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FAQs at McCauley Chiropractic

Like other Rochester chiropractors, we hear many questions from new and current chiropractic patients. Here are some of the most common questions and answers…

Chiropractic FAQ

How much does chiropractic care cost?

It depends on the care plan at McCauley Chiropractic, Dr. McCauley prescribes for you, as well as your insurance policy limitations. Here at McCauley Chiropractic we are more than happy to prepare a financial plan for you that will give you a better idea to help you budget for your care.

Once I start, will I have to go forever?

Chiropractic care is preventive health care, just like regular visits to your dentist, exercising on a regular basis, or eating healthy foods. Chiropractic care is exceptional and relieving pain, but for the preservation of ones health and performance it is best to maintain lifelong care. Of course, like going to the dentist, it is completely your choice to maintain preventive care.

Can someone who has had back surgery see a chiropractor?

Of course! Chiropractic care is extremely safe and effective. There are rarely contraindications to care. We have seen many patients at McCauley Chiropractic that have had prior surgeries. There are literally 100’s of chiropractic techniques and it’s always possible to find which one works best for you.

Will I get a prescription for some pain medication?

Unlike Medical doctors, Chiropractors don’t prescribe prescription medications. The goal of Chiropractors is to use the bodies own recuperative powers to heal itself. The better the body functions, the better you feel, thus the less your body has to rely on prescription medications.

Will you suggest exercises or other things I can do?

What’s always more important than what we do in the office is what you do outside the office. Proper activities of daily living are crucial to a speedy resolution to your problems. We will always educate our patients in proper stretching, proper lifting, and proper work and sleep positions.

Will I need ongoing chiropractic care once I start?

Chiropractic care is tailored to each patient’s unique needs. While some may find relief after a few visits, others with chronic issues may require ongoing care. Ultimately, the frequency of visits depends on your specific condition, lifestyle, and wellness goals. Some choose periodic visits for overall well-being, similar to dental check-ups.

Is a chiropractic adjustment painful?

Chiropractic adjustments are typically not painful. Most patients report feeling relief and increased comfort after an adjustment. Occasionally, there may be mild discomfort or soreness, but it’s temporary and usually subsides within a day or two.

Can chiropractic cure all medical conditions?

Chiropractic primarily focuses on the musculoskeletal system’s impact on overall health. While it provides relief for various conditions, it may not be a cure-all for every medical issue. Chiropractors often work in conjunction with other healthcare providers to promote holistic wellness and support the body’s natural healing abilities.

Why might I consider chiropractic care for my newborn or young child?

Chiropractic care for infants and children can address issues like colic, ear infections, sleep difficulties, and developmental concerns. Adjustments are gentle and tailored to their specific needs, promoting healthy growth and nervous system function.

How can chiropractic help with colic?

Chiropractic care can provide relief for colicky infants by addressing spinal misalignments or nervous system imbalances that contribute to their discomfort. Gentle adjustments can improve nerve function and reduce tension.

Is chiropractic covered by insurance?

Many health insurance plans offer coverage for chiropractic care, but coverage can vary. It’s essential to check with your insurance provider to understand your specific coverage and any limitations. Chiropractors often work with insurance companies to maximize patient benefits.

What is the cost of chiropractic care?

The cost of chiropractic care varies depending on factors like location, practitioner experience, and treatment type. Initial consultations and examinations may have separate fees. It’s best to discuss pricing with your chiropractor or their staff for a clear understanding.

Do I need a referral from my physician to see a chiropractor?

In most cases, you do not need a referral to see a chiropractor. Chiropractors are primary healthcare providers, and you can typically schedule an appointment directly. Some insurance plans may require a referral, so check with your provider.

Do chiropractors collaborate with medical doctors?

Yes, chiropractors often work in collaboration with medical doctors and other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care, especially for complex health conditions. Referrals between healthcare providers are common.

Will I receive an adjustment on my first visit to a chiropractor?

Whether you receive an adjustment on your first visit depends on your condition, examination findings, and the chiropractor’s assessment. Some patients may receive an adjustment during their initial visit, while others may require additional evaluation and testing before treatment begins.

Will my chiropractor recommend exercises or lifestyle changes?

Yes, chiropractors often recommend exercises, stretches, and lifestyle modifications to complement chiropractic adjustments. These recommendations can enhance your condition, maintain spinal health, and prevent future issues, providing personalized guidance.

Can individuals with a history of back surgery seek chiropractic care?

Individuals with a history of back surgery can often benefit from chiropractic care. Chiropractors can adjust their techniques and treatment plans to accommodate post-surgery conditions, focusing on areas not surgically altered. Collaboration with both chiropractors and surgeons is essential for coordinated care.

Massage FAQ

Does insurance cover massage therapy?

Some insurance plans may cover massage therapy, but coverage varies. It’s advisable to check your insurance benefits to determine if massage therapy is covered.

Is disrobing necessary during a massage?

Full disrobing is not always required, but therapists need direct skin contact on the areas they are working on to provide effective treatment.

What is the cost of a massage session?

The cost of a one-hour massage session typically ranges around $85, but it may vary depending on your specific insurance coverage.

Is there anything specific one should do after a massage session?

After a massage, it’s best to relax and avoid strenuous activities. There are usually no specific restrictions, but listening to your body and allowing time to unwind is beneficial.

How does massage therapy complement chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care addresses the root causes of muscle tension and spasms, while massage therapy focuses on alleviating muscle tightness and spasms themselves. Together, they provide comprehensive relief and support for patients.

Pediatric Chiropractic

Why should newborns or young children receive chiropractic adjustments?

Birth can be physically stressful for newborns, and chiropractic adjustments can help ensure their spinal health. It’s advisable to have them checked early in life.

Can chiropractic care effectively address colic in infants, and how?

Chiropractic care for colicky infants can provide relief by correcting spinal misalignments and improving nervous system function. Gentle adjustments can reduce discomfort.

How safe are chiropractic adjustments for children, including infants and toddlers?

Chiropractic care is generally very safe, and adjustments for children, including infants and toddlers, are gentle and specific to their needs. It’s crucial to note that chiropractic adjustments are much safer than common pain medications.

What age were your own children when they received their first chiropractic adjustment?

My children received their first chiropractic adjustment right after birth, as soon as they were handed to me by the OBGYN.

How frequently should children receive chiropractic adjustments?

The frequency of chiropractic adjustments for children depends on their age and specific issues, with individualized treatment plans tailored to their needs.


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