New Patient Center
Welcome to the Active Life Chiropractic new patient center!
We understand that arriving at a doctors office for the first time can be nerve racking. Filling out paperwork, learning new faces and names, and getting to know your way around the office can be an overwhelming experience.
That’s why at Active Life Chiropractic our aim is to remove any stress or causing unnecessary tension and to make you feel comfortable. In this area of the website you will be able to take care of items necessary for your visit prior to arriving, in the comfort of your own home.
Q) What is chiropractic? Chiropractic is a safe, natural, drugless method of healing that is utilized by millions of people of all ages. Chiropractic utilizes the inborn healing powers of the body to allow an individual to function at their maximum potential. A chiropractic adjustment removes interference in the nervous system by correcting misalignments in the spine (called vertebral subluxations) in order to allow this complete expression of health. Chiropractic is a different approach to health care; it is not a treatment for disease or conditions. Everybody deserves a healthy spine that is free of nerve interference. At Active Life Chiropractic, we recognize the body’s own natural recuperative powers to heal and rejuvenate itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
Q) How long is the first visit? Upon arrival you will be asked to complete a patient history form that will include pertinent information concerning your health and your reason for seeking care. You will be given a chiropractic examination, computerized spinal scan, and spinal x-rays (if necessary). This first visit will take about 45-90 minutes depending on your past & current health history, as well as your age.
Q) How long are subsequent visits? On the second & third visit, the doctor will discuss the findings determined from your exam, and a personalized care plan will be tailored for you. Depending on your goals for care, we will give you an estimate of how long it will take to make any spinal corrections, we will discuss home exercises and stretches, and will make recommendations. Any fees will be discussed then as well. In general, every visit after that will be shorter depending on your personal situation.
Q) Why should I see a chiropractor if I don’t have any pain? Most if not all health problems begin long before any symptoms develop. Only 1/10th of the function of your nervous system is for sensation, the other 9/10th is for function of all the organs, glands and muscles in your body. In other words, you could have a lot of dysfunction going on and experience no pain at all! This is where the Insight Millenium computerized scan helps us determine the health of your nervous system (see First Visit). In addition, pain is different from person to person depending on tolerance levels. In many disease processes, pain is the last thing to appear and the first thing to go away.
Q) Once I get adjusted, do I have to go for the rest of my life? This all depends on your personal health care goals, and we will take care of you whatever that decision may be. Regular preventive chiropractic care is a wise investment in your health. We hope that you find or come to see the benefit in our belief that early prevention-based care is easier and less costly than acute, relief-based treatment that is delayed because warning signs that were ignored. That is why we encourage maintenance and wellness care on a schedule that is appropriate for each individual. This is similar to eating healthy and getting exercise, something that must be done on a regular basis in order to reap the greatest benefits.
Once your relief care is completed, your chiropractor will suggest a schedule for corrective care, and then finally you will be recommended for a wellness and preventative care program. This is similar to going to the dentist for regular check-ups and cleaning, or to changing the oil in your car every 3000 miles. Occasionally, some people may need to have maintenance adjustments as often as once a week. Others may need to go as little as once a quarter. Your Doctor will make a recommendation based on their findings from your history, examinations, and prognosis. This will vary person-to-person depending on your past and current health history. Of course, how long you chose to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
Q) Do children need chiropractic care? Yes, Chiropractic adjustments to children are very gentle and effective. Even the so-called “normal” birth experience can subject a newborn’s delicate spine to excessive pressure and stress, causing spinal nerve interference. A chiropractic adjustment removes this spinal nerve interference by gently correcting misalignments in the spine (called vertebral subluxations). This nerve interference can affect the infant’s ability to express health to his/her fullest potential.
Childhood is a very active time. Running, jumping, falls and accidents are all part of a normal childhood and yet they can cause spinal misalignments. Many parents may believe the children are fine because there is no external evidence of injury or obvious symptom. However, resulting spinal injuries are often overlooked and many times are left uncorrected. These subluxations can block the natural flow of life across the nerves to any part of the body.
