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How Much Does a Chiropractor Cost?

 
 average costRange: $34-$106 
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  Typical costs:
  • Fees per chiropractic session average $65 for a general vertebrae adjustment, according to a recent survey in Chiropractic Economics magazine.
  • Sessions can range from $34 to $106 per session depending on where you live, how many regions of the spine a chiropractor services and whether exams are required.
  • Average fees are highest in the South, around $70 per session, and lowest in the Midwest, at $60. New patients should expect to pay slightly more on their first visit, from $61 to $161, because an overall health consultation is usually required. Chiropractors charge additional fees for X-rays, which can range from $44 to $159.
  • Most health insurance plans cover some level of chiropractic care, and treatment is also a tax-deductible medical expense, according to the American Chiropractic Association[1] (ACA). Many chiropractors accept insurance or payment plans.
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What should be included:
  • The cost of most general chiropractic sessions includes an adjustment of the vertebrae. Using their hands and arms, doctors apply force to the back and neck to realign joints and relieve pressure or pain, according to the ACA.
  • The length and frequency of sessions depends on the severity of a patient's need. Patients sometimes experience a brief period of soreness after an adjustment, which generally goes away within a day or two.
Additional costs:
  • Some chiropractors offer additional services, or modalities, to treat chronic ailments and reduce tension. In a recent survey of 365 chiropractors, around 48 percent said they offer massage and 15 percent offer acupuncture, according to Chiropractic Economics.
  • Chiropractors charge an average of $42 for a massage therapy session, where they apply pressure to the body's muscles and soft tissue.
  • Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese practice of inserting needles into the body's pressure points to manipulate its energy. Acupuncturists charge $100 to $150 for an initial visit, which generally includes a consultation, and around $65 for follow-up visits.
Discounts:
  • Doctors who operate cash-only practices typically charge less, an average of $57 per session, because they are not concerned about what percentage of reimbursement they will receive from insurance companies, according to the Chiropractic Economics survey.
  • Chiropractors who have a single practice typically charge less, around $63 per session, as opposed to doctors who work in a medical group and charge an average of $70.
Shopping for a chiropractor:
  • The first step is finding the right doctor. Ask relatives or friends for a recommendation. The American Chiropractic Association offers a directory of members[2] .
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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Amount: $130.00 per session
Posted by: sussangeorgia in Columbus, GA.Posted: November 2nd, 2016 10:11AM
Firm or Practice: Georgia
I paid 130 for my first consultation. Then I paid 689 before leaving. That covered blood tests and my next visit, which would be a series of tests, such as the electricity sensitivity test. Today I paid 135 for an adjustment on my feet and I had to another 135 for next week's adjustment on whatever he says. He is holistic and I have been thousands on allopathic doctors. I want out of AMA medicine, so now this is fine. I will complain If I don't feel better and will praise him if I do.
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Cost in Mount Prospect IL
Amount: $491.54 per session
Posted by: Nancy Oppasser in Mount prospect, IL.Posted: October 18th, 2016 11:10AM
Firm or Practice: Jeffey Collins Chirorpractic Services
I went to 8 sessions with Dr. Jeffrey Collins and my total bill was about 4,000.00 I think he is ripping me off. Any comments how to handle this?
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Great Experience!!
Amount: $30.00 per session
Posted by: BiTtAnY2015 in Avondale, AZ.Posted: September 23rd, 2015 09:09AM
Firm or Practice: Healthy Spines Chriorpactic
Dr. Heather was warm and freindly. I will be coming back again that is for sure. She took her time in the exam and her adjustment was not rough. I was scared to go back to the chiropractor but I'm not scared to go back to Dr. Heather :)
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Meh
Amount: $150.00 per session
Posted by: Not made of money in Portland, OR.Posted: August 18th, 2015 07:08AM
Firm or Practice: Burland Chiropractic
I found her because she was near my office and my SI joint and neck were really bothering me. I may also have fibromyalgia but the back and neck pain was making everything very tender to the touch so she wanted to do adjustments with a tool and not manually. Fine. She charged *PER VERTEBRAE* for that service and charged for heat, etc. I have insurance, after insurance my first visit was $132. I said I thought this was high since I was used to paying $53 across the same town - including massage - and the receptionist argued with me instead of trying to show me why the service could possibly cost that much. I decided to go back for the second treatment, with massage, and the bill was $202 - again, after insurance. My right leg was also numb for two days and I had a migraine from the moment I stood up from the table as well, so I won't be going back there. : service in 2015, not 2014
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Auto accident cost
Amount: $0.00 per session
Posted by: P.I Chiropractor in Saint Louis, MO.Posted: June 14th, 2015 05:06PM
Firm or Practice: Chiropractor
I am a chiropractor who runs a very busy P.I practice. I am sorry to inform you that $100 per visit on a lien basis is cheap and that $100 can usually be negotiated at settlement time. In my state chiropractors charge about $190 a visit for P.I cases, but when settlement time comes they may average like $100 a visit-it just depends on the amount of the settlement.
