Experience Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments tailored for individuals of all ages, even the little ones. Say goodbye to the fears of ‘cracking’ as we embrace a softer, more compassionate approach to aligning your body and enhancing your well-being.
Dr. Khalsa offers a variety of chiropractic care services. At your first appointment, Dr. Khalsa will offer a consultation, followed by an exam, and finally an adjustment (if appropriate).
During the consultation, you can share the reason why you have come to see Dr. Khalsa. You will review your medical history, lifestyle, and health and wellness goals together. Consultations happen during your initial visit and help Dr. Khalsa understand where you are in your health journey and whether or not she can help you.
Based on the results of your consultation, Dr. Khalsa may go ahead and have a thorough examination of your spine and any extremities that are deemed necessary. The findings of the examination will inform her treatment guide.
If Dr. Khalsa feels that you are a good fit for treatment, she will end the first visit with a chiropractic adjustment and Craniosacral work.
Chiropractic adjustments are gentle and non-invasive and are used to reduce misalignments in the spine and other joints. The goal of these adjustments is to improve the function of the affected area, reduce inflammation, and improve the health of the nervous system.
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Frequently Asked Questions – Chiropractic
What is Chiropractic
Chiropractors work with the spine, not just because it’s often the source of neck,back, and other types of pain, but because it houses and protects the central nervous system — that system which monitors, controls and regulates all body function, and allows the body to adapt to internal and external influences.
The ability to adapt to internal and external influences is central to the body’s ability to maintain its health and sustain life. Virtually every vital life-sustaining process, whether it’s digesting our dinner or responding to potential infection, depends on the integrity of this communication network between the brain and the body.
Since the central nervous system is so vital, the body has wisely built in a system of protection. Around the brain we have the skull, or cranial vault, and around the spinal cord is a system of protection for the spine – 24 moveable segments which have the dual role of protecting the central nervous system and providing the axis for the entire musculo-skeletal system. Each vertebra has a unique set of nerves that pass through it to the other systems of the body through individual holes called foramen.
Ironically, the very thing that is designed to protect the spinal cord can actually interfere with it, due to misalignment of the spinal vertebrae.
Chiropractors maintain the proper position of these delicate joints and the precious cargo they protect, your nervous system. Pressure on the root nerves that leave the spine through the foramen or on the brain stem can affect millions of nerve fibers. Interfering with these nerve fibers can have disastrous affects on your health.
Spinal mis-alignments are typically caused by stress that overwhelms the body’s resilience and coping ability.
Physical stress can occur as the result of a car accident or slipping on an icy sidewalk, improper posture, occupational trauma, or birth trauma.
Emotional stress can be the result of significant emotional trauma or the inability to adapt to a stressful situation.
Chemical trauma can result from the misuse of prescription or illicit drugs, inadequate nutrition, or environmental toxins.
By interfering with the nervous system, these misalignments interfere with normal function, reducing your body’s ability to self-regulate, adapt, and heal.
Chiropractors detect and correct the cause of this interference, allowing your body to properly self-regulate, adapt and heal. The care and maintenance of the spine and nervous system is a necessary component of any natural approach to healthcare.
Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?
Dr. Khalsa uses a very gentle style of Chiropractic. You are in charge of how you’d like to be treated, while you’re in her office. Because of the light touch and low-force methods she uses, there is no pain involved.
Occasionally, people experience a flare-up or what we call ‘a healing rebound effect’ a few hours following the first treatment or the next day. When this happens, it means that your body is readjusting and processing the adjustment. This is actually a move in a positive direction!
Additionally, Craniosacral Therapy is very gentle and non-invasive.
I’ve been to another Chiropractor before and he/she popped my neck. Why don’t you do that?
What is the Activator Method of adjusting?
The Activator is a hand-held instrument that provides a low-force, very specific method of adjusting. You will not hear or experience a ‘pop’ or ‘crack’ oftentimes experienced in more traditional adjustments.
This is a great technique that provides a gentle style of adjustment for all ages: babies to our wise elders. And still gets the job of decreasing pain and improving movement done.
What kind of education does a Chiropractor receive?
Chiropractors must complete college requirements in the basic sciences. This is followed by a 4 year program at an accredited Chiropractic College. Several national board exams must be passed, and in New Mexico, a state administered exam must be completed in order to practice Chiropractic.
Frequently Asked Questions — General Questions
How much will it cost?
The cost of your treatment with Dr. Arjan Khalsa varies based on the personalized care you receive. As a dedicated practitioner, Dr. Arjan does not generally accept insurance, allowing her to foster a direct healing relationship with you. This approach ensures that each session, normally ranging from 30 to 60 minutes, is focused on your comprehensive health without the constraints typically imposed by insurance companies.
Investment in Your Health:
- New Adult/Pediatric Patient Visit (60 min): $142.16 – This includes a full history, physical exam, and your initial treatment.
- Chiropractic Adjustment (15 min): $44.60 – Available for existing patients, this option is for a straightforward chiropractic adjustment without craniosacral therapy.
- Standard Session (30 min): $70.62 – Ideal for chronic pain, combining a chiropractic adjustment with muscle work and a short craniosacral therapy session.
