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What is chiropractic? How does it work?

During your initial visit, you will receive a thorough assessment of your nerves, muscles, bones and joints. That assessment will inform everything we do to relieve your pain and get you moving toward wellness. And don’t worry—if we aren’t able to help you, we’ll connect you with a health-care provider who can. Chiropractic is a type of health care that focuses on the bones, nerves, and muscles of the body.  The word “chiropractic” means “to be done by hand,” and it’s that hands-on approach to health care that defines chiropractic.

Chiropractors use their hands to safely and specifically adjust joints in the spine and other parts of the body. Chiropractic adjustments reduce pain, restore proper nerve function, and improve mobility. In addition to adjustments, chiropractors may also provide soft tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations, fitness coaching and nutritional advice. Their goal is to improve your health without drugs or surgery. Chiropractors are primary care professionals for spinal health and well-being. This means they are licensed doctors that specialize in the bones, nerves and muscles of the body.

Research shows that chiropractic is safe, effective, affordable care for acute and chronic pain. Many patients also experience better sleep, improved digestion, and fewer mood swings.


  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Car accident injury
  • Repetitive motion injury
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Compressed spine
  • Arthritis
  • And much more . . .

Will treatment be covered under my insurance?

Most insurance plans cover chiropractic care, although the level of coverage varies. Your carrier, plan, deductible and copay are all factors in determining coverage. We can discuss cost and payment options with you. 

What will my out-of-pocket cost be?

Your out-of-pocket cost will depend on the coverage provided by your insurance plan and the variety of services you receive during your visit. The national median out-of-pocket cost for a chiropractic adjustment is $35.

Military Care Program

In support of our military, Hapeman Rodriguez offers complimentary care for qualified, active-duty military personnel without chiropractic benefits*, including those in active-duty with the National Guard or Reserves. Complimentary care includes:

  • Chiropractic clinical care
  • Comprehensive physical examination