Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a healthcare discipline that focuses on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders, particularly those related to the spine. Chiropractors use hands-on manipulation and other therapies to improve joint function and relieve pain.

Is chiropractic care covered by insurance?

Chiropractic care is often covered by insurance, but it depends on your specific plan. You should check with your insurance provider to see what chiropractic services are covered and how much you will need to pay out of pocket. Wishbone Chiropractic is currently in-network with the following insurance plans:

  • OHP – CareOregon
  • OHP – OHSU
  • OHP – Trillum
  • OHP – Providence
  • MODA
  • Providence
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • ASH
  • HealthNet

What conditions can chiropractic care help with?

Chiropractic care can help with various conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, and joint pain. It can also benefit people with hypermobility-type conditions, such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, by helping stabilize joints and reduce pain.

Is chiropractic care safe for people with hypermobility?

Chiropractic care can be safe and effective for people with hypermobility when it is provided by a qualified and experienced provider. I take a gentle and individualized approach to care, considering each patient’s unique needs and limitations.

What is hypermobility?

Hypermobility includes a range of conditions (including Ehlor’s Danlos) which cause an unusually large range of motion. Hypermobility can cause joint pain, instability, and other symptoms. Find out more at the Ehlor’s Danlos Society

What should I expect during a chiropractic appointment?

During your first chiropractic appointment, I will perform a physical exam and ask questions about your medical history and symptoms. I may also request diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays or MRI scans. Based on this information, I will develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

What types of conditions do you specialize in?

I specialize in hypermobility-type conditions, including Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, joint hypermobility syndrome, and other connective tissue disorders. I also have experience working with patients in the LGBTQAI+ community and those who are neurodivergent.

What is trauma-informed care?

Trauma-informed care is an approach to healthcare that recognizes the prevalence and impact of trauma on individuals. It involves creating a safe and supportive environment for patients and prioritizing their autonomy, choice, and control.

What are your COVID policies?

I have an option in the new patient paperwork to request that I wear a mask during our appointments. If you have more specific questions please give me a call.