FAQ

How long does a typical visit take?

It depends on the person and situation, but usually a new patient takes about 10 minutes after the paperwork is done.   Once the paperwork is complete a detailed history and exam will be performed by the Doctor and address any questions or concerns the patient may have.  

Is it $25 the first time only?

No, every visit is $25, no matter how many times you come in.  There’s no contracts or hidden fees forcing you into unnecessary care.  

Do you do an exam?

We do an exam, consultation, and report of findings on every new patient, and follow up exams at the appropriate times for existing patients.  This is as complete as it would be in any other office.

Don't you need to take X-rays?

X-rays have not been shown to add in the effectiveness of a chiropractic treatment.  Diagnostic imaging can be imperative if a fracture is suspected.  More extensive imaging is required if the patient has a history or symptoms of a more sinister pathology, such as cancer.  If this is the case the chiropractor is trained to make the necessary referral. 

Why doesn't Chiro Now accept insurance?

Filing insurance claims involves lots of administrative paperwork. By cutting out the cost of administrative staff by not accepting insurance, we can set rates that are affordable for people without insurance.   Actually our costs are less than most co-pays.  Because of our low overhead we are able to lower our costs and pass those savings on to our patients who can then afford to get the care they really need, rather than just the care that their insurance company wants them to receive.

I heard once you go to a chiropractor you have to keep coming back.

The truth is, many patients willingly choose maintenance care, just like they’d go to a dentist periodically.  Like keeping you teeth cavity-free, spinal hygiene and regular chiropractic adjustments are part of a healthy lifestyle.  

Our fees are affordable allowing patients to receive maintenance care rather than only able to afford care when they are in pain.  

Do you adjust children?

Some people wonder why more and more parents are taking their children to see chiropractors. The answer is simple: whether we have a large spine or a tiny little one, if that spine is negatively impacting the communication of the nervous system then our body is unable regulate and co-ordinate itself correctly.

Do I have to sign a contract or become a member?

Absolutely not!  Each chiropractor will give you a specific treatment plan or recommendation, which will be specifically tailored to your condition.  No cookie cutter treatment plans here.  

How do you determine how many visits I need?

This is a complex and most commonly asked question.  Typically if we feel you are a candidate for chiropractic care we start with 4-6 visits within a 2 week period. In some cases this is all needed in order to receive benefit.  After this initial 4-6 visits a re-evaluation will be performed and the need for ongoing care or a referral will be determined.  

What type of education do chiropractic doctors get?

All chiropractors receive the same education. Today’s doctor of chiropractic is well educated. The science of chiropractic requires a special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, and pathology, neurology, biomechanics, X-ray, spinal adjusting techniques, and related subjects. To graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, each candidate will require 6 to 8 years of college education along with passing the demanding National Board Examination. Then, a doctor applies to a governmental or professional licensing board and passes a still more difficult test before being granted the privilege to practice. A chiropractic education never ends. Doctors complete postgraduate instruction for license renewal and to stay current on the latest scientific research.