General Questions

Many chiropractors take insurance. At Structural Chiropractic we are considered in-network for most major medical insurance plans including Aetna, Premera, Regence, Triwest (VA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. We are in-network for a few other insurance plans as well. We also work with many people that do not utilize their medical insurance and prefer to utilize cash as their preferred payment option.

Prior to your initial examination at Structural Chiropractic we verify with your insurance coverage is and let you know what is covered. As a courtesy we ensure that you are well informed about what is and what is not covered before any services are provided.

If you have any questions about your insurance please give us a call at (425) 636-0303.

Chiropractors go to a chiropractic college or university to obtain their degree after their undergraduate studies. This education is very similar to medical school in that it covers anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, radiology, and biochemistry. The main difference between chiropractic education and the medical education is that medical school puts an emphasis on treatment with drug and surgical therapy. Chiropractic school puts an emphasis on treatment with physiotherapy, exercise therapy, chiropractic manipulative therapy, and natural approaches to wellness.

At Structural Chiropractic our doctor completed his undergraduate studies with a bachelor’s of science in kinesiology. He then completed his chiropractic studies to receive his doctor of chiropractic education.

In order to practice within the United States, Chiropractors also need to pass five national board exams.

According to a 2001 study published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics; Patients reported chiropractic care at a “High level of satisfaction”.

Not all chiropractors take x-rays of their patients.

At Structural Chiropractic, our doctor does not like leaving any ambiguity for treatment. By visualizing the spine we are able to see exactly where the most significant changes can be made and the areas that are under the most stress. We are also verifying that there are no underlying pathologies or changes to the spine that would be a contraindication to care. Safety first.

At Structural Chiropractic, our doctor is specialized in three different extremity adjusting techniques. In our office we have helped people relieve aches and pains caused by arthritis, plantar fasciitis, high arches, flat feet, over use, poor footwear, etc.

Chiropractors do not prescribe any medications. This is a defining quality of the profession. Chiropractors help their patients through a natural approach to musculoskeletal pain management as an alternative to drug therapy.

If you are ailed by body aches and pains and are sick and tired of receiving pain relievers, steroids, muscle relaxants, or noticing that you are relying on these medications to simply live your life. You may want to try out chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care is safe and effective for radiculopathies, including sciatica. In a 2022 study found that people suffering from lumbar disc herniation and sciatica were significantly less likely to have a discectomy surgery when seeking chiropractic treatment compared to patients that did not seek chiropractic care.

At Structural Chiropractic, we perform a complete orthopedic, neurologic, radiologic evaluation so to ensure that you are a good candidate for chiropractic care. On the off chance that there are “red flags” present at your evaluation that would make chiropractic treatment for your sciatica unsafe. We will help you understand the severity of the issue and send you to a physician that can help you!

Chiropractic care can help manage osteoarthritic aches and pains. The exciting news, that most people do not know, is that osteoarthritic changes on x-ray, CT, MRI imaging does NOT correlate with pain the majority of the time.

Unfortunately, there is still a lot to learn about osteoarthritis in the medical realm. Some promising research has recently been found that chiropractic care may actually help stop the progression of osteoarthritis.

At Structural Chiropractic, our aim is to aid you through the management of aches and pains related to arthritic conditions. Our doctor will take into account the areas that are arthritic and address the root of the problem at its source.

Chiropractors are Doctors of Chiropractic and must receive this degree through an institution that is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission also accredits medical institutions where Medical Doctors receive their degrees.

Chiropractors are also primary contact, portal of entry providers trained to triage, diagnose, and refer to other specialists when necessary.

Chiropractic care is one of the safest therapies for musculoskeletal aches and pains. In the Journal “Spine”, serious adverse events happening after chiropractic appointments were considered “low to very low”.

At Structural Chiropractic we perform a complete neurological, orthopedic, physical, and radiological examination prior to treatment. This ensures that you are a good candidate for chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care can be beneficial for many musculoskeletal issues whether that is low back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, sport related aches and pains. Chiropractors are very good at diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal issues. Where chiropractic care may not be helpful for all aches and pains, it is a good place to start.

At Structural Chiropractic, we focus not only on the musculoskeletal aspects of pain, but also the factors that lead to this pain. Whether your pain is coming from your lack of exercise, poor nutrition, poor sleeping habits, or stress our doctor will help guide you with at-home recommendations, as well as referrals to other practitioners that may be helpful for your particular needs.

Chiropractic care is a wallet friendly therapy. In 2020, Texas A&M performed a study to find the cost effectiveness between chiropractic care and physical therapy. Both are considered cost effective. Chiropractic care came out on top for the more cost effective option between the two.