- Premium Session (45 min): $100.35 – Delve deeper into the root causes of your health concerns with extended time for adjustment, craniosacral therapy, and/or bodywork.
- Premium Session (60 min): $142.16 – A comprehensive session for current patients, including chiropractic adjustment, CranioSacral Therapy, and additional therapies as determined by Dr. Arjan.
All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Payment Options: Payments are accepted via cash, check, or credit card. Full payment is required at the time of service.
Insurance and Reimbursement: While Dr. Arjan primarily operates on a self-pay basis, there is an option to bill select insurance companies for a 15-minute chiropractic adjustment only. If you wish to use this service and know that your plan covers chiropractic, please contact us in advance to verify if your insurance is accepted.
For patients with health insurance that covers chiropractic care and seeking reimbursement for a portion of their appointment costs, we can provide a superbill. Many patients have successfully received partial reimbursement by submitting this to their insurance company.
Treatment Plans and Savings: Dr. Arjan’s goal is to optimize your health efficiently, with the number of visits tailored to your unique needs. Treatment plans can range from a single session to several months, depending on the severity and duration of your symptoms. Package deals are available, offering savings of 15-20% if you choose to pay upfront for 5 or 12 visits.
By choosing to pay upfront, you not only invest in your health journey but also benefit from a considerable discount, supporting your commitment to long-term wellness.
For a detailed overview of services and to schedule your appointment, please visit our online scheduling page.
How often will I need to come in?
Dr. Khalsa spends an hour with every patient on their first visit. In this first visit, she will get to know you and your history so that she can best understand and determine where the root of your current health issues have come from. This is followed by Orthopedic and Neurological exams to determine if your health issues are something that she’s able to help you with. If she feels that she can help you, she will treat you on the first visit.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms and how long you’ve been experiencing them, she will discuss a treatment plan with you.
Dr. Khalsa tries to get you better as soon as possible so that you can get back to the life that you love. Sometimes this is 1-2 visits, and sometimes it takes months to achieve this goal.
You can expect anywhere from 2-6 visits upfront. She has packages available for you to save 15-20%, if you pay upfront for 5 or 12 visits upfront.
Because you’re unique with your own set of health concerns, a standard course of care will be developed. Some people make their health top priority and want to make their treatments as often as possible, until the acute pain is relieved. This varies from person to person. If you’re in severe pain, it may be beneficial to come in multiple times during a week or two.
After Dr. Khalsa assesses your situation, she will give you her opinion as to how often she feels is the most beneficial for you to get better fast.
How often will I need to return?
How long will my treatment take?
Sometimes one visit is all it takes, and sometimes it takes weeks or months of work. Every person is different, with their own set of life circumstances that may speed up or delay the healing process.
The length of your treatment depends on many factors, including: your age, the amount and severity of injuries you’ve incurred in your life, the levels of mental/emotional stress and the severity of your symptoms.
When will I start feeling better?
Each person is unique. Some people start noticing changes immediately during and after the treatment session. For others, they notice within a few minutes or a few hours. For some, they notice changes the next day and some may not notice changes for 3-4 sessions.
It takes time for your body to undo the malfunctions and that may take some work.
Our society has been trained to believe that taking a pill will solve the issue immediately because the pain is relieved. This may not be the case when you’re seeking alternative and holistic solutions. Healing takes time and to expect immediate relief isn’t always realistic. While Dr. Khalsa expects miracles, she also knows that it can take days, weeks, or months to fully recover.
Why doesn’t Dr. Khalsa take my insurance?
Dr. Khalsa provides care that goes beyond what insurance will cover. Her approach to your care is about fostering a direct, unencumbered healing relationship with you. She believes in providing care that is thorough and personalized; this is why she dedicates 30 to 60 minutes per appointment, far exceeding the typical 5-10 minutes allocated for standard chiropractic adjustments. This time allows for a deeper understanding of your health issues and more effective treatment.
In her practice, Dr. Khalsa focuses on long-term health solutions rather than quick fixes, empowering you to take an active role in your health journey. Each session with her is an opportunity to explore a blend of treatments and holistic lifestyle changes, including gentle chiropractic care and CranioSacral Therapy, all tailored to your individual needs.
By choosing not to participate with insurance, Dr. Khalsa removes the barriers that often dictate the scope of your care, ensuring that the treatment plan is aligned with your health goals and not limited by insurance coverage. This decision is rooted in her commitment to deliver the highest standard of care and to support you in achieving lasting wellness.
Can Dr. Khalsa work with me if I’ve been in a car accident or if I’ve been injured at work?
Dr Khalsa is able to work with people who have been involved in injuries. And the sooner you come in for care, the better.
If you have insurance coverage through your auto insurance, or ‘Medpay’ the insurance company will pay Dr. Khalsa directly. If you have an attorney, Dr. Khalsa will contact him or her directly to see if she is able to work with them.
You also have the option of paying for your treatment at the time of service and she will provide you with a superbill that you can submit for reimbursement with your insurance company.
Can Dr. Khalsa work with my condition?
However, many people find relief through her work from: Headaches, neck,shoulder, upper, mid and lower back pain, anxiety, sports injuries, falls, wrist pain, joint pain, sinus issues.