Chiropractors are the second largest of the primary health care professionals, growing rapidly each year. The examination of your spine and muscle system to evaluate structure and function is what makes the chiropractic approach different than any other health care providers.
- Facts you should know about Chiropractic Care
- What does a Doctor of Chiropractic do
- Some Common Questions about Chiropractic Care
Facts You Should Know About Chiropractic
- Chiropractic was established in 1895.
- Chiropractic is the second largest of the three primary health care professions in the United States and growing each year.
- All 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Distinct of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have statutes recognizing and regulating the practice of chiropractic as an independent health service.
- Chiropractic health care is provided for in such federal programs as Medicare, the Government Employees Hospital Association Benefit Plan, The Mail handlers Benefit Plan, and the Postmaster Benefit Plan.
- Chiropractic benefits are provided for in health insurance policies of virtually every major insurance carrier, State Workers’ Compensation Program, and the Federal Employee’s Compensation Act (FECA). A substantial number of major international, national, and local labor unions provide chiropractic services in their health and welfare plans, as do many major industrial employers. A high percentage of managed care organizations in the United States, estimated at 57%, cover chiropractic services. The various managed care plans have a wide range of coverage benefits depending on the employer, insurance company, union contract or particular health care benefit plan.
- All Federal agencies accept sick-leave certificates signed by doctors of chiropractic, and fees paid to doctors of chiropractic are allowable deductions as expenses for “medical care” for Federal Income purposes.
- The typical doctor of chiropractic’s training includes an eight-year program of undergraduate and professional college study and clinical internship prior to entering private practice. The areas of science studied are those pertinent to the health care of human beings, including diagnosis, anatomy, bacteriology, pathology, physiology, biochemistry, pediatrics, geriatrics, spinal manipulation, x-ray, nutrition, physical therapeutics, and many other appropriate subjects.
- The professional accrediting agency for chiropractic colleges is the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). The Accrediting Commission of the CCE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). It is included in the Department’s list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies and associations.
- The chiropractic profession adheres to a standard of ethics. Members of national professional associations, as well as state associations, are provided with a code of ethics. The public should expect and demand high professional standards.
- To find out more information about chiropractic, we suggest the following website about Chiropractic Information.
What Does A Doctor of Chiropractic Do?
Most doctors use a standard procedure of examination to diagnose a patient’s condition. Dr. Christin Hayes uses time honored methods of consultation, case history, physical examination, and when indicated, X-rays or other modern imaging tests or laboratory analysis to arrive at a diagnosis. In addition, she provides a careful chiropractic structural examination, with special emphasis on the spine, extremities, nervous and musculoskeletal system.
The examination of your spine and muscle system to evaluate structure and function is what makes the chiropractic approach different from that of other health care practitioners.
Accidents, falls, uneven stress, tension, over-exertion or other factors may not allow the spine to move properly within its normal range of motion. This can result in minor displacements or derangements of one or more of these vertebrae, causing irritation to spinal nerve roots directly by pressure or indirectly through reflexes. These irritations, in turn, may cause malfunctions and pain in your body.
Most Common Questions About Chiropractic
What can you help me with? What do you treat?
We focus on how a person is functioning structurally, chemically and emotionally. This helps to determine the underlying causes of a health problem and point out the best method of treatment
How Much Does It Cost?
Most insurance companies provide reimbursement. Our office is a provider for several insurance companies. If you do not have coverage on your health insurance, we would be happy to assist you with any payment plan that fits your budget. We also provide services for personal injury and workers compensation injuries.
How Long Will It Take Until I Feel Better?
There is no definite answer to that question since every patient case is different. Numerous other patients have suffered with similar problems and we can give you an estimate of the time it will take to see results. Ask yourself if the problem has been developing for a long time or if it really just happened.