frequently asked questions
ABOUT OUR CLINIC
Welcome to the Advantage Chiropractic frequently asked questions page. Here in New Berlin, WI we offer specialized care to guide you to optimal health and well-being. We address various queries about chiropractic care including the conditions we treat and the safety of our techniques. Our aim is to furnish you with the necessary information to make informed health decisions.
Feel free to explore this page to learn about the services we offer. These are designed to enhance your health by optimizing nervous system function. Whether you are a newcomer or considering chiropractic care we are here to assist you at every step. At Advantage Chiropractic in New Berlin we are dedicated to helping you lead a happier healthier life.
Chiropractic Care FAQs
What conditions do chiropractors treat?
Our chiropractors can help with a variety of musculoskeletal problems including back and neck pain, sciatica, arthritis, headaches, sports injuries, pregnancy-related pain, TMJ dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more. We focus on issues related to the spine, joints, and nerves.
How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between your spine and nervous system. Misalignments in your spine can interfere with proper nerve communication. Adjustments realign your spine to take pressure off nerves, restoring function.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
When performed by a licensed chiropractor, adjustments are extremely safe. Most patients feel little discomfort, at most some temporary soreness. Serious complications are very rare. Our doctors take every precaution for your safety.
When will I start to feel better?
Some patients experience immediate pain relief and improved mobility after their first adjustment. More significant, lasting benefits tend to occur gradually over multiple visits. Let your chiropractor know how symptoms change.
What happens during a chiropractic appointment?
Appointments start with a consultation to identify your concerns. You’ll then receive a tailored adjustment using gentle techniques. Your chiropractor may also recommend exercises, stretching, or soft tissue work.
How many appointments will I need?
The number of visits depends on your individual condition. For chronic issues, we typically recommend starting with 2-3 visits per week for 4-6 weeks. Some patients may only need a few sessions, others may choose ongoing maintenance care.
Can chiropractic help issues besides back pain?
Yes, chiropractic care focuses on your overall health by optimizing nervous system function. It can help issues ranging from joint pain to ear infections, and even immune function, digestion, and headache relief.
Should I see a chiropractor before my medical doctor?
We suggest seeing your medical doctor first to rule out any underlying conditions. Chiropractic care complements medical treatment well, so work with both providers for comprehensive care.
New Patient FAQs
What can I expect during my first chiropractic appointment?
Your first visit will last 30-60 minutes and include a consultation, exam, and initial treatments. We’ll discuss your health goals, perform neurological and spinal exams, take x-rays, and provide adjustments or other therapies.
What exams will you perform?
We’ll do a neurological exam checking nerve communication, a spinal exam assessing alignment, and motion study x-rays to comprehensively evaluate your spine.
Should I complete intake forms in advance?
Yes, completing forms online prior to your visit saves time. We have adult and pediatric forms available on our new patient page.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
Please bring a photo ID, insurance card if applicable, and payment method. This allows us to quickly handle paperwork and focus on your care.
How long do follow-up appointments take?
Follow-up sessions are shorter, usually 5-10 minutes. These appointments are for providing ongoing adjustments and treatments as part of your care plan.
Clinic Accessibility & Amenities FAQs
How accessible is your clinic?
Our clinic is conveniently located on the ground floor, making it easily accessible for all patients. We proudly meet ADA standards for accessibility.
What parking options do you offer?
We have free parking right in front of our door for easy access. If that lot is full, additional parking is available behind our building.
What is your waiting area like?
Our lobby has a comfortable, well-lit seating area so you can relax before your appointment. We aim to create a welcoming environment.
Are your treatment rooms easily accessible?
Yes, our treatment rooms are conveniently located so you can transition smoothly from the waiting area into your appointment.
What amenities do you offer in your lobby?
We have complimentary refreshments, relaxing music, TV, free Wi-Fi, and a kid-friendly play area in our lobby for your enjoyment.
Chiropractic Techniques FAQs
What is Torque Release Technique?
TRT is a gentle, non-invasive chiropractic method that uses a handheld device called the Integrator to correct spinal misalignments and improve nervous system function without cracking or twisting. Learn more specific details on our technique page.
How does TRT work?
The Integrator applies precise, light force to targeted areas of the spine, releasing muscle tension and realigning joints. This restores proper communication between the nerves and brain.
What conditions does TRT help?
TRT can relieve back/neck pain, headaches, neuropathy, sciatica, injuries, prenatal discomfort, pediatric issues, poor posture, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and more.
What happens in a TRT session?
Your chiropractor will perform an exam to identify areas of tension, then gently adjust those spots using the Integrator tool while you lay face-down. Sessions take 5-10 minutes.
Insurance and Billing FAQs
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, we proudly accept most major insurance plans and work with both in-network and out-of-network coverage. We’re also happy to verify your benefits. For more details about insurance and billing please visit this page.
What insurance plans do you accept?
We accept most major insurance plans including PPOs, HMOs, Medicare, and workers’ compensation. Contact us to verify your specific plan. We work with both in-network and out-of-network coverage.
