We have been providing chiropractic care in San Francisco for over 24 years.
Some of the more common questions patients have when they visit a chiropractor for the first time are as follows:
1. How many adjustments do I need?
2. Are adjustments safe?
3. How long will the adjustments last and will I have to keep coming in forever?
Well, these are great questions. After-all, we all like to know what we are getting ourselves into, and nobody likes expensive surprises.
The good news is that chiropractic is not expensive and is covered by most health insurance plans. Chiropractic is also very safe and effective…which is why insurance plans cover it. What dictates how many adjustments a patient needs is the nature of the presenting complaints, whether or not the condition is new and acute or chronic (over 3 months), the patients overall health status, and any complications such as scoliosis or diabetes.
Insurance companies have guidelines based on the above and most doctors adhere to these even for cash patients. The chiropractic technique of your doctor is part of the equation also. Some techniques do more corrective type care which takes longer but is longer lasting. Some do relief care which is just treating the symptom and getting the patient out of pain. This is what most patients want.
How long your chiropractic adjustments last depends on all the above and your adherence to the treatment plan and home care recommendations like stretches and exercises. It also depends on your lifestyle, including your work load, your stress levels, your diet, how much you exercise, hobbies, etc.
Some patients go years without adjustments. Some want them a few times a month. Chiropractic is a tool you can use as needed to help you express your health potential. Once you get the hang of it you figure out what works best for you. You make the choice.
To find out if you are a candidate for chiropractic in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225. We validate parking at the Embarcadero Center where we are located.