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Frequently Asked Questions

Like other chiropractors in Raleigh, NC, we hear many questions from new and experienced chiropractic patients. Some of the most common questions and answers are below…

What Is Chiropractic?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on our general health. Chiropractic care is focused on improving the function of the nervous system. A patient does not have to be in pain to receive chiropractic care. Pain is typically the last symptom that is expressed when the spine is not in proper alignment. Most patients come in for pain relief, but learn the importance of a nervous system free of interference and continue with wellness care.

Does Chiropractic Treatment Require A Referral From An MD?

No, a patient does not need referral by an MD before visiting a doctor of chiropractic. Chiropractors are first contact physicians, and are so defined in federal and state regulations. Following a consultation and examination, the doctor of chiropractic will arrive at a diagnosis under chiropractic care, or refer the patient to the appropriate health care provider.

What Type Of Education And Training Do Chiropractors Have?

Chiropractors are educated as primary health care practitioners, with an emphasis on musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. North Carolina requires a chiropractor to receive a four year undergraduate degree and must take the required pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Due to the hands-on nature of chiropractic, and the intricate adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical training and an internship is taken while in Chiropractic College. In total, the chiropractic curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by an accrediting agency which is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Do You Accept Insurance?

Yes we do. We are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Cigna, and United. We will file and bill your insurance for you, and your coverage will be verified on your first visit and explained in detail. We also offer many cash-based plans for those without coverage and family plans to help make Chiropractic care affordable for your entire family.

Why Do Kids Need To See A Chiropractor?

There are actually many reasons for a child to see a chiropractor. The first reason children see a chiropractor is for wellness care. Many progressive parents are choosing to be proactive with their children’s health which fits perfectly with chiropractic and a wellness lifestyle.

Other common reasons for children to see a chiropractor include difficulty nursing, colic, reflux, ear aches, headaches, back pain, and scoliosis which are all conditions often caused by problems with the spine.

Our office specializes in the care of children with Neuro-Developmental Disorders such as autism, ADD/ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and learning disabilities. Since chiropractic seeks to restore balance and proper function to the nervous system, chiropractic for these kids often has life-altering changes!

Why Should I Bring My Family In For Chiropractic Care?

Families that are under regular chiropractic care are often healthier and enjoy a more active lifestyle. Our office has created Family Care plans to allow you and your family to receive the many benefits of chiropractic care. The greatest benefit is parents realize they have provided their child the opportunity to have a healthy adulthood.

These are just a few of the most common questions that we receive in our office. If you have additional questions you have regarding your family’s overall health and wellness please call our office today to schedule an appointment. (919) 615-2257

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