The Four Questions Every New Patient Wants Answered On Their First Visit

#1: What’s Wrong With Me?

The first question is, “What’s wrong with me?”  The simplest explanation I can give you is that you have a bone out of place in your spine, pinching a nerve, causing symptoms, and this results in an unhealthy condition.

Therefore, in order for you to be healthy, the bone has to be in place with no pressure on your nerves.

So, when a friend (or family member) asks you what’s wrong with you, all you have to do is tell them: “I have a bone out of place, pinching a nerve, causing my health problem.”

#2: Can You Help Me?

If your health problem is a result of a bone out of place, pinching a nerve and causing symptoms, then I can help you.  Gently returning your spinal bones to their normal position so that you can regain your health is my job.

If your health problem is caused by something other than a bone out of place, I may refer you for further examination with another specialist. 

#3: How Long Will It Take?

How long it takes depends upon how severe your health problem is, and how long you’ve had your symptoms.  I offer two treatment options at my office, and you can choose the one that is best for you.

  • The first treatment option is to “patch” your health problem.  The goal of this treatment plan is to just get you out of pain as quickly as possible.  It is similar to putting a band-aid on your health problem.  This program usually takes 1 to 6 office visits over a two week period.
  • The second treatment option is to try to “fix” your health problem (or get it to as near normal as possible).  This treatment option offers longer lasting results, and it normally takes about 24 office visits over a two month period.  At the end of this two month period you will be re-evaluated and you may be done, almost done, or ready for periodic maintenance care.

#4 How Much Will It Cost?

If you are injured at work, your employer’s Worker’s Compensation insurance policy covers you 100% in Ohio.  If you are injured in an automobile accident, the Medical Payments portion of your automobile policy usually pays 100% up to a certain amount (or up to one year from the date of the accident). 

If you are easily upset with money and/or insurance matters, I suggest that you pre-pay for your office visits and file your own insurance.  Our staff are experts in insurance matters, and I do not allow anyone to harass my staff because their insurance didn’t pay as expected. 

Note:  If you are using your group insurance, you are responsible for any amounts not paid by your insurance company (deductibles, and/or co-payments).  I am under contract with several insurance companies to accept their payments as “payment in full” (after your yearly deductible is met and any co-pay or co-insurance has been paid).  Your insurance company may be one of these, and you will not be billed for any unpaid amounts.

Cincinnati Chiropractic Care
More Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is chiropractic care?

Answer:  It is medical care that is deemed natural.  Chiropractors will rely on the x-rays and MRIs to make proper diagnosis, but that is usually it in terms of medical tools and technology.  They operate with a hands on approach.  This approach is known as manual therapy.  Often times, most physicians only treat the problem causing symptoms of pain and discomfort.  Chiropractors want to treat these symptoms too, but they go directly to the source and fix it.

Question: What type of problems can chiropractic care treat?

Answer:  Just about anything.  If you suffer from pain and discomfort, a chiropractor should be able to provide you with relief.  This relief may not be immediate, as diagnosis and proper treatment plan must first happen.  Chiropractic care typically involves therapeutic massages or realignment.  It has been used to treat the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis, whiplash, and sports injuries.

Question:  Who can undergo chiropractic care?

Answer:  Just about anyone.  You will rarely find any restrictions or age requirements.  If they do exist, they are the doctor’s own personal preferences.  Chiropractic care, when properly performed, is safe for individuals of all ages, including children and the elderly.  In fact, pregnant woman can benefit from it.  For most, it makes birth easier and less painful.

Question:  What type of schooling and experience must chiropractors have?

Answer:  Requirements vary depending on state.  What you want to look for, as a patient, is a doctor with a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree.  There are various tests that one has to undergo and pass.  Once again, these vary by state.  To receive a state license, more testing is required.  As for schooling, it is usually an ongoing practice.  New techniques are developed each year and tips are regularly shared between professionals.  Many chiropractors continue their schooling and attend yearly chiropractic conferences.  This is not usually required, but done to better their skills and treatment.

Question: Does chiropractic care work?

Answer:  Yes.  Many individuals and some medical professionals write off chiropractic care as a questionable form of alternative medicine.  This is not the truth.  In fact, chiropractic care is very successful.  Millions of men, women, and children have used the services of a chiropractor worldwide.  Many opt for continued treatment and care.  They wouldn’t if they didn’t notice an improvement in mobility and a reduction in pain.

Question:  Can I do my own chiropractic care at home?

Answer:  No, you shouldn’t.  Many mistakenly believe that since chiropractic care involves using the hands, it can be done at home. 

Yes, manual therapy does involve the use of the hands, but it is much more than that.  Precision is required.  Chiropractic adjustments are used to decrease pain and improve mobility in locked up joints.  Yes, the hands apply force, but if you are not accurate more damage and pain is likely.

Question:  Is chiropractic care long-term?

Answer:  It depends.  It all depends on the severity of your pain, the frequency, and your chiropractor’s choice of treatment.  For example, if headaches are caused by spinal distortion, vertebrae realignment is performed.  A chiropractor may suggest a few follow-up appointments, but treatment is usually short.  On the other hand, those suffering from osteoarthritis deal with pain and daily.  Therapeutic massages will reduce the pain, but continued treatment is best for long-lasting pain relief.

Question: What makes chiropractic care better than traditional forms of medicine? 

Answer:  A lot.  For starters, it is important to note that chiropractors do not discourage seeing a primary care physician.  Chiropractors specialize in alleviating pain and improving mobility, not curing cancer or treating the flu.  As for the benefits, there are no drugs.  Chiropractors are unable to perform surgery and write prescriptions. 

Your treatment is 100% natural.  This is less intimidating and the recovery time is short.  In fact, there rarely is a recovery period. 

Continued physical therapy or therapeutic massages may be suggested, but there is never any hospitalization.

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