How Much Does a Chiropractor Cost?

People throughout the world visit chiropractors for a variety of reasons. Chiropractic therapy is commonly sought after being involved in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other jarring events that leave the body feeling stiff, sore, and difficult to move. However, many chiropractic patients lack musculoskeletal injuries altogether and are simply looking for ways to naturally improve their energy, vitality, and general sense of well-being. Chiropractors can work with people who have:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Chronic neck or back pain
  • Low-performing immune systems
  • Chemical imbalances
  • Weight loss challenges
  • Mood swings

and more. Although the average cost of a chiropractic visit ranges between $65 and $100, how much you’ll pay for treatment will depend upon a variety of factors. The costs of these services can vary from one clinic to another based upon how well-staffed a location is, the range of services provided, and the amount of advanced diagnostic equipment and other treatment tools available. Some chiropractic clinics offer little more than manual spinal adjustments. Others maintain comprehensive suites of services that include ultrasound therapy, massage, inversion, computer-assisted adjustments, acupuncture, and more. With large, integrated clinics, clients can work with a number of highly specialized professionals to receive multi-pronged, needs-specific care that expedites their healing and helps them meet all of their health goals.

Different Ways to Pay for Chiropractic Care

Depending upon the type of health insurance you have, some or all of your chiropractic treatment may be covered. Each chiropractic office has a list of insurance plans that its able to accept, and some of the top chiropractors in the nation are considered “in-network” doctors by many of the best-known health insurance companies. You can contact your insurer company directly to learn more about chiropractors within your network. However, your insurer may require your primary physician to issue a referral for chiropractic treatment before covering this care. Even with covered services, many policyholders are still required to make co-payments, and must cover their own deductibles.

Most chiropractic offices accept various private payment types including cash and credit or debit card payments. They will also accept partial or full insurance payments, or a mixture of all of these. Most commonly, people who work with chiropractors do so in the expectation that their treatments will be covered by settlement monies from personal injury claims. This is frequently the case with car accidents, and slip and fall accidents. Absent of attorneys, patients can pay for services rendered using cash or debit cards, and can then submit their receipts to the related claims adjusters.

There are even instances in which chiropractors will work directly with patients’ lawyers by submitting updates on injury treatments and healing progress, and providing copies of their medical bills. With these contingency-based services, chiropractors collect their payments directly from personal injury attorneys at the time that settlements are issued. Although cost is important when choosing a chiropractor, it should never be the sole factor considered. Often, the clinics that offer the lowest prices do so because they have fewer trained professionals on staff, do not offer access to supplementary services such as acupuncture or massage, and are only capable of leveraging manual adjustment techniques.

Finding professionals who can take an individualized approach to your care will help you reach your overall health and wellness goals safely and quickly. Having access to massage therapists, ultrasound therapy, and more, will give you the opportunity to commit to treatments that you feel comfortable receiving, and that provide the most noticeable benefits with each and every session. Chiropractic care takes a hands-on approach to addressing injuries and improving the functioning of the entire body.

These treatments rarely entail a single office visit. Even with manual adjustment techniques, it can take multiple sessions for optimum results to be achieved. During your consultation appointment, your provider can talk to you about the best elements to include in your treatment plan. Your chiropractor can also give you an idea of how long it will take to obtain the outcome you want, and approximately how much your treatment will cost overall. If you’ve been living with chronic neck, back, or shoulder pain, or if your interested in achieving significantly higher levels of wellness, we can help. Call us today at 205-637-1363.

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