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Simply put, a Subluxation is when either the first or second bone (atlas or axis) in the neck have moved out of place three dimensionally causing pressure and torsion on the brainstem and nervous system. The cascade effect due to a Subluxation can be numerous, but more importantly, this causes an interference in the communication between the brain and the body not allowing the system as a whole to function optimally. (Sub=lack of, Lux=light)
The first visit is about 45 minutes long, during which your exam and X-rays take place. The exam consists of a detailed history, postural evaluation, range of motion testing, orthopedic testing and X-rays. We will review our findings with you, including a detailed discussion about your x-rays, and the first adjustment will take place.
Your new patient exam is $75 and X-rays cost $50 per x-ray, but are usually covered under insurance. This is, of course, if your deductible has been met. The first adjustment is given at your new patient exam. The next step, Dr. Annette goes over your new patient exam results, an analysis your x-rays and formulates a tailor made plan with you at the "report of findings." Dr. Annette bases that plan moving forward off your body's response from the first adjustment and your individualized needs. We truly believe that health care is a right, not a privilege, and we do everything possible to prevent costs from standing in the way.
After your first adjustment the Doctor will have a more clear idea of what length of care will be necessary for you. The first month is typically where you will experience a major change in symptoms, but our main goal ultimately is to have you start holding the adjustment as soon as possible so that your body can start the healing process. Therefore, needing less adjustments per month and eventually graduating into maintenance care.
With the exception of young children, yes. Since the skin in the neck is so thin, there is very little radiation that penetrates through in order to see the bones. We take specialized x-rays in order to determine a patient's pattern of misalignment. With ultra-sensitive x-ray film and highly focused x-ray beams, the exposure to the patient was minimal and can be compared to environmental radiation from sun exposure. X-rays allow us to avoid any guess work as to how to correct your subluxation. All x-rays are developed digitally to eliminate the use of film and chemicals. You will receive a copy of your x-rays upon request at no additional cost.
Yes, we accept all carriers except BCBS and Cigna at this time. If we don't accept your insurance, we have competitive cash rates and will work with you, so costs will not stand in the way of your health care needs. Also, we are happy to generate billing for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. We are in network with Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Humana and United Healthcare.
We see children since birth. Considering that birth is your first major trauma that you endure, we would like to remove any interference as early as possible to help you live your life to your fullest potential. For example, Dr. Annette checked and adjusted her nephew moments after delivery.
We pride ourselves on our work with newborns and children. It is our number one passion at Elevate Life Chiropractic and is always an honor to have the opportunity to work with your children.
Dr. Annette is certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. For more information, please visit www.icpa4kids.org
Absolutely! Not only is Dr. Annette Webster Technique certified to help with in-utero constraint, she is also trained in how to adjust women in all stages of pregnancy in order to help you stay comfortable and to allow the proper room for your child to growth healthy and happy.
ABSOLUTELY! Car accidents are a very difficult trauma to heal from and Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a phenomenal way to help heal and get back to normal life as soon as possible. A 5 mph fender bender is the equivalent of a 30 mph car accident when it comes to how the body absorbs the forces of that accident. It is always a smart thing to at least come in and get accessed by one of the doctors immediately after your accident.
* We DO accept Med-Pay for all car accident cases.