WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
A Doctor of Chiropractic is a health care provider who focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on your health. Chiropractic care is most often used to treat low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and migraine headaches.
IS CHIROPRACTIC SAFE?
Chiropractic therapy is recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints and injuries involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.
HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO HOSPITAL TREATMENT FOR BACK PAIN?
In 1994, the United States Agency for Health Care Policy joined 11 other countries in issuing guidelines for the treatment of back pain. The summary of the joint policy was to recommend that individuals experiencing chronic back pain start with the most conservative and non-invasive approach to eliminating pain (rest, low back exercises, and chiropractic treatment) prior to considering more invasive procedures such as injections and surgery. More recent clinical studies have validated this course of action, as Chiropractic care as shown to be equally as effective in the management of back pain as compared to invasive medical procedures.
DOES INSURANCE COVER CHIROPRACTIC?
Yes. Chiropractic therapy is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees. Chiropractic care is also available to active-duty members of the armed forces at more than sixty military bases. The staff at All American Medical will assist you with all billing questions and insurance issues. We will handle the entire billing process for you so you can focus on feeling pain free.