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rear ended car accident
Amount: $100.00 per session
Posted by: Karen D. in Santa Rosa, CA.Posted: May 22nd, 2015 12:05PM
Firm or Practice: Harvey. E
Hi I was in a rear end car accident and the other persons insurance is covering me for all treatment, I've had about 13 sessions with this chiropractor. The insurance recently got the bill from him and based on that they are offering me compensation, which is not a lot, and my back is still in pain. I wont be able to afford to go back to him. I think this is way over priced. Please help and advise on what i should do. I still have the case open so before i close the case i need to see what i can do to insure my future care for my back.
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What to look for in chiropractic
Amount: $40.00 per session
Posted by: Dr. J. in San Diego, CA.Posted: May 10th, 2015 08:05AM
Firm or Practice: Xyz
Hello, I stumbled onto this site by accident. I am a chiropractor. Best way to be happy is ask a friend or family member who they go to and are they happy with the Doctor... Look at their reviews, I always do when it comes to anything. I charge $50 a visit here in San Diego and that is considered usual and customary for this area and I still am on the low side. I do not charge for therapies. I believe therapy helps aid in recovery. I see one person is upset with the one Doctor in Cranberry, sorry you are unhappy but enoungh. Fibromyalgia is first very difficult to diagnose and some don't respond. I am sorry for you. I hope this may help some of you. I will not leave my Bus. Name only because I don't want to look like I am advertising. Chiropractic is very safe contrary to what some say.
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Chiropractic works, but beware of crooks
Amount: $45.00 per session
Posted by: Awesome chiropractor in Coldwater, MI.Posted: January 31st, 2015 08:01AM
Firm or Practice: Hammel Chiropractic
We have had chiropractors in our town get in trouble for fraudulent charging. My chiropractor keeps my spine in good shape for a reasonable price. Before getting adjustments, I was in pain all the time. He now has me on a vitamin that has really helped my upset stomach.
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Amazing Chiropractor
Amount: $35.00 per session
Posted by: Jordyn2015 in Irvine, CA.Posted: January 21st, 2015 04:01PM
Firm or Practice: Lee Wellness Center
Gave me a student discount came in feeling a lot of back pain. Got right to the problem explained everything and gave me an adjustment. Thank you my life is almost pain free after so many years of pain. Affordable and totally shows he cares.
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The Joint the Chiropractic Place
Amount: $19.00 per session
Posted by: a user in Apple Valley & Eagan, MN.Posted: December 26th, 2014 08:12AM
Firm or Practice: Firm
This clinic is what is need in this industry. I don't have to mess with insurance and overcharging for care. The doctor was very professional. I have had a chronic neck issue in where I need adjustments monthly. It's price right and easy with no appointments. Thanks for the care Dr.Dan.
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Chiropractic Adjustments
Amount: $25.00 per session
Posted by: Cocoe in Medina, OH.Posted: November 4th, 2014 05:11AM
Firm or Practice: Dr. Bogazot (Affordable Chiro Care)
Amazing, This doctor has a small office with very little overhead expenses. FANTASTIC adjustment. Wasn't rushed and felt great afterwards. This chiropractor is awesome.....Thank you so much Dr. Bogazot
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shoulder
Amount: $65.00 per session
Posted by: powell in SARASOTA, FL.Posted: July 5th, 2014 12:07PM
Firm or Practice: rowe family chiro
after 11 treatments shoulder got worse,out 800.00
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Great Chiropractic experiance
Amount: $40.00 per session
Posted by: Happy Chiropractic Patient in Great Falls, MT.Posted: March 25th, 2014 04:03PM
Firm or Practice: Kuka Chiropractic
Love this office Dr. Kuka takes the time to get to know you and get all the history on your back. I was in her office the 1st time for an Hour the the follow-ups took aprox. 15 to 20 min. First visit was 170.00 the after that depending on how many areas she adjusted it was 40 to 50
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Many different philosophies
Amount: $0.00 per session
Posted by: Take an active role! in LaCrosse, WI.Posted: January 30th, 2014 08:01AM
Firm or Practice: CPT
Be aware there are many different philosophies in chiropractic. From you only need manipulation (but you need 40 of them) to you only need to come in for manipulation when you feel you need to (No plan of care at all). True manipulation to simple snapping with a small impact tool.
