Common Questions

It's completely normal to have questions when you are selecting a doctor or looking into chiropractic for the first time.

Most insurance plans do not require a referral and you are free to come in and use your benefits. Some HMO insurances do require a referral, which is generally easy to get and we can help you obtain them.

Medicare does cover chiropractic treatments but only adjustments to the spine. Any chiropractic adjustment to an extremity like your shoulder, foot, knee, etc. is not covered by Medicare, but you can still receive care to that area if your doctor feels it’s necessary. Your doctor must also do an exam on your first visit and may request x-rays, which are not covered by Medicare. Please speak to our office for more information about Medicare and chiropractic.

If you are insured in Oregon, you have a minimum of $15,000 of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) to cover medical care for injuries from a car accident.
Most other states have either PIP or Med-Pay to cover the costs of medical care from a car accident. Some of these plans are optional and have different amounts of coverage. We can help you find out if you have coverage and for how much.

If you are insured in Oregon, you still have coverage through PIP. Oregon is considered a “no-fault” state.

Your doctor may refer you to a radiology center for x-rays, MRI, CT scan or other diagnostic imaging to better understand your injuries or condition. Your doctor will determine if you need these services based on your history and exam.

Chiropractors typically help with musculoskeletal (muscle and bone) injuries. There are many injuries that you can see a chiropractor for including: whiplash, low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, shoulder pain, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, disc injuries, strains and sprains, wrist and hand pain, knee and hip pain, and many more.

Yes, you can see a chiropractor for a variety of musculoskeletal injuries including lifting injuries, strained muscles, sprained joints and overuse injuries like tendonitis.
We are in-network with many plans including Regence Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, HealthNet, Providence, PacificSource, Peace Health and Medicare. We are out-of-network with United Healthcare and MODA, but you may still have chiropractic coverage. If you have questions about your insurance coverage, we are happy to verify your benefits and discuss your options.

Chiropractic is considered safe for most people including children and the elderly and different techniques may be used to treat different age groups. Often, children seek chiropractic care because of an injury from playing or sports, whereas, older adults are often dealing with chronic pain and arthritic pain. Your chiropractor will be able to determine if chiropractic care is the right choice for you or your loved one.

We use chiropractic and rehab exercises for most of our patients. Our chiropractic techniques include manual or hands-on adjustments and/or instrument adjustments and our rehab includes in-clinic instruction with additional home exercises. You and your doctor will discuss the best options for your particular needs.
The clicky thing is an instrument adjusting device that provides a precise, gentle adjustment. The instrument adjustment is ideal for those patients who are just too acute, like those after a car accident, those who have conditions that prevent traditional adjusting or those who are apprehensive.

Traditionally, chiropractic adjustments are performed with the doctor placing her hands on your body in a particular position to adjust the joint, which often results in a satisfying “crack” or “pop.” Traditional adjustments and instrument adjustments have similar success, but the instrument technique may take slightly longer to achieve.

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