Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What do Chiropractors treat?

Chiropractors treat a multitude of issues.  A Chiropractor is a health professional that focuses on disorders of bones, nerves, muscles, and other tissues. The most common areas treated by a chiropractor include, but are not limited to, back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain (shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, fingers, hip, knee, foot, ankle, toes).  It is also important to note that all tissues and organs in the body are interconnected with the nervous system.  It is because of this that chiropractic treats more than just back pain!  

 

Is Chiropractic treatment Safe?

Yes, chiropractic is both safe and effective.  The doctors at Stubbendieck Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Centers are licensed to practice chiropractic and physiotherapy.

 

Do you accept insurance? 

Of course! Our office accepts most major medical insurance, Medicare, auto accident insurance, and workers compensation insurance.  We also accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash and check.

 

Do I need a referral from my Medical Doctor?

No, you will not need a referral from any other doctor.  Chiropractors are primary care doctors.  Further, if you require a referral to a specialist, our office is able to coordinate the referral.  We are also able to order x-rays, advance imaging, labs, and tests when medically necessary.  We often work with other primary care physicians for conditions outside our scope of practice. If your condition isn’t a chiropractic one, we will refer you to the appropriate professional.

 

Does chiropractic treatment hurt?

No, it does not.  In fact, it generally feels good.  If you have never had a chiropractic treatment before, it may feel a bit strange the first time you’re adjusted. Also, chiropractic isn’t one size fits all.  Our chiropractors are equipped with many different adjusting techniques and styles.

 

What level of education is required for chiropractors?

Because Doctors of Chiropractic (DC’s) are trained in Primary Health Care, their education and training are extensive. Chiropractic doctors (DC’s) have similar education to Medical Doctors (MD’s) and Doctors of Osteopathy (DO’s).  Because chiropractors don’t prescribe medication or perform surgery, their emphases are on Physical Medicine.  Like MD’s, DC’s generally acquire a four-year Bachelor of Science degree and then a four-year Doctorate degree (“Doctorate of Chiropractic”). In addition, DC’s are required have continuing education each year, in order to maintain licensure.

 

Is chiropractic treatment effective?

Chiropractic treatment have proven results, but don’t just take anyone’s word for it. WebMD reported on the largest chiropractic study to date!  The report indicates that 95% of chiropractic care patients are satisfied with the care they receive.  The report goes on to indicate the incredible cost savings of chiropractic.  According to the report, chiropractic cut the cost of treating back pain by 28%, reduced hospitalizations among back pain patients by 41%, reduced 32% of back surgeries, and reduced the costs of medical imaging by 37%.  There’s really nothing in health care with such a great track record!