What IS chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is the use of manual techniques to manipulate the joints of the body, to improve optimal function by removing nerve interference. Okay- now in English. By making sure joints are moving properly, chiropractors can ensure that your body is operating at it’s fullest potential.
Does it hurt? What’s that Cracking sound?
Joint manipulation often provides patients with immediate relief. A manipulation is not painful. We don’t necessarily encourage this but- have you ever cracked your knuckles? We’re skilled “cracking” the joints in your back, neck, pelvis, shoulders, knees… you name it! The cracking sound is gas release within the joint capsule. Think about opening a can of Coke. Some patient’s won’t hear the cracking sound at all- we’re all different.
How Much does it cost?
The cost of chiropractic care can often vary based on your health insurance policy. We are more than happy to look up your benefits and give you an idea of what your out of pocket coverage may be. For most- chiropractic treatments range from $25 - $50. We also offer cash rates for patients without health insurance and discounted rates for Medicare/Medicaid patients.
do I need a referral?
No! You do not need a referral to schedule a chiropractic appointment.
How long will it take for me to feel better?
This is a question I get all the time. My answer- I don’t know! Everyone’s body responds differently to treatment. And everyone’s injuries are very different. Patients who have had low back pain for years won’t feel 100% better after one treatment. It takes time. Think about going to the gym or starting a new diet. Going to the gym once won’t instantly make you drop 20 pounds … but it’s a great start, and if you continue to go- you can reach your goal and it will be easier to maintain. Chiropractic care can be thought of in that way too.
I’m worried about having my neck cracked. electric muscle stimulation? that sounds scary!
No problem. We will never, ever perform treatment on you that is uncomfortable. There are lots of different techniques we can use to help you achieve your goal. For some therapies- please try if you’ve never done it before! You may be surprised. But, of course- communicate with Dr. Kern and let her know any concerns or questions you may have.