats more than just back pain! Not sure if we can help? Contact our office today!
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Yes, chiropractic is both safe and effective. While any health care service contains a degree of inherent risk, chiropractic is a relatively low-risk discipline when performed by a chiropractic physician. To assure competency, your doctors at ChiroPro are licensed and board-certified to practice chiropractic medicine and physiotherapy. Because chiropractic is an alternative to medicines and surgeries, seeing a chiropractor first is often a great way to lower your health care risk! Don’t take our word for it – the Insurance Industry speaks volumes. Chiropractic malpractice premiums are generally extraordinarily less than medical malpractice premiums.
Do you accept insurance?
Of course! Our office accepts most major medical insurance, auto accident insurance (regardless of fault), and worker’s comp insurance. We also accept CareCredit®️, MasterCard, Visa, cash, and check.
Do I need a referral from my MD?
No, you will not need a referral from any other doctor. Chiropractors are primary care doctors. Further, if you require a referral to a specialist, our office is able to coordinate the referral. We are also able to order advanced imaging, labs, and tests when medically necessary. We often work with other primary care physicians for conditions outside our scope of practice. If your condition isn’t a chiropractic one, we will be happy to refer you to the appropriate professional.
What is the education like for chiropractors?
Because chiropractors are trained in Primary Health Care, their education and training are extensive. Chiropractic doctors have similar education to Medical Doctors and Doctors of Osteopathy. Because chiropractors don’t prescribe medication or perform surgery, their emphases are on Physical Medicine. Like MDs, DC’s generally acquire a four-year Bachelor of Science degree and then a four-year Doctorate degree (“Doctorate of Chiropractic”).
Does chiropractic treatment hurt?
No, chiropractic care generally feels very good. If you’ve never had chiropractic treatment before, it may feel a bit strange the first time you’re adjusted. Also, chiropractic isn’t one-size-fits-all. If you would like to try a new technique, our chiropractic physicians are equipped with many different adjusting techniques and styles!
Is chiropractic treatment effective?
Don’t take anyone’s word for it! WebMD reported on the largest chiropractic study today! The report indicates that 95% of chiropractic care patients are satisfied with the care they receive. That isn’t all, however. The report goes on to indicate the incredible cost savings of chiropractic. According to the report, chiropractic cut the cost of treating back pain by 28%, reduced hospitalizations among back pain patients by 41%, reduced 32% of back surgeries, and reduced the costs of medical imaging by 37%. There’s really nothing in health care with such a great track record!
Do I have a right to a Good Faith Estimate?
You have the right to receive a good faith estimate (GFE) explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using their insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have a right to receive a GFE for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a GFE in writing at least a business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a GFE before you schedule an item or service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your GFE, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your GFE.
For questions or more information about your right to receive a GFE, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1 (800) 633-4227.