Frequently Asked Questions
At Ed Camp Chiropractic, we teach you how to take care of yourself so you can maintain your health with the least amount of Chiropractic intervention. Even though I haven’t had a dental problem in 10 years, my dentist keeps me coming back for checkups. Chiropractors fix problems and then do our best to keep new ones from developing. Chiropractic can also be preventative care just like going to the dentist. Even when you feel great, an occasional checkup keeps you functioning at your best.
Does chiropractic hurt?
The answer here is no. If the area we are treating is sensitive, the point that we adjust can be a little sore for a moment. Usually, people with acute conditions feel relief within minutes of their adjustment. Usually there is no pain whatsoever, and patients look forward to their adjustments.
How long does it take?
The initial exam takes from one and a half to two hours.
Each treatment session takes about 45 minutes. (If you are Chiropractor shopping ask them how much time the initial exam and subsequent visits will last.) Each visit you will receive your adjustment, traction, deep tissue massage or interferential current, a modality that reduces swelling spasm and pain. This three/four pronged approach has been proven highly effective in providing longer lasting relief than the abbreviated treatments at most offices.
How many visits does it take?
This depends on your particular condition. However, the national average is six to nine visits. Dr. Camp will better be able to predict how many visits are necessary after your first examination.
Is chiropractic safe?
Many study’s over the years have concluded that injury related to chiropractic adjustment was less than 1.25 incidents per million treatments. (1) It is interesting to note that very serious complications from aspirin ingestion were 3,000 per one million patients. (2) Chiropractic has been deemed one of the most conservative forms of intervention available today. Some of these studies are:
(1) The Manga Report; “A study to examine the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Chiropractic management of low back pain, Ministry of Health, Government of Ontario Canada 1993″
(2) Recent Considerations in Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Gastropathy: American Journal of Medicine 1998 (July 27): 105 (1B): 31s-38s
How much does it cost?
My initial exam runs from $65 to $140 dollars depending on the complexity of your case. X-rays are $63 to $96 depending on the spinal level. There is no charge for Dr. Camp to interpret the results and no charge for a report of findings. Individual visits run from $50 to $120 dollars depending on the nature of the visit, and the number of therapeutic modalities employed. If you insurance does not cover chiropractic, we have a sliding scale plan, that provided services are paid for at the time they are rendered, are well within most people’s budget.
Due to the current economy, I am currently charging in the seventieth percentile of the 1998 usual and customary fees. I think at this point, my patients get far more work for slightly less than the normal rate.