Frequently Asked Questions

Can Chiropractic Care Help Me?

Many health conditions respond favorably to chiropractic care.  Some of the most common complaints relieved naturally with chiropractic treatment include:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Disc irritation
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Low back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Muscle tension and stiffness
  • Leg and arm pain
  • Pregnancy back pain
  • Whiplash
  • TMJ pain
  • Sinus congestion
  • Earaches
  • Colicky babies
  • Injuries at work
  • Auto injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis pain

Is Chiropractic Care Safe?

Chiropractic care is among the safest of the healing arts. Drs. Tonya and Shane use the smallest amount of non-traumatic force necessary to restore normal motion and position of your spinal bones and other joints. As a general rule, the only side effects of quality chiropractic care are reduced pain, increased range-of-motion, and decreased muscle tension and stiffness.

What Are My Payment Options?

Our goal is to deliver excellent care at reasonable costs. Chiropractic care gets results faster and is generally less expensive than other medical treatments. Per-visit costs are typically lower for chiropractors than for other providers.

Capital Chiropractic is a select provider for:

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Sanford Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Great-West Health Care
  • UMR

We submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your health benefits. We accept:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid in North Dakota
  • Medicaid in South Dakota
  • Workers' compensation
  • Many other group insurance coverages
  • Personal injury/auto insurance
  • Araz
  • J-Mar Enterprises Inc.
  • The Advantage Ins.

If you are unsure of your coverage, we will be happy to contact your insurance company to check for you.

For patients who do not have insurance, we offer a cash discount if payment is made the day of service. We accept cash, check, or any major credit card.

We will do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want. Payment plans are also available if necessary.

Is It Better To Use Ice Or Heat After An Adjustment?

When in doubt, always use ice.

When heat is applied, it increases blood circulation and in turn produces mild inflammation to the surrounding tissues. Typically when you're in pain, there's already some inflammation present. Applying heat in this case is like “putting fire on fire.” Even though it may feel wonderful, you'll pay for it in the hours following.

Ice, on the other hand, functions as an anti-inflammatory agent and natural pain reliever. You should typically apply ice at 20 minute intervals 3–4 times during the day. But you'll get the most benefit if you apply more frequently during the day.

Will I Be Sore After My First Adjustment?

The correct answer is possibly.

Our bodies are used to being in a comfort zone. Once we inflict change to our bodies, even though it’s a positive change, they'll usually put up some form of resistance. For the first 24–48 hours after the first adjustment, you can typically expect some ups and downs. You may have times during the day that you feel great, other times you may feel worse. This is your body’s way of acclimating to the new change and new position that it is in.

How severe your condition is and how much pain and discomfort you were experiencing before the adjustment can also affect the level of potential discomfort. We will typically give you home recommendations, like increasing your fluids or using ice, to help alleviate any discomfort.