Houston chiropractors offer therapy tips for back pain
Get adjusted in your chair as three highly rated Houston-area chiropractors offer advice on chronic back pain and spinal manipulation.
Who can benefit from seeing a chiropractor?
Caroline Long: All patients can benefit. I’ve seen a 4-day-old patient and my oldest patient is 104 years old. I think of it like dentistry. Everyone has teeth, but some people need more help and some don’t need as much.
West University Wellness
Caroline Long, chiropractor
Sugar Mill Chiropractic and Acupuncture
Stacy Croft, chiropractor
Sugar Land, Texas
Philip Cordova, chiropractor
Stacy Croft: Practically anyone can benefit. We treat patients from the cradle to the grave. The far-reaching effects of chiropractic care makes it an avenue for treating many types of health conditions.
Philip Cordova: We see patients of all ages and occupations. While many people only seek care when they’re having a problem, many of our patients utilize chiropractic care as part of a healthier lifestyle.
What does a visit cost, and is it covered by insurance?
Long: Visits can range from $40 for a basic adjustment to $180 for a new patient visit. It may be as simple as paying your copay. Most of what we do is covered by insurance.
Croft: The average initial visit is $150, and subsequent visits are $50. The amount charged varies based upon their insurance coverage. Most of our treatments are covered by insurance.
Cordova: Most charges are between $50 and $60 per visit. Most insurance plans do have some chiropractic coverage, and most will cover around 10 to 12 treatments annually.
What chiropractic techniques do you perform?
Long: I use Diversified Technique as well as advanced Activator protocol, Thompson, Logan Basic and acupuncture.
Croft: We mainly use Diversified Technique, but we also employ such techniques as Flexion-Distraction, Thompson Drop, Instrument Assisted Manipulation and Graston.
Cordova: We use traditional care, primarily called Diversified Technique. We also use Drop Table, Activator and Flexion-Distraction. Additional techniques give us options.
How long does a typical treatment take?
Long: There isn’t a typical treatment plan, but patients should notice improvement within six to eight visits of any kind of natural treatment.
Croft: It varies depending on the condition. Some people have excellent results in just a couple of visits, but others may need weeks or months of treatment.
Cordova: It varies based on the condition and the consistency of treatment. Our goal for a typical visit is to have the patient in and out within 20 minutes.