Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, we do accept insurance. Most major insurance companies in Oregon and Portland cover natural medicine including acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy and naturopathic medicine. Our staff is happy to verify your benefits prior to your first appointment so you know what your out of pocket cost will be. Below is a list of some of the insurance companies that we work with:
Private Insurance: Axis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Providence, Moda, United, PacificSource and many others.

Motor Vehicle Insurance: Allstate, Geico, Traveler’s, State Farm, USAA, Farmer’s, Progressive, all Oregon companies accepted.

Worker’s Compensation: SAIF, Hartford, Police and Fire, Gallagher Bassett, Adventis

Yes. We accept all car accident insurance. All drivers with Oregon insurance are covered by personal injury protection (PIP). This money is there to help you recover from accident related pain. We handle all insurance billing so you can focus on your recovery. You do not need a referral from your doctor. 

Yes. Most of our clinicians are on several worker’s compensation insurance panels including SAIF. We work directly with your doctor to establish the best treatment to help you recover. There are many Portland area doctors that regularly refer to Inner Gate Health & Wellness.

Yes, acupuncture is safe and effective for many conditions. We have been treating Portland with acupuncture since 2005!

Acupuncture is generally a painless process. Most people find the experience deeply relaxing and restorative. Occasionally there is some discomfort with the therapy. 

Acupuncture is absolutely safe when performed by licensed acupuncturists like us. All of our acupuncture needles are sterile and single use only.

Acupuncture needles are as thin as a hair. They are sterile needles and slide smoothly through the skin. They are not hollow and can not be used to draw blood.

Chiropractic care is considered to be one of the most safe, non-invasive treatments for musculoskeletal complaints. Millions of patients safely receive treatment for neck pain, back pain, sciatica, headaches, and many more conditions with reliable outcomes. You can be at ease knowing new research is released every year on the efficacy and safety of chiropractic care for various muscle and spinal related complaints.

Yes your adjustment will still work even without a popping sound. During an adjustment you may hear a popping sound known as a cavitation. Chiropractors use a number of different techniques. Some will cause a popping sound, while others will not.

Each situation is unique. Generally speaking, acute conditions often resolve within several weeks while chronic pain and more complicated illness will take longer. We work with your budget and schedule to design a treatment plan that is cost effective and result driven.

This depends on the condition. Acute conditions respond well to 2-3 treatments per week for a short period of time. More chronic conditions often warrant weekly treatments for a period of time. We work with you to design the best treatment plan for your unique situation. 

You can see us without a referral. Car accident insurance does not require a referral. Private medical insurance does not require a referral. Worker’s compensation insurance does sometimes require a referral. We can work with you to get these referrals if needed. 

Our clinicians specialize in sports medicine, auto accident care, injuries, women’s health, and digestive health. We have successfully treated many complicated complaints. Our strength lies in our many years of practice and our collaborative environment.

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