Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
There are many myths floating around about chiropractic. Here are a few of the common questions we have been asked. We encourage you to call and speak with the doctors if you have any other specific questions
Why do I need to get adjusted if I don’t hurt?
This is a great question and one we love to hear. It lets us know people are involved in their health care. Pain is one of the last signals from your brain telling you “something isn’t right”. When patients wait for pain to be an indicator of health, damage has already occurred and in order to remove pain, we have to repair the damage. Along with alleviating pain, adjustments can help to restore function to nerves. As a result, patients will experience multiple benefits with care and some decide to adopt preventative lifestyle through chiropractic.
Dr. Sharpless, a psycologist, performed a study indicating the pressure from the weight of a dime on a nerve for 15 minutes can alter nerve function. At first, the alteration may be minimal andpain may not be felt for several weeks. This is why we encourage everyone to get checked out to ensure your nervous system is functioning to its fullest potential.
Does and adjustment hurt?
Most patients report feeling much better when they are adjusted. There may be some soreness after you are adjusted which is most likely a result of moving a long-standing immobile joint. Think of a time when you have been sitting for a long time and you go to stand up. Your knees, ankles and back might be sore, but that feeling goes away in a short time. The way your body reacts to an adjustment is similar.
Do I have to get adjusted the rest of my life?
Our goal is to help you achieve a pain free and healthy lifestyle through natural health care. Some people have found incoprorating chiropractic into their lifestyle is beneficial for improved sleep, better immune function and other aspects of health. Others find chiropractic care to be a great source for acute conditions.
The doctors will discuss all treatment options with patients and find what works best for them and their individual situation.
Do I need a referral from my medical doctor?
In New York, you can go see a chiropractor without a referral from another doctor. The only factor would be if your insurance requires you to get a prior authorization. The 5 years of graduate education qualifies them as primary care physicians and they are prepared to treat your condition or refer you accordingly. The doctors at Turning Point Chiropractic have a great referral network with other health care professionals in the Saratoga Springs area as well as the rest of the capital district.
Does my insurance cover Chiropractic treatments?
Each insurance company has different plans. Some plans cover chiropractic treatments and some plans do not. If you are concerned about the cost of a visit, schedule a free consultation with the doctors or call and they will answer all of your insurance and payment related questions.
How long is a chiropractic treatment?
At Turning Point Chiropractic, a new patient exam with take approximately 30-45 minutes. If you are a returning patient, depending on your presentation, a treatment can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes.
Can I get adjusted if I am pregnant?
More and more women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy. The most common complaint where women seek chiropractic care in pregnancy is for low back pain. As more women utilize chiropractic care they are noticing additional benefits to chiropractic care in pregnancy.
Will an adjustment hurt my child/baby?
When adjusting young children or babies, special care is given to the adjustment. The amplitude and type of adjustment are much different than that of an adult, given the skeletal systems are not fully matured yet.
Adjusting children and babies is a delicate procedure involving high specificity and training. The doctors of Turning Point Chiropractic will always be gentle and use only the safest techniques with your loved ones.