Frequently Asked Questions
What is chiropractic and what do chiropractors treat?
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches...particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. DCs also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
Do you accept insurance?
Dr. Covell does not participate in any insurance networks. Your insurance plan may provide Flex or Wellness cards or a HSA that acts as a debit card which can be used as payment. Payment is due at time of service.
Other acceptable methods of payment are: cash, credit card, check.
If you would like to try to be reimbursed by your insurance company, Dr. Covell can provide that information upon request.
How long do appointments last?
The initial appointment includes a review of your health history, a thorough physical and chiropractic exam and a consultation about your individualized course of treatment. Unless further imaging studies are necessary, treatment will occur on the first visit. Expect about 40 minutes for this appointment. Follow-up visits are 20 minutes.
Is chiropractic appropriate for children?
Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.
What should I wear for my appointment?
Loose fitting or athletic attire may be more comfortable during your adjustment, but are not mandatory. Dr. Covell may provide a chiropractic gown if skin contact for soft tissue work is necessary.
Have other questions? Email Dr. Covell at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will get back to you!