What conditions do chiropractors treat?
- Chiropractic focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Common conditions that can be treated with chiropractic care include:
- Athletic injuries
- Car accident injuries
- Work-related injuries
- Posture-related neck or back pain
- Chronic aches and pains
- Hip, knee, ankle or foot pain
- Shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand pain
- Radiating pain into the arm or leg
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
Do I need a referral from my primary care provider to see a chiropractor?
- No. Chiropractors are licensed as primary care providers and do not need a referral.
Who can see a chiropractor?
- Anyone. Our chiropractors are trained to treat patients of all ages.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
- Yes, chiropractic care is one of the safest options for the conditions they treat. Chiropractors practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care.
What is chiropractic care?
- Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and care starts with patient examination and diagnosis. If it’s determined that chiropractic care is a good option for you, treatment might include manual (hands on) manipulation to restore joint mobility. Many methods are available and each treatment is tailored to the patient’s preferences and needs. Hands-on manual manipulation is preferred as studies indicate that it is the most effective. Treatment might also include other therapeutic tools such as ultrasound, massage, electrical muscle stimulation and cold or hot packs to help with pain, inflammation or spasm. There will be an emphasis on therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises or any necessary changes in posture, ergonomics, or biomechanical techniques for your daily activities to speed recovery and help in preventing future injuries. You might receive nutrition advice or lifestyle counseling. A critical part of your care is making an appropriate referral to a different specialist if chiropractic care is not your best option or is not helping.
Are chiropractic services covered by insurance?
- Nearly all insurance plans cover chiropractic care. However, it is important to contact your individual insurance provider regarding your specific policy.