What can be treated with chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care can be used to treat a wide variety of complaints. The most common complaint we treat is musculoskeletal disorders (neck pain, low back pain, joint pain, etc.). We can also treat things such as headaches, vertigo, sciatic pain, other nerve pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, bed wetting, acid reflux, allergies, and the list goes on!
Dr. Thurman can also treat knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, and wrists. Chiropractic treatment goes beyond just the spine.
What should I expect for my first visit?
At your first visit with Dr. Thurman he will obtain some health history information from you and then perform any exams he deems necessary in order to treat you. Patients seeking maintenance/wellness care require shorter exams while patients with complex complaints require longer exams to ensure that all complaints are covered.
All patients will be required to fill out health history paperwork upon arrival and then will meet with Dr. Thurman to discuss their complaints. At this time Dr. Thurman will examine the patients and go through any necessary testing that may be required. Most patients can expect to receive an adjustment and treatment on the first visit. Patients that require any additional testing or that have complaints that cannot be treated with chiropractic care will be referred somewhere where they can receive treatment.
How long do visits usually last?
Your new patient exam can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour depending on the reason for your visit. Dr. Thurman is very thorough in his diagnosis and treatment and wants to take the time to ensure you are receiving the best care possible. At your second visit Dr. Thurman will discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan with you to make sure you understand why he is doing what he is doing, this visit can take up to 30 minutes depending on the findings of your initial visit. After you have been examined and understand the reason for treatment your visits will only last 5-15 minutes.
You aren’t a provider for my insurance, what does that mean for me?
Thurman Chiropractic is what is known as a cash practice. This means that payment is due at the time of service and that patients are responsible for payment. If you have met your deductible or would like the cost of your visits to go towards your deductible then you can submit a claim to your insurance company on their website and your insurance company will reimburse you directly. Dr. Thurman can provide you with a printed receipt for your insurance company and will also provide them with any necessary documentation should they require it.
I’m not in pain, do I still need a chiropractor?
Yes. Dr. Thurman is a firm believer that everyone should be a chiropractic patient. Maintaining movement can help prevent future injuries as well as keep you functioning properly in your day to day life as a worker, weekend warrior, or world class athlete.
Can I see a chiropractor if I’m pregnant?
Yes. As the body progresses through pregnancy there are many hormonal as well as biomechanical changes that can be addressed with chiropractic treatment. As your body approaches childbirth regular adjustments can be utilized to ensure proper movement of the hips as well as to reduce back pain associated with the increase in weight and altered weight distribution. Adjustments are also great postpartum when the body is recovering from the birth and begins to return to its original state.
Should my kids see a chiropractor?
Yes. Chiropractic care can be used to treat children the same way it is used to treat adults, even new borns can be treated! Aside from musculoskeletal complaints children can also be treated for things such as headaches and bedwetting. The chiropractic adjustment is modified in accordance with the age/size of the child.