Do you accept insurance?
Yes, we accept all insurance plans. We will submit a claim on your behalf and after all adjustments have been made the balance remains as patient responsibility. As each patient’s insurance policy is different, please contact the clinic to speak with the billing department for further information.
What is a co-payment?
A “co-payment” or “co-pay” is a specific charge that your health insurance plan may require you to pay for a specific service, supply, or office visit.
For example, your health insurance plan may require that you pay $25 co-pay for an office visit or prescription drug, after which your insurance company, based on your plan, will pay all or a percentage of your remaining balance.
Do I have a co-payment?
It depends on your insurance plan.
What is a deductible?
A deductible is the amount that you have to pay out-of-pocket for expenses before your insurance company will begin to pay the remaining costs. The amount of the deductible is established by your insurance plan. In-network deductibles and out-of-network deductibles are common amongst insurance plans.
How long is the first visit?
The first visit will usually take 50-60 minutes. It is advised that you come 15 minutes early to your first visit to ensure all paperwork is filled out correctly. Please respect our time as we will respect your time to stay on schedule.
How long are treatment visits?
Approximately 25-30 minutes.
Do I need a referral?
No, you do not need a referral to see the doctors at Spine and Sports Center of Chicago.
What should I wear to my appointments?
You should wear or bring comfortable clothing to your appointment. Shorts, T-shirts, or tank tops are examples of preferred clothing.
Is it safe for me to get treated if I am pregnant?
Absolutely. In fact, due to various changes in the body during pregnancy, many pregnant women develop low back pain. If this applies to you, our doctors will develop a treatment plan to effectively and safely treat your pain.
Can children be helped with chiropractic treatment?
Oftentimes, chiropractic treatment is beneficial for children/infants as well as adults. Children usually require fewer treatments.
How much education is required to become a doctor of chiropractic?
Four years of chiropractic college is required after completing specific undergraduate requirements. The chiropractic college classes are very similar to medical school, however, the chiropractic student will spend more time on anatomy, nutrition and chiropractic technique whereas the medical student will spend more time on pathology and pharmacology.
Do chiropractors work with medical doctors or other specialists?
Yes, the doctors at Spine and Sports Center of Chicago work with many health specialists in order to provide the best possible care for each patient. We pride ourselves on receiving various referrals from MDs and will refer the patient back once treatment is completed.
How are you different from most chiropractors?
The doctors at Spine and Sports Center of Chicago have an established foundation of musculoskeletal treatment options. The comprehensive assessment and individualized treatment program will optimize the patient’s ability to increase their daily function of life while resolving their condition as quickly as possible.
Why should I go to you instead of my medical doctor for my joint or muscle pain?
While medical doctors help with many problems/diagnosis, most do not have much training in the conservative treatment of joint or muscle pain. The doctors at the Spine and Sports Center of Chicago will assess and classify your reason for pain and symptoms delivering the appropriate treatment or refer you to the appropriate provider.