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What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including (but not limited to) back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – also referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are perhaps best known for their expertise in the use of spinal manipulation; however, they are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, and to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
What to expect on your first visit?
Many new patients are not sure what to expect during their first appointment with a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). Dr. Nancy Lunzer will start by taking a patient’s history and then performing a physical examination to develop a working diagnosis. Imaging or lab tests (such as MRI, CT scan or X-ray) may be used to confirm a diagnosis.
The combination of the history, exam, and diagnostic studies will enable Dr. Nancy to reach a diagnosis, which will help her to determine whether chiropractic services are appropriate for your condition. If Dr. Nancy determines you would be more appropriately managed or co-managed by another health care professional, she will make the proper referral.
Through a process of shared decision-making, you and Dr. Nancy will determine if chiropractic services are right for you. As part of this process, Dr. Nancy will explain your condition, recommend a treatment plan and review the risks and benefits of all procedures. Based on the extent, timing or severity of the patient’s condition, chiropractic interventions may require several visits. Patients may also receive advice on home care, lifestyle modifications, exercise instruction and nutritional advice.
What types of insurance is accepted?
We accept most insurance plans, including: BlueCross BlueShield, Health Partners, UCare, Preferred One, Medica.
We are not able to accept Medicare or Medical Assistance at this time.