What should I expect during my first chiropractic appointment?
Your first chiropractic appointment is similar in many ways to a visit to a medical doctor. After your paperwork has been filed and we have copied your insurance, the doctor will take you back. From there we get a comprehensive history of your current issues as well as healthcare goals. Once this is complete, a chiropractic and functional exam is done to fully evaluate the problem. After this, depending on the issue, there is a small amount of treatment performed for some minor relief that day.
During the second visit, we go over all the important findings during your exam, what our recommendations are for care, and get started with full treatment and at-home exercises.
How long will I need chiropractic care?
At Active Life, everyone that walks in our door as a new patient gets a custom plan catered to their needs. Because of that, this is a difficult question to answer. Your length of care will depend on a whole host of factors such as how long you’ve had the injury, how severe it is, how old you are, etc. We pride ourselves on getting results, so however long your care plan, it will be what you need to get feeling better!
Do Chiropractic adjustments hurt?
No, typically a chiropractic adjustment is painless. During our treatments, we utilize several different forms of myofascial release. Typically this part of treatment is more painful than any other adjustments performed. That being said, everything is done to patient tolerance, and adjustments are not painful for our patients.
What is the cost of chiropractic care?
When compared to most medical care, chiropractic is very affordable. However, pricing varies drastically depending on your insurance coverage. At Active Life, we are in-network with most major carriers, but what you end up paying depends on your plan.
Active Life Chiropractic is currently in-network with the following insurance companies for Chiropractic Care in Columbia, MO:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Health link
What if I don’t get better?
While most people respond very well to chiropractic care, sometimes it’s not the right care for an individual. When this happens, Dr. Sam has good relationships with several other specialist providers and will refer out to make sure the issue gets resolved. Even if chiropractic care is not what you need to get resolutions, we will make sure that you issue gets the care you need.
Are chiropractic treatments safe during pregnancy?
Yes! Chiropractic is a safe and effective option for pregnant woman with back pain. It can not only help to relieve pain that a woman might be experiencing, but some studies show that it can help to reduce labor times also.
Are chiropractic treatments safe for infants and children?
Yes! While the adjustments are much more gentle than with an adult, chiropractic is a great option for infants and children. Infants have several issues that can be helped such as colic. Children also respond wonderfully to Chiropractic with all the small falls and bumps they get.