Are all chiropractors the same?
Just like all other forms of medicine, chiropractic care has evolved over the years. For this reason we will say that no, not all chiropractors are the same. We use different techniques, different technologies and we all specialize in different areas.
What about Impact?
We have invested in the future of chiropractic care by investing in state-of-the-art technology that we use in our practice. Apart from that, each of our doctors specialize in different areas and are up to date on all of the latest techniques. Learn about our technology here.
What types of pain do chiropractors treat?
Different chiropractors do specialize in different areas. But routine chiropractic care helps with the following (no matter what your chiro specializes in):
- Back pain
- Lower back pain
- Sciatic pain
- Arm tingling/numbness
- Neck pain
Although not necessarily pain related, chiropractic care also helps with:
- Blood pressure
- Prenatal care
- After surgery healing/care
- Ear infections
- Sleep issues
What is chiropractic care?
The nervous system is the single most important system in your body. It controls every other system and cell in your body. If it is not functioning the way that it should, then you cannot function the way that you would like.
Chiropractic care is the healing of your nervous system by removal of subluxation. At Impact Family Chiropractic we utilize a different technique that is not painful, does not “pop” and is gentle enough to use on a baby. Learn more here.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
Chiropractic adjustment is designed to locate, analyze, and then remove a subluxation.
Subluxation is a small misalignment of the spine that can put pressure on the nervous system. That pressure can challenge the nervous system at that particular level of the spine as well as globally. There are a variety of techniques Chiropractors use but the intent is the same.
Do adjustments hurt?
A lot of people have been turned off to chiropractic care because they have been before, and it was painful.
You might feel better after but is it worth it?
The short answer to the question, “Should adjustments hurt?” is NO!
Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?
The “pop” of an adjustment (or cracking your back) is because there is a capsule in every joint that houses synovial fluid. The fluid acts as a lubricant to make sure that two surfaces don’t rub together and wear down. The fluid is encased by a synovial membrane and cartilage. Pressure can build up inside the capsule and feel like it needs to “pop”. When you hear that popping sound that is the sound of that pressure and gas being released from the capsule.
BUT, not all adjustments are made equally!
It is important to note that not all chiropractic offices utilize the same technique. For example our office uses a low forces, specific adjustment that does not require twisting, cracking or popping.
Do chiros take insurance?
Chiropractors are health providers and are covered by most insurance plans. Of course, the amount of variables in providers and plans makes it impossible to know your unique situation but you may be covered!
At Impact, we are in-network with the following providers:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare
We will even check your benefits for you to see if you are covered during your first consultation!
Do any Round Rock chiros practice the Webster Technique?
The Webster Technique is a specialized chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment of the sacrum, which is safe and effective to use during pregnancy.
Being certified means that the chiropractor has attained 180 hours of additional education specific to Webster’s manipulations and has passed a certification exam.
There are many chiropractors in the Round Rock area but less than 5 are certified in the Webster Technique. One of these is Impact’s very own Dr. Lisa Bingham! Get to know her here.
Is it safe for kids to see a chiro?
If you are a parent, you understand the importance of teaching your children healthy habits. It’s a huge responsibility to help them to learn how to eat right, exercise regularly, and give their body the vitamins and nutrients it needs to thrive. But what you may not know is that spinal health is also incredibly important to the health of the overall body, for both children and adults. The spine is the foundation of the body and should be well maintained.
Chiropractic care from Impact Family Chiropractic in Round Rock ensures proper spinal health. Children with excellent spinal health are better able to function and grow as they should. Additionally, children who are under regular chiropractic care from a young age are more likely to grow up to be healthier adults. Learn more here.
At Impact we specialize in three areas of chiropractic care, one of them being the practice of pediatric chiropractic technique.
Is it safe to see a chiro while pregnant?
Not only is it safe to see a chiropractor while pregnant, the benefits can help speed up your labor, ease back and round ligament pain, help with anxiety, sciatica, and most importantly, it can help your baby be born as healthy as possible.
How much does a chiro cost?
The price of a chiropractic adjustment in the Round Rock area can range from the standard one time pop-and-go clinics to practices that follow a customized care plan for the whole family.
At the end of the day, it depends on the needs of you and your family.
At Impact Family Chiropractic our prices fall in the normal range for the area and are as follows:
- First Visit Fees:
- Consult and Neuro Scans – $50
- X-Rays – $100
- Ongoing Visits:
- Adjustments – $30-$40
- Family Pricing:
- We understand chiropractic care is an investment in your health. When you are under a family care plan (multiple family members under care) your ongoing regular adjustment fees are lowered. For more information.
- First Visit Fees:
How long is the first appointment?
Your first visit will last 60 minutes.
What is included?
Your first visit will give us an opportunity to connect with you, listen to your concerns and discuss goals for your health. We will conduct a one-on-one consultation to explore the past and current experiences that have contributed to where you are at this moment. You will also receive a full set of thermal nerve scans to help us assess how the spine & nervous system are functioning. Please note that an adjustment is NOT provided on your first visit.
How much does it cost?
Your first visit will cost $50 (consult and scans)
If you need additional imaging (thermal x-rays) the price of the first visit will be $100
We are in-network with the following insurance companies: Not sure if chiropractic care is covered? We will check your benefits during your first appointment!
- Blue cross blue shield
- United health care
What happens next?
Scheduling the appointment is the first step towards care!
What happens next? You will receive a call from our team within the next 24 hours after you schedule (business hours only). At this time your appointment date and time will be confirmed. You can fill out the new patient forms at any time before your visit (access forms here).
You will receive a reminder about your appointment 24 hours before it starts via text message.
If at any time you need to cancel your appointment please give us a call.
Appointment hours for first time visits:
At Impact, we are doing our best to make sure that we play our part in keeping the Round Rock/N. Austin community healthy. Because of that, we strictly follow current CDC guidelines on COVID-19 health procedures in our office.
Masks are required and we thoroughly sanitize each station in between member’s use.
We also remain at heart a family practice and want to make sure each current and future practice member is able to come in for their regular visits with peace of mind surrounding the health and safety of their family. Please understand that some of our practice members are unable to wear a mask due to medical/physical limitations and we ask that you extend the respect and courtesy to each person in our offices as if they were a member of your own family.
If you are a current member you will have the option to check in virtually (from your car) to cut down on in-office wait times. If you are a first time visitor please come in and check in with our office staff so that we can gather your information before your first visit.
For any doubts, comments or concerns about the appointment process or other COVID-19 procedures please call our front desk at 512-726-2120