Where are you located?
I am located at 3052 Northpark Drive which is at the intersection of Northpark Drive and Brookdale. In the long strip center with the black awning and the green signs; I am to the left of Pizza Hut and in the same center with Dr. Lugo-Miro and Animal Ark.
What are your office hours
I am open Monday through Friday 9am-12pm and 2pm-6pm.
What conditions do you treat?
That covers a large range of conditions, which include neck pain, back pain, lower back pain, sciatica, whiplash, radiating pain into your arms and hands, radiating pain into your butt and legs, numbness and tingling of your legs, feet, hands; headaches, migraines, rib pain, ankle pain and sprains, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, and jaw/TMJ pain and all forms of muscle pain on virtually all regions of the body.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes. The main insurances that I see frequently include Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Medicare, and United Healthcare. Insurance related to auto mobile accidents, Personal Injury Protection (PIP). There are others, although these are the most common.
What payment options do you accept?
The most common payment options are through insurance filing and cash, meaning credit card, checks, and of course cash payments.
How often should I see a chiropractor?
That’s a very broad question. It truly depends on several factors, such as the greater the injury the more frequently you will need to be seen, the longer you have had the pain or numbness, underlying conditions, and even age. An example is the injuries that have occurred due to a car accident may require daily care for the first week and decreasing frequency the next weeks. On average, with a “normal injury” or “it just hurts” kind of pain, at least one to maybe two times per week and decreasing visit frequency as the pain decreases and disappears.
Many people prefer to come in on a regular basis: I have some people who like to come in once per week, while others are every other week, and some come in once a month. They all have made the comment that the visits “keep them going” and “I feel so much better.”
As you can see everyone is different, I don’t put everyone into the same treatment plan we discuss what is best for you. Taking into consideration your health, your underlying conditions, and most importantly your schedule; many people would like to come in much more frequently; although their schedule and finances may not allow the suggested frequency of treatment.
What is the first visit like?
The first visit consists of several layers; the first being the forms that must be filed out before we can proceed.
The paper work can be downloaded from my website; https://drjeffcoy.com/new-patient-forms/ or you can pick them up from my clinic.
We will talk about your reason for coming in/your pain and we will discuss what brought it on, what you have been doing to control the pain, what changes you could be making to avoid aggravating/causing your problem, and what we can do.
At this point, I will perform an examination to the involved area(s). Consisting of evaluation of the soft tissue, your muscles and the surrounding areas, noting muscle tension and swelling; I will evaluate the motion of each vertebra, in the involved area(s), evaluating their motion or “their lack of motion.”
The next step will involve the further evaluation of your motion and the involvement of your nerves and the possibility of disc involvement.
I will explain the findings, if further evaluation is recommended such as x-rays or more advanced imaging we will discuss that, also. The need for further imaging is, usually, rare.
Upon your consent I will treat you and the area of involvement. I will explain what I am going to do and why.
The treatment will involve the relaxation of your muscles and the surrounding tissues, followed by the adjustment; once again I will explain what I am about to do and what you may experience.
During the muscle relaxation phase, we will also discuss the changes that you should make and what you should be doing to, greatly, improve your recovery.
After that, and of course throughout the session, you can ask as many questions as you want.
When all of that is completed we will discuss the frequency of care that is the best for you.
As you can see there is a lot to do and cover on that first visit.
What are the treatments like?
With every treatment, I begin by addressing the tight muscles and getting them to relax or at least be more relaxed. I address both the muscles and then the vertebra or the top level and the deeper level.
I have found that when the muscles, and the person, is more relaxed the treatments are more effective and that “correction” can come on much quicker and lasts much longer. I, may, end the session with stretches and ensure that you know how to do these stretches, at home. I perform a mechanical massage and then will adjust the involved vertebra, on everyone who comes in for care. I primarily manually adjust, although I do have and occasionally utilize an adjusting instrument, “Activator” for those who prefer not to hear “the pop.”
I may also utilize Flexion Distraction, the original “Spinal Decompression,” which is designed to treat the discs and vertebra within the lower back.
How much is an average visit?
That is an involved answer, as you can see from the answer to “What is the first visit like?” the first visit is very involved, and is the more costly visit. The average cost of the first visit is $120.
Individual treatments may range from $55 to $100, depending upon the complexity of the treatment. The most common fee is $55.
If insurance is involved the cost may vary depending on your coverage and the fees allowed by your particular insurance. It is always wise to check, directly, with your personal health insurance to discover how “Chiropractic is covered.”