Frequently Asked Questions


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What is spinal manipulation? What is a CBP® adjustment?

Spinal manipulation is the process of taking the body through full range of motion and the result is decreased pain and increased range of motion. Spinal manipulation is a safe and effective tool that has been used for hundreds of years to decrease pain and improve range of motion.

A CBP® adjustment differs from manipulation in that the goal is not just decreased pain and improved range of motion but also a change toward normal structure. CBP® certification ensures that the doctors performing the Adjustment are trained in the proper way to change the spine toward normal.

What is CBP?

CBP currently is the most researched form of chiropractic in the history of the profession! The research team that studies CBP Chiropractic consists of mathematicians, engineers, MDs, DCs, and even a rocket scientist!

The Team of CBP researchers has thoroughly studied everything from the reliability and validity of its assessment methods to randomized clinical trials all to make your experience with CBP Certified chiropractors consistently exceed your expectations. CBP Research has been published in journals such as “Spine” and “The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development” to name just a few of the almost 250 publications.

How can children benefit from CBP?

Many spinal problems including scoliosis and hunched posture commonly begin in childhood. Children should be screened for these problems before they worsen and become major problems in adulthood. It is usually easier to correct a child’s spine as compared to an adult.

How can corrective chiropractic care reduce stress in the body?

Stress is a major problem in today’s society. Everyone is feeling more and more stress as the years pass by. One way to reduce stress is to get your body functioning better. In CBP, we decrease physical stress on the bones, joints, and nerves by correcting abnormal posture and spine alignment.

Why is traction a necessary part of care?

Traction is the only known conservative method used to restore normal curves to the spine. Traction is simply a sustained force applied to the spine in a specific direction for the purpose of restoring normal spine position. These traction forces are necessary to reduce abnormal spinal curvatures, correct abnormal postures, and will provide increased stability to damaged spines. You can rest assured that our CBP Certified Doctors of Chiropractic will utilize the proper application of spinal traction in our office to ensure the highest standards of safety and effectiveness.

Why is good posture so important?

Posture is a window to the shape of the spinal column. Abnormal posture can be related to a number of health problems and increases stress and pressure on the muscles, ligaments, and bones of the spinal column. These abnormal stresses (caused by poor posture) lead to a breakdown of body tissues and eventually cause pain. Modern Chiropractic Center uses the Posture Screen postural analysis system. This digital program is capable of detecting abnormal body positions of the skull, shoulders, ribcage, pelvis, knees and feet.

How long does corrective chiropractic care take?

We have to see patients for as little as a few weeks to as long as two years to correct their spine problems, depending on the severity of their spinal problems. The extent to which you choose to benefit from your corrective care is ultimately up to you. Keeping all the scheduled appointments and following through on the recommended home exercises makes a dramatic difference in the amount of correction we can achieve. Failing to do so results in corrective care taking longer than it should. Ultimately, each patient is responsible to follow through on their commitment to care and our corrective chiropractic team is responsible to lead you to the better health through optimum spinal alignment.

Do you take Insurance? Are there other payment options?

Because spinal care is currently a major health problem in the U.S., CBP® treatment is covered by most insurance plans. We also accept auto insurance policies that include medical payments (med-pay), workers compensation policies and Medicare. Since there are many plans and coverage varies widely, please call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Our staff will verify and explain your benefits to you before treatment.

For patients with little or no insurance coverage, we offer an affordable payment program. We also have a membership program through ChiroHealthUSA which allows us to provide discounts when insurance isn’t available. Most patients pay directly for care, as they discover rehab to be extremely cost-effective and affordable. We also offer Care Credit, used by many health care providers such as dentists, orthodontists, veterinarians, and we are always willing to work with you to best suite your needs.

What will my first visit involve?

On your first visit to our facility, you will understand that this is a truly unique place. The relaxed, friendly ambiance is just as important as the paperwork needed to begin your initial exam. Making sure we know you: Your name, history, ailments, and health goals are as crucial to your initial exam as the x-rays themselves.

Getting Started

If you become our patient, there are four important steps we ask you to follow:

  1. History of Injury and Examination
  2. Computerized Postural Analysis
  3. Spinal X-rays (when indicated)
  4. Report of Findings

The results of the steps will determine if you are a good candidate for corrective chiropractic care, or if there is a need for referral to a different specialist. We will always present you with options for your specific case, and we will always let you know if we don’t think we can help.

Why are x-rays so important?

X-rays determine where your spine is aligned as compared to the normal spinal models. Without an x-ray, proper treatment cannot be determined. Properly taken x-rays are like a blueprint of your spine. With x-rays, we can see how your spine deviates from normal alignment, and it allows us to decide on the appropriate treatment. When it comes to CBP® care, the most appropriate course of corrective chiropractic care can only be developed once your CBP® Certified Chiropractor has reviewed your x-rays. One of our CBP® doctors will review your x-rays with you and explain the differences between normal and abnormal alignment, and how the abnormal alignment is affecting your spinal health.

Where do I get my x-rays?

At Modern Chiropractic Center, you have the added convenience of having your x-rays taken on the premises, during your first appointment.