Many DCs now provide a quality treatment plan that sets goals to be met, includes various therapies as needed and most importantly shows the patient exercises that can be performed at home and/or work.
My recommendation? Look for a DC that has a reasonable plan to get you better and shows you exercises that you can continue performing the 'keep yourself better' rather than having to 'keep coming back' indefinitely.
If you need care again due to a new injury or flare up of a chronic problem then additional treatment may be necessary. You, however, need to take an active role in your own care. Find a DC that will do this.
Cost is overall less as you don't have to keep coming back.
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Headaches and neck pain
Amount: $0.00 per session
Posted by: Mountain Laurie in Cranberry Twp, PA.Posted: September 29th, 2013 03:09PM
Firm or Practice: All Chiropractors, C.C C.
My experience A good experience. .I would like to comment on the fact,that Chiropractors have a special way of getting rid of Headaches,when in pain.But you do have to keep going their if your pain is ( chronic ) for this or permanent, if you choose to go.It can be costly.(Especially if you have to watch your Insurance.) It helps for Myofascial Pain Syndrome,but mine came back.Many issues bring my Pain back. ( No cures as of yet.)But if you need help right away,(Advil is a good choice to take in a emergency situation.I am sure their are a good number of ( Chiropractors ) that do get rid of Headaches and neck pain,(tender points going down the neck.) and also Cranberry Chiropractic Clinic included.
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Headaches and neck pain
Amount: $0.00 per session
Posted by: Mountain Laurie in Cranberry Twp, PA.Posted: September 29th, 2013 03:09PM
Firm or Practice: All Chiropractors, C.C C.
My experience A good experience. .I would like to comment on the fact,that Chiropractors have a special way of getting rid of Headaches,when in pain.But you do have to keep going their if your pain is ( chronic ) for this or permanent, if you choose to go.It can be costly.(Especially if you have to watch your Insurance.) It helps for Myofascial Pain Syndrome,but mine came back.Many issues bring my Pain back. ( No cures as of yet.)But if you need help right away,(Advil is a good choice to take in a emergency situation.I am sure their are a good number of ( Chiropractors ) that do get rid of Headaches and neck pain,(tender points going down the neck.) and also Cranberry Chiropractic Clinic included.
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Chirropractic
Amount: $20.00 per session
Posted by: Spirit in the Sky in Cranberry Twp, PA.Posted: August 1st, 2013 04:08PM
Firm or Practice: Cranberry chiropractic Clinic
My experience with this Clinic was in thee long run,very deceiving, and very hurtful.I was taken and hurt horribly.Their is a spirit in the Sky that definitely knows the truth.This Clinic built my Trust up with them.I believed them.After finding out thee truth of all issues involved and ethics, I was shocked beyond belief.I have a incurable illness that only the spirit in the sky can cure.It is called Post-Traumactic Fibromyalgia(it is nerve damage).I felt at thee end that I was taken just as a used piece of rope.I was also told,that Physical Therapy would not really help.Yet this Practioner has Physical Therapy now as a service.I cannot explain all medical issues etc, here. A Nerologist,Rumatologist, will tell everything.But all input is good.But they specialize in this kind of illness,along with orthers.I will not say nothing bad,the spirit in the sky will take care of this not so nice Clinic,that earned my Trust,than torn it in half.Please do your research,if you desire,before going here.Good-Luck Patients.Make sure you get your pillow!
