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Chiropractic Care - Frequently Asked Questions

Below are several of the most common questions and concerns people may have after they have decided to get care here at  Concept Chiropractic and Rehab. We hope to answer all your questions, but if you still have additional concerns please do not hesitate to call our office and one of our friendly staff members will be glad to help you. You may also email us at info@conceptchiropracticandrehab.com  and your email will be returned within 24 hours.

+ What's Wrong With Me?

Properly identifying the source of spinal pain or various health issues almost always requires a complete consultation and examination. People should recognize that all individuals are different and not assume their pain stems from the same issue as say another family member or friend. They should also be careful not to assume that the same treatment will work for everyone with similar issues. All health conditions are unique and require individual attention and evaluation, especially with different people.

+ Will Chiropractic Help Me?

Millions of people all over the world have benefited from Chiropractic care and have found effective relief for all types of health related conditions, not just neck and back problems. Chiropractic has a direct relationship with the body’s nervous system and works closely with the spinal column to control all other major systems, organs, and bodily functions. By creating proper spinal structure and biomechanics, nerve irritation and joint trauma are prevented and normal health may be restored.

+ Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?

No, it is not necessary to get a referral by your family doctor before scheduling an appointment with a chiropractor from  Concept Chiropractic and Rehab. State and federal regulatory practices define Chiropractors as first contact physicians.  Following a comprehensive consultation and detailed examination, the doctors at Concept Chiropractic will decide on a diagnosis through chiropractic care, or refer the patient to an appropriate health practitioner.

+ Do insurance plans cover chiropractic?

The majority of all insured American workers have coverage for chiropractic services in their health care plans.  For example, the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management offers chiropractic coverage for federal employees in both the Mail Handlers and BCBS benefit plans.  In addition, there is a chiropractic benefit in Federal Workers’ Compensation, and chiropractic care is available to members of the armed forces at more than 40 military bases, and is available at nearly 30 veterans’ medical facilities.

+ Are Chiropractic Treatments Safe and Do They Hurt?

Chiropractic treatments are extremely safe for individuals of all ages - from infants to the elderly. Not only is treatment safe for all ages, but safe for individuals with conditions varying in severity. Our treatments are safe because we only use natural and noninvasive methods of care. Research consistently proves that care from chiropractors is among the safest available and is literally years ahead of traditional medical care in terms of its safety.

+ How Long Until I See Results?

Every patient is different and responds to care in a different time frame. There are many factors that determine the recovery time from a health condition. The severity of the problem is an issue that will affect the healing process. Other factors such as age, activity level, previous health history, etc. also play a part in the body’s ability to respond to care. The ultimate key to progressing recovery is compliance with the treatment plan. Those patients whom are most compliant tend to get better results and recover more efficiently and long term.

+ Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes, children may benefit from conservative chiropractic care. Children are physically active and endure many types of falls and injuries from daily activities as well as from their participation in sports. These various injuries may initiate several symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always formulated on an individualized basis. It is a highly sophisticated treatment approach, and with children, very gentle.
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