1. What types of conditions do chiropractors treat?
Typically chiropractors treat musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain, rib pain and headaches. They also treat extremity complaints such as sciatica, paresthesia or numbness in the upper or lower extremities. Chiropractors treat patients with spinal complaints related to sporting activities such as running or team sports such as football or basketball. Chiropractors also treat many people who over exert themselves on weekends with sports,hiking or gardening.
Chiropractors also treat many stress issues related to working long hours, especially postural strains associated with prolonged sitting or working at a computer under high stress. Chiropractors often treat muscle tension or stress related headaches.
2. Does chiropractic treatment hurt?
Typically the chiropractic adjustment does not hurt; patients often say it feels “good.” New patients frequently state they want their neck or back to move the way it used to and they wish that someone could help them relieve the tension in their back or neck. Often when these types of patients are treated the adjustment is not painful and positive results occur rather quickly. If a patient is in a lot of pain and has injured their back, then touching the patient can be uncomfortable. Dr. Renninger is experienced in dealing with patients with acute pain and makes every attempt not to increase the pain.
3. Approximately how long will it take to resolve my problem?
Treatment is often limited to a period of one week to two months. Sometimes when the injury is more substantial, such as a work-related or motor vehicle accident injury, treatment can take up to three months or even longer. The more involved the patient is with the care, typically the faster the results. Fortunately for younger people but unfortunately for older people, younger patients typically recover more quickly. There can also be pre-existing and chronic issues such as spinal degeneration or other conditions that prolong recovery. Also, some patients have ongoing symptoms because they continually aggravate their problem from work, recreational activities or stress.
4. Is chiropractic covered by my insurance?
Most insurance companies cover chiropractic care. Chiropractic is covered for all work-related injuries through the Department of Labor & Industries. In almost all circumstances people in automobile accidents are covered by their auto policy. Most private healthcare plans cover chiropractic care. Dr. Renninger is a preferred provider with most insurance companies.
Please talk to the office staff, we would be happy to check your benefits over the phone.
5. Do you accept Medicare?
Dr. Renninger is a participating provider in Medicare. Medicare does not cover the initial examination, but the chiropractic treatment is covered.