Frequently Asked Questions2019-04-26T03:42:50+00:00
What Insurance does Wheaton Healthcare, LLC accept?2019-04-26T02:55:33+00:00

We accept BlueCross BlueShield, United Healthcare, Medicare,Aetna, Dupage Medical Group and Illinois Health Partners. We also accept cash payments.

Do I need a referral from an M.D.?2019-04-26T02:52:45+00:00

Most Insurance HMO plans require a referral although there are so many coverage options, it’s recommended that you contact your health plan directly to find out if there are referral requirements.

Will I be required to remove my clothing at my appointment?2019-04-26T02:50:26+00:00

Some procedures may require you to remove some pieces of clothing, however most do not. At Wheaton Healthcare, we have extra comfortable clothes for you to change into if needed.

What can I expect from my first visit with Dr. Papuga?2019-04-29T20:33:36+00:00
  • A thorough review of your specific problem is conducