What Makes a Sports Chiropractor?
A Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP) is a Chiropractor who has over 100 additional hours of education on the diagnosis and treatment of sports related injuries. I offer individualized care that extends beyond the spinal adjustment to include direct treatment of muscles, extremity joints, and connective tissues.
Chiropractic adjustments vary from person to person, but the goal is to restore proper mobility of a joint segment using a variety of techniques often done by hand or with the assistance of a gentle instrument or table movement.
A form of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) when used by the provider, can assist in the healing of damaged tissue, reduce scar tissue, and improve mobility.
A hands-on approach to soft tissue treatment frequently using a combination of hand pressure and joint movement. This treatment is used to reduce tight muscles and improve mobility.
Depending how it is applied, this special elastic tape can be used to support a joint, reduce swelling/bruising, or reduce pain. It is water proof and can last 2-5 days per application.
Common conditions treated
Lower Back Pain
Mid back pain
IT Band Syndrome
Mike Buchakjian, DC, CCSP
I have over 20 years of experience working with athletes of all abilities, from professionals to weekend warriors.
I strive to practice what I preach and you will find me training for a triathlon, mountain biking, snowboarding, rock climbing, or just chasing the kids around the yard.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take Insurance?
The short answer is NO. I do however take insurance coverage from Motor Vehicle injuries and Workers Compensation. We are an out-of-network provider for all insurance companies and plans. But, your insurance plan may cover a portion or all of your chiropractic care in our office if you have one that offers out-of-network benefits, however, we do not bill the insurance company on your behalf but offer assistance along the way.
Why are we out-of-network?
We have found that participating with insurance companies restricted us from providing the best, most individualized service and personalized care. We are not willing to compromise outstanding care by having to comply with the restrictions set forth by the insurance companies. No longer accepting insurance allows us to focus to solely be focused on providing the best care for our patients.
Will my insurance company reimburse me?
Since there are so many plans and coverage varies widely, we encourage you to contact your insurance company directly to verify your benefits. To make it easier for you to inquire about your benefit please print the Insurance Verification Form (link below) which outlines all the questions to ask your insurance company. At your request we will supply you with statements of payment that include diagnosis and CPT codes, and your insurance company would reimburse you directly. Insurance is a contract between the insured (patient) and the insurance company irrespective of your specific needs or care recommendations. Insurance companies, such as HMO's, PPO's and others, create their own guidelines and are not required to cover chiropractic services.
Can I use an HSA or FSA for care?
YES!! Health Savings Accounts (HSA's) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA's) are a great way to use your money exactly as you choose. Health expenses including chiropractic care are typically eligible for reimbursement from your flex spending account or health savings account. Insurance carriers usually do not cover preventative or wellness chiropractic care, but you can use FSA and HSA accounts for these services.
Initial Visit $125 This visit includes a Consultation, History, Exam, as well as initial Treatment, if appropriate.
Follow up Visits $65
Re-examination $95 Focused Examination and Treatment for a new condition or if you haven't been in for over 6 months.
What Payments are accepted?
We accept all major credit cards, Debit cards, and cash.
How often do I need to come in?
Every patient is different and your care recommendations are based on your needs. My focus is on the quality of your visit, not the quantity. Often visits are spaces closer together at the beginning and spread out as needed.
Monday 6 - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 12pm, 3 - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 12pm, 3 - 7pm
Thursday 3pm - 7pm
Friday 8am - 1pm
*Additional hours may be available upon request