Although chiropractic care is the third largest group of medical practitioners in the United States with almost one out of ten Americans visiting a chiropractor every year, there is still a lot the general public doesn’t know or understand about the chiropractic profession.
Although spinal care has existed in some form for over two millennia, modern chiropractics has only been recognized as a branch of medicine for about 100 years and many people still have a lot of questions about it.
Here are a few questions and answers about chiropractic care:
Question: Are Chiropractors “Real Doctors?”
Answer: Yes. Students graduating from chiropractic college receive a D.C. or Doctorate of Chiropractic degree and every U.S. state plus dozens of countries license and regulates chiropractors as health care providers.
Doctors of chiropractic care have all learned and trained in a rigorous course of study that lasts at least 7 years in undergrad and graduate degree programs. Dr. Khreich is the top chiropractor in Huntington Beach, he graduated from Los Angeles Chiropractic College and is the founder of Fitness Chiropractic and Massage Therapy in Huntington Beach.
Question: Is Chiropractic Care Pretty Costly?
Answer: No. In many cases chiropractic care can save you money. Many studies have found that through chiropractics, patients suffering from various ailments and athletes suffering from sports-related pain or injury have been able to use less medication and save money on medical costs.
Also chiropractics is usually covered by in most major health insurance plans. Leading to the next question…
Question: Is Chiropractic Treatment Covered by My Health Insurance?
Answer: Most likely chiropractic care is covered by your insurance program and recognized by many health care programs in the United States, including major medical plans, workers’ comp, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, plus many others. We provide many convenient payment options here at Fitness Chiropractic and Massage Therapy.
Question: Can a Chiropractor Help with Sports Injury Rehabilitation?
Answer: Yes. Scientific research has demonstrated that athletes benefit from regular chiropractic care. A chiropractic physician can increase an athlete’s range of motion to improve their performance and prevent sports injuries.