ADDRESS

1296 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80214

PHONE

303-233-5656

FAQ

At Lakewood Chiropractic Offices, we encourage you to ask questions. If you can’t find the answers you need, please don’t hesitate to call us at 303-233-5656 or email us at spine1296@gmail.com.

woman with shoulder pain or stiffnessWhat is chiropractic?

The following definition of chiropractic is from the American Chiropractic Association:

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Visit our Why Chiropractic page for more information about reasons to seek chiropractic care.

What are your fees?

We offer a complimentary consultation. Please feel free to call us at 303-233-5656 for details regarding our fee structure.

What insurance do you accept?

Lakewood Chiropractic is a preferred provider for most major insurance plans, health plans and HMOs, auto insurance plans, and workers’ compensation plans. We accept insurance, job injury, and auto accident cases. We are in-network providers for the following insurance companies:

  • United Healthcare (UHC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Landmark
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Optum Healthcare
  • Secure Horizons
  • Kaiser (Columbine Chiropractic)
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Rocky Mountain HMO
  • Humana
  • Pacificare
  • Automobile Insurance

…AND MANY MORE, so feel free to call us at 303-233-5656 for specifics.

What if I don’t have insurance?

We’re happy to establish an easy payment plan for patients without health insurance.

Do you work with other specialists? Can you handle X-rays, MRIs, and CAT scans?

Our doctors work closely with many other specialists, including primary care physicians, orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons, neurologists and neurosurgeons, and radiologists. We also make appropriate referrals, as needed. When clinically warranted, we take X-rays, assuring the highest level of care. In addition, we use advanced studies such as MRIs and CAT scans when deemed medically necessary to help with diagnosis and treatment.

What techniques do the doctors use?

Our doctors use a variety of techniques depending on the patient and condition. The most common techniques include:

  • Diversified, manual manipulation (a traditional chiropractic adjustment)
  • Flexion-distraction (a specialized “low-force” technique to treat disc herniations, scoliosis, patients with osteoporosis, and many other conditions)
  • Non-force mobilization and stretching techniques
  • Rehabilitative stretching and strengthening programs and adjunctive physiotherapy modalities, such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, traction, ice, and heat

What will happen during my initial appointment?

Your initial appointment will involve a detailed health history and a thorough physical examination of the affected area. Depending on your condition or injury, the doctor may take X-rays to provide a better overall picture of its cause. After the exam, the doctor will explain his findings and recommendations for treatment.

What kind of training do chiropractors receive?

Chiropractors complete premed undergraduate studies before entering chiropractic college. After a four-year academic degree program and internship, a doctor of chiropractic must pass a four-part comprehensive National Board Examination to become licensed. In Colorado, a doctor of chiropractic is also required to pass a State Board Examination.