Everyone wants to know how much it will cost. We all live with monetary concerns and don't want to pay more than we need to pay for anything.
INSURANCE We are covered with many insurance plans - employers may choose to have chiropractic or acupuncture benefits or not.
Kaiser Permanente of California here in Roseville, CA has Chiropractic benefits to many patients. CalPERS recently (January 2015) started to cover chiropractic and acupuncture. This affected City of Roseville employees and dependents Employees of the State of California Any other employees with CalPERS
Roseville Elementary School District Employees and dependents
Medicare - covers those over 65 years old and those on permanent disability. Most medicare patients do not need referrals, some do (Kaiser Medicare for example)
Western Health Advantage Blue Cross - Anthem HealthNet
Workers Compensation Most Workers Compensation payers have groups that we belong to.
Medical Payments from Auto Insurance Most policies have medical payments - these apply to chiropractors and acupuncture
NO INSURANCE or No Coverage We have low prices for those who pay at the time of service.
How Many Visits If you come in soon after an injury or pain starts, you will need little treatment. Some are seen 1-2 times for a non-complicated issue. Others need more time for swelling to reduce, healing to occur and muscles to adapt. We don't see you more than you need or want.
Will it hurt? Treatment is not painful. We are restoring normal function to joints and reducing inflammation. Treatment can be light during acute periods and may need to be more firm for patients that have chronic stiffness. The treatment is tailored to your needs and comfort level. Don't be afraid to speak up, we will listen.
How long will it take? We want you to be healthy for a long time. We want to teach you good habits that will keep you happy and healthy. Most of your treatment should be at home. Stretching and exercise along with good posture habits can go a long way. You just need to do it. We will give you the tools to be as independent as possible.
Most injuries can be resolved in a few 3-12 visits. Some less and some more but that is a normal time frame. If you sprained an ankle is will take 3, 6 or more weeks to heal. We want it to heal as soon as possible. Delayed healing happens with bad mechanics, re-injuries, etc. We want to prevent it from getting worse too.
Chiropractic or Physical Therapy Manipulation with exercise gives you the best chance to heal. They are complimentary, not competitive. We refer to physical therapy all the time or work hand in hand with physical therapists. That goes for acupuncture as well. They each have their values and don't detract from one another. You may want to exercise on your own, that's okay too. We want to help those who need our help. We want you enjoy your life and be healthy. Good sleep, eating right, good posture, managing stress, etc. are all a part of the process.