Kind of like functional chiros and MD's:www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=3731986/www.functionalmedicine.org/practitioner_search.aspx?id=117
For people not sure about
Functional Medicine MD's are combination Medical Drs and Natural Path Drs, they do Rx and herbs while trying to fix your problems, instead of just treating symptoms like a regular MD. Sometimes they take insurance, but ins doesn't cover "natural medicine".
Functional Chiropractors actually go a little further than their "cracking" colleagues. In the US, all degree-ed chiros learn a lot medically about
the body, just not the surgery stuff. So some with a keen interest in total body health are very similar to a natural path Dr, but usually stick within a few specialties. The difference is chiros cannot (all states?) Rx medicine, only sell or suggest natural products.
As far as adjustments, this is 2016, and many chiros know different forms of soft tissues releases and different low impact joint adjustments - there are huge differences among the different methods. Thats why you talk to a chiro first to see what they do - their websites help a lot too.
Most ins companies have at least limited chiropractor visit coverage, BUT its usually just for body mechanics/adjustments.
I have been going a chiro recently for soft tissue body mechanics, sometimes a full hour. The trick to adjusting stiff joints is they have to loosen up the attaching muscles/tendons first, then they crack you. Cracking a tight muscled lymie just cold out if the blue in 5 min visits is kind of crazy and has limited success.
Insurance generally will not cover healthcare advice from chiropractors, natural-paths or LLMD's who partake in natural medicine. For those who do have coverage for that, please realize how EXTREMELY rare that is and enjoy it now as that will go away in the near future.
For out of pocket costs - Functional medicine chiropractors are usually a little more affordable than Functional Medicine MD's and Natural-path Drs (LLMD's included). Some of the more well known ones ask higher prices- just like other professionals.
Post Edited (astroman) : 11/4/2016 6:51:34 PM (GMT-6)