Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic


Q: What conditions do chiropractors treat?
A: Here at Lakewood Chiropractic we treat many health conditions. We specialize in treating back pain, disc conditions, sciatica, pinched nerves, neck pain, and headaches. These conditions can be the result of an accident or injury, stress, or misalignment of your vertebrae for other reasons. In addition, Chiropractic helps patients with arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, allergies, and many more conditions.

Q: How do I select a doctor of chiropractic?
We recommend looking for an office with a depth of experience, therapeutic treatments in addition to chiropractic adjustments, and acceptance of insurance payments. At Lakewood Chiropractic, our doctors have over 30 years of experience in the Kansas City community, offer physiotherapy treatments, and file insurance claims for all treatments. For your convenience, we offer evening and Saturday morning appointments.

Q: Is chiropractic treatment safe?
A: Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for treating neuromusculoskeletal complaints, and scientific studies have shown that chiropractic care is a viable option for treating back pain. Doctors of chiropractic are well-trained professionals who provide patients with safe, effective care. Their extensive education has prepared them to identify patients who have special risk factors and to get those patients the most appropriate care, even if that requires referral to a medical specialist.

Q. Does chiropractic treatment hurt?
A. At Lakewood Chiropractic, we adjust our treatments to meet the needs of each patient. Our doctors utilize various treatment options to ensure a comfortable and pain-free experience.

Q: Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from a medical doctor?
A: Typically, a referral is not needed to see a doctor of chiropractic (DC); however, first check with your health insurance company for coverage details and referral requirements.

Q: Is chiropractic treatment safe for children?
A: Children are very active and experience many types of falls or injuries, especially from sports. Children can benefit from chiropractic care to keep their spine properly aligned, as well as to treat back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness, or discomfort. At Lakewood Chiropractic, it is our top priority to protect the well-being of our patients, respect their needs, and make their treatment experience an enjoyable one.

Q: Do insurance plans cover chiropractic?
A: Yes. Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans. At Lakewood Chiropractic, we file all insurance claims for you. We would be glad to tell you which services in our office are covered by your specific policy. We also offer interest-free billing and payment plans for policies with deductibles and co-pays, as well as for those who do not have insurance at the time of service.

Q: What type of education and training do chiropractors have?
A: Doctors of chiropractic are educated in nationally accredited, four-year doctoral graduate school programs through a curriculum that includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory, and clinical internship. Before acceptance into a doctoral graduate school, most students have already completed four years of pre-medical studies, focusing on biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, doctors of chiropractic spend four to five years studying orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition rehabilitation, and more. A significant portion of study time is spent in clinical technique training to master these important manipulative procedures. The course of study is approved by the Council on Chiropractic Education, an accrediting agency that the U.S. Department of Education fully recognizes.

Q: How is a chiropractic adjustment performed?
A: Chiropractic adjustments utilize the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education as well as specialized equipment. The chiropractic physician manipulates the joints, restoring and enhancing joint function. The adjustment also helps to reduce joint inflammation and relieve pain. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure, adapted to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.

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