Dr. Stone has attended hundreds of hours in post-graduate education, and is certified in Pediatrics through the Academy of Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P. certified) and is a Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (F.I.C.P.A.).
Q) Can pregnant women get adjusted? Yes. Studies show that women are able to carry and deliver their babies with more comfort when receiving chiropractic care. These adjustments are specifically tailored to the pregnant woman. Correcting vertebral subluxation ensures that both the expectant mother and her unborn child have the best opportunity to have a healthy pregnancy and birth. We believe strongly in the benefits of chiropractic care to the mother and unborn child. Please click on our link Pregnancy and Chiropractic for more information.
Dr. Stone has attended dozens of seminars in caring for pregnant women, and is also certified in The Webster’s Technique, She is also certified in the Webster’s Technique, a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment, primarily for pregnant women. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved.
Q) Do you accept insurance? Many insurance plans cover our services though it is for acute care only, not “maintenance” or chronic type conditions. If you have coverage, the type of coverage depends on your individual policy. It is your responsibility to know your exact coverage. Once at our office, we will contact your insurance company to find out what your specific coverage is, your yearly deductible if there is one, and whether that deductible has been met. In many cases, you are responsible for a deductible and a portion of the fee not covered by your contract.
Q) What if I don’t have insurance or don’t have coverage for chiropractic care? If you do not have insurance, or your insurance does not cover chiropractic care, or you are a “maintenance/wellness patient”, you will be given the opportunity to get involved in a program that makes the care you need available at affordable fees. Preferred Chiropractic Doctor (PCD) is a membership organization for patients that allows them to receive care at more affordable rates from participating PCD Providers. Our office is a participating member of PCD. Through PCD, you will receive discounted rates at our office. See our office or www.bewell2.com for more details.
FEES AND INSURANCE:
Many insurance plans cover our services though the type of coverage depends on your individual policy. If you have coverage, we will only bill your insurance if it is an acute condition, not a chronic issue or for maintenance care. Once in our office, our office will contact your insurance company to find out what your specific coverage is, your yearly deductible, and whether that deductible has been met. In many cases, you are responsible for a deductible and a portion of the fee not covered by your contract. If your insurance does cover chiropractic care, we will file your insurance forms for you. You encourage you to call the insurance company yourself to find out what your exact coverage is.
We are currently in-network providers with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and United Healthcare. If other insurance companies (Humana, Cigna, etc.) have chiropractic coverage for “out of network” providers, we still will be able to accept your insurance and file for you.
We also accept some auto accident cases & work with some local attorneys, please call us for details to discuss your particular case.
If you do not have insurance, or your insurance does not cover chiropractic care, or you are a maintenance/wellness patient, you will be given the opportunity to get involved in a program that makes the care you need available at affordable fees. Preferred Chiropractic Doctor (PCD) is a membership organization for patients that allow them to receive care at more affordable rates from participating PCD Providers. Our office is a participating member of PCD. Through PCD, you will receive discounted rates at our office. See our office or www.bewell2.com for more details.
Payment for all services are due at the time chiropractic care is rendered, unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
Our focus at Active Life Chiropractic is to actively help you and your family in taking responsibility for your health and wellness. We assist and guide you to take the time to care for the important people in your world: you and your family. In an effort to make living the wellness lifestyle as easy and affordable as possible, we can create a customized family plan that is specific to you and your family.
Stone Family Chiropractic Center offers our patient form(s) online so they can be completed it in the convenience of your own home or office.
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- Download the necessary form(s), print it out and fill in the required information.
- Fax us your printed and completed form(s) or bring it with you to your appointment.
New Patient Health History
These forms lets us know the history and current state of your health. What questions, concerns, goals, regarding wellness can we help you with? Let us know!
New Patient Health History Form (for all new patients age 18 and over)
Teen Health History Form (for all new patients age 10-17)
Pediatric Health History Form (for all new patients under 10 years old)
New Massage Patient History form
This form is for anyone who has never received a massage in our office and wants to. You do not have to be a chiropractic patient to receive a massage. The purpose of this form is to learn about your massage needs.