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honesty intrgrity and values
Amount: $5,000.00 per session
Posted by: Ian Dilbert PhD in Westlake Village, CA.Posted: June 22nd, 2013 04:06PM
Firm or Practice: Dr. Henry Press
I had a group of torn neck muscles from a car crash. My orthopedist wanted to do surgery, a release he said. I heard Dr. Henry Press speak to a veterans group on PTS and how we physically manifest pain absent physical trauma or accumulative micro trauma. He cured my condition in 9months. I'm a microbiology professor and without him I would have had to retire
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Chiropractic
Amount: $0.00 per session
Posted by: Betrayed in Cranberry Twp, PA.Posted: June 21st, 2013 08:06AM
Firm or Practice: Cranberry chiropractic clinic
My experience with this clinic was ok,at first.I really thought the D.C was heping me.Not true.They were involved in my treatment, for my Insurance scripts nd cash,after learning all about the truth.Also I was told up front one fee,than I was billed doctor visit fees without my knowlege.I only went to this clinic for MyofascialRelease orginally.I have a team of Practioners,I have been dealing with for yrs.They wanted to try to reduce some medicine.They trusted this Practioner at first.Until Spinal Manipulation came into the picture.I did not need it.I have 4 or 5 ,Practioners off the bat that will prove this D.C that he is incorrect.My d.o,was ready to fly through the roof,like Mary Poppins.My husband,at the time really was skeptical.I trusted this D.C.I really thought,that he was trying to help me.I have a non-curable illness called Myofascial Pain syndrome.<Auto accident> No magic wand or trick stick can cure it.I was told all different issues.I know the truth.I have all records..Please be careful,with this Clinic.This is my true experience.I tryed to work thee issues out,but they were in their deception for orther reasons.I have nothing good to say anything about this Clinic,as of now.Their was some good advice but,I can read that advice from a book. I am sorry.I have had no orther problems with any orther Practioners,until I ran into this
clinic,after finding out thee truth of thee matter.
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Sad and True
Amount: $0.00 per session
Posted by: flowers and plants in Cranberry Twp, PA.Posted: May 30th, 2013 10:05AM
Firm or Practice: To all Honest D.Cs
With my true experiences.I went through a very Hurtful and true experience with a local D.C.But I want to give credit to thee Honesty of thee different D.Cs that are trying to really help someone.This was not my case.Their should not be no Hocus-Pocus!like Hocus on Frosty thee snowman. I am sorry.I have Myofascial Pain Syndrome,which their is no cure as of now.Maybe someday reality will come up with a cure.I was hit in a Auto Accident,some time ago.That is how I got it. It is a very painful condition,it can be mild to severe.I need to take medication on a nightly basis.I will be sharing,in time my true way of helping orthers with this true disorder.It takes me longer,to do things but I will never give up! I try and am , to be a Leader.So for thee nice,Honest D.Cs out their,I want to wish you all thee Luck in thee world.Please watch your ethics.I suggest,just suggest to stay competitive with thee Economy.Please watch for my tips.I am sorry to say,in all occupations,it is a shame when someone ruins it for thee orther.Be fair Dcs and Honest.I know your out their.I found out to late. Thank-You.
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Charging prices without being told
Amount: $45.00 per session
Posted by: Smiling Faces in Cranberry Twp, PA.Posted: May 18th, 2013 12:05AM
Firm or Practice: Cranberry Chiropractic
I was Overcharged for invoicing.I went to this Clinic for Treatment for Mayofascial release without Modalities.I was told,this treatment with modalities,would get you better faster however,my treatment will still work without the modalities.That was certainly incorrect.I have Chronic Diffuse Myofascial Pain Syndrome,created from a Auto Accident..Therapy in a Very warm water Physical Therapy swimming pool definitely will help this condition.Thee only Item you need is a 89 degree pool.Luckily I finally checked my Invoices for about 13 0r 14 visits.This Clinic which is speaking of my experience would have kept billing me and my Insurance Co.Believe me,I definitely know thee Monoply game.This is a very sad and true issue that has happened to me here at this Clinic.I was not told up front of what and how much,I was going to be Invoiced for.I am so glad,I checked into it.I would suggest to ask for pricing up front.Than get receipts.If I would have not checked into this Board Game,I would have been possibly depleted of my Funds.Their is a very good song called Smiling Faces.Listen to thee Lyrics.It is a little older of a song but it is one of my favorites.This is my true experience with this clinic.When I discovered thee Truth,it stopped though.I wonder why?I was also ordered a pillow,I did not even know of until a Year later about that Issue.They billed my Insurance Co.without permission.I found out by accident about thee pillow,that I was supposed to receive one.I did get it but only because I checked into thee Invoices.I admit I was native.No more!Please listen to Smiling Faces.
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