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What To Ask?

If you are searching for chiropractors near me, these questions will ensure you find a chiropractor that delivers the best care by putting patients first.

Usually the first question after "chiropractor near me", is DO YOU TAKE MY INSURANCE?

It is understandable that this question typically comes first, but it really should not be the first question.  There is a well known local chiropractor who made national news for defrauding medicare and is still in practice today.  Furthermore, insurances in New York only pay for the adjustments, but clinical guidelines recommend more than just adjustments for neck pain and back pain.

HOW MUCH DOES CHIROPRACTIC COST?

If you are intending on using your insurance, that question is usually difficult to answer due to the variation of different plans, but the provider or office staff should be able to give you a ‘worst case scenario’ estimate for your first visit.  

On the other hand, when you don’t take insurance, the answer is quite simple.  Our charge is $90 for the initial visit and $45 for follow up visits.  However, we also have a no deductible, no copay plan available.

DO YOU TAKE OR REQUIRE X-RAYS ON THE FIRST VISIT?

There is nothing wrong with X-rays, however they are typically not needed unless in the case of severe trauma.  Unfortunately, there are some chiropractors near me who use X-rays as a marketing/scare tactic.  

There may be some cases where X-rays may be warranted, but it is extremely rare.

DOES THE CHIROPRACTOR NEAR ME ADJUST ON THE FIRST VISIT?

There are very few good reasons why a chiropractor should not adjust a patient on the first visit.  These reasons are so few and far between, that the chiropractor should answer in the afirmative.  Chiropractors who routinely don’t adjust patients on their first visit tend to do so for the wrong reasons.  

For instance, they may take X-rays (see above) and need to read them before they adjust (not needed).  On the otherhand, they may also be using it as a marketing/scare tactic to have you return with a family member.  

DO THEY OFFER PRE-PAY DISCOUNTS ON CHIROPRACTIC PLANS?

Associated with the marketing/scare tactics mentioned above, some chiropractors offer to let you prepay for all the treatment you need.  These plans tend to be worth thousands of dollars for more than 30 visits worth of care.  When a chiropractor needs more than 30 visits, then he/she is inneffective or chiropractic might not be able to help your condition.

Furthermore, if a chiropractor is using your health insurance and providing you with a discount, that is illegal.

To find out more about Cuse Chiro, head over to our ABOUT page by clicking the Syracuse Chiropractor button below.  You can also get started with scheduling an appointment right now.  If you would like to look for recommended chiropractors outside of the Syracuse area, we have provided a link as well.

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