Good News Bad News
Many patients come into our office after having looked at their extended health insurance policy, thinking it’s going to cover all the chiropractic care they’ll need?
The good news of course is, you have come to our office and we can likely help them! The bad news is you mave have a policy that may only help you with some of the chiropractic care you need. As chiropractic benefits are different in most policies you will need to understand some basic information about how the insurance policies are designed to work.
First the good news.
You've come to the right place. We've helped lots of people with problems just like yours.
Naturally, since you're doing the healing, not us, you'll recover at your own pace. We're optimistic that we can help you.
You should be optimistic too.
Caption: Chiropractic care helps improve your health by restoring the performance of your nervous system.
You have a policy that may help pay for some of your chiropractic care.
Why is that bad news?
Because many people with plans such as yours think it will cover all the care they'll need.
It's likely to help with only the most superficial part of your problem.
Caption: Your policy gives the illusion of protecting your health, but it only covers the bare minimum to temporarily relieve your symptoms.
The chiropractic approach to better health is safe and natural.
No drugs. No surgery.
Instead, we'll locate and adjust areas of your spine that interfere with the workings of your nervous system. As your nervous system is able to control your body correctly, health can return.
True health is how well your body works, not how you feel.
Caption: By reducing nervous system disturbances along the spine, health can return.
It will be tempting to stop your care when you feel better.
This will predispose you to a relapse because supporting muscles and ligaments won't be fully healed. That happens gradually, with continued care, after symptoms go away.
But your policy won't cover the necessary care.
What will you do?
Caption: Don’t allow the profit motives of an insurance carrier to influence how long you benefit from chiropractic care!
With your spine more stable, we can usually reduce the frequency of your visits.
About the time your benefits are used up, fewer visits will be needed. This can make the investment to strengthen your spine economical. That's great, since you'll be responsible for the remaining cost of your care.
We have plans that can make your post-coverage care affordable. Just ask.
Caption: Naturally, as you see results, you’ll want the rest of your family to benefit from chiropractic care, too.
Your carrier designed your policy for catastrophic health problems.
The idea of paying for chiropractic care when you're feeling better is a new idea to them. Maybe it is to you, too.
So, if you use your limited coverage as a guide for how much care you receive, we understand. But remember, your problem is likely to come back.
When it does, we invite you to return. Your records will already be here, along with our genuine concern for you and your health.
Caption: Your policy doesn’t pay for wellness care, gym memberships, vitamins, jogging shoes or anything else that
advances true health.
We base our recommendations on a deep desire to see you get well and stay well. This may be at odds with the limitations of your policy. Or the popular, but incorrect notion that health care is merely about reducing symptoms.
Regardless of your coverage, we'll suggest the chiropractic care we think you need. It's up to you to decide how much of it you want.