FAQ2019-01-28T22:28:19+00:00

The Headache Doctor

Live A Life Free of Migraine & Headache Pain Without Medications

Frequently Asked Questions

You most likely have a lot of questions when it comes to visiting a specialist for your care and relief, and you want to feel confident that you have made the right choice and know what to expect. Below are some questions that our patients have commonly asked which we felt would help you get more details.

What To Expect

Call to make your appointment.  The process from there is simple. Three simple steps and you are on your way to relieving your pain and improving your health.

Your first visit is a complete evaluation including your health history, previous labs and tests, diagnostic scans, physical examination, orthopedic tests and x-rays if appropriate for your case.

You will spend approximately one hour to 90 minutes with Dr. Strauss on your first visit. It is a good idea to bring your spouse or significant other to this visit.

Your second visit, the Report of Findings, will be approximately 45 minutes. In this visit, Dr. Strauss will review with you the findings of your case and describe your treatment. If you agree, you will receive your first treatment on this day. It is a good idea to bring your spouse or significant other to this visit.

All other treatment visits will be 15 minutes or less.

Located In beautiful Campbell, California

2020 S. Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: 1.408.866.8820
Email: dr@theheadachedoctor.com
Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 8:30 – 6:00. Tu/Thurs appt only. Sat/Sun Closed.

Insurance & Payments

What Are Your Typical Fees?2019-01-28T22:12:36+00:00

Your initial exam is $135 (does not include adjustment)

Your adjustment fee is $67/visit

Physical Therapies are $28/therapy

Massage therapy onsite is $92/60 minutes and $122/90 minutes

We take most insurances and do the billing for you. We have cash discounts for buying packages of treatments.   If you are a new patient, look for our Groupon or Yelp Deal.

Do You Have Any New Patient Specials?2018-12-01T17:33:19+00:00

Yes. As a new patient you can get $100 worth of services for only $75! This is good for one use only.

What Insurance Do You Take?2012-11-27T14:44:54+00:00

We take most insurances but to be specific: we are in-network for Blue Shield and United Healthcare. We also accept Medicare all other PPOs (Cigna, Aetna, Blue Cross and many others as well as Veteran’s Choice). Our receptionist will check your insurance benefits for you before you come in for an appointment.  If you have any other insurance questions or want to check on a specific insurance, please call our office at 408.866.8820 during our normal business hours.

Do You Have Any Cash Discounts?2012-11-27T14:44:31+00:00

Yes! For patients that want to pay with cash, we sell packages of chiropractic visits starting with a 15% discount.

Do You Have Any Other Financing Programs?2012-11-27T14:44:05+00:00

Yes! We recommend Care Credit. They offer patients with good credit, a way to pay for treatment on a 6-month payment plan. It’s a really good program and we highly recommend them.

Can I Pay As I Go Along?2012-11-27T14:43:43+00:00

Yes. Our regular treatment charge is $65/treatment.  If you need other services that we charge for, the doctor will always inform you and give you the choice before charging you.  We offer exercise instruction, massage, ultrasound, muscle stim, heat, ice, and manual therapies to speed up your recovery.

General Chiropractic Questions

Should I Get Adjusted Even When I Feel Good?2018-11-28T20:13:18+00:00

Yes. Keep your back flexible and your brain and nervous system will work the best to keep you healthy.  This is what we call “The Big Idea”. That your spinal alignment keeps your body healthy.  Remember: your brain controls all of your body,: your digestion, your sleep, your bowels, your immune system and all other functions.  If your brain send better signals, your organs and systems will all work better. Your chiropractor is your spinal dentist – go periodically for check ups and adjustments.

Why Have I Never Known About Chiropractic?2018-11-28T20:10:40+00:00

First of all, there are 10 times as many medical doctors as chiropractors. Second, the medical profession does not give a lot credit to chiropractors even though medical doctors routinely fail at treating back pain and headaches. Third, the effectiveness of chiropractic was threatening to medical doctors in the old days, so they actively tried to eliminate chiropractors. Luckily, things are changing slowly especially because chiropractic is great at helping patients and very cost effective compared to surgery, medication and physical therapy. Medical doctors are referring chiropractors to reduce opioid prescriptions to patients.  Thank goodness!

Do You Treat Children?2018-11-28T20:09:44+00:00

Yes. Kids need chiropractic as much or more than adults!  Your adult back pain probably started 30 years ago when you were doing hockey or gymnastics. Dr. Strauss uses only the gentlest approaches with your kids.  Bring them to the office to meet her! 

Can You Look At Other Parts Of My Body?2018-11-28T20:09:02+00:00

Yes. Dr. Strauss adjusts all the joints in the body, not just your back. Many patients have had their knee pain, foot pain, shoulder pain or wrist pain relieved with adjustments.

What Do Adjustments Actually Do?2018-11-28T20:08:18+00:00

Your spine protects your spinal chord and nerves.  When your bones go out of place and get jammed, they pinch or put pressure on the nerves.  Your brain uses your nerves to send healing messages throughout the body so if you have a problem that happens over and over or pain that doesn’t go away, your nerve signals are not getting through to the injured area – your headache, your neck or your back.

What Else Do You Do To Help Me?2018-11-28T20:07:35+00:00

Beside the adjustments, you receive stretching, exercise and manual therapy as needed. We also use ultrasound and muscle stimulation for pain control. We have 2 fantastic massage therapists for relieving muscle pain.

Do I Have To Keep Coming In To Stay Pain Free?2018-11-28T20:05:47+00:00

No.  You can stop treatment at any time but Dr. Strauss will be advising you about the number and frequency of visits to solve your problem.  Teaching and reeducating the muscles and joints is key to getting rid of your pain for good. When you reach the end of your plan, Dr. Strauss will talk to you about maintaining your health by getting periodic adjustments.  Some patients do, some patients don’t but you will make the choice for yourself.

What Is That Cracking Sound?2018-11-28T20:04:31+00:00

The cracking sound is the sound of an air bubble popping when your joints move with the adjustment.  It is the same sound that occurs when you “crack” your knuckles.  It isn’t harmful. It indicates that the joints have released and are moving freely.  That is what starts the healing process.

How Long Will Treatment Take?2012-11-27T14:43:24+00:00

Each treatment is about 20 minutes long. You may need more than 1 treatment to feel better. Typical back pain treatment could be 6-12 visits.  Migraine treatment starts with 12 treatments and a re-exam after 30 days to determine how much more treatment you may need.

Will The Treatments Hurt?2012-11-27T14:42:55+00:00

Most of the time, patients find that the treatment is comfortable and leaves them feeling relaxed and looser. Sometimes, if your muscles are very tight or very inflamed, the treatment is mildly uncomfortable at the moment, but the patient feels much better afterward.