How much will my treatment cost? Do you take my insurance?

Treatment costs will vary, depending on your insurance coverage, the severity of your condition and how long you’ve had it.

Your one-on-one consultation with the Doctor is always free. Since we are providers for just about every existing insurance plan, including your automobile accident coverage, you may be responsible only for a small co-pay or deductible.

As always, we are happy to file your claims for you at no cost, and we can usually get you scheduled within 1 business day.  Click here to get started today!

How long is a typical office visit?

Your initial visit will take about an hour.

We set aside special times during the day for our new patients, so we can spend the unhurried, uninterrupted time with you that you need. Your time is valuable to us. We strive to be on time, all the time.

How long will it take me to get well?

Our average treatment plan is only 4-6 sessions.  Getting you well as fast as possible is what we’re all about.

Time-wise, your recovery depends on several factors, including your condition, your age, the length of time you’ve had this condition, how closely you follow your treatment plan and any complicating factors. Your doctor will explain your treatment plan in detail, and discuss the recovery time for your condition.

We’re proud of our success rate, and we work aggressively to make sure you get your life back, right away.

What is Chiropractic?

According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. This means problems involving:

  1. Nerves
  2. Muscle, and
  3. Bone

Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Doctors of chiropractic undergo a rigorous education in the healing sciences, similar to that of medical doctors. In some areas, such as anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation, nutrition and public health, they receive more intensive education than their MD counterparts.

The typical chiropractor has completed at least 9 academic years of study.

Because of the hands-on nature of chiropractic, and the intricate adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical training.

In total, the chiropractic curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by an accrediting agency that is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

What is a Chiropractic adjustment?

An adjustment is the precise manipulation of a joint to restore it to full mobility and relieve pain.

Joint problems can have several different causes, including trauma, overuse, lack of muscular support, normal wear and tear, or excessive scar tissue.

Your doctor may use several types of adjustments to correct your problem. Most of these procedures are ‘hands-on’, and involve a brief, gentle thrust that may result in a ‘popping’ sound from the joint. This sound, though not necessary for an effective adjustment, is caused by a slight release of gasses that have built up in the joint. You might compare this to the pressure released when you uncork a champagne bottle.

Patients often report feeling pain relief, relaxation and improved movement almost immediately after an adjustment. And, adjustments are helpful in preventing or reducing the wear and tear our bodies experience daily. Professional athletes have long relied on Chiropractic care to help them recover from injuries and to improve their performance.  To learn more, read Dr. Bockmann’s article, “Why Chiropractic Adjustments Don’t Align Your Spine”.

What is Physical Rehabilitation?

As part of your evaluation, your doctor will be looking for what caused your condition in the first place. He will check for range of motion problems, flexibility issues, muscle imbalances and neurologic deficits.

Physical rehabilitation includes the use of certain treatments for management of pain, inflammation and swelling. These “rescue” therapies include electrotherapies, ultrasound, heat or ice therapies and joint traction. Their goal is to get you comfortable quickly so your recovery can begin.

It also includes a group of active therapies designed to rebuild the parts of you that have been damaged or neglected. Rehab is considered ‘active care’, and involves specific exercises and movements for improving your balance, coordination and range of motion in your everyday life or sport. Core training, or the development of the deep abdominal muscles, is often part of this treatment. The core muscle group enables your body to move more efficiently, which speeds healing, increases endurance and boosts performance.

It is our goal that all of our patients continue a simple preventative rehab (or “prehab”) program at home, long after we’ve helped them through their injury. There’s no mystery – when you take care of your body, it will take care of you.  Read Dr. Bockmann’s article on how to “prehab” yourself here.

What if I don’t get better?

If you’re not starting to show real progress within 2 or 3 treatment sessions, we’ll immediately take the most appropriate course of action — whether that means ordering x-rays of the area involved, MRI, bloodwork, or bringing another trusted specialist onto our team to make sure you get the exact care you need.  See our list of “go-to” specialists here.

Even though our patients enjoy a terrific rate of recovery, we understand that certain conditions fall outside our scope of practice. Remember: your full recovery is our goal. We’ll do whatever it takes to achieve that.

Will I have to go to a chiropractor forever?

No, you will not get ‘addicted’ to Chiropractic!

It is helpful, though, to think of Chiropractic as maintenance for your spine. Just as brushing your teeth helps prevent serious dental problems, Chiropractic check-ups help maintain a pain-free, healthy spine.  To learn more, read Dr. Bockmann’s article, “Are Chiropractic Adjustments Addicting?”.