Many people come to us asking what a Chiropractor really is. Due to stigma around our work from both within and outside the medical community, a great deal of people do not know much about who Chiropractors are, what we do, and how we can help you. Thankfully for you, we understand that some of those people that we may be able to help don’t know enough about us to take the leap of coming in. That’s why we’re explaining some of the frequently asked questions that we get as a Chiropractic service.
Are Chiropractors Doctors? Yes, we certainly are! Like any other person who you would trust to look after your wellbeing, we have gone to medical school and graduated with a degree. In fact, many chiropractors go back for additional training in this specific field. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have a medical degree and many of us have them framed and hanging in our office. Others will be more than happy to show you their degrees if you ask. Don’t worry, though, we have all the same basic training as any other medical professional you may meet.
What Conditions Do Chiropractors Treat? This is always a fun question for us to get. While it’s automatic for us to want to say that we treat “all the things”, this isn’t quite true. We do, however, treat more things than many other specialists. Most specialists focus on one specific body part to treat. This may be the knees, it may be eyes, nose, and throat, it could be any number of things that a specific doctor specializes in. A chiropractor, however, treats the entire body. We focus on the muscular-skeletal system throughout the entire body. This means we can treat anything regarding your muscles and your joints from your top vertebrae to your last toe.
Is This Covered By My Insurance? While each insurance policy is different, most do cover chiropractic services at least partially. Contact your provider to check, though. Also, make sure that the office you plan to go to takes your insurance before you get a surprise bill.
If this article has not answered your questions, never fear! We will be periodically addressing other concerns that we have heard along the way. For a quick answer, come on into DiBella Chiropractic and see us in action!