Office: 535 Ocean Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103     Phone: (207) 518-6000     Fax: (207) 518-6001

FAQ

Once I begin chiropractic care, will I have to do it forever?

A common misconception is that once a chiropractor adjusts you, you will have to get adjusted forever. The truth is that the best way to use chiropractic care in your life is to make it a regular routine. This is not something you have to do but it is something many people often find they want to do. Eating healthy, taking care of your teeth, exercise, having fun and regular chiropractic care are all proactive approaches to health.

Will my insurance cover the adjustments?

We accept most major insurance companies and most plans offer chiropractic benefits. We will be happy to find out what coverage is available for you and your child.

What if my insurance does not cover chiropractic, will I be able to afford care?

Our chiropractic cash discount plans are designed to be affordable for you and your family. In fact, family plans have rates that are lower than some insurance plans copays! Please call the office and we will be happy to go over these rates with you.

Will I need a PCP referral for my initial visit?

Most plans do not require a referral for that initial visit. Some require a referral to continue your care plan past a certain number of visits. Call our office and we will be happy to help you if you have any questions.

Is Chiropractic just for back pain?

Though Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to be incredibly safe and effective in relief of back pain, the goal of chiropractic is much larger. Chiropractic care is for anyone who wants a more vibrant lifestyle and a higher state of overall health and well being. Anyone, at any part of his or her life, can benefit from chiropractic care.

Will I be comfortable getting adjusted during my pregnancy?

Absolutely! We have special adjusting pillows to create comfort and ease during your time with us. Your comfort is of the utmost concern. As your body grows and changes, you will truly welcome your visits to Women’s Wellness. Most of our pregnant mothers don’t ever want to get off the table!

When and why should I get adjusted?

If you feel that you would like more “life” in your life, then it is appropriate to seek chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is not just for back pain. Even though chiropractic adjustments have shown to be incredibly safe and effective in the relief of back pain, the goal of chiropractic care is much larger. The following are signs that the body is not communicating, via the nerve system, as well as it should be. If you or your child demonstrates any of the following, it is recommended that the spine and nerve system be evaluated by a Doctor of Chiropractic.

  • Breast feeding difficulties
  • Constipation
  • Frequent colds/infections
  • Ear infections
  • Bed-wetting
  • Poor coordination
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sinus issues
  • Menstrual discomfort/irregularity
  • Breech baby
  • High blood pressure
  • Low energy
  • Sciatic pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Neckaches
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Colic
  • Irritability
  • Asthma/allergies
  • Psoriasis/eczema
  • ADHD/sensory issues
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Digestive issues (acid reflux, etc.)
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Pelvic pain
  • Fertility issues
  • Not sleeping well
  • Scoliosis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Painful joints
  • Backaches
  • Arm, hand, shoulder and knee pain