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As a chiropractic office, we get a lot of questions about what we do. Many people have had others tell them that chiropractors are quacks or that it isn’t real science. Unfortunately, that is a belief that many even in the medical community believe. A large portion of this belief stems from the fact that we don’t believe that the first line of recovery should be pills or surgery. We like to think that if there is a way to fix an issue that you are having, we will find it and only use medication or a knife as a last resort. Here are some of the most popular questions that we get and their answers to help put your mind at ease before you come into our office.
Are Chiropractors Real Doctors? This is a question that always gets asked. Yes, chiropractors are indeed real doctors. They have gone through medical school just like anyone else who uses the MD initials after their name. In fact, chiropractors have gone through even more schooling than others because once they go through the main part of medical school, there is additional schooling that needs to be taken to get a certification in chiropractor work.
Is It Covered By My Insurance? While we cannot give a definite answer, we will say that most insurance policies do at least partially cover chiropractic work. Chiropractic work is not something like plastic surgery or acupuncture, meaning that most insurance companies do understand that a chiropractic visit may be medically necessary. You also normally do not need a referral from your family doctor to receive this benefit. It is always a good idea to check with your policy before heading in, however. Also, check to make sure that any office takes your insurance and that it is within your network if you have one.
Can I Bring My Kids? If you mean to come along with you to the appointment, yes! If you mean as the patient, most definitely! Chiropractic care is meant for people of all ages and has been shown to benefit anyone from infants to geriatric. Come on in and bring the whole family if you want! These are only three of the questions that we get all the time, but they are a good place to start the discussion. If you have more questions, feel free to ask them when you come into Wirth Chiropractic!

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