Burning Questions Most Patients Are
Afraid To Ask...Answered Here
1. What is the difference between a Chiropractic Doctor and
a Medical Doctor?
It takes a minimum of six years of education and training
to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. The Doctor of Chiropractic first spends at
least two years in pre-chiropractic studies at a college or university. The
Doctor of Chiropractic studies all the basic sciences and must pass the State
Board of Examiners' basic sciences examination. This is the same basic sciences
examination other doctors, including MDs, are required to pass. He or she
attends a college of chiropractic for four years, which must include an
externship at an outpatient clinic where he or she gets real world experience
in a clinical and academic setting. After graduating from Chiropractic College,
like an M.D., he or she must pass the State Board Exam in the state he or she
wishes to practice in.
2. Do Chiropractors prescribe drugs or surgical
No drugs, medications, or surgeries are performed by the
Doctor of Chiropractic. Doctors of Chiropractic focus on restoring proper
function as a way of pain relief and optimal health. In many cases, drugs are
used to cover up your pain but do nothing to "fix" the cause of your
3. Will My Insurance Cover Chiropractic Care?
Most insurance policies cover chiropractic care. These
carriers including HMO's and PPO's recognize that chiropractic care effectively
treats many conditions! Recent articles published in the Journal for Managed
Care cited chiropractic
care as being more cost effective than conventional medical therapies in
treating low back pain. It is a good chance that your local HMO could also
cover chiropractic care.
Auto Injuries are typically covered 100% by your auto
insurance company. If your accident was caused by someone else, their insurance
will pay for your care. We accept auto accident liens, and wait for payment
when your case settles.
If you've been hurt on the job, Workers Compensation
Insurance also covers our services. Studies show that most on the job injuries
respond quicker with Chiropractic Care than any other type of
Now-a-days, insurance coverage is very complicated,
especially if you don't know the right questions to ask your insurance company.
To make things easier for you, we will contact your insurance company and let
you know what your benefits and limitations are before you commit to care! Give
our office a call at 630-232-6400.
4. What if I don't have insurance or if my insurance company
offers little, or no Chiropractic Coverage?
If you have little or no coverage, you are not alone!
That's why we have very affordable, no-interest payment plans that are
amazingly low cost and affordable! After your examination and any necessary
diagnostic tests, if it is determined that Dr. David Ginsberg, can help you,
you will be provided a written "Recommended Action Plan" that spells out how
much treatment and care will cost, how long different phases will take, and
what options you have to pay for the care. At that time you can decide if you
want to proceed with care. If not, there is no obligation what-so-ever! If
you're not comfortable with our Recommended Action Plan, or aren't sure about
anything we suggest, that's just fine! When ever you're ready, we'll be ready.
If you decide to take a pass, that's your choice, and we'll respect your
decision with the utmost of professionalism.
5. I've been to many doctors for my condition and no matter
what they do, I don't get better. Why would going to a Chiropractor get
A misalignment of one or more of the 24 movable bones or
"vertebrae" of your spine can irritate or cause pressure or pinching on spinal
nerves and result in a serious health-robbing, damaging interference
(irritation or blockage) to normal nerve control of your body. Since the brain
controls all parts of your body through the nervous system, this nerve
interference can cause pain and many health problems. It can also lower your
body's resistance so that you become even more susceptible to contagious and
infectious illness and disease.
Therefore, if your problem is caused by a misalignment of
one or more of the bones of your spine, only chiropractic care will get you
6. How long does the initial examination take?
The initial exam will take 45-60 minutes, maybe a little
more if x-rays or any other diagnostic procedures are necessary.
7. Will I have to disrobe?
Rarely does the doctor need a patient to expose his or
her back. If you are a male, this means that you may have to take your shirt
off. If you are a female this means that you may need to wear a gown over your
bra that will cover up the front, and only expose the back of your neck, down
to your lower back. All of this will take place in the comfort of a private
8. Is any process of the exam painful?
In virtually all cases, the exam is not painful at all.
Chiropractors are specially trained to identify and diagnose misaligned
vertebrae and related disorders without any grabbing, twisting or other
invasive tests. We are gentle, and have complete empathy with your pain and
suffering. Unlike other doctors who don't think you're hurting if they can't
see it, (like a broken bone or laceration) Chiropractors KNOW you're in pain,
we KNOW why you're in pain, and we KNOW how to correct it quickly, affordably
without prescription drugs or surgery. Since we KNOW how much you hurt, we are
very careful and cautious when doing exams.
9. Does Chiropractic care hurt?
Compared to going to the dentist, or getting a deep
tissue massage, Chiropractic care is virtually painless! We explain everything
before we do it. At your first visit feel free to talk to any of our patients;
you'll be happy with what you hear!
10. What's the biggest mistake people make when considering
going to a Chiropractor.
That's easy. The biggest mistake is following the path of
futile efforts of pain relief you've been following that you know don't work...
and continue with them hoping some miracle will occur magically changing a
proven failure, into a successful result! In fact, one definition of insanity
is: Doing what you've always
done that doesn't work... and expecting different results!
So, the biggest mistake is to stay with treatment that
does not solve the underlying cause of your pain without drugs or surgery, and
that still causes you to suffer. Why not try a different, proven and
scientifically substantiated method of health care that works WITH your body
and its natural health restoration system? Why not give the fastest growing
health care profession a shot? What have you got to lose except a few minutes
of your time... and the pain you've been living with as your constant