Below are frequently asked questions (FAQs) about chiropractic care and New Mexico Family Chiropractic. If you have a question that is not addressed below, please feel free to call or email us.
Q. Are chiropractic treatments safe, who can be adjusted?
Our name says it all, we treat families. Our patients range in age from young infants to elderly patients. Chiropractic treatments are extremely safe for individuals of all ages. Research consistently shows that care from chiropractors is among the safest care available and is light years ahead of traditional medical care in terms of "safeness", care is always gentle, safe and noninvasive.
Q. Do you accept insurance?
We are providers for all major insurance, including but not limited to Blue Cross Blue Shield, Presbyterian Health Plan, Cigna, and United Healthcare and New Mexico Health Connections. We are also a Medicare contracted provider. As contracted providers, we are required to charge and collect contracted fees which include deductibles, co-pays and payment for non-covered services. Please feel free to contact our office, we will be happy to check your insurance coverage prior to an office visit.
For our patients without health insurance, our care is affordable and we offer flexible, interest free payment plans when needed. If you qualify, you may be eligible for a discounted medical payment plan.
Q. Do you take Personal Injury/Car Accident Cases and/or Workman’s Compensation Cases?
We accept Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Cases. We will work with your insurance carrier and/or attorney to ensure that you receive the best care needed to help your recover from your injuries and return you to your family, work and life activities as quickly as possible.
Q. Does a chiropractic adjustment hurt? What are the side effects of an adjustment?
People respond differently to an adjustment. While some people get instant relief, others may experience mild soreness after an adjustment, which is the most common side effect. Over 2 million chiropractic adjustments are delivered to patients every day. Adjustments are far safer than muscle relaxes, back surgery or even a single aspirin. People under chiropractic care are among the healthiest in the world, enjoying less medication, hospitalizations, and medical doctor visits.
Q. I am pregnant. Can I still get an adjustment?
Yes, pregnant women benefit greatly from chiropractic, especially in the third trimester when sciatica (pain in the buttocks and down the leg) is a common complaint. Chiropractic adjustments are safe, beneficial and comfortable for the expectant mother.
Q. What if I need an x-ray? MRI/other special studies?
We have a full x-ray facility on site. X-rays are taken at our office and developed within minutes. If you should require further or special studies, such as an MRI, our doctors can refer you to several imaging facilities in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
Q. What conditions are seen in our office?
Chiropractic is an effective and safe treatment for many conditions. Most commonly treated conditions are neck, mid-back and low back pain. We also treat patients with extremity complaints, or complaints of the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, etc.
Other, less well-known conditions that have been treated by chiropractic are: allergies, asthma, bed-wetting, fibromyalgia, headaches, migraines, scoliosis, infertility, numbness and tingling, pinched nerves. Chiropractic has been shown to be an effective treatment for these conditions and more. If you have any questions, please feel free to email any one of our doctors. Although we cannot provide diagnosis or treatment advice over the phone or via email, we will be happy to address any health questions or concerns you have and provide you with resource information, journal and study citations.