Frequently Asked Questions II
A subluxation is misaligned vertebrae or any moveable joint in the body causing interference to nerve messages that flow from your brain to your body. The affected nerves may involve your muscles, discs, ligaments, tendons, other body parts or internal organs resulting in:
- Restricted ability to turn and bend
- Pain in the body
- Adverse muscle changes
- Swelling and inflammation
- Internal organ dysfunction
Our patients pay for services at the time of the visit and we provide the necessary paperwork to maximize reimbursement from private insurance. We are providers for several insurance plans and these patients receive their reimbursement benefits directly from the insurance carrier. The exceptions to "fee for service" are auto injuries. We bill the auto insurance company or agency directly provided that you have a Med-Pay portion to your auto insurance.
A variety of responses ranging a sense of relief and well-being to some temporary tissue soreness may occur depending on the individual but rarely is the procedure painful.
On your first visit, Dr. Ough will ask you about the health concerns with which you are mainly concerned. She will then take a detailed case history (including family history, occupation, dietary habits and other care you are/have received) followed by a careful examination of the spine. In accordance with Dr. Ough's clinical judgement, a physical examination will then be performed which may include x-rays, laboratory analysis and other diagnostic tests. Dr. Ough will then discuss the results of your tests, answer any questions you may have and discuss your chiropractic care plan with you.