The most common conditions treated by a chiropractor are hip pain, low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches and other joint pains. Other conditions often seen include shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee pain, ankle pain, foot pain, tendonitis, and many forms of sprains and strains. Though the primary reason one might consult a chiropractor is pain, chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat a great deal more than just neuromusculoskeletal disorders.
Yes, our office is in-network (PPO) with nearly all major insurance companies.
Some examples include: United Health Care, Humana, Cigna, and Aetna.
Yes, our chiropractors accept Medicare and Medicaid.
If I have a high-deductible insurance plan, have no insurance coverage or choose not to use insurance, can I still receive affordable care?
Yes!! Metro Chiropractic provides great time of service "cash" discounts, which make treatments very affordable. In fact, a good percentage of our current patients choose not to use their insurance because it saves them money! Ask about our Healthcare Made Affordable options.
Chiropractors are considered a primary care physician and generally do
not need a referral unless your insurance company specifically requires
one. If you have questions regarding your specific insurance requirements
please contact our office directly, and we will be happy to answer any questions
you may have.
Chiropractic is the third-largest doctoral-level health care profession in the
western world, after medicine and dentistry. Its approach to human health is
based on the premise that the relationship between structure and function in the
human body is a significant health factor and that relationships between the
spinal column and the nervous system are important to the health and well-being
of the individual.
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise
direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated, "locked up," or not moving
properly. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to eliminate
interference to the nervous system, improving spinal function and overall
health. There are multiple techniques that our office will use to correct these
misalignments. The technique is determined based on an individual patient's
needs - our chiropractor is dedicated to creating a unique care plan to fit each patient's unique needs.
No. If you feel like you need to constantly “crack your own back,” this is an
early warning sign of a spinal problem. Since a chiropractic adjustment is a
specific force, applied in a specific direction to a specific joint, it is
virtually impossible to adjust yourself correctly and accurately. It is possible
to turn or bend or twist in certain ways to create a "popping" sound that
sometimes accompanies a chiropractic adjustment. Unfortunately, this type of
joint manipulation is usually counterproductive, often making an already
unstable spine even more unstable, and can sometimes be dangerous. You should only allow a licensed chiropractor to adjust you.
Yes. A New Zealand government inquiry found that chiropractic adjustments are
"remarkably safe." In fact, adjustments are about 100 times safer than taking a common
over-the-counter pain reliever. The chiropractic approach uses conservative and
natural solutions to reduce the chance or need of more invasive, dangerous, and
costly treatments like drugs or surgery. A good example of how safe chiropractic
is compared to medical treatment is the malpractice costs. The malpractice rates
for a chiropractor are a small fraction of the rates charged to medical doctors.
Many people are fearful that the treatment is painful or will cause harm. In reality, most patients find that the adjustment actually are very gentle and feel good. In many cases, it brings immediate pain relief. We are making changes within the body, and a few patients report slight soreness in the treated muscles or joints. These are considered "normal reactions" and generally disappear within 12-24 hours after the chiropractic treatment.
Yes. It's an unfortunate fact that half or more of patients who had spinal
surgery discover a return of their original symptoms months or years later. They
then face the prospect of additional surgery due to the permanent change the
surgery created in the spine. This too-common occurrence is know as "Failed Back
Surgery Syndrome." A chiropractor may help prevent repeated back surgeries by
reducing/correcting misalignments and restrictions in the spine. In fact, if
the patient sees a chiropractor from the start, back surgery can often be avoided in
the first place.
At Metro Chiropractic we encourage the cooperation between multiple disciplines in
your care. We currently work directly with many of Milwaukee's finest
medical doctors, physical therapists and massage therapists. This synergistic
relationship will allow you to get to your optimal health potential.