Frequently Asked Questions in Washington

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about upper cervical chiropractors in Washington. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Washington for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Palisades Upper Cervical Chiropractic a call at (202) 558-2101 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

Will I always have to go to a chiropractor if I go once?

It is common to hear of people that they love going to their chiropractor. It is true once you experience the feeling of an aligned spine, you would want to get back in alignment once you have lost your alignment. However, the goal of upper cervical care is to get you to hold your alignment for as long as possible and see you in the least amount of time we can.

Does the treatment hurt?

No, it literally feels like a click/tap behind the patient ear.

Can chiropractic cure everything?

The upper cervical care goal is to align the spine, facilitate the nervous system and obtain optimal communication between the brain and body. Therefore a lot of conditions improve with upper cervical care.

Do I need a referral from a physician to see Dr. Maz?

In general, no you don't need a referral. However, depending on your insurance, some insurance might require prior authorization. We recommend you call your insurance and find out.

Does insurance cover chiropractic visits?

Most of them do. However, we are only in-network with BlueCross BlueShield and Medicare, so we only submit claims to these two insurances. For any other insurance, we will give you all the necessary documents to submit the claims yourself. We recommend you call your insurance and find out if you have out-of-network coverage; if so, you might get reimbursement. Our office policy is that patients (without BCBS or Medicare insurance) pay for their exam visit, then choose one of our affordable pre-paid packages to start their upper cervical care.

Will I get adjusted on my first visit?

No, we first need to obtain baseline data about your alignment. Our doctor has to study and analyze your x-rays before providing you with the first treatment. There is no guesswork in our treatments.

Will you suggest exercises and other things you can do?

Yes, our doctor will suggest exercises to help you stabilize your alignment.

Can someone who has had back surgery see a chiropractor?

Absolutely, we have many patients with previous back surgery. Our procedure is a low force and completely safe with most people.

Even though you work on the neck, will NUCCA help my low back?

Yes. Upper cervical care has been studied and proven to help all spinal conditions and upper and lower extremities. Our doctor will also assist different areas of the body specifically as needed.

My doctor has taken some x-rays of my spine, do I still need to get x-rays at your office?

Unless you have taken Upper Cervical Specific with an Upper Cervical Chiropractor, we would still need to complete our specialized assessments to be able to get your spine into alignment. Most orthopedics, neurologists, and chiropractor doctors don't take these specific x rays we need to get you well.



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Palisades Upper Cervical Chiropractic

5185 MacArthur Boulevard #210
Washington, DC 20016
Ph: (202) 558-2101
Fax: (202) 478-2654