What is an adjustment
adjustment is an application of force used
to remove vertebral misalignments or subluxations.
properly delivered adjustment should feel
great! However, some patients experience soreness
after the first or second time they get adjusted.
This is similar to the soreness experienced
following the beginning of an exercise routine.
We usually advise our patients to ice in 15-minute
intervals to help reduce soreness.
long does the initial examination take?
initial exam will take 15-30 minutes, possibly
a little more if x-rays or any other diagnostic
procedures are necessary.
said once I start going to a chiropractor I
will need to keep going forever, it this true?
at all, one adjustment may help you. However,
chances are that the misaligned vertebra will
return to its previous position until it is
rehabilitated or ‘trained’ to
remain in the proper position. This is why
some chiropractors recommend several adjustments
at the beginning of the treatment plan (similar
to physical therapy). Of course this depends
on your condition and the severity of your
subluxations. After the treatment plan has
concluded, some people prefer to remain in
a maintenance plan of once per month to aid
in reducing the chance future aggravations,
and maintain spinal health.
there specific adjustments for specific diseases?
Your chiropractor will check your entire spine
for subluxations or misalignments. Depending
on the problem, we may look more closely in
a particular area and check for subluxations
in this region. If you want to keep from having
problems, have your spine checked for subluxations.
you treat children?
The doctor sees children and infants for a
variety of reasons including, but not limited
to headaches, earaches, digestive trouble,
sports injuries, and preventative healthcare.
you accept insurance?
We accept most major insurance plans including
but not limited to Regence, Premera, Aetna,
American Whole Health Networks, First Choice
Health Network, Cigna, and Beechstreet.
you accept Medicare?
We also take many Medicare supplement plans.
I file an L&I or Auto Accident claim for
We have the paperwork in our office to fill
out if you have been injured on the job or
in an auto accident. It is important to make
your appointment as soon as you have had an
accident in order to document the severity
of your injuries.
you accepting new patients?
Most patients can be seen on the same day.
my insurance cover chiropractic care?
chiropractic care is covered by insurance.
The Journal for Managed Care stated that chiropractic
care was more cost effective than conventional
medical therapies in treating low back pain.
No matter who is at fault in an auto accident,
the responsible insurance company almost certainly
will cover 100% of the cost of chiropractic
care. We will defer payment for your treatment
until after the insurance company settles
your case. Workers Compensation Insurance
also covers our services, for those who are
injured on the job. Many studies have shown
that most on the job injuries, especially
those related to lower back injuries respond
quicker with chiropractic care than with any
other type of treatment. If you are not sure
whether your insurance company will cover
treatment by our office, we will be happy
to call them for your. Either call our office
to make an appointment for your consultation,
here to send us your insurance information.
if I don’t have insurance?
Well Chiropractic offers military discounts,
DSHS discounts, and provides a discounted
rate for patients who pay at the time of service.
We also offer Health and Wellness plans, as
well as family plans that allow for treatment
at an affordable rate.
you have massage therapists on staff?
We have a Licensed Massage Therapist on staff
that also takes most major insurance plans.
do I make an appointment?
give us a call to schedule your appointment