Frequently Asked Questions : Minooka Channahon Chiropractic with Chiropractor Smith in Minooka Illinois
1) What should I expect on my first visit to MD&R, Chiropractor in Minooka?
You will be provided with the typical “New Patient” paperwork to complete describing your medical history as well as any current complaints or problems you would like the Doctor of Chiropractic to examine you for. Feel free to write down your medical history, medications and current doctors names on a piece of paper ahead of time if you’d like to save time. After your paperwork is completed, a Chiropractic Examination usually takes place which typically includes any treatment recommendations the Chiropractor may have for you. Treatment may or may not occur during your first visit, but typically does, depending on your presenting condition and the judgment of Doctor of Chiropractic. Your initial visit time may be 30 minutes depending on paperwork completion time and examination completion time. You will be provided with recommendations based upon current, evidence-based medically necessity and insurance standards of care. Our work is consistent with Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Insurance (Auto & Work Injury) care expectations.
2) How long are follow-up Chiropractic Treatments at MD&R, chiropractor in Minooka?
Follow-up treatments vary on the degree of care you need on any given day but treatments tend to average 10-25 minutes. Simply arrive on time and ready for excellent and compassionate chiropractic care.
3) How often will I need to return for Chiropractic Care at MD&R, chiropractor in Minooka?
This depends on your presenting condition, goals, and your response to care over time. At MD&R, initial treatment plan recommendations will be specific to each patient's needs and consistent with current medical, Medicare, blue cross Blue Shield, and Insurance standards of care. Some patients continue with regular wellness care sessions to maintain a healthier quality of life. We believe every individual’s healthcare needs are unique and based upon the specific problems and responses to care. Dr. Smith provides high quality chiropractic care to everyone he works with.
4) Do I have to come back forever for Chiropractic Treatments?
No, but some patients do prefer to transition into routine chiropractic care for proper spinal health function and health maintenance (spine hygiene), similar to the concept of regular visits to the dentist for good dental hygiene. The frequency of chiropractic care you receive at MD&R is strictly up to the judgment of the Doctor of Chiropractic and will vary individual to individual, based upon your presenting condition, goals and responses to care.
5) Is Chiropractic Care Safe?
Chiropractic is one of the largest, non-invasive, drugless and safest forms of health care in the United States of America. From a statistical perspective, patient risk is lower when receiving chiropractic care as opposed to medical care, where the use of prescription drugs, surgery, and other more invasive medical procedures pose a greater risk to the patient.
6) Does Chiropractic Care Hurt?
The Chiropractic adjustment is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and pressure are utilized in a specific way to accomplish the skilled chiropractic adjustment procedure. Many patients feel relief immediately following chiropractic treatment sessions that are aimed at decreasing pain, decreasing muscle and joint stiffness, and improving health. At MD&R of Minooka “you and your health come first.”
7) Will I be sore following a Chiropractic Treatment?
Brief soreness has been reported after the initial 1-2 adjustments. The soft-tissues associated with muscle and joint function can become sore, similar to the soreness experienced when starting a new exercise routine or exercising too hard, too quickly. Taking it easy, drinking plenty of water, using an ice pack, and engaging in light stretches can help ease any discomfort or soreness and promote healing.
8) Does MD&R, chiropractor in Minooka accept insurance?
Yes, MD&R and chiropractor Smith accept Medicare, Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield (many states), Worker's Compensation, and Auto Injury Insurance. We also accept cash, credit/debit, flex card pay, health savings account pay (HSA), medical savings (MSA), and we also set up affordable payment plans when needed. Today insurance comes with high deductibles, copays and high out-of-pocket expenses and MD&R is willing to work with you so you can get the care you need!
Chiropractor in Minooka Channahon Illinois
Chiropractor Michael Smith
Chiropractic in Minooka Illinois
139 W. Wapella St. PO BOX 375
Minooka IL 60447
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