Below are some of the most common questions we get with chiropractic care.

  • Do you take my insurance plan?
  • What is a discount medical plan and is that affordable?
  • Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?
  • What is the popping sound that happens when I get an adjustment?
  • Is chiropractic care safe?
  • Do I need X-rays or an MRI before starting chiropractic care?
  • How long is a chiropractic treatment plan?
  • Can you treat my condition?
  • What’s our expertise?
  • Are chiropractors real doctors?
  • How do I know whether or not chiropractic might work for me?
Do you take my insurance plan?

Aside from our discount medical plan organization (DMPO) partnership, we also currently accept the following insurances:

  • All auto insurances (ex: Geico, State Farm, Allstate, Progressive, etc)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna LocalPlus
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Select)
  • Medicare
What is a discount medical plan and is that affordable?

Most major medical plans have deductibles you have to meet before your insurance copay kicks in to cover treatment. Insurance copays for chiropractic care vary and are usually between $40-75 per visit. Insurers typically limit the amount of visits and treatment options you are also  allowed to receive. Enrolling in a discount medical plan organization in office only costs you a one time fee of $49 and that includes you and your immediate family to affordable visits without restrictions. Most visits once enrolled in a DMPO typically are around $45, but may vary depending on your visit type and modalities needed.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Most people who receive an adjustment report feeling a “release” with general relief of pain. This is caused by a negative pressure being created within the joint when a joint is manipulated by the doctor. This often results in a pop, click, or cracking sound. In some cases, patients may feel a little sore for 24-48 hours following an adjustment.

What is the popping sound that happens when I get an adjustment?

The cracking or popping sound that occurs with some adjustments is simply a negative pressure within the joint turning fluid in to gas. This quick transition of joint fluid to gas causes a popping sound. Many adjustments do not cause this type of sound such as manual traction or instrument assisted adjusting. We cater to your prefer when it comes to treatment.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractic medicine is one of the safest healthcare professions. Your provider will perform a thorough history and exam prior to starting treatment to ensure you do not have any conditions or issues that would prevent us from treating you or performing any specific modalities in office.

Do I need X-rays or an MRI before starting chiropractic care?

The vast majority of spine issues do not require imaging prior to treatment. During your history and examination, we will determine if there are issues that we uncover that may warrant a referral for an X-ray or MRI. However, the majority of our patients safely begin treatment without imaging ahead of time as this is what the current treatment guidelines recommend.

How long is a chiropractic treatment plan?

This answer depends on the complexity and severity of somebody’s spine or joint issue. On average, most uncomplicated musculoskeletal cases resolve with treatment in 2-4 weeks. Complicating factors like traumatic injuries from a car accident or sports injury may prolong this treatment time. Our goal is to get you feeling better as soon as possible so you can get back to your life.

Can you treat my condition?

Once we’ve evaluated you and reviewed any necessary imaging/reports, we can determine if conservative care can help treat your specific condition. Here are some of the most common conditions we provide relief from:

  • Pinched Nerve
  • Bulging/herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Sciatica

See a full list of conditions we treat here at HealthSpine Chiropractic.

What’s our expertise?

Experience — there’s no substitute for it. Dr. Robert Koser has extensive experience working alongside of anesthesiologists, physicians and surgeons. Our goal is to develop a personalized plan of care that puts you on the path to relief. Dr. Koser has triaged thousands of cases for spine surgeons and knows whether somebody needs surgery or not, giving him an exclusive skill set when it comes to treating and managing complex spine conditions.

Are chiropractors real doctors?

Yes – chiropractors are doctors! The state of Florida recognizes chiropractors as physician level providers. 

The Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree is given to those who graduate from an accredited chiropractic institution. Schooling is typically around 4 years depending on the acceleration program an individual is enrolled in. The first two years of chiropractic school is very similar to medical school, including cadaver lab anatomy and dissection, biochemistry, physiology, and other basic science courses. The last two years are more clinically focused and patient-facing. The last year in particular, students can opt to do clinical rotations at clinics. Dr. Koser use to be the head of a preceptorship for chiropractic students at Laser Spine Institute and has taught a variety of health related topics.

How do I know whether or not chiropractic might work for me?

The only way to determine whether or not we feel you would benefit from chiropractic care would be with a consultation, history and examination. Dr. Koser has worked with thousands of patients over his career and given his unique experience screening cases for surgeons, he will know whether or not chiropractic care is the right treatment option for you.

If you are having a medical emergency, please visit your nearest emergency room. Some emergency musculoskeletal signs and symptoms may include:

  • Severe pain not controlled by prescribed pain medication
  • Bowel or bladder changes
  • Numbness in the genital or anal region
  • Difficulty walking
  • Significant weakness in your arms or legs
  • Tenderness, pain, or swelling in the calf
  • Fever with electrical pains shooting down your spine and stiff neck
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