What to Expect
If this is your first time seeing a chiropractor, we would love to welcome you to our office! We’ll walk you through everything that will happen beforehand, so you know what to expect.
Everything you need to know for your first chiropractor visit
Dr. Stephan will ask some questions around your pain and overall health and do an examination of the area(s) you’re looking to have treated.
Below is a list of some common questions you may have before your visit. If there’s anything not covered here, feel free to call one of our offices and we can answer any other questions.
WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept almost every insurance—Medicare and Medicaid included. Call the office if you have any questions about insurance and we’d be happy to help. Here’s a list of common insurances we accept.
- United Healthcare
- Medical Mutual
DO YOU ACCEPT WALK-INS?
Yes, we can accept walk-ins, but prefer you to make an appointment, please. Usually, we can get you on the same day, if you need to be seen right away.
DO I NEED TO WEAR SPECIFIC CLOTHES?
You can wear just about anything you are comfortable in—just make sure that you can move in whatever you are wearing. Think of getting an adjustment as a light form of exercise or yoga—you’ll be laying on a table while Dr. Stephan moves your joints around with stretches and manipulations during your appointment.
DO ADJUSTMENTS HURT?
Not at all! The popping noise might sound scary during your adjustment, but it’s only cavitation in a joint due to the pressure changes that occur when moving a joint through a certain range of motion. The change in pressure releases gas from the joint and creates a popping sound, which does not hurt.
CAN I BRING MY CHILD TO GET ADJUSTED?
Of course. Chiropractic is perfectly safe for children, and we can’t recommend its benefits enough! Children who get adjustments can be healthier because their nervous system and immune system are supported. Dr. Stephan even adjusts young babies, which can help with acid reflux, ear infections, fussiness, and breastfeeding issues. It may also help your baby sleep better. Adjustments for babies are done differently than adults and are very gentle.