How much does chiropractic cost?
The cost of chiropractic will vary depending on the care plan the doctor recommends for you and if you have any insurance coverage. No matter your financial situation, we will find a way for you to get the care you need.
Do you take my insurance?
We accept most insurance policies in our office,including Medicare and Medicaid. Individual plans vary from company to company and we will verify what benefits you have in our office for you on your first visit. For a list of insurance networks we participate in, click here If you do not see your company listed, please contact our office as insurance company names change frequently. Cash plans are available for those without insurance.
Is it safe for pregnant women to see a chiropractor?
Yes! Pregnancy may be one of the best times to benefit from chiropractic care. Ideal Chiropractic has a table that is able to accommodate a pregnant woman as well as a pregnancy pillow to keep her comfortable up until the time of delivery.
How many adjustments will it take?
The number and frequency of adjustments varies from person to person. As supporting muscles and ligaments heal and re-strengthen, visits become less frequent. The time to heal is directly proportional to the amount of time the problem has been building up in your body.
Do I have to have x-rays?
X-rays are taken on a case-by case basis. Dr. Serwe will do an extensive examination and history, and based on her findings she may recommend x-rays. If x-rays are necessary, there is an x-ray machine on site.
What is a subluxation?
A misalignment of one or more of your spinal bones (vertebrae), which causes interference to your nervous system. If your nervous system is interfered with, your body’s natural ability to heal itself & function at its optimum potential becomes impaired. A subluxation is a perfect example of how structure effects function.
Does it hurt to have a chiropractic adjustment?
No. Chiropractic adjustments feel great. I am confident that once you begin receiving your adjustments, you will begin to look forward to them. They will become one of the highlights of your week. When you allow the vertebrae in your spine to return to their proper position, you will notice much less stress and tension.
Is chiropractic care safe?
Yes. Statistics prove that chiropractic care is one of the safest types of healthcare in the world. You only need to compare the malpractice premiums paid by chiropractors to those paid by medical doctors. Doctors of Chiropractic pay only a small fraction (approx. 1/20) of the price medical doctors pay in malpractice premiums.
Why do my children need chiropractic care?
The birth process is often the cause of your child’s first spinal misalignment. A very soft and undeveloped spine of an infant can suffer trauma during delivery. It is estimated that as much as 80lbs of pulling pressure can be exerted to remove a baby from the birth canal. Then, as children grow up and become more adventurous, they sustain many minor injuries The repeated falls as children learn to walk, the running, jumping, twisting, bumping and falling will often cause your child’s spine to become misaligned. Children are also starting to participate in athletic events at a young age, and often suffer from sports injuries early on in life that can lead to more problems as they grow.
What causes the sound made during a chiropractic adjustment?
That sound is not your spine “cracking” or “popping” like most people think. That sound is created by gas (in this case, nitrogen) rushing in to fill the partial vacuum created when the joints are slightly separated. Not all chiropractic adjusting techniques produce this noise. In fact, some adjusting techniques use little force and thus produce no noise at all.
Should I continue chiropractic care if I don’t have any symptoms and I feel better?
Yes. Just because symptoms disappear, does not mean your misalignments are corrected. Most of the practice members seen in our office have spinal degeneration (decay) which has taken years to develop. The trauma of the birth process, slips, falls, accidents and countless other stresses over the course of your lifetime adversely affect the health of your spine. The longer you wait to have your spine checked by a chiropractor, the longer it will take to correct your misalignments. However, how you choose to use chiropractic care is ultimately up to you.
What if my policy doesn’t cover Chiropractic?
Most insurance plans cover chiropractic. We will verify your coverage with your insurance company for you after your first visit. Find out how we make chiropractic care affordable for just about anyone.
Why should I see a chiropractor when I can just “crack my back” myself?
Chiropractors examine your spine and adjust very specific levels of your spine. Twisting and turning yourself, having other people “squeeze you” or having your child walk on your back are not effective methods of realigning your spine. The random popping and cracking is often detrimental to your health. Chiropractors often have to treat the aftermath of someone trying to “adjust” themselves. Chiropractors go through years of training to be able to learn the proper techniques to realign the spine.
What sort of education is required to become a chiropractor?
To be licensed in the state of Wisconsin, you must first complete a 4 year undergraduate degree. Then you go on to chiropractic school (much like medical school) to complete your doctorate in Chiropractic. Chiropractic school totals over 4200 credit hours.