Find out what is covered by your health insurance plan.
Seems obvious, but many people forget to check if their chiropractic care team of choice is listed among their approved providers for those services.
Chiropractic care entails diagnosing and adjusting back problems by manually manipulating the bones in the spine to ease pain and restore mobility. Years ago, chiropractic care and other forms of alternative medicine were considered unorthodox and often weren’t covered by health insurance providers.
Today, as more and more insurance carriers are looking for ways to promote wellness and good health, the rules have changed.
Copy of your health insurance policy
Documentation from your medical doctor and chiropractor outlining the need for chiropractic care
While treatments such as Spinal Decompression can be expensive, they’re often much less than the usual 20% Co-Pay on the costs of Back Pain Surgery.
Here are some figures – a complete spinal decompression therapy treatment costs around $5000. The average costs for back pain surgery are around $35,000. The co-pay on $35,000 is $7000.
Anyway, don’t be discouraged if you have trouble getting coverage for your chiropractic visits. You may be eligible for forms of private or short term health insurance that will cover your chiropractic care
Keep the situation in perspective and remember how important pain relief is to your overall well being.
Of course, for the most effective pain relief in the Outer Banks, come see us in Southern Shores!