What can I expect on my first visit? The fee for the first (not house call) is $100. However, I offer a $50 credit towards the first visit for watching a 19-minute video prior to coming in. That video is on the home page of this site.
My office is in the Basecamp level of the old Ent building, next to Wendy’s in Gold Hill. When you arrive you’ll go up the stairs and ring the doorbell to get in. I’ll have a very brief amount of paperwork for you to fill out and we will discuss your condition, I’ll answer any questions you have, and we’ll proceed to get you evaluated and adjusted. The procedure shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes, but we allow a full hour to be safe.
Do you take my insurance? Insurance is not necessary in our office. We find that most people do not have insurance that covers our care. Either people have a high deductible that has not been met, or they have a high co-pay which is often-times more than the actual charge.
Also, insurance NEVER pays for care that is not deemed “Medically Necessary” by their standards. If the intention of care is to 1) improve quality of life, 2) promote health, 3) prevent disease (or further damage), or 4) is chronic or it is no longer feasible to measure objective improvement, then the care is considered “Non-Medically-Necessary.”
Since our intention is ALWAYS to improve quality of life, promote optimal health, and to prevent further health problems, our care is NEVER medically necessary. There is a significant difference between necessary to improve your health and quality of life, and medical necessity.
What can I expect to pay on the first visit? A typical first visit is $100, including consultation, assessment, and adjustment. After the first visit, you will be able to choose to pay $50 per visit, you may save 20% and purchase 12 sessions for $500, or you can do what most people do and join as a member and receive unlimited care for $90/month (individual), $130 for two people, or $150 for families of most sizes.
Unlimited is defined as all the care that I feel you will benefit from for correcting your problem and promoting optimal quality of life and health. Most practice members come in once a week. Most patients receive 40-60 adjustments in their first year of care, and then continue with weekly or every-other-week visits.
Can I pay each visit? Yes.
Does chiropractic hurt? Not typically. My technique is very gentle. I don’t just “crack and pop.” I have a very specific way of evaluating and monitoring the spine and nervous system. I use my hands and other light-force technology to minimize any pain. Most people feel some level of instant relief. I often say, “You can always use a little more force, but you can’t go back and use less.” I receive a lot of compliments on my adjusting procedures.
Why do you want people to come every week? Please go to the Chiropractic and Chiropractic Orientation pages to learn more about that. Basically, the cause of the majority of our health problems are stress-related. The purpose of the chiropractic adjustment is to undo the effects of a lifetime of stress on your body (and mind), as well as to help your body to become more resistant to the stress that is going to be a part of your life from here on. By getting checked, and adjusted on a regular basis, our bodies are able to get healthier and healthier.