What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a unique approach to health. At i's core, it operates on the belief that the body has an incredible ability to heal itself and keep itself healthy without the need for drugs and/or surgery. A chiropractor's main goal is to keep your nervous system operating at its best by maintaining proper alignment and motion of your spinal joints. When there is spinal misalignment or spinal joint fixation those joints don't operate as they should. This affects the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots that are so closely related to those joints. As a result, those nerves (which control everything in your body) do not operate at their optimum potential.
Is it safe?
Absolutely!! Chiropractic care is safe for all ages, from newborns to the elderly. As a matter of fact, chiropractors have some of the lowest malpractice insurance in the health care industry because the risks are so low. If you have any particular concerns about chiropractic adjustments, please feel free to discuss them with Dr. Osten.
Does it hurt?
Typically, no. If you are already in pain there may be some momentary discomfort during an adjustment. Most patients report that a chiropractic adjust feels good!
If I start seeing a chiropractor, will I get "hooked" and have to come for the rest of my life?
Absolutely not!! Your body cannot get "hooked" or addicted to seeing a chiropractor. However, many patients, once they experience how good they feel after seeing a chiropractor, make the choice to come in on an occasion to keep feeling good. We encourage patients to "listen to their body" to determine when they need to come in. Much like seeing a dentist before you have a cavity, we want our patients to see us before their minor ache becomes a major pain.
Is it expensive?
No. Chiropractic care is very affordable, especially when compared to costly prescription drugs and expensive visits to specialists.
Does insurance cover chiropractic care?
Yes. Almost all insurance plans cover chiropractic care, even Medicare and Medicaid. There are exceptions, but we can verify coverage before you start care.