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Kansas City Chiropractors : Frequently Asked Questions

Doctor adjusting patientBelow are some common questions we hear from new patients in our office…

Do you accept my insurance?

Like most Kansas City chiropractors, we work with most insurance companies. As an added security at Fountain of Life Family Chiropractic we offer the complimentary service of calling on your insurance and advising you about your benefits and coverage before you pay a dime.

Will I get adjusted on the first visit?

We do not typically adjust out patients on the first visit. We do offer therapies to help ease your immediate pain. However, it is up to the discretion of the doctor and special circumstances are considered. The best quality care will occur after the doctor has had time to review your exam results.

How long before I feel better?

Every patient is different. The length of time before you feel better depends on your history, body type, commitment, and the severity of your issue. Some patients find immediate relief, but others require multiple visits.  Typically after the first few adjustments our patients will feel better for 1-3 days following, and within 8-9 visits we find a 90% reduction in symptoms.

Are Chiropractors real doctors?

Yes!  Chiropractors are licensed in all 50 states at Doctor’s of Chiropractic (DC), they are portal of entry care provides, fully trained to see patients without referrals.  Their education alone speaks for itself:

 Approximately 75 percent of Chiropractors entering school have baccalaureate degrees, on top of or including 90 hours of prerequisites. The DC curriculum consists of 4,200 minimum hours, similar to a medical school curriculum in that the colleges teach a broad based curriculum including differential diagnosis but emphasizes neuro-musculoskeletal conditions and biomechanical interventions over pharmacology. Chiropractic institutions embrace evidence-based care to make clinical decisions based on best available scientific evidence, clinical experience, and patient preferences.
Who can you see?

We can see people of all ages! With advanced tools and techniques we can see patients from 1 day, to 100 years old!

Can you see infants and children?

Yes we can, it’s easier to grow a straight tree than fix a crooked one we say.  We typically use a very light, gentle adjusting tool that uses the same amount of pressure on their spines as the weight of a dime produces.  Adjusting babies spines to reduce nervous system stress has helped a lot our pediatric patients over come colic, sleeping, digestive, feeding, growing pain, and neuro-developmental challenges.

What is that “popping” or “cracking” sound?

The sounds that you hear when you get adjusted is pressure releasing from the joints in your spine.  When your joints jam up and not move properly the joint fluids and gases build up, and when we adjust them, the excess gas build up dissipates, it is NOT your bones rubbing one another.  At Fountain of Life, we can adjust our patients with adjusting devices that do not require popping and cracking however.

Will it hurt?

We pride ourselves at Fountain of Life by providing comfortable, gentle, safe, and effective adjustments!

I heard once you start going to a Chiropractor, you always have to go?

No one is going to force you to go to the Chiropractor.  We only want you in our office if you want to be here.  We focus on adjusting the spine and adding other supportive measures like physical therapy, exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation to get you pain free and maintain proper spinal health.  Going to the Chiropractor for your spine and the rest of your body, is like going to the Dentist for you teeth.  We will get your pain down, or gone, and recommend, if you choose to maintain your spinal health with regular checkups, which are usually once a month.

What will it cost?

All starting consultations, and most examinations are complimentary.  A typical adjustment fee, depending on insurance coverage can range from $0-$50 dollars per visit.  We offer convenient and affordable per-visit, weekly, and monthly payment plans.  We also accept Care Credit as well.  There are also multiple discounts, for military, service industry, and children offered.  Kids ages 2 and under require no out of pocket expense at Fountain of Life!

 


Fountain of Life Family Chiropractic

Congress Avenue Location | (816) 741-4711
Main Street Location | (816) 561-7035
Overland Park Location | (913) 825-3900