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Frequently Asked

Questions

If you’re looking for a chiropractor, you probably have quite a few questions that you need answers for. We understand the apprehension that you may be feeling in choosing the right chiropractor. Here are the five most commonly asked questions.

  • How will I know that it’s the right treatment for me? 85% of all people will have back or neck pain at some point in their lifetime. Not everyone can be helped through chiropractic care. A chiropractor will take a history and perform an exam to determine what treatment is best for you. The doctor will make a plan for you and explain what you should expect. They’ll give you recommendations on what you can do to help yourself get better. If mechanical treatment is not appropriate, you will be referred to another healthcare provider.
  • How long before I get relief? Of course, this varies. We expect to see improvements in a patient’s condition very quickly. Sometimes we can get immediate relief, other times it may take a few days. At the very longest, we would expect you to be making good progress within a week.
  • Is it safe? Yes. When you are evaluated, a chiropractor will look for red flags and contraindications to care. If further testing is necessary, they can refer you for those services. Your chiropractor should be able to coordinate care with your family physician or refer you to another specialist if chiropractic care is not right for you.
  • Will I have to go for the rest of my life? There’s much debate on the necessity of chiropractic care for life. Some chiropractors focus on lifetime wellness while others specialize in treating acute, severe spinal pain and associated symptoms. Your treatment should be based on your specific needs and you should feel comfortable in asking questions about your care and treatment goals. We focus on pain relief and we will give you practical tools to help you regain control over your pain and will help you prevent recurrences.
  • Will my insurance pay for it? Many insurance companies, including Medicare, cover chiropractic treatment if it is a medical necessity. The office staff can usually check your benefits and bill your insurance for you.

Seeking information is an important first step in choosing an appropriate healthcare provider. If you are considering chiropractic care, we encourage you to call us at Express Your Health. Dr. Leighia Wells has been practicing locally for 7 years and is certified in McKenzie Methods. She is one of less than 40 chiropractors in the United States to have attained this credential. We have joined the techniques of chiropractic with patient education and self-help exercises. Our own clinical outcomes demonstrate 90-95% of presenting spine pain patients are successfully treated and educated on average in less than 6 visits.