Our Most Frequently Asked Questions


Read through some of the most frequently asked questions about chiropractic care and massages that we offer at Bucek Chiropractic.

 


 

Can insurance cover my massage therapy sessions?


Some insurance plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO cover massage therapy sessions for our Chiropractic patients.


How do I know if my plan has massage therapy benefits?


When becoming a Bucek Chiropractic patient, we automatically inquire whether your insurance plan will cover massage therapy. We will then pass this information along to you.


Can I pay with my FSA or HSA account?


Whether you're paying a copay, coinsurance, monthly membership dues, supplements, or massage therapy services, Flex Spending Accounts (FSA) or Health Saving Accounts (HSA) can be used for payments.


Why would insurance cover massage therapy visits at Bucek Chiropractic when they don't at massage chains or health clubs?


Because we are a doctor's office. If the doctor diagnoses you with a condition where massage therapy would be beneficial to your treatment, insurance companies will generally allow it. Since the typical massage chains or health clubs do not have a doctor who is able to diagnose you, insurance companies will not allow it.


How long of a massage therapy session will my insurance allow?


Generally, it is based on the patient, the treatment, and the patient's condition. Generally, they will cover 1-hour sessions up to 2-hour sessions.


*Since all insurance companies do not guarantee benefits, we always recommend the patient check their benefits with their insurance carrier directly prior to their visit. Helpful information when checking insurance benefits is knowing the procedure code that will be billed to your insurance, which is 97124 (massage therapy). Also, let the insurance representative know the name of our facility.


 


Is chiropractic care safe for children?


Yes! There have been several large-scale research studies verifying the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for kids. The amount of force used to adjust an infant is comparable to the amount of force you use to rest a ripe tomato at the grocery store.

Chiropractors have been helping kids lead healthier lives for over 100 years. Dr. Bucek has taken serval post-graduate courses specializing in caring for children and their specific needs. 


Why do kids need chiropractic care?


As children's bodies grow and bones, muscles, and nerves develop, proper joint motion is crucial to help the distribution of outside physical stresses on the body. This is especially important during times of accelerated growth (commonly referred to as "Growth Spurts").


When should I start bring my children to the chiropractor?


It's never too early to bring your child to the chiropractor. It's not uncommon to stop by the chiropractor's office on the way home from the hospital. The birthing process is physically strenuous for both the mother and baby, so it is best to get them both cared for as soon as possible afterwards.

That being said, it is never too late either! Children can enjoy the benefits of the chiropractic care at any age of stage of development.


What can chiropractic care do to help my child?


Below is a list of common childhood conditions that families have seen great impact from chiropractic care that you may not have thought of as chiropractic issues. Chiropractic care can help large variety of conditions and is not limited to the following list:

  • ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Ear Infections
  • Common Cold
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Growing Pains
  • Scoliosis
  • Bed Wetting
  • Breastfeeding Difficulties
  • Birthing Trauma
  • Sports Injuries



What are some common myths about chiropractic care?


Myth: Chiropractic Care is Painful


Many patients actually report that they feel pain relief and a sense of relation after just their first treatment. Some even describe the procedure and experience as similar to getting a massage.
 


Myth: Chiropractic Care is Dangerous


Chiropractic adjustments are considered to be among the safest therapies for neck and back pain. Spinal manipulation is often encouraged by doctors before patients are recommended to undergo surgery or rely on drugs.


Myth: Chiropractic Care is Expensive


Chiropractic care is considered to be both effective and cost-effective. it can significantly reduce expenses for inpatient visits, health care programs, surgeries, and medications. Evaluation sessions are also quick and inexpensive and will give you the opportunity to see what type of care you may need as well as what type of insurance coverage you have.


 
If your question is not answered here, please contact us and we will be happy to help you!