Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When is your office open?
Q. What types of health insurance do you take?
Q. Do I need a referral?
Q. Do you have a missed appointment fee?
Q. How many people see chiropractors?
Q. Is chiropractic care expensive?
Q. What is chiropractic care?
Q. How does chiropractic work?
Q. What is a chiropractic adjustment?
Q. Do children need chiropractic care?
Q. Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?
Q. Does chiropractic work for all types of health problems?
Q. Will I be able to excercise before/after my adjustment?

 

Q. When is your office open?

Our office is open Monday through Friday. We have early morning and late appointments available.

 

Q. What types of health insurance do you take?

We accept most major health insurances: Anthem Blue Cross, WPS, WEA, Alliance, Network Health and Medicare. We are also proud to be one of the only Dean & Unity HMO providers in Dodge County. Please don't hesitate to call our clinic with any questions you may have regarding your insurance coverage and ask for Vicki. She has been our insurance expert for over 25 years and will be excited to answer any questions about insurance that you might have.

 

Q. Do I need a referral?

No you do not.

 

Q. Do you have a missed appointment fee?

We understand that sometimes life throws an occassional surprise at you, it happens. For this reason we do not charge any additional fees for a missed appointment.

 

Q. How many people see chiropractors?

Chiropractic services are in high demand. Tens of millions of Americans routinely opt for chiropractic services and this number is rapidly growing.

 

Q. Is chiropractic care expensive?

Doctors of chiropractic provide effective, low-cost health care for a wide range of conditions.

Studies conducted according to the highest scientific standards and published by organizations not affiliated in any way with chiropractic institutions or associations continue to show the clinical appropriateness and effectiveness of chiropractic care. One of the most recent, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, stated emphatically that:

"On the evidence, particularly the most scientifically valid clinical studies, spinal manipulation applied by chiropractors is shown to be more effective than alternative treatments for low back pain...There would be highly significant cost savings if more management of low back pain was transferred from physician to chiropractors.

 

Q. What is chiropractic care?

There's nothing mysterious about chiropractic. It's a natural method of health care that focuses on treating the causes of physical problems, rather than just treating the symptoms. Chiropractic is based on a simple but powerful premise. With a normally functioning spine and healthy nerve system, your body is better able to heal itself. That's because your spine is the lifeline of your nervous system. It controls feeling, movement, and all function through your body.

 

Q. How does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic works by restoring your body's inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove interferences (subluxations, misaligned vertebrae) to your nervous system. With improved spinal function, there is improved nervous system function. The goal of the chiropractor is to remove interference that may be impairing normal health through specific chiropractic adjustments, allowing your body to heal itself. A healthy spine and a healthy lifestyle are your keys to optimal health!

 

Q. What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated, "locked up," or not moving properly. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to eliminate interference to the nervous system, improving spinal function and overall health. "Gentle spinal adjustments boost your body's immunity"
 

Q. Do children need chiropractic care?

Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked for vertebral subluxation. Naturally, chiropractic adjusting procedures are adapted for the child's spine. Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off can be traced to the spine. Health problems that emerge in adulthood could often be prevented by having your children's spine checked by a chiropractor early. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and are healthier than their peers.
 

Q. Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?

Yes. It's an unfortunate fact that up to half of those who had spinal surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They then face the prospect of additional surgery. This too common occurrence is know as "Failed Back Surgery Syndrome." Chiropractic may help prevent repeated back surgeries. In fact, if chiropractic care is initially, utilized back surgery can often be avoided in the first place.
 

Q. Does chiropractic work for all types of health problems?

No, however chiropractic care is successful with a very wide variety of health problems not necessarily considered "back" problems because of improved nerve system function. With a normal nerve supply the body's natural healing capacity can improve a variety of health problems.

 

Q. Will I be able to excercise before/after my adjustment?

Absolutely, training/working out has a strengthening affect on the joints that are being adjusted. However, it is recommended that you wait at least 30 minutes after a chiropractic adjustment to exercise.