What are my self-pay options?
For uninsured patients, we offer affordable options like paying per visit, setting up a monthly payment plan, or purchasing discounted visit packages. Our staff will help find the right fit.
Can I set up a payment plan?
Absolutely, we offer customized monthly payment plans to fit every budget so you can get the care you need. Our staff will confidently work with you.
How much does a typical visit cost?
Costs vary depending on your treatments. Initial exams are more; follow-ups are shorter. We provide estimates after your first consultation. Please call to discuss costs.
What does the new patient special include?
For $49, the special includes your consultation, exam, digital x-rays, neurological evaluation, and spinal exam. This allows us to evaluate and diagnose your condition.
Who qualifies for the new patient special?
This offer is intended as an introduction to our clinic for those considering chiropractic care for the first time. It’s only for new patients.
How long will the special last?
We currently have availability for new patients to take advantage of the savings. Reach out soon to ensure you secure the discounted rate.
How did Advantage Chiropractic get started?
Advantage Chiropractic was founded in 2017 by Dr. Evan and Dr. Zach, childhood friends from Oshkosh, WI who shared a passion for health and chiropractic care. Their journey began by seeking chiropractic treatment for sports injuries. Learn more about us here.
What is your mission and values?
Our mission is to give our patients the ultimate advantage in life through specialized chiropractic care. We prioritize family, love, proactive health, honesty, balance, and excellence.
What training do your doctors have?
Our chiropractors have specialized expertise including board certification in chiropractic and neuropathy, advanced training in Torque Release Technique, nutrition certification, sports chiropractic, and more.
How can chiropractic care help relieve my neuropathy symptoms?
Our doctors use gentle techniques like the Torque Release Technique to improve communication between your nerves and brain, providing natural pain relief and restoring sensation.
What are the most common causes of neuropathy that you treat?
We frequently treat neuropathy caused by diabetes, chemotherapy, injuries, nutritional deficiencies, alcoholism, autoimmune disorders, and idiopathic causes when no origin is found.
What areas of the body do you provide neuropathy treatment for?
We can effectively treat neuropathic conditions affecting the hands, feet, arms, legs, and other extremities including issues like carpal tunnel syndrome.
When can I expect to start seeing results from neuropathy treatment?
Many patients experience some relief immediately, but more significant improvement often takes several weeks of consistent care. Let your chiropractor know how symptoms change.
What does a typical neuropathy treatment session involve?
Your customized treatment plan may include spinal adjustments, extremity adjustments, soft tissue work, therapeutic exercises, lifestyle advice, and managing inflammation.
Are there risks or side effects to neuropathy treatments?
Risks are very rare but can include mild soreness or temporary symptom flare-ups as nerves heal. Your chiropractor will take every precaution for your safety.
Conditions Treated FAQs
What types of neuropathy do you treat?
We help relieve diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, compressed nerve neuropathy, and more using gentle techniques to improve nerve function and reduce discomfort.
How can you help with neck pain?
We treat all kinds of neck problems including tech neck, whiplash injuries, muscle strain, disc issues like herniations, spinal arthritis, and more using customized treatment plans.
What causes of back pain do you treat?
We address all sources of back problems including sciatica, strained muscles, spinal stenosis, slipped discs, and more. Our goal is to reduce discomfort and improve mobility.
What kinds of headaches do you help with?
We provide relief for migraines, tension headaches, cervicogenic headaches originating in the neck, and more through skilled spinal adjustments and soft tissue work.
How do you treat sciatic nerve pain?
We offer customized treatment programs to reduce sciatica discomfort caused by herniated discs, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, and other compression issues affecting the largest nerve.
Can you help sports-related injuries?
Yes, our doctors have firsthand sports injury experience. We help athletes rebound from dislocations, tendonitis, sprains, fractures, and more to get them performing their best again.
Do you treat auto accident injuries?
Absolutely. We correct issues like whiplash, sprains, and spinal misalignments from car collisions using gentle techniques to help you regain mobility and reduce lingering pain.
What are your hours of operation?
Our clinic hours are: Monday: 10am-1pm, 3pm-6pm
Tuesday: 3pm-6pm Wednesday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-6pm Thursday: 10am-1pm, 3pm-6pm Friday: By appointment
What is the best way to contact the clinic?
You can reach us by phone at (262) 320-3245. For non-urgent inquiries, emailing [email protected] is best.
Where are you located?
We are conveniently located at 17047 W Greenfield Ave, New Berlin, WI 53151.
Do you offer virtual or telehealth appointments?
We focus on in-person care at this time to provide hands-on chiropractic treatment. However, we’re happy to answer questions virtually when possible.
Can I schedule an appointment online?
Yes, you can request appointments online through our website anytime. Or call us at (262) 320-3245 to schedule over the phone.
What appointment availability do you currently have?
We currently have openings for new patients. Give us a call or request an appointment online to come in as soon as this week!
How far in advance can I book an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment with us up to 2-3 months out. For earlier availability, we recommend contacting us 1-2 weeks ahead of time.