Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to remove my clothes?
For an adjustment usually only glasses and sometimes hearing aids are removed.
Does the adjustment hurt?
I use a number of techniques and can use lower force technique if tissue is particularly inflamed or if you are more sensitive to pain. Occassionally, because the tissue is pushed it may be tender or might be uncomfortable for a short time.
How long does an appointment take?
Your first appointment will probably take you between 30-45 minutes to an hour depending upon how long it takes you to complete the paper work and how many questions you have. Subsequent appointments will usually be about ten minutes depending also upon how many questions you have.
Do I need an appointment?
Not absolutely, but it certainly helps. I try to leave gaps in my schedule to accommodate walk-ins but you may need to wait. You can usually call for an appointment on the day you need it and be seen within 30 minutes of your best time.
What techniques do you use?
I believe there is no single technique which is best for every individual. I therefore, have been trained on a number of chiropractic techniques including the: Thompson Technique, Gonstead Technique, Diversified Technique, Toggle-recoil and Activator. In addition, I have picked up some tricks from the old timers through the years. Some diversity can better serve my patients than trying to make them conform to preconceived notions of what should work.
I've heard you need to keep going to a Chiropractor once you start. Is that true?
Only as long as you’d like to feel good. Do you go to the Dentist your whole life? Many people who come to my office have problems which started years before. I work with the body and try to help it function as well as it can. Many times you will need care for a period of time to overcome years of neglect. I feel you as a patient have a right to decide what kind of care you want. I offer short term care to help you reach whatever level of health/comfort you desire or longer term care to help correct chronic problems or preventative care to help your body be at it’s best and prevent future problems. The choice is yours. I have patients I see every couple of weeks, every month, every other month, or as needed.
Does my insurance pay for this?
Usually. I will try to give you a specific answer as I know more about your specific plan.
If I call today, when can I expect to be seen for the first time?
If I am in the office that day I will try my hardest to see you that day and usually succeed. I feel you should not have to wait long periods of time to be seen.
How much does it cost?
I believe in providing care to all, regardless of ability to pay. Frequently your insurance will pay a large percentage of the costs. In cases of financial hardship, I can arrange discounted packages or payment plans. I believe that almost never can a person not afford anything and that for a relationship to work both parties need to give something of value. I adjust you and you pay me something or return to me a service which will help me. We can both feel good about our relationship then.
How about chiropractic and children?
Many of us as adults have problems which began in childhood. Children usually respond much better and more quickly to chiropractic than adults. Their lifestyle however, make them susceptible to subluxation. Think of school desks, backpacks, TV/video game posture, contact sports.
What conditions do you cure?
Only the body and the power which created the body can heal or cure the body, we just try to help remove the interference and allow that force to work. That said, I have patients who experience much relief from the following list and many others: headaches, including migraines, back pain, sciatica, digestive problems, and menstrual cramps.
What type of patients do you see?
I am currently accepting new patients of all ages: Children and Teens, Adults and Geriatric / Elderly.
How long have you been practicing?
I started my practice in Stoughton in 1987 so going on 30 years now.
Do you offer any specialty services?
Yes, I take Emergency Appointments. Insurance Cases and Medicare & Medicaid are also accepted.