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Frequently Asked Questions

Faq page content before FAQs.

Will I have to get adjusted for the rest of my life?

Absolutely! Of course we’re kidding. Obviously, how much care you choose to have is up to you. While most people experience fast pain relief, many don’t stop there. They choose to correct the underlying problem by continuing with regular adjustments, adding exercises, working on nutrition & building healthy minds. Ultimately, the choice is yours.

Do you accept insurance?

You can use health, personal injury, auto or workers compensation insurance. However, how much coverage you’ll receive depends on your individual plan. Some or all of the doctors in our office are in-network providers with the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners, HealthPartners Medicaid, HealthPartners Medicare
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • UCare
  • Veteran’s Administration (VA)

We also offer a number of cash options to make care affordable for families. We strongly believe that your health care decisions should be made between you and your doctor, but we will work with your insurance company to maximize your insurance benefits.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Yes! Over the past 20 years, we have safely given 10s of 1000s of adjustments to newborn babies, athletes, pregnant moms, senior citizens and office workers. As a new patient, you will not be accepted into our practice until we have completed a comprehensive examination and review of the pertinent findings. These results determine if you are a good chiropractic case.

What types of techniques do you use?

We utilize a number of different adjusting techniques based on each individual patient’s needs.

  • Manual adjustments – We use our hands to adjust various joints of the body to help restore proper motion and function. If you’ve been adjusted this way, you may have heard a popping or cracking sound.
  • Drop tables – Parts of the chiropractic table move up and down slightly to aid in the adjustment. While the tables may sound loud, this is a very gentle, effective way to give an adjustment.
  • Mechanical flexion-distraction – A special chiropractic table which pivots causing an increase in spinal motion. You may find this especially comfortable if you’ve had a disc bulge or herniation.
  • Impulse IQ – A computerized instrument that produces a controlled force that has 3 adjustable settings.  If you have found manual adjustments just a bit too much, this is a great option for you!
  • Webster technique – a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effect of sacral subluxation and/or SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated. Your midwife or OB may refer you to a Webster certified chiropractor for an evaluation while you’re pregnant.
  • Craniosacral therapy – A process of using light touch to affect the skull, pelvis and spine. Patients report a feeling of calm, relaxation and stress relief after receiving this procedure.
  • Acupuncture –  Involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.
Do you offer massage therapy?

Yes! Darlene M M Benham is our massage therapist and she is fantastic! She offers 4 types of massage: deep tissue, sports, Swedish and pregnancy. One hour massages include hot towels and aromatherapy.