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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Chronic Pain Treatment

Chronic Back and Neck PainAt Wellness Concepts, we love helping patients with chronic pain issues, including back and neck pain, headaches, osteoarthritis, pinched nerves, sciatica and a host of other maladies.  We tailor our treatment to your specific health needs.  After a thorough examination, we will develop a personalized treatment plan for you.  Your treatment may include chiropractic adjustment, Manual Therapy Methods®, massage therapy, cold laser or other tools to speed your recovery.  We will determine the ideal blend of treatments for your particular case.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have answered some common questions and concerns below.  If you do not find the answer to your question, please check our new patients page or contact us.

How does Wellness Concepts treat chronic pain patients?

We are very familiar with the difficulties and suffering associated with chronic pain.  Our very own Dr. Kotlarczyk felt drawn to chiropractic care because of his own injuries and chronic pain issues.  As a result, we have a thorough understanding and appreciation of our patients' pain management needs.

Our unique approach starts with comprehensive personalization of your treatment plan.  We tailor the types of treatment (chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy, Manual Therapy Methods®), the tools (cold laser, therapeutic ultrasound, traction, etc.) and stability exercises to your unique case.  We focus on restoring stability to joint structures.  Our goal is to rehabilitate your body back to optimal health, not just to make you feel better short-term.

What is unique about chronic pain treatment at Wellness Concepts?

Our chronic pain patients can expect:
  • Personalized Treatment - We take the time to fully investigate your health history.  Then we create a personalized treatment plan combining the best tools to meet your health goals.
     
  • Blend of Treatments - We may recommend a combination of chiropractic adjustments, Manual Therapy Methods®, massage therapy, cold laser, therapeutic ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, neck and/or low back traction, corrective exercise and functional nutrition.
     
  • Time with a Doctor - Our typical session is 30 minutes with a chiropractic doctor.  We assess your current health, and we adapt each session to use the most appropriate treatment methods and tools for that day.  We do everything we can to achieve the maximum benefit in each session.
There is nothing "cookie cutter" about our treatment.  We are focused on quality of care, not quantity of patient visits.

What kind of conditions can be helped with chiropractic and your other therapies?

We commonly treat a large variety of chronic pain issues including back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, disc herniations, fibromyalgia, headaches, knee pain, leg pain, osteoarthritis, pinched nerves, pregnancy pain, repetitive stress injury, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica and more.  Depending on your health condition and preferences, we may employ more gentle techniques instead of traditional chiropractic adjustments.

I’ve tried everything but chiropractic. Why would chiropractic help me?

Chiropractors are the only doctors trained to diagnose and treat "vetrebral subluxations," a misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine.  Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) can lead to a host of health issues by interfering with nerve function and blood flow.  We employ a combination of techniques to correct spinal misalignment in order to reduce nerve irritation, and restore blood and lymph flow.  A wide variety of health issues can be improved by restoring proper skeletal alignment and joint mobility.

I’ve tried chiropractic and it didn’t cure me. What else can you do for me beyond chiropractic adjustment?

Wellness Concepts combines chiropractic adjustment with soft tissue body work.  We utilize a variety of treatments that are complementary to chiropractic adjustment.  Depending on your case, this may include Manual Therapy Methods®, massage therapy, cold laser, therapeutic ultrasound, stability exercise and functional nutrition.

What insurance companies do you accept?

We accept all insurance, but we may be considered out-of-network for some health insurance plans.  Please contact our office for details.

Does my health insurance cover chiropractic, massage therapy, Manual Therapy Methods® or laser treatments?

This depends entirely on your health insurance plan.  Many health plans offer some coverage for chiropractic diagnosis and treatment.  Please check with your insurance carrier for details on coverage terms including eligibility, deductibles and co-pay.  Note:  If you are seeking treatment due to an automobile accident, please read our auto injury treatment page for details on Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage in Florida.

Do you file all the insurance claims for me?

We do file insurance claims on our patients' behalf, and we do our best to verify coverage with your insurance carrier.  However, patients have the ultimate responsibility of payment for services rendered.  Each patient should confirm coverage with their insurance provider.

Do I need a referral from my PCP?

Please check with your insurance company.  Chiropractors are considered primary care physicians in the state of Florida, so typically no referral is needed.

Do you work in conjunction with my primary care physician (PCP)?

We are happy to work with your current primary care physician.  Treatment plans can be sent to your PCP upon request.

What if I don’t have insurance? Is there any discount for self-pay?

We are happy to see patients who have no health insurance.  There is a time of service discount if you pay in our office at the time of your visit.



If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at 941-756-5555 or contact us online.
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