Frequently Asked Questions
- What Is Chiropractic
According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic is a drug-free, non-surgical science that "is concerned with human health and disease processes. Doctors of Chiropractic are physicians who consider man as an integrated being and give special attention to the physiological and biochemical aspects including structural, spinal, musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular, nutritional, emotional and environmental relationships.
The practice and procedures which may be employed by Doctors of Chiropractic are based on the academic and clinical training received in and through accredited chiropractic colleges and include the use of current diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Such procedures specifically include the adjustment and manipulation of the articulations and adjacent tissues of the human body, particularly of the spinal column.Back to top
- What Are Your Fees?
We offer a complimentary consultation. Fees for services vary, so please call us for specific details. Back to top
- What Insurance Do You Take?
Dr. Burns is a preferred provider for most major insurance plans, health plans and HMOs, auto insurance plans, and workers' compensation plans. We accept insurance, job injury, and auto accident cases.
We are in-network providers for a number of insurance carriers.
We will also gladly file your insurance claim with your insurance carrier(s). Please contact us if you have questions about your specific plan. Back to top
- What If I Don't Have Insurance?
We're happy to establish an easy payment plan for those patients without health insuranceBack to top
- Do you work with other specialists? Can you handle x-rays, MRIs, and CAT scans?
Dr. Burns works closely with many other specialists, such as primary care physicians, orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons, neurologists and neurosurgeons, and radiologists. We also make appropriate referrals, as needed. When clinically warranted, we take x-rays, assuring you the highest level of care. Back to top
- What techniques do the doctors use?
Dr. Burns uses a variety of techniques depending on the patient and the condition. The most common techniques include the following:
Diversified, manual manipulation (a traditional chiropractic adjustment)
Flexion-distraction (a specialized "low-force" technique to treat disc herniations, scoliosis, patients with osteoporosis, and many other conditions)
Non-force mobilization and stretching techniques
Rehabilitative stretching and strengthening programs and adjunctive physiotherapy modalities, such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, traction, ice, and heat.Back to top
- What will happen during my initial appointment?
Your initial appointment will involve a detailed health history and a thorough physical examination of the affected area. Depending on your condition or injury, the doctor may take x rays to provide a better overall picture of the cause of your symptoms. After the exam, the doctor will explain his findings and give you his recommendations for treatment.Back to top