The following are answers to frequently asked questions.
Isn’t a chiropractic neurologist going to treat me the same as a chiropractor would?
Quite simply put, no. We tend to use an array of diagnostic equipment not commonly found in non-specialists office. The ongoing training in neurology is so vast and encompassing that many rehabilitation techniques are utilized which are not taught in basic training to become a doctor.
Do I need to treat three times a week for a long time?
No. This is a myth perpetuated by others who have done this. Our patient visit average is under ten visits, with most achieving significant relief in less then five visits.
I’ve already been to a medical neurologist, and they couldn’t help me.
This is actually quite common. Most all of my patients have been to several specialists prior to treating with me with no resolve. This is because of the difference in treatment methods, and the diagnostic abilities of the examining doctor. Because you have not been successfully treated elsewhere has absolutely no bearing on your potential for success with us.
I called my insurance company and they said that I can get the same treatment from any chiropractor.
This is actually very common. An insurance companies prime directive is functioning as a “for profit” business. As such, they will try to save money wherever possible. By directing you to an in network provider, they save a lot of money as they typically do not pay that provider as well as the out of network provider. Further, when treating in network, your provider can only provide those services authorized by your insurance carrier. As such, your insurance company may direct you to treat with some in network provider and not disclose the fact that they are not comparably trained or specialty boarded.
My doctor said that I should not consider chiropractic treatment.
First off, no practitioner of any type should make this statement, as they are not trained in these applications. Having said that, if your doctor says something like this, you should consider his training. Is he current? Has he taken any medical coursework recently to stay current? Is his office and equipment current or outdated and shoddy? Has he done anything helpful for you regarding your problem otherwise? Most practitioners that would make such a statement are probably not current in their medical training. Not only should this advise be disregarded, it should be taken as a clue that you should probably consider looking for a replacement with more current medical training.
Who certifies the doctors competency in neurology?
Board certification in neurology is recognized by NOAA/NOCA, the national assurance credentialing sources for all medical specialties. Fellowship in neurology is granted through the ACFN. Fellowship in vestibular rehabilitation is granted through the ABVR. Please reference our Certifications page for more information and a link to their websites.
Additional patient comments maintained by our EHR and the ability to schedule your own appointment can be found here.