Palmer Chiropractic Center understands that cost is a worry to some when it comes to your choice of chiropractic care. Our staff at Palmer Chiropractic Center is most knowledgeable and is here to talk you through your particular situation.
Since everyone is different our treatments differ from person to person. Virginia's scope of practice allows Doctors of Chiropractic to perform a variety of treatments including ancillary care (hot/cold therapy, electrical stimulation, and nutrition), spinal manipulation, therapeutic exercise, ergonomic training, trigger point therapy, stretching, and dry needle therapy. Treatment plans will differ based on the condition which results in a wide range of costs as each service is billed separately just like the physical therapist visit or orthopedist visit. After your examination the doctor will discuss the suggested treatment plan he feels will best help you. If you do not want to receive any aspect of the suggested treatment plan you are free to discuss it with Dr. Palmer to see how it might affect the results of your care.
Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression is one of the primary treatment techniques that Dr. Palmer uses but he also uses other chiropractic manipulative techniques based on what is appropriate for your condition. In some cases muscles are causing the painful condition and spinal manipulation may not even be needed. Please know that although not every chiropractic treatment technique has gone to the degree to develop and publish its algorithm of decision-making - its "standard of care" - a specific algorithm of decision-making is published regarding application of Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression, our highlighted chiropractic technique of choice. This recognized and published protocol calls for 3 to 6 visits per week as a standard for care of a radicular pain patient (one who has severe pain extending down the leg or arm) and 2 to 3 visits per week for a non-radicular patient (one whose pain is contained only in the back or neck).
If your chiropractic insurance coverage covers spinal manipulation, it will likely pay for Cox Technic. The same applies for coverage of ancillary care items (like hot/cold therapy, electrical stimulation, stretching, and therapeutic exercise). Health insurance usually will not cover nutrition, dry needle therapy, or other supports but your Health Savings Account (HSA) may. Some HSA accounts are now covering these items when it is documented in your records as being recommended by the doctor. You may check with your insurance/HSA plan or ask our staff to assist you with finding out.
Realize that insurance coverage does not dictate what is required to regulate your spinal pain - leg pain, arm pain, neck pain or low back pain. You and the staff at Palmer Chiropractic Center must conclude what chiropractic care is appropriate to relieve your symptom and manage the pain. If your insurance says it will only pay for 12 visits and your spinal condition demands that you be seen daily or a couple times a week until your pain is relieved, you will have to determine what is best for your health.
Know that Palmer Chiropractic Center wants to work with you and your insurance/financial circumstance to the advantage of your health and pain-free quality of life. Just ask.