Does this look familiar?  Month after month you pay your healthcare related bills, only to receive a confusing statement, filled with jargon as to how you may or may not be covered.  You have a job; you pay for insurance; what’s the problem? In short, dealing with insurance companies can be a pain in the neck.  

Chiropractic care is quickly becoming the primary choice for healthcare intervention when it comes to pain management.  However, insurance companies want to qualify the pre-existing conditions and treatment sought. Typically an HMO will deny coverage, while a PPO will pay up to 80% of treatment costs.  Here’s what you need to know when you make your appointment: 

Stage 1: Initially, appointments are more frequent with the goal of relieving immediate pain and restoring function and mobility.  When you call the Back Pain Clinic Belleville, experienced office manager Lori, can answer your questions concerning everything from what to expect on your first appointment, to how benefits can work in your favor.  Educate yourself on your insurance benefits in order to ask the right questions.

Stage 2: Next, the patient moves into a rehabilitative stage to continue the healing process and help prevent a relapse. Dr. Fast will setup a personalized care plan that includes diagnostics, checkups, chiropractic maintenance and exercise.

Stage 3: Finally, the patient may elect to receive periodic maintenance or wellness treatments, along with adopting healthy lifestyle habits, to stay in good health.  Dr. Fast and his team want to treat your ailments to get you back on your feet again. The goal is to stay pain free and get back in shape

According to, overall costs for patients receiving care for back pain have been reported as lower for those who receive treatment from a chiropractor. While chiropractic care has become a well-accepted treatment for acute pain and problems of the spine, there are ongoing studies regarding its usefulness for problems such as ear infections, dysmenorrhea, infant colic, migraine headaches, and other conditions. As research continues, insurance companies will begin to cover more conditions.


To find out more, call 618-234-5200 and ask for Lori – your Back Pain insurance expert.