Frequently Asked Questions
What insurances do we take?
We are in network with Aetna, Ambetter, BCBS, Cigna (Pooler Office ONLY), Coresource, Coventry, Gulfstream, HealthGram, Maestro, Medicare, UMR, and United Health Care. If you are insured through the City of Savannah, please ask them to add us to their network.
What adjusting techniques do the doctors practice?
- Activator - Our practitioners use the instrument for light adjustments, but do not practice the method as a whole.
- Logan - ONLY Dr. Jewett practices this technique
- Palmer Package
- Thompson drops
- Toggle recoil
Can you prescribe medication?
We do not have a medical doctor on staff, and thus we Do NOT prescribe any medications.
What kind of therapy do you do?
We provide home exercise training for chronic injuries, and in office exercise therapy for acute injuries, including the types of injuries arising from auto accidents.
Can I get adjusted if I'm pregnant?
Yes! Getting adjusted while pregnant is both safe and very beneficial. Read out blog on pregnancy and chiropractic here.
Are chiropractors real doctors?
Yes, in the sense that we have a doctorate degree, and are highly trained, like your dentist or pyschiatrist would be. We are not medical doctors, and thus prescribe no medications and perform no surgeries. See our short blog on our education requirements here.
Do you have self pay discounts?
Only hospitals are allowed to have a separate fee schedule or discount for self pay patients. While we do not technically have a self pay discount, we are able to provide a discount to you through ChiroHealthUSA. ChiroHealthUSA is a discount program that you would pay $50 to join , which would give you access to the fee schedule we have with them, effectively giving you a self pay discount. Our current rates with them are $60 for a new patient exam and $30 for an adjustment, though these are subject to change. We haven't changed our fee schedule with them for years, though, regardless of the current inflation we are seeing. We want our services to be available to as many as possible. You can learn more about ChiroHealthUSA here.
Do you treat children?
Yes, we do treat children of all ages. Children can benefit from chiropractic care, as they are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports.
What conditions do you treat?
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Pinched nerve
- Shoulder pain
- Arm or leg numbness/tingling
- and more
Is treatment ongoing, addictive?
It's a common myth that your body will become "addicted" to chiropractic care, and you will always need to go once you start. In fact, it is no different than anything else that is good for you. You only get the benefits as long as you keep up with it, but your spine does not become reliant on the treatments. In many cases, you may return to pre-treatment condition, but this is typically due to a lack of lifestyle improvements, not due to being addicted to the adjustments.
What causes the popping sound?
The popping or cracking sound you sometimes here during an adjustment is the same sound you hear when cracking your knuckles. Air and fluid is moved in the joint, causing gases to be released in the form of little bubbles, causing the popping sound.
Are adjustments painful?
In the vast majority of the time, adjustments are completely painless. In some occasions, if the surrounding tissue is very inflamed and tender, the adjustment can be painful. Though, in these cases, we would typically opt for a low force technique, such as the activator, to lessen the discomfort felt during the adjustment.
Can I get adjusted, if I've already had surgery?
In most cases, it is perfectly safe to get adjusted after already having surgery. Of course, you want to give your body sufficient time to heal from the surgery first, and we cannot adjust levels that have been fused. We would review any imaging you have and surgical notes, to determine what treatments can be safely performed. We treat people quite often that have had surgery, many of which got better pain relief with our treatments than they did the surgery.
What causes spinal subluxations?
Spinal subluxations or misalignments can be caused by many things, including bad posture, falls, car accidents, repetitive movements for work, prolonged sitting or standing, emotional stress or toxins which cause muscle tension, sleeping poorly, etc.