Generally, no. Most of the techniques that we use are gentle and not painful. Depending on the specific treatment being perform, there may be more stimulation but the idea is that we reduce pain.
Loose comfortable clothes are advised. If there is an area of the body that is injured, we will need access that area. The patient will always be appropriately drapped no matter what area is being treated.
Dr. Scott Richardson DAOM is an In-Network provider for Cigna and United Healthcare. He is also part of the Veteran Care Program and regularly treats referrals from the VA. If you have a different plan we can provide a superbill to the patient that they can submit and get reimbursed if their plan has benefits.
Yes, if you have been in a car accident and has MedPay on your policy, we can use that to cover the cost of your treatments. If you are in a personal injury case then we can work with your lawyer to make sure that you get the treatments you need.
Yes, we commonly work with Health Savings Accounts and Flex Spending Accounts. Most of the time there is no problem using the cards. If the carrier needs additional information about the treatments performed, those can be provided.
Treatment will vary based on the type of treatment being performed. All treatment times are listed on the online scheduling page. If you are not sure what treatment to choose, if you select an Acupuncture treatment, that will block an hour time slot and will include a consultation and the most appropriate treatment can be discussed.
Short answer, treatment time. Both acupuncture and dry needling use the same needles used in the same way, and at the same location. The difference will be if the needles are retained. Generally dry needling will be inserted and immediately withdrawn. With acupuncture needles are retained for 25 – 30 mins and used in conjunction with electrical stimulation and or infrared therapy.