How much will it cost?
The cost of your care will vary depending on your insurance coverage and the number of visits needed to fully address your specific condition. Chiropractic has been shown to be more cost effective than other “medical” forms of care for similar conditions. Your initial consultation with one of the doctors is always free. You will be informed of any costs associated with exams and adjustments prior to receiving these services. If you are a patient with Medicare, please read this special notice.
Do you take my insurance?
Currently we participate with Highmark Blue Shield and are a non-par provider for Medicare. We also have affordable cash plans for anyone who does not have health insurance or chooses not to use their insurance. If you have specific questions about your insurance coverage, please email our office at this time and we will be happy to assist you further. We will be open for business in Fall 2019.
Do I need a referral to come to your office?
The great news is that the insurance companies we work with (Highmark and Medicare) do not require you to obtain a referral for chiropractic care. However, there are a few exceptions, such as if you have an HMO or Medicare Advantage Plan. If you’re unsure whether or not you need a referral, check with your insurance company.
Why should I get chiropractic care?
There are many different reasons for someone to receive chiropractic care. They might receive adjustments for pain relief, to strengthen their spines, or to live a healthier lifestyle. Whatever your reason for seeking chiropractic care, Brennan Family Chiropractic is here to serve you and your family!
How do I know if I need chiropractic care?
Email our office and set up an appointment for a consultation and new patient exam. If the doctors feel that chiropractic can help you, they will tell you; if they feel that you would benefit from a different type of doctor or medical service and need a referral, they will tell you that as well.
Will the adjustment hurt?
Chiropractic adjustments are extremely gentle and effective. We have several techniques at our disposal that allow us to address any concerns you may have regarding a chiropractic adjustment. We will use the technique we deem necessary to get you the results you desire; however, if you ever have any concerns or feel hesitant regarding adjustments, we will certainly take that into consideration and make sure you are as comfortable as possible. You may experience some soreness after your first adjustment, especially if you have never been adjusted before. This is nothing to worry about as it is a common reaction to a first time chiropractic adjustment.
What does a chiropractor treat?
A chiropractor treats a range of musculoskeletal and neurological complaints that include, but are not limited to, neck and low back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, sprains and strains, sciatica, TMJ dysfunction, hip pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, and nerve entrapments. Based on your examination in our office, the doctors will be able to tell you whether chiropractic can help your condition or if you need a referral to another doctor or medical service.
What services do you provide?
For a full list of the services we offer, visit our Services page.
What is your cancellation policy?
We serve many people in our practice every day, so if you are not able to make your scheduled appointment, we ask that you give our office 24 hours notice so that we can give that time slot to another practice member. A fee may be charged if you do not show up for your scheduled appointment without 24 hours notice.
Is chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic care is very safe. Depending on your presentation, we will treat you with the best available techniques that will resolve your condition while making sure you feel comfortable during the adjustment. There are several techniques that use different amounts of pressure and we will utilize the technique that will benefit your condition the most. You may feel slight discomfort for a brief period after your adjustments, but know that this is completely normal.
What about babies and children? Isn’t it dangerous for them to get adjusted?
On the contrary! It’s perfectly safe to adjust babies and children. Dr. Annie has adjusted babies as young as 3 days old! Since babies have smaller spines than adults, their adjustments are completely different than an adult adjustment. Dr. Annie uses the same amount of pressure for an infant adjustment that you would use to check the ripeness of a tomato.
How do I know if my child needs chiropractic care?
This list is by no means inclusive, but here are some signs and symptoms that are indications that your child could benefit from chiropractic care.
Difficulty nursing on one side or difficulty latching
Difficult delivery (vaginal or C-section)
Asymmetrical head shape
Chronic ear infections or ear aches
How long will it take to feel better?
While treatment lengths vary somewhat from person to person and from condition to condition, there are a few rules of thumb you can follow. First, newer injuries, if treated appropriately and immediately, tend to respond to fewer visits assuming that major tissue injury has not occurred. Many of these acute injuries can be effectively managed in as little as 3 to 4 visits. Conditions that have been present for greater than 3 months and recurring conditions are generally more difficult to manage. Resolution for these conditions may require 12 visits or more. In general, the longer your condition has been around, the more treatments it will require to resolve.
Once I feel better, can I stop coming? Do I really have to get adjusted for the rest of my life?
It’s a common misconception that once you start seeing a chiropractor, you’ll have to continue seeing one for the rest of your life. While it’s certainly not a requirement that you continue chiropractic care after your condition has resolved, Drs. Ryan and Annie Brennan feel strongly that periodic chiropractic checks and adjustments are vital to ensure your continued health and wellbeing as well as prevent any future flare-ups. Just like you go to the dentist to make sure your teeth aren’t rotting away, you may choose to continue chiropractic care for weeks, months and even years after your initial treatment to make sure your spine stays healthy and strong. Periodic chiropractic care minimizes spinal and nerve stresses, reduces recurrences of old injuries, prevents new injuries from developing, and minimizes degenerative processes, which enhances overall health and wellness.