760-318-5355
office@dhschiropractic.com
12561 Palm Dr. Suite E Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Frequently Asked Questions

Our most common questions are answered below:

General Questions

In compliance with the CDC and local government guidelines, masks, touch-less temperature and symptom checks are required for entry. Staff and Dr. Raith also wear appropriate PPE (masks and gloves) at all times. The office is thoroughly disinfected after each patient, and is limited to one patient/family at a time. Payment is via a touch-less card device. Cash is accepted on a limited basis. New patients must complete the New Patient Packet in advance on any device or smart phone. Patients are asked to arrive alone and any adult guests must remain outside the office. The New Patient Packet will be emailed to you immediately after your appointment is scheduled.

At this time, insurance is not accepted. Medicare will be accepted soon. The payment policy is self-pay by debit and credit cards. Cash is accepted on a limited basis. Payment is due at time of service. If requested, we will supply you with a superbill (an itemized list of all services provided to you) for you to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance carrier regarding this option. Desert Hot Springs Chiropractic makes no guarantees regarding reimbursement from your insurance carrier.

Self-Pay pricing at Desert Hot Springs Chiropractic is simple, upfront and all inclusive. Any on-site service Dr. Raith prescribes or adds to your treatment plan is included in the price. New patient appointments are $79. Follow up appointments are $49. Prices are shown during the online appointment scheduling process along with a detailed description of the services included. Click HERE to schedule an appointment.

Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a wide variety of health conditions.  Chiropractors primarily focus on spinal health and the treatment of back pain, neck pain and headaches. They also care for patients with injuries and disorders of the entire musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These conditions often impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction away from the region of injury. Chiropractors also guide patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification. 

As defined by the American Chiropractic Association:

Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractic physician typically uses his or her hands–or an instrument–to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient’s pain. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment. 

Yes absolutely! Desert Hot Springs Chiropractic offers care for the entire family. Children are very active and also encounter injuries that cause back and neck stiffness or discomfort. Text Neck (developed from constant device use) is one of the most commonly treated conditions in children.

At this time, Dr. Raith offers Postnatal care to help moms restore alignment, eliminate tailbone pain and pelvic discomfort which often remains after childbirth.

Appointment Questions

Appointments are scheduled through this website or via phone. You may CLICK HERE and follow the prompts to instantly schedule an appointment.

On your first visit, approximately 60 minutes, we’ll begin with an evaluation of your health history, current condition, symptoms and concerns. You’ll receive a thorough health examination involving blood pressure, pulse, respiration, neurological tests and orthopedic tests followed by palpitation of the spine to assess how chiropractic and you together, can best improve your health. If more tests are required (such as x-rays) to properly evaluate your condition, this will be explained to you.

Your first visit may consist of treatment or an adjustment. An adjustment is a key component of chiropractic care, as proper structural alignment is crucial to proper function and health. These adjustments will usually occur in the spine, but they can be performed on any joint in the body. Your treatment plan might include activity advice, hot or cold packs, electric stimulation, exercises, and other types of therapies as well as nutritional guidelines, stress management, and lifestyle recommendations.

Your physical examination and treatment may require you to bend forward, lie down on your side/back or face down, raise a leg, or squat. Please wear flexible, athletic clothing to each visit. On your first visit, shorts are required to complete neurological exams or a gown will be supplied,

Dr. Raith utilizes evidence based, diversified techniques which allows her to tailor treatment plans to suit many conditions and populations.