Chiropractors are highly trained specialists in joint manipulation. They literally went to school to learn how to perform an adjustment.

Our doctor takes a lot into consideration when adjusting your spine. To start with, the initial consultation helps the doctor narrow the search down to a few areas of involvement that are problematic. Taking into consideration where your pain is, where the pain travels, what range of motion deficits you have are all indicators of areas of dysfunction.

Then during the initial evaluation our doctor spends time to perform specific orthopedic examinations to understand what part of the spine is dysfunctional. Then our doctor visualizes your spine by taking x-ray images to further assess what type of structural changes have been occurring in your spine that may lead to increased pain and dysfunction.
After analyzing the x-ray images for slight shifts in the vertebra our doctor will then palpate your spine to feel what the tissues around your spine are tight.

When all of the findings match up, then an adjustment is performed. This helps decrease spinal dysfunction and gets you back to doing the things you love!

Chiropractors utilize non-surgical techniques to help with back pain. Utilizing exercises, manual therapies, and spinal adjustments will start to help treat back pain. In our office we also try to figure out what is the root cause of the issue is as well.

Are you getting this pain because of the position you work in, sleep in, or any repetitive motions that are causing this pain. By finding what is causing this functional deficit we can then correct the problem at its roots.

Chiropractic care helps restore proper joint function in your spine so that you can function at an optimal level. When the joints of your spine are not functioning properly this causes pain to occur in the musculature around the spine (neck, mid-back, low back), it can also lead to pain that travels down the arms or legs.

By correcting joint dysfunction in the spine your nerves are better able to send communications from the brain to the body and the body back to the brain. Ultimately, this communication channel is the root cause of many aches and pains.

Migraines respond very well to chiropractic care. This is documented in the research as well as in patient responses in the office.

Dr. Wil actually suffers from migraines and is extremely passionate about migraine treatment. He understands the pains and the cascade of problems that arise when dealing with frequent migraines.

Part of your chiropractic care at Structural Chiropractic is to help identify postural deficits. This is not only to point out a problem but to figure out what will best help your post as far as recommendations are concerned. Most postural changes can be reverse. This depends on if there are any bony structural changes (osteoarthritis) and to what degree those bony changes have infiltrated the spine.

Our doctor will also recommend specific exercises and ergonomic changes that will help reduce your poor posture habits in the future.

Chiropractors learn how to read x-rays while they are in chiropractic school. They need to be able to pass National Board Exams that include diagnostic imaging in order to get their chiropractic degree. This degree allows chiropractors to perform, read, and diagnose off of x-rays. Your doctor may also recommend getting more diagnostic imaging based off of what your symptoms and what your x-rays look like.

Yes, chiropractors are very well acquainted with the muscles, joints, and nerves. Chiropractors are educated on understanding how the body works, what happens when things go wrong, and how to treat or manage the condition.

Yes, chiropractors are very well acquainted with the muscles, joints, and nerves. Chiropractors are educated on understanding how the body works, what happens when things go wrong, and how to treat or manage the condition.

During our consultation we will go into detail about what will occur in a Structural Correction treatment plan, how we will integrate Structural Correction Exercises, and how a few complementary recommendations will help you restructure your spine so that you can be healthier than you were when you walked in our door. We will explain how a Structural Shift (if found) could be causing your condition and even how we will detect it during our Structural Correction Examination.

First thing we want to address is that we will never schedule you for an examination before first having gone through one of our complimentary consultations. We do this as a courtesy to you so that we can learn about you and so that you can determine if we are the right solution for you. After a consultation, we will always be willing to go straight into a Structural Correction Examination if you are ready, or schedule an examination for a later date if you so desire. It is your choice!

A Structural Correction Examination is a comprehensive exam that will take no less than 45 minutes to complete depending on the severity of your case.

Knowing all of your options are important…

While we will never claim to speak on the behalf of other professions or chiropractors, we will do our best to explain your options as it relates to your care. Our goal is to teach you about your options so that you can make the best decision for YOU and YOUR health.

Not only will we explain our care plan, but we will explore how other chiropractors and other medical professionals could approach your unique case. To us it is very important that you are aware of all of your options so that when you make your decision to start care (with whoever it may be) that you can confidently count on us to be an objective health and wellness resource.

We are always open to calls from you or family members about health related issues. Our goal is to be THE community resource for health and wellness. It does not matter to us whether someone is under our care or not, but more importantly that they can rely on us as a resource. We are very good at what we do and we serve a lot of people, but we don’t have an ego and we are never too busy to help.