What can I expect on my first visit?

Your detailed health history form will be reviewed followed by a comprehensive assessment. The Chiropractor will advise you if outside testing, ie. x-rays, blood work, is required. Your first visit lasts approximately 60 minutes and includes time to initiate treatment.

What should I wear to my appointment?

Loose, comfortable clothing is ideal. For treatment of the hip or knee please bring shorts. Gowns may be provided if necessary.

Do I need a doctor’s referral?

No. Chiropractors are primary health care providers and a doctor’s referral is not necessary.

Is chiropractic/acupuncture safe?

Research continues to support the safety and efficacy of both chiropractic and acupuncture care. 

Is chiropractic/acupuncture safe during pregnancy?

Yes! Both chiropractic and acupuncture have proven to be effective in alleviating many typical pregnancy-related complaints, including anything from nausea to sciatica. 

Do I have to have my neck adjusted?

No! After a thorough history and examination, your Chiropractor will discuss your treatment options with you. There are alternatives to neck adjustments that some people prefer. 

Does acupuncture hurt?

For most, acupuncture is painless. Some may feel a little prick when the needle is first inserted. Resting with needles in is very relaxing for most.

How long are follow-up visits?

Subsequent visits are typically between 20-45 minutes.

Is acupuncture covered by my health insurance? 

Insurance companies cover acupuncture treatments provided by a Chiropractor, when billed as chiropractic.  There have been cases where the insurance company will cover acupuncture as an acupuncture benefit, so we encourage you to speak directly with your insurance company to clarify exactly what your individual benefits include.

Do you offer direct billing?

Downtown Core Chiropractic does not bill insurance companies directly. Receipt of payment is provided for submission to your insurer for reimbursement. 

How soon will I be better? 

Whether your problem is acute or chronic, there are many factors that impact how quickly your symptoms resolve, including your general health and past health/injury history, your fitness level and lifestyle. Your treatment and rehabilitation plan is geared to ensure the fastest results possible based on your unique situation.