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Frequently asked questions
Getting started with sports chiropractic treatment
When should I see a sports chiropractor?
Seeking care when back, shoulder, leg or other bodily pain first arises usually makes sports chiropractic treatment less time-intensive and enables continued participation in sports while treating the condition. The highly ethical physicians at Premier Sports & Spine will get to the root cause of the issue and release you from care with the tools to prevent the pain from returning.
What is a sports chiropractic visit like?
Once identified, Premier will create a multipoint treatment plan, which incorporates a variety of evidence-based therapies to treat your injury. Most treatment plans consist of 30-45 minutes of manual therapy, much of which will be soft tissue therapy for the muscles, tendons, and ligaments involved in your injury. Your treatment may also include chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, dry needling or any of the other many sports chiropractic treatments we offer.
At Premier, your experienced sports chiropractic physician conducts all your care. You will never be rushed in and out of the clinic. Our unique approach gets people out of pain and back to their activity faster and more permanently. Twin Cities physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, and even other chiropractors to refer their patients to Premier.
Does going to a sports chiropractor hurt?
If a treatment may be painful, the experienced physicians at Premier Sports & Spine will inform you ahead of time and work within your pain tolerance. During therapy, your doctor will ask you about pressure and how the treatment is feeling. Patients are encouraged to let their doctor know if they would like them to use less pressure or if they are uncomfortable.
At Premier, the patient is always in charge of their treatment, not everyone is adjusted and the doctors are able to use different methods to achieve the same goals if patients are too uncomfortable with a particular procedure.
How often should I see a chiropractor?
At the time of your first visit at Premier Sports & Spine, your chiropractic sports physician will perform a thorough exam to determine the cause of your pain. At this point they will discuss a treatment plan with you. At Premier you will never be pressured into a long-term treatment plan, and the length of your treatment plan will be determined by the diagnosis and pathophysiology of the condition.
As your symptoms begin to subside, your treatment frequency will decrease and you will be given a more in-depth home program to help prevent the symptoms from returning. Once your symptoms are no longer present you will be released from care.
Occasionally, patients choose to visit the clinic for maintenance care if they have a more chronic or permanent condition. This is entirely up to the patient, and you will not be pressured to visit more often than you feel comfortable with.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
Our sports chiropractic physicians have multiple different techniques that can be used to achieve the same goal to improve range of motion and decrease pain. Patients are always asked permission before undergoing a chiropractic adjustment.
What is joint manipulation?
Your visit to Premier Sports & Spine
Are you accepting new patients?
Does Premier Sports & Spine Center take insurance?
During your first visit, Premier will check your benefits and describe your coverage. Our team will also explain any out-of-pocket expenses. Premier will handle the insurance billing for you and make the process as easy as possible.
Please remember that insurance coverage varies based on your health or injury insurance plan. Patients are encouraged to contact their insurance company to understand their covered and out-of-pocket expenses.
Do you take patients who are not athletes?
What types of injuries does Premier treat?
Visit our conditions page for more information about the most common conditions we treat. If you have any questions about your pain, contact us for a more in-depth answer.
Why should I visit Premier Sports & Spine instead of some other chiropractor?
Our focus on athletics means that we understand sports injuries and rehabilitation more holistically and comprehensively than most other chiropractors. We’ve worked with top athletes, including Team USA and the Minnesota Vikings. We’re also trusted advisors to high school sports teams, youth athletic clubs, and many other local organizations.
Finally, every sports chiropractic physician at Premier is highly trained. Each of us have taken post-doctoral training in sports medicine, soft tissue manual therapies, rehabilitation, and diagnostics—so no matter which doctor you see, you know you’re getting the highest quality care.
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