Here in our Docklands clinic we encourage our patients to ask questions. Over the years as Chiropractors in Docklands we have had the same questions asked over and over. Here are some of the most popular questions new and current Chiropractic patients have asked…
How much does it cost?
It depends on how much care you require and what insurance cover you may have. Prior to beginning care we will outline a program for you so you can better budget for your needs.
Does it hurt?
Most people (even children) enjoy having their spine adjusted. The level of discomfort should be no more than having a tight muscle lightly squeezed. Techniques for young children and older adults are particularly gentle.
Is it safe?
Chiropractic is considered a ‘low risk’ health approach, especially when compared to conventional medical approaches such as anti-inflammatory drugs. Learn more here. Most people are presently surprised at how gentle our techniques are.
Does it work?
Research and personal experience show that chiropractic care is very effective for low back pain, headaches and neck pain. In addition we also see patients for a range of other health conditions, though research is limited in these areas. Chiropractic care may also improve overall wellbeing and many of our clients use regular wellness care as a pro-active health choice, rather than just pain relief. The benefit of Wellness check-ups has not been established in research, so this is considered on an individual basis.
If I start, do I have to keep coming?
No. Some of our clients only use chiropractic care for initial pain relief. Once there pain has settled, their care stops. Others have a more functional approach and use chiropractic care to help strengthen and balance their spine. Finally, some clients attend for regular wellness visits, because they like the feeling they get with chiropractic care and the ongoing health benefits they receive from regular spinal adjustments.
Ultimately the choice is yours. We will advise you on what we believe is best suited for you, but you choose how long you would like to benefit from care.
Can I still see my GP, physio or other health practitioner while I am under chiropractic care?
Absolutely. Often our patients are co-managed along with other health practitioners and we communicate regularly with health professionals to ensure you are getting the best possible care.
Still have questions? Use the Email link below and our Docklands chiropractors will get right back to you.
Will private health insurance cover some of my chiropractic care?
Yes, as long as you have chiropractic included in your ‘Extras’ cover. You can claim your private health rebate directed at our practice using Hicaps.
Will Medicare cover some of my chiropractic care?
In some specific cases Medicare will cover up to 5 chiropractic visits in a calendar year. This program is known as Chronic Disease Management (CDM) or formerly as Enhanced Primary Care (EPC).
A person only qualifies for Medicare coverage if they have chronic and complex health problems. You can discuss this further with your chiropractor or your GP to see if you qualify for the Medicare program.
You will need a GP referral before you can claim on Medicare. Rebates can be made directly at our practice using Hicaps.