Frequently Asked Questions about Chiropractic Care

If you are here, you are not alone… while the practice of Chiropractic Care isn’t all that new, its easily overlooked due to the nature of its services. Normally, when you go see a doctor (like Texas Partners in Pain Management), its because you need to recover from various illnesses or injuries. Chiropractors (like us) offer a more preventive approach to your wellness by maintaining a healthy alignment of your spine, thus, ensuring overall well-being.

Here are some frequently asked questions with clean, clear answers provided by Aspen Spine and Wellness specifically for you.

Whats 'Chiropractic' mean?

Technical Definition;

chi·ro·prac·tic

a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are held to cause other disorders by affecting the nerves, muscles, and organs.

– Google, https://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+chiropractic

Simply Put;

Ever pinch or strain a nerve in your back? Well believe it or not, there are literally hundreds of health related symptoms that can result from an improperly aligned spine.

Aspen provides Chiropractic services meaning our Chiropractor will apply a few small adjustments to ensure proper alignment, which in turn can end up Treating the cause to an issue rather than chasing the symptoms.

Is Chiropractic Care safe?

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Are Chiropractors the same as Doctors?

In most states and under federal law, chiropractors are also regarded as physicians, with the only difference between [them] and medical doctors being that chiropractic doctors do not prescribe medications and medical doctors cannot safely adjust the spine. In some states,chiropractors can perform minor in-office surgery.

-www.averyjenkins.com/?p=111, May 2, 2013

What happens during a consultation?

“An initial consultation with a chiropractor consists of a comprehensive history and a full examination including neurological, orthopaedic and chiropractic testing. The purpose of this exam is to find out whether or not you have nerve interference (subluxations) that is interfering with your body’s ability to adapt, repair and regenerate. If you have nerve interference then your chiropractor will be able to help, if not then they will do everything in their power to refer you to someone who can.”

-“http://vidalifestyles.com/10-things-to-know-before-seeing-a-chiropractor/”

Are my visits covered by insurance?

“Chiropractic is technically considered a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). As a result, coverage for chiropractic care varies as much as seasonal fashion trends. For example, Medicare Part B (medical insurance) pays for basic chiropractic care, or manipulation of the spine and nervous system. However, it will not cover your initial physical exam, X-rays, physical therapy, orthopedic devices, vitamins and supplements, and evaluation services. So before you schedule a date with a chiropractor, call your insurance provider or invest in a set of quality magnifying glasses to examine the fine print of your plan to figure out what type of chiropractic care (if any) is covered.”

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD , Internal Medicine

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