Questions to Ask Before You See A Chiropractor in Ithaca or Cortland, Ny


Computerized Nerve Scan

1.) Does the chiropractor offer a complimentary consultation?

A consultation gives you a chance to explain your condition in detail and how it is effecting your life, health and happiness. In the consultation the chiropractor or staff member that you talk with should take time listen to you and explain how chiropractic care may be able to help you get healthier and achieve the results you are looking for. At Ithaca Family Chiropractic we offer a complimentary consultation so you can have a chance to tour our facility, meet our team and see if our office is a good fit for you and your family.

2.) What does an exam entail?

A chiropractic exam can range anywhere from “where does it hurt” and a few pops of the spine with no explanation or diagnostic testing, to a truly in depth evaluation.  Since your nervous system is the life line of your body and you live your life through you nervous system it is essential that proper testing is done to find the cause of your problem and develop a plan to get you back to 100% health. In our chiropractic office we utilize the insight millenium, a cutting edge computerized nerve scan, to detect any damage to the nerves that control your organs. We also check posture, range of motion and palpate your spine to find areas of damage or subluxation. We may recommend digital x-rays, if necessary, to evaluate the structural alignment of your spine and to make sure we know how to properly adjust your spine to get you the best results.

3. How much does the chiropractic evaluation cost? 

Our exam gives us a chance to see if we can help you and we make it really easy and affordable by having you make a $20 donation to our charity of the month to cover you full exam and any testing including any necessary x-rays. Many offices charge much more for such an in depth evaluation but we view the evaluation as an opportunity see if we can truly help you, get to know you and see if you are a good fit for our office and our care. Every member of the community deserves to have a healthy, well functioning spine and nervous system and our goal is to make that affordable and accessible.


Digital Chiropractic X-rays


X-Rays On Site

4.) Does the doctor give you a detailed report of findings?

A detailed report of finding is a crucial part of the care you receive in our office. This is your chance to learn about the advanced corrective care we provide and see how many people in our community have seen amazing results with our care. We want you fully realize how your body has an innate potential to heal and how chiropractic care helps you heal yourself from the inside out.

5.) Does the doctor explain the type of care options they give up front before you have a large financial commitment?

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Safe, gentle chiropractic adjustment

We explain in detail corrective care and relief care options that our office has so you can choose the best approach to getting your desired results. Finances and insurance coverage are reviewed in detail before you assume any financial expense beyond the $20 donation to charity. This way you can decide without pressure what path to wellness you want to take and options are given to make care affordable for the whole family.

6.) Does the chiropractor offer gentle adjustments? 

At Ithaca Family Chiropractic we offer varying adjustment techniques to make your care and healing experience as comfortable and productive as possible. We are one of the few I.C.P.A. (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) certified offices in NY.

7.) Can your children benefit from chiropractic care?

We have taken years of advanced pediatric training and have incredible experience caring for children with various conditions including newborns following birth. You will see many families utilizing the specific, scientific chiropractic care we provide to help keep their whole family healthy. We would love for you to come check out our office and see for yourself how our care is helping so many people in our community get healthy!

Call (607) 257-9355 to set up an appointment for youself and your family today and take charge of your health!

To learn more about the science of specific corrective chiropractic care that we utilize at Ithaca Family Chiropractic please read Why Corrective Care?


About the author:Dr. Brian Bartholomew
Dr. Brian Bartholomew owns and operates Ithaca Family Chiropractic in Ithaca, Ny. His expertise is in pediatric care and structural corrective chiropractic care for all ages.

Dr. Bartholomew is available for outside speaking for businesses, churches, groups, athletic teams, rotaries, health food stores and anyone who wants to take charge of their health naturally!

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