The first visit accomplishes two things: First, it establishes whether or not you are a good candidate for care. In other words, the examination usually provides enough information to know if this is something that can help you or if you are better suited in a different place, in which case we would help you find the best possible resource. Secondly, the examination captures baseline information of where you are today. When we do a progress exam after the initial phase of care, we will then able to measure progress both in terms of functional improvement and symptomatic relief.
The first visit begins with us discussing your history and then proceeding to a physical exam. The exam includes computed infrared thermography, which is a tool we use to measure the function of the autonomic nervous system. Finally, 3 digital radiographic films are taken in order to view exactly how your Upper Cervical bones are aligned three-dimensionally. The doctor will then synthesize all this information, make specific measurements on the films, and put together a report of findings to be presented on the following visit. On that second visit, the doctor will explain exactly what he found and if he feels like he can help you, will proceed with the first adjustment.
The Upper Cervical spine is the keystone to body alignment and the fusebox to brain-to-body communication. Therefore, by correcting the alignment of this area the rest of the spine will normally realign itself in most cases. The spine functions as one unit, meaning the alignment and function of the low back is intricately connected to that of the neck, and so on. The Upper Cervical spine is a strategic access point to globally affect the alignment and function of the entire body!
The initial visit costs $175, which includes the full exam and digital radiographic films. The next visit, where you will receive your first adjustment, is also included with the exam fee (if an adjustment is indicated). We want to measure how your nervous system responds to the adjustment and see whether or not you hold the correction until the following visit. This information is critical for confirming that we can help you.
We are not in-network with any insurance companies. However, we may be able to bill insurance plans with out-of-network benefits, depending on the individual plan. At the least, we are able to provide you super receipts with all the associated codes for you to get reimbursement
A critical component of care is not only the adjustment itself, but your body’s ability to hold the adjustment over time. This requires a more frequent schedule at the beginning of care, then scaling back as you begin holding your correction on a consistent basis. The goal is to have you stabilize enough to where you come in once every two months to get checked, and adjusted only if needed. This format is similar to seeing your dentist every six months, where you get checked for cavities, but only get them filled if necessary.
No. The adjustment is extremely specific and quick. Some people feel it’s a little less than comfortable, but easily tolerable. There is no pain and it is over in less than a second. After the adjustment, you will completely relax in the resting suite for 15-20 minutes to let your body adapt to it’s new alignment (This is everyone’s favorite part of the experience).
Yes. The head, neck and spine are in a neutral position so that the adjustment is specific to the exact bone that needs to be corrected in the exact angle it needs to move. There is no twisting, torquing, or popping of the neck.
- The risk of a stroke from a chiropractic adjustment is 1 in 1 MILLION
- “We found no evidence of excess risk of VBA stroke associated chiropractic care compared to primary care.” (Cassidy JD, Boyle E, Côté P, et al., Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke and Chiropractic Care, Results of a Population-Based Case-Control and Case-Crossover Study, SPINE, Volume 33, Number 4S, pp S176–S183).
Upper Cervical Chiropractic is organic health care. This means it is all-natural, without the harmful effects of drugs and surgery. When compared to conventional medical procedures, the safety of chiropractic is even more impressive:
- 2.2 million people experience in-hospital, adverse reactions to prescribed drugs per year.
- 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed annually
- 20 million unnecessary antibiotics are prescribed annually for viral infections
- The Risk of death from Anesthesia is 1 in 1000
- The total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is an astounding 783,936 per year, which is the equivalent of 7 jumbo plane crashes every day!
Haldeman DC, MD, PHD, Top Clin Chiro. 1995; 2.
“Death by Medicine” written by Gary Null, Ph.D., et al.
Chapman-Smith, The Chiro Report, May 1994.
Absolutely. Often, the primary cause of an Upper Cervical misalignment is birth trauma and/or childhood falls, where the head is torqued and twisted prior to the bones becoming fully ossified. The good news is that children respond very well to the adjustment and they typically don’t need to be adjusted nearly as often as adults. The price for a pediatric exam with first correction (if indicated) is $100. The price for a subsequent pediatric visit is $50.
Yes. When someone is under regular care, their first immediate family member will receive 30% off of care. If more than two immediate family members are under care, all practice members will be at a family plan rate of only $50 per visit! We understand the importance of keeping your entire family healthy and want to make it as affordable as possible.