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Frequently asked questions

Like other Baltimore chiropractors, we get a lot of questions from new and current chiropractic patients. The more people discover the benefits of chiropractic care, the more questions we get! Does it work? Will it hurt? Is it really for me? Here are some of the most common questions we field in the office.

 

If your questions are not answered here please contact us at 410-752-2330 or send us an email. Dr. Barrett and the CHIROWORx Spine & Rehab staff are always happy to answer any specific questions you might have.

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Do you take insurance?

CHIROWORx Spine & Rehab accepts coverage from most major insurance providers, including CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, United Healthcare OptumHealth, Medicare, and more. Additionally, we regularly receive payment associated with PIP/MedPay, attorney liens, and third party liens. Given the variety of insurance plans and payment methods available, the best way to find out if you’re covered is to call the office. The CHIROWORx staff is well-versed in insurance matters and can explain your coverage and benefits free of charge.

Is chiropractic care appropriate for children?

Chiropractic care is appropriate for almost everybody. Can children benefit from chiropractic care? Yes. Numerous studies have shown that certain childhood conditions can be either helped or completely resolved with appropriate treatments. Additionally, with the amount of wear and tear a child puts on their body, a periodic “tune-up” could prove beneficial.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe?

Simply put, yes. Chiropractic adjustments are among the safest and most effective treatments available for acute and chronic musculoskeletal complaints. Recent studies confirm that in combination with regular exercise, chiropractic care is safer and more effective than NSAIDS and other (more serious) medications in terms of long term use and lasting benefits.

Do I need to see my M.D. or PCP before seeing a chiropractor?

No, chiropractic is considered a “portal of entry” form of healthcare. This means that in most cases no referral or medical consult is necessary prior to chiropractic examination and care.