What is Chiropractic Manipulation?
Chiropractic manipulation, also referred to as “chiropractic adjustment,” is a type of medical treatment that involves a trained doctor of chiropractic applying force via his or her hands or an instrument to the spine. The goal of this type of treatment is to correct any problems with the spine’s alignment, reducing pain, inflammation, and nerve irritation, and improving joint mobility and function.
What Conditions Can be Treated with Chiropractic Manipulation?
Chiropractic manipulation can be used to treat a number of painful conditions, including the following:
- Back pain
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Golfer’s elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Slipped discs
Will My Insurance Cover Chiropractic Treatment?
Whether your insurance will cover chiropractic treatment depends on the specific of your plan, but in most cases, the answer to this question is “yes.” Some of the plans that cover chiropractic treatment include most major medical plans, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, federal workers’ Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, and workers’ compensation. Of course, specific like the number of visits covered and any policy limits that may be imposed will depend on your particular insurance plan. For this reason, it is important to review your plan closely when undergoing chiropractic treatment.
Is Chiropractic Manipulation Safe?
A chiropractic adjustment is non-invasive and drug-free, immediately eliminating risks associated with other forms of medical treatment such as injections and pain management with potentially addictive medications. In addition, chiropractic treatment has an excellent safety record and is recognized as one of the safest ways to treat neck and back pain. Like any form of medical treatment, however, chiropractic treatment does carry some risk of adverse effects. For this reason, you should always thoroughly discuss your medical history and conditions with your chiropractic provider.
Call Tampa Bay Spine & Health Today to Learn More
Chiropractic manipulation is an effective form of treatment for a wide variety of painful conditions. Our integrative practice is designed to get results. In addition to chiropractic manipulation, we offer Class IV laser treatment, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, massage therapy, trigger point injections, and nutritional counseling. To start on your path to a pain-free life, call our Brandon office today at 813-381-3873 or our St. Petersburg office at 727-898-3873.