Chiropractic FAQs:

What should I expect from my first visit?

The initial visit will take about 60 minutes. We ask that you show up 15 minutes prior to your appointment to complete some paperwork. Feel free to wear clothes you are able to move in; such as, workout clothes.

The appointment will start with a thorough medical history and physical examination. This is important because we need to understand your condition so we can treat it appropriately.

We are not looking to treat your symptoms, but rather, find and treat the root cause of your ailment. We want you to be able to make informed decisions about your treatment so we will explain our findings and treatment options. Together, we will develop a clear, precise treatment plan. We will then proceed with your first treatment and get you on the road to recovery.

What's a treatment like?

You are always in a 1- on- 1 setting with the doctor for the entire visit; however, the exact treatment and treatment plan vary based on individual patient’s needs. You are unique and your body’s response to treatment is also unique. We will continue to evaluate, re evaluate and modify your treatments accordingly throughout your treatment plan. There are no cookie-cutter protocols at Motion ChiroTherapy. Our goal is for your treatment to be as laser focused as possible, which will result in getting relief quickly.

Although treatments vary, you can expect that we will ask questions, utilize hands-on treatment and coach you through rehabilitative and performance exercises. The treatment plan is a team effort, therefore, you will be asked to move around, answer questions and provide feedback. Working together is the only way we will achieve the optimal results that will get you feeling and moving better, quickly. Let’s get you back in motion!

Once I start chiropractic treatment, do I have to go forever?

No. We want to be your musculoskeletal advocate and see if chiropractic care is right for you. This will be done by taking a history and physical exam. If warranted, we will send you for x-rays, MRI, CT or Ultrasound, but this only happens in rare cases. If we find chiropractic care will benefit you, then we will suggest an estimated treatment period. This period is typically 10 visits or less.

If you will not benefit from chiropractic care, then we will suggest other options or refer you to another doctor. Each person is unique and responds differently and we will design your treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

How many visits does it typically take to resolve a condition?

Our treatment plans are typically 6-10 visits over the course of 4-6 weeks. Your treatment plan may be shorter or longer, depending on factors such as, the type of injury and/or how long you have been in pain. Regardless, if we are not making progress, we will find a new solution. We will reevaluate and change the treatment either in-house or refer you to someone who can help.

Do I need a referral?

No, you do not need a referral.

Do you only treat spine problems?

At Motion ChiroTherapy we treat many different conditions and areas of the body; including neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, feet pain and much more. If you have musculoskeletal pain, we can treat it!

Are you going to crack me? What if I don’t want to be cracked?

Not all conditions respond to or need adjustments. This is why we offer many other services. If you do not want to be adjusted or are afraid to be adjusted, we will perform other therapies to get results.

Our goal is to make sure you are comfortable with your treatment plan. For this reason, the doctors at Motion ChiroTherapy have received extensive training in techniques beyond adjustments.

Do chiropractors work with medical doctors or other specialists?

Yes, we work with many local health specialists to provide the best care for each patient. We receive referrals from MDs and send updates to keep them informed during treatment and release the patient back to the MDs care once treatment is done.

Why should I go to you first instead of my medical doctor for my joint or muscle pain?

MD’s are able to diagnose and treat many medical ailments, but most are not trained in the conservative care of musculoskeletal issues. We consider ourselves your primary care physician for musculoskeletal issues.

The chiropractic physicians at Motion ChiroTherapy will do a history and physical examination to assess and classify the reason for your pain and then discuss treatment options in-house or refer you to a provider who can help.

Will you x-ray me?

No, we do not have an x-ray machine on the premises and do not rely on it for diagnostic purposes. Our approach is based on movement; therefore, looking at a static image would not alter our treatment plan.

Imaging might be warranted if we find something in your history or physical examination, you are not progressing from treatment and/or if your discomfort was caused by a trauma, such as a fall.

How much education is required to become a doctor of chiropractic?

Four years of chiropractic college is required after completing specific undergraduate requirements. The chiropractic graduate school classes are very similar to medical school: however, the chiropractic student will spend more time on anatomy, nutrition, and chiropractic technique; whereas, the medical student will spend more time on pathology and pharmacology. As a result, a chiropractic physician has more training and experience in treating musculoskeletal pain without the use of prescription drugs.

Do you take my insurance?

Motion ChiroTherapy works with all forms of insurance, but we do not bill insurance directly. We require payment at the time of service and provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Your insurance company will send you a check in the mail based on your coverage.

Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flex Card?

Absolutely. If your HAS needs a superbill or itemized receipt, we will be more than happy to provide one.

Do you do personal injury or workers compensation cases?

Yes. Please contact us and make sure to let us know that your injury is related to a MVA as we may need to collect additional information from you so we can correctly and more effectively process your appointment.

Why do you not bill insurance directly?

Some of the therapies our clinicians are trained in such as functional rehabilitation, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and GRIP Approach may not be fully covered by insurance. If your insurance covers chiropractic care, or any of our services, we will provide you will the forms to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

Unlike insurance companies, you will never receive unexpected bills in the mail for treatments that weren’t covered because we have set, clear pricing that we discuss upfront, prior to any treatments.

This helps keep out rates lower for our patients and places more emphasis on compliance and the patient’s role in the success of their care. The clinician is able to choose the therapy that is best for the patient, rather than choosing the therapy based on insurance reimbursements. This allows the clinician to spend more time with patients, which leads to better outcomes.

We, at Motion ChiroTherapy, give our patients the best care through our exams and treatments. We pride ourselves on getting to the root cause of your condition and getting you healthy quickly and ensuring you can sustain these results after your treatment plan is complete.

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