Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions with answers. If there is anything you would like to receive more information about, please don't hesitate to contact us or call us at (936)569-0200.

What is Chiropractic?


Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The purpose of chiropractic is to provide a first health care contact for wellness and the optimization of health.

Why should I choose Luquette Chiropractic?


Luquette Chiropractic, "Your Family Wellness Center", is the most progressive Chiropractic Care Center in our area, and the most popular.  Dr. Luquette was voted "Best Chiropractor" by our local community residents for 2006, 2007 and 2008. 

Dr. Luquette is a specialist in chiropractic care, and has treated thousands of patients ranging from infants to seniors. Dr. Luquette's practice at the Luquette Chiropractic Clinic utilizes state of the art equipment for diagnosis and treatment. His years of training allow him to carefully analyze and diagnose chiropractic problems, determine specifically which areas must be manipulated, and then perform the appropriate treatment to restore proper body movement and function.

Dr. Luquette believes in supporting you in a natural approach to your health.

For more information about Dr. Luquette, visit the About Us page for a detailed biography.


How can I schedule an appointment?


Please call us at (936) 569-0200  to schedule an appointment.

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How much does it cost?


Cost of treatment depends on particular condition and varies considerably.

On the first visit you can expect a complete orthopedic and neurological exam, diagnostics including x- rays as necessary and possibly treatment. The cost usually ranges from $75 - $250.

Is my visit to a Chiropractor covered by insurance?

Our office subscribes to most major insurance plans. Please call (936) 569-0200 for verification, or call your insurance company.

What types of ailments does chiropractic cover?

Numerous studies throughout the world have shown that chiropractic treatment, including manipulative therapy and spinal adjustments, is both safe and effective. Many other studies have shown that chiropractic care can be a cost-effective remedy that brings healing in less time than other treatments.  

  • For Acute Low-Back Problems

  • For Long-Term Low Back Problems

  • For Back Pain - Upper and Neck

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Colic

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches

  • Pinched Nerve

  • For the Elderly

  • Pregnancy

  • Sciatica

  • Scoliosis

  • Slipped Disc

  • Stress

  • Wellness

  • Whiplash

  • Sports Injuries

  • Bad Posture

  • Accidents

  • Pregnancy

  • Too much lifting

  • Work injuries

  • Doing everyday things

 

Some concerns if you've never experienced chiropractic: 

You need to understand that chiropractic is a personal science and art. The practice of medicine is a laboratory science. If a person is sick and goes to an M.D., a diagnosis is made as to what the condition is, (that takes skill), then typically a drug is prescribed that the patient administers to themselves, (that takes no skill). It is sometimes difficult to tell a bad M.D. from a good M.D. You can go to a surgeon and they may be very good and be like an artist, or they may be very bad and be like a butcher. There is a lot of personal ability and art involved in being a surgeon. Chiropractic resembles that. The success of the chiropractor is determined by his personal ability. Therefore, some chiropractors are better than others.

Will I need x-rays?

Not always, but usually. The x-ray is like a blueprint in that it frequently indicates what has happened at the area we are concerned with. X-rays are taken for your own safety.  Sometimes x-rays will reveal problems such as scoliosis, old injuries or fractures, arthritis, and other problems that are important for me to know.  To not have an x-ray means I am guessing as to what is going in at that area. Sometimes I guess successfully, but the results improve if we can see what we need to work on. X-rays can help me offer you the best possible results and allows me more tools to offer you the best plan of care that is designed specifically for you.   Occasionally we use x-rays that were recently taken by another doctor. It helps speed things up if you can bring them with you when you come on the first day. We can also request them. But, be forewarned it can take several weeks for your x-rays to arrive.

How much do x-rays cost? It depends on what area of your body is affected and your circumstances. Generally, the cost ranges between $34 and $140.

Are you on my insurance plan? Yes and no. We have chosen to participate in many insurance company plans.  Feel free to call our Insurance Department, at (936)569-0200 to see if you are covered.

Will I need to go for many visits? Most people need a few visits and some people need many visits. The number of visits that will be required to correct your condition depends on the severity of the condition, the length of time you had it, whether you exercise, if you are overweight, your stress level, whether you let it heal during the process or you continue to aggravate it, has it started to degenerate, etc. Roughly speaking, from a symptom standpoint, I think people with an easy problem improve in a couple days to a couple weeks. Difficult problems can take months to years.

Will I need to go to the chiropractor forever? That’s your choice. There are two ways to utilize chiropractic. One is to go for elimination of symptoms and when the symptoms are gone so are you. The second way to utilize chiropractic is to realize there are benefits to be had that go beyond symptoms. It’s your body, you have to decide how you want it taken care of. I provide you with the information, you make the decision.

Do you take care of babies? Yes. They respond very well. We tailor our treatment procedures to match the patient. We wouldn’t do the same treatment to a baby, or a 90 year old frail grandmother, that we would to a 200 pound, 25 year old bricklayer.

I’m afraid to have my neck worked on. Occasionally a potential patient will have reservations about having their neck worked on. If this is the case, there seems to be two common areas of concern. One of the areas of concern is the noise. Some people don’t like the sound. That is easily rectified by doing a treatment that produces no noise.

Another concern is the treatment is dangerous and will cause some sort of terrible injury. The worst scenario is a stroke. Research indicates there is 1 stroke per 71,500,000 adjustments. I would have to practice more than 5,000 years to do 71,500,000 neck adjustments!

So, if you’re concerned. Feel free to come in to the office. We will talk about it and try to find a way to address your problem in a way you are comfortable with.