Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of most back and neck problems. Spinal adjustments are extremely safe when performed by a licensed chiropractor.
Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?
Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment. Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program. Drinking plenty of water, using an ice pack, and engaging in light stretching after your first visit can help ease any discomfort and promote healing.
What is the popping sound I hear when the doctor performs a chiropractic adjustment?
The popping sound is simply the release of a gas bubble that forms as your joint surface moves.
Can I see a chiropractor if I am pregnant?
Many pregnant women find that chiropractic adjustments improve the pregnancy experience and make delivery easier. Adjustments are adapted to accommodate the stage of pregnancy and the unique needs of each patient.
Is chiropractic recommended for children?
Children can most certainly be treated. In fact, children respond quite well to chiropractic care. If your child has frequent ear infections or other illness, chiropractic care may help. A few examples of pediatric conditions that respond well to chiropractic care include: infantile colic, ear infections, chronic colds, bed wetting, digestive issues, constipation, headaches and growing pains.
How long is a typical chiropractic appointment?
The first appointment is 45 minutes and the second appointment is 30 minutes. Treatments thereafter are 15 minutes, but can be longer depending on the visit type and treatment.
Does health insurance pay for chiropractic?
Yes. Many insurance companies reimburse for a portion of chiropractic treatment. We recommend that you contact your insurance company to discuss your health benefits. Our staff will verify your benefits if we are in-network with your insurance company.
What if I don’t have health insurance or my insurance doesn’t cover chiropractic care?
Provided you are able to pay at the time of your visit, patients without health insurance are eligible for a courtesy adjustment to their payment. Standard forms of payment include cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
I was in a car accident and I don’t have health insurance. Can I still be treated for an auto injury?
Yes. In Oregon, auto insurance will pay for your medical bills in full, regardless of who is at fault for the collision. Oregon auto insurance policies carry a personal injury protection clause of at least $15,000 per person, per vehicle. If you were not driving the vehicle, the driver’s auto insurance will cover your medical bills. You do not need a referral to see a chiropractor.
I was injured on the job (workers compensation injury); do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?
No. Under Oregon law, a Doctor of Chiropractic can be your attending physician for 60 days or 18 treatments, whichever comes first. Depending on your individual injury, you can be prescribed massage therapy, which is also covered by the insurance. As long as your claim is accepted, accrued medical bills will be paid in full by insurance.
I have Medicare, can I still be seen for chiropractic care?
In our office unfortunately we cannot bill your Medicare insurance as we have no contract to bill for Medicare. We can always set you up as a self-pay/cash patient and we can provide you a receipt and you can self submit to your insurance to get reimbursement from your health insurance, provided that they allow for reimbursement for chiropractic care.
Should Massage hurt to be effective?
No, Massage should never hurt beyond a “hurts so good” feeling, if at all. Becca employs a variety of techniques including advanced myofascial, cupping, deep tissue, hot and cold stones, and aromatherapy to customize your massage. These techniques can provide great results without causing more pain.
Why does my health history matter for Massage?
Massage Therapy affects every system in the body. Knowing our history of surgeries, accidents, and health helps Becca customize your massage to benefit you best. Sometimes massage is not advisable or requires modifications for a medical condition.
What does “undress to your level of comfort” mean?
You will be draped with linens to preserve your modesty and for warmth in accordance to the law during your massage. Some people prefer to be nude, while others are more comfortable leaving their undergarments or some of their clothes on. Your massage will be given how you are most comfortable.
Why drink water after Massage body work?
Fluid surrounds all your cells and without proper hydration, muscle cells can bind together, causing pain. Massage improves circulation of your body’s fluids. Inadequate hydration prevents toxins in your body from being eliminated. Ensure you are hydrated to get the best results from your massage.