A chiropractor costs $30 to $100 per session on average, depending on the condition and local prices. With insurance, most visits are partially or completely covered. X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, or alternative treatments cost extra.
Many chiropractors charge $50 to $200 for the first visit because it includes an examination and consultation on top of a normal adjustment. Patients usually pay after each sessions and are not required to pay for future treatments ahead of time.
A chiropractor helps treat and prevent musculoskeletal pain and soreness. Commonly treated conditions include:
Most chiropractic offices accept insurance plans, at least partially. Some insurance plans may put limits on the dollar amount or number of chiropractic visits they cover. Before making an appointment or booking a consultation, confirm that the chiropractor accepts your insurance.
Chiropractors earn a doctorate degree and go to medical school, though the classes they are required to take are slightly different than those a medical doctor (MD) might take. Most chiropractors do not or cannot write prescriptions like physicians.
Chiropractic care is safe when performed by a licensed, trained chiropractor. Even small children can see a chiropractor because there are minimal risks compared to traditional medicine or surgery. Though complications are rare, injury can occur if you have serious health problems or do not disclose the extent of your injuries to the chiropractor.
Consider alternative treatment or consult with your chiropractor before getting an adjustment if you have:
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