Which insurances do you accept?
Our office accepts most major insurance plans including Medicare, Medicare replacement plans and Medicare supplement plans. Feel free to contact our office regarding coverage for a particular insurance plan. However, it is best if you contact your own insurance company through their website or by phone to determine if Dr. Webley is a preferred provider in your plan.
What if I don’t have insurance?
We are able to offer discounted rates on our services as long as the payment is made at the time of service. However, if full payment cannot be made at the time of service, we offer flexible payment options to suit your individual situation.
Do I need referral?
Most of the time, a referral to seek treatment in our office is not necessary. Only rarely does an insurance company require a referral to seek treatment.
Is chiropractic care safe?
Chiropractic treatment, more specifically spinal adjusting/manipulation, has an impeccable safety record. The risk of any complications arising from spinal adjusting is estimated to be 1 in 1 million to 1 in 10 million procedures performed.
Can children be treated?
Yes, children can be treated and make up approximately 20% of the patients seen in our office. They experience the same musculoskeletal ailments as adults and sometimes at a greater frequency based upon their stage in life and activity level.
Is it safe to be treated if I’m pregnant?
Yes. Chiropractic treatment especially gentle spinal manipulation is very effective in treating pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain. Lower back pain and sciatica commonly occur during pregnancy due to mechanical changes in the pelvis and lumbar spine throughout the course of pregnancy.
How are you different from other chiropractors?
Chiropractors in general subscribe to the same philosophy of natural treatment methods to treat musculoskeletal ailments without the use of drugs or surgery. The primary treatment method is the chiropractic adjustment which is performed to restore normal movement patterns between spinal vertebrae or any other affected joint(s) in the body.
Dr. Webley achieved his certification as a chiropractic sports practitioner (CCSP) in 2012, keeping up to date with the latest research and techniques to maximize correction in the least amount of time. “I do not believe in extended drawn out treatment regimens for specific problems that can be corrected quickly. It is unethical to attempt to convince a patient that they need 6 – 8 months of care for a simple condition that should resolve within 2 – 3 weeks. This is also reflected in our billing. We do not ask that patients prepay for an extended regimen of care that is typically unnecessary. I have been successfully treating patients since 1995. Our patients continue to come back and refer their family and friends because we get results!”
Do I have to get x-rays?
No. Not every case requires x-rays to be treated. Dr. Webley follows imaging guidelines set forth by the American College of Radiology. For cases of trauma or suspected pathology, x-rays are indicated and should be performed. However, many cases of simple musculoskeletal pain/dysfunction do not require x-rays prior to treatment.
What can I expect on my first visit?
Your first visit consists of filling out a confidential patient case history form. This is followed by your visit with Dr. Webley which will consist of him taking a complete patient history relevant to your primary complaints. This is followed by an examination which will consist of orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic specific testing. Next, x-rays will be performed, if necessary, based upon the findings from the history and examination.
Dr. Webley will answer the 3 most common questions that patients have:
- What’s wrong with me?
- Can you help me?
- How long will it take?
Most the time treatment will be started on this first visit in an effort to get started on the path to recovery.
Are treatments painful?
Treatments are pretty much painless. This includes chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy modalities of ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, ice and heat that may be used. In fact, most people experience a sense of relief during and after treatment. Sometimes, there is some discomfort with brief deep tissue massage or trigger point therapy when attempting to resolve a localized muscle spasm.
Once I start treatment, will I have to continue forever?
No, treatment regimens are designed to successfully treat your primary complaints to the point of resolution or maximal medical improvement. At that point, treatment is considered complete. However, there is strong evidence that periodic, less frequent treatment such as once per month is very helpful in curtailing future problems. This type of treatment is helpful in maintaining the results achieved in the active treatment regimen and is considered maintenance or supportive in nature. But, this type of treatment is entirely up to you, the patient.