Frequently asked questions


What is the difference between pain chiropractic care and wellness chiropractic care?

Many people only think of going to the Chiropractor when they are in pain. Chiropractic helps by locating and reducing vertebral subluxations which allows your body to function better by decreasing interference to your nerves. Reduction or removal of the vertebral subluxation can alleviate the symptoms of pain but Chiropractic does so much more. Long term Wellness Chiropractic care can benefit you in ways you may not be aware of. A study done by Tapio Videman, tells us that a Subluxation (a joint not in a neutral position which causes disc, muscles, bone and nerve damage) when formed, within 7 days microscopic dengenerative changes will begin and this WILL cause an inescapable PERMANENT DEGENERATIVE progression if it allowed to remain for any longer than 2 WEEKS! This is why we suggest you get weekly spinal check ups! If you want to help prevent advantanced degenerative changes, then join as a member and start seeing the benefits of Wellness Chiropractic today!

I'm a healthy person, why do I need wellness chiropractic care?

As a society, we tend to only look at superficial things unless we start developing symptoms that effect our daily liviing. According to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapy, patients whose primary physician was a Chiropractor experienced: 85% less in pharmceutical costs 62% fewer outpatient surgeries 60% fewer hospital admissions 59% fewer days in the hospital Still not convinced that you could benefit from Wellness Chiropractic care?
In a study done by the Chief of Cancer prevention research at the NY Preventative Medicine Institute, they concluded: Patients that received long-term Wellness Chiropractic care had a: 400% stronger immune system than people with cancer or other serious diseases 200% stronger immune system than people not under Chiropractic care

What restrictions are there for new patients?

In order to be seen at The Back Shak, you must be seeking wellness Chiropractic care. This means if you are seeking care as a result of any type of accident, worker's compensation, filing for disability, or you are wanting to use your insurance, then YOU DO NOT QUALIFY FOR THE TYPE OF CARE THAT WE PROVIDE. We would be glad to suggest a provider that would be able to meet your needs. The Back Shak is does not accept active Medicare or any type of Medicaid. The Back Shak is also not considered health insurance. Also, if you choose to use your HSA or MSA to pay for your monthly membership, it is your responsibility as a patient to understand what they will pay for. We will be glad to email over any receipts for your monthly membership, pay per visits or visit package that you may purchase.

Do you take insurance?

We do not accept any insurance, nor do we file any insurance or provide you with any superbills to file for insurance. Insurance companies do not pay for wellness chiropractic care. Instead of basing your care off of how many visits you are allowed by your insurance and what your co-pays/co-insurance are, we would rather have YOU be able to choose the care that you deserve. By cutting out the cost of filing insurance, we have passed on those savings to you and also saved you precious time and stress of dealing with insurance companies.

How old do you have to be to start seeing a chiropractor?

Every infant should get a spinal check up as close to birth as possible. Why? There are not many experiences that are as traumatic as childbirth, whether it be naturally or a c-section. Pulling, tugging and twisting of the infant's neck and body during childbirth can take an extreme toll on the future spinal health of your child. If you are reading this, you are probably past that stage in your life, so now is a great time to start!

Who can receive wellness chiropractic care?

Everyone who has a spine can potentially receive wellness chiropractic care! If you are suffering with acute conditions, this may disqualify you from wellness chiropracic care until you get the acute condition under control.

I am pregnant, can I still receive wellness chiropractic adjustments?

Absolutely and it is highly recommended for those families who are trying to stay healthy during their expecting times.
While the techiniques change for adjusting pregnant women as they progress, it is always best to keep your spine and pelvis aligned before, during and post-pregnancy.


How much is a pay per visit and what does it include?

A pay per visit costs $39 per person per visit. Each visit includes a spinal wellness evaluation, specific spinal adjustments at the level(s) of subluxations.