Many patients come to us seeking relief from acute back or neck pain, but it isn't long before they discover that chiropractic has helped with relief from unexpected issues like seasonal colds, ear infections and allergies, chronic migraines, hormonal imbalances, high blood pressure and cholesterol issues, autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis and countless other medical conditions. Beyond just feeling better, some report no longer needing their medications based on improved test results. While others no longer needed costly and risky procedures and even major surgeries.
Unfortunately, insurance companies consider chiropractic as treatment for acute pain or injuries. Therefore, coverage in most cases will only be granted a limited amount of sessions. Extensions are accepted, and some plans allow wellness visits as well. But again, only to a limit. It's difficult for us to understand this logic too, but many patients who arrive at this crossroad, decide that a Chiropractic Wellness Care Plan works best for them. They have begun to see their regular wellness investments as savings in the long-term — economic savings, as well as "saving" them from hospital visits down the road.
Wellness Care Plans Available
To understand the true benefit of chiropractic care is to experience it as a form of wellness screening, monitoring and treatment for the whole person, as an individual with unique and sometimes complex medical histories that continue to change over time — mind, body and spirit.
Once we have discussed your wellness goals — whether you are in acute pain or feel ok but wish to further optimize your fitness level — we can map out a care plan matched with a flexible payment program that works for your budget schedule.
Chiropractic care is often less expensive and more effective than other forms of treatment, such as medications that come with side effects or invasive surgeries that aren't a guarantee of long-term success and come with high risks of infection, painful recovery, internal scaring and time off from work. We pride ourselves with low- to no-wait times, and there is no down-time after treatments. Many patients just come in for what they call their weekly "tune up."
Our office participates in a number of insurance programs, including Medicare, United Healthcare, Aetna, Oxford Health Care and The Empire Plan. We also work with no-fault auto accident claims that result in whiplash, back pain, headaches or other pain conditions that can be addressed with chiropractic care. Read more about Dr Carnes' advanced certification in treating whiplash and auto accident traumatology.
Coverage of chiropractic care varies widely however, so please call us. We are happy to verify your benefits for you.