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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What do chiropractors treat?

How many times will I need to see the doctor?

Will you require x-rays before you treat me?

What age is required for chiropractic care?

Do you accept insurance?

What Type of Education do Doctors of Chiropractic get?

 

Dr. Houdek Going over a Chart

How many times will I need to see the doctor?

The speed at which the human body heals has many variables. Delayed presentation, poor diet, little to no exercise, stress and other medical conditions can influence the rate of recovery drastically. Each case must be carefully evaluated to determine how to treat most effectively. The frequency of your care depends on your specific presentation. Our physicians have treated many different conditions and in many cases, can give you a good estimate of the amount of care necessary prior to beginning treatment. Back to Top

What do chiropractors treat?

People commonly seek chiropractic care for a wide range of conditions including: Back pain, neck pain, headaches, and leg or arm pain caused by various conditions such as disc problems, arthritis, or repetitive stresses. Patients have also had successful improvement in conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, pregnancy, chronic sinusitis, ear infections, and knee, hip, or shoulder pain. (link to health conditions) Back to Top

Will you require x-rays before you treat me?

Our clinic does not require that x-rays be performed prior to treatment. Sometimes, x-rays are necessary to properly diagnose and treat your condition. Your doctor is best qualified to make this decision and he/she will discuss the options with you and their reasons for the recommendations.Back to Top

What age is required for chiropractic care?

Our office has successfully treated patients from as early in life as 2 days to patients nearly 100 years of age. Our physicians are trained in several different styles of treatment to help customize an effective treatment plan for a patient of any age. Back to Top

Do you accept insurance?

Our office accepts insurance for many plans. These include Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, State Health Plans, Medical Assistance, Ucare, Healthpartners, Workers Compensation, Personal Injury/ Auto Insurance, and others. We also offer options to those with little or no insurance coverage.Back to Top

What Type Of Education Do Doctors of Chiropractic Get?

Today's Doctor of Chiropractic is well educated.  After undergraduate studies, today's doctor of chiropractic completes an additional four year curriculum of over 4,500 college classroom hours of health sciences. The science of chiropractic requires a special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics, X-ray, spinal adjusting techniques and related subjects. To graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, each candidate must pass the demanding National Board Examination. Chiropractors are licensed by a state regulating board and held to the highest ethical and educational standards.

A chiropractic education never ends.  Most doctors complete postgraduate instruction for license renewal and to stay current on the latest scientific research.Back to Top

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