Question: Once you start going to a chiropractor, do you have to keep going for the rest of your life?
Of course not. Your doctor will recommend an appropriate course of care to meet your specific needs.
As a preventative therapy, Chiropractic patients are advised to consult with their Chiropractic doctor twice per year, much for the same reasons people eat right, exercise, brush their teeth, go to the dentist or take vitamins for the rest of their lives… because it is good for you!
Additionally, research on Chiropractic care indicates utilization for long term benefits are appropriate for chronic and degenerative conditions. However, how long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is completely up to you. You can choose to discontinue your chiropractic care just like you can choose to never brush your teeth again. It depends on your personal health goals.
Question: Should I continue Chiropractic care if I don’t have any symptoms and I feel better?
Yes. Your Chiropractic doctor is an injury specialist, and you can be assured they will recommend the proper timing of care to correct your short term symptoms (pain) and correct needed joint stabilization to prevent relapse.
It has been our experience that those who stop care when they are “feeling fine” return with the same degeneration which brought them to our office in the first place… only it has gotten worse. On the other hand, those patients who follow recommendations, find their health problems rarely return and they enjoy a higher quality of life and health.
Question: What services do you provide?
Our doctors provide comprehensive care for muscle, joint, and spinal conditions. Specialty care offered through the providers at Heritage Integrative Healthcare also include the evaluation of digestive and glandular function that influences the healing process of muscle, joint and spine.
Please click on our ‘How we can help’ tab or ‘Diagnostic & Exam’ tab for more information.
Question: Other than chiropractic, what else do you do?
Our doctors understand both rehabilitation and the influence of complicating health issues such as poor digestion, chronic inflammation, and slow metabolism. If you have experienced poor healing despite therapy or non-responding conditions, our Kinesiology evaluation and Integrative Healthcare approach offers hope.
In addition to our extensive nutritional training, we offer patients metabolism analysis allowing our team of providers to make specific supplement recommendations. Our Registered Nurse, Pam Withee will spend quality time with you, in conjunction with the doctor’s course of care. We believe that no one can be truly healthy without proper nutrition and muscular activity.
Question: What if I do not have Insurance? In today’s economy, many patients have been forced to be ‘self insured’, because of lost benefits or reduced work. If you do not have insurance or you do not have insurance that has chiropractic benefits, affordable integrative healthcare ensures you can still receive the care you need, with the benefit of natural treatment options.
After your visit with the doctor, our office staff will be pleased to provide you a treatment plan, outlining your estimated duration of care and cost. We offer three different payment options, allowing patients to plan and budget for their needed chiropractic care at an extremely affordable price.
Question: Is Chiropractic Care Expensive?
Many studies in recent years show that for Muscle, Joint, and Spine problems, Chiropractic is the most cost-effective option available.
Studies also show that people who utilize regular chiropractic care spend less on all health care expenses because they are healthier and have less illness and injury. In 1992, the Journal of American Health Policy reported that after a review of data from over 2,000,000 users of chiropractic care in the U.S., “chiropractic users tend to have substantially lower health care costs” and “chiropractic care reduces the use of physician and hospital care.” Chiropractic care is truly an investment that brings great returns.
Question: Will my first consultation cost me anything?
No. We offer a complimentary consult, an opportunity to meet with one of our doctors for 20 minutes to discuss your problems and integrative healthcare solutions. At this time our staff will schedule your first examination, a one hour, face to face time with one of our doctors to fully evaluate your condition.Contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation and determine if our office is right for you.
Question: What Should I Expect at My First Visit
Please arrive 15 minutes to your scheduled appointment to fill out our intake paperwork.
During your exam, the doctor will document your medical history, perform a physical exam and ask questions regarding your health history, family history, diet, lifestyle, other treatments and medications. The initial exam may take 60 – 90 minutes and you will be asked to change into exam gown & shorts. In the event x-rays are needed, our Falmouth office has an x-ray machine on site. In Bridgton, x-rays requests will be sent to the local hospital. Based on exam findings, adjustments and therapy are typically not performed during the initial examination, however, at the discretion of the doctor, services may be necessary immediately.
Question: How do I get to your office?
Our Falmouth office is located in West Falmouth, 15 minutes from downtown Portland by Washinton Avenue. Adjacent to Exit 53 of the Maine Turnpike, and 2 miles from Rt. 302 in Westbrook by Brook Road. We are convenient to Scarborough, Cumberland, Freeport and and Gray.
Our Bridgton office is located downtown across from the renowned landmark Reny’s department store ! Together with Richard Bader Physical Therapy, we are convenient to Fryeburgh, Harrison, Raymond, Casco and Windham.
Our Falmouth office is located at 80 Leighton Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.
Our Bridgton office is located at 154 Main Street, Bridgton, ME 04009.
Question: What is the best time to come into your office so that I will have a minimal wait?
Our office tends to be busier early in the morning, during lunchtime, and after work- but that doesn’t mean you will have to wait. We only schedule as many patients as we can comfortably accommodate at a given time and do not double book appointments. For this reason, as an established patient, we encourage you to schedule your appointments in advance to ensure you get the appointment times that are best for you.
To keep our schedule running on time, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes early for your initial visit and five minutes early for all future visits.