Chiropractic FAQs

Answers to Your Most Common Questions about Chiropractic

There is a reason chiropractic is among the most sought-after preventative care and healing treatments in the world. All it takes is a single visit to discover what so many patients already know: Chiropractic can alleviate pain, boost the body's immune system, prevent chronic headaches, and more. But if you have never been to a chiropractor in Queens, you may be wondering what to expect. Here, we answer your most pressing questions about chiropractic.

My primary care doctor is already treating my back pain. Why should I visit a chiropractor?

Traditional medical care providers often use palliative care that addresses symptoms rather than their source. Instead of prescribing medications, a chiropractor in Queens will identify the cause of your pain and work to correct it. A combination of spinal adjustments, supplemental therapies, and lifestyle adjustments often facilitates healing in the body, eliminating symptoms altogether.

What should I expect during my first visit?

Much like a traditional doctor's appointment, you will need to complete first-time patient paperwork at your initial visit. You will provide information about any symptoms you may be experiencing, as well as information about your personal health history. Dr. Lee will consult with you, complete a thorough examination of your spine and neck, and possibly order x-rays to complete a diagnosis. Based on the information gathered from your exam, Dr. Lee will make a recommendation for treatment.

Do spinal adjustments hurt?

If you have ever heard a spine or neck adjustment, you probably noticed a series of loud pops. Though they sound loud and intimidating, most patients feel no discomfort at all. The sounds you hear are the release of gas bubbles that have been trapped between the joints. It is comparable to the sound and sensation you may experience when 'cracking' your knuckles.

Who should visit a chiropractor?

Nearly anyone can visit a chiropractor -- including children! Though many of our patients are car accident victims and people with chronic back pain, headaches, or degenerative joint disease, we have many healthy, pain-free patients as well. We believe that visiting a chiropractor on a regular basis is an important part of keeping the neuromusculoskeletal systems healthy and in peak condition.

Will my insurance cover visits to the chiropractor?

Most health insurance plans cover chiropractic visits -- including traditional health insurance, worker's compensation, liability coverage, and auto accident insurance. For questions about insurance coverage and your financial responsibility, please contact our payments coordinator during regular office hours.

If you are in search of a chiropractor in Queens who can help you meet your health and wellness goals, look no further than Dr. Lee's Spine Center. Dr. James Lee and the staff at our office are always happy to welcome new patients. Call us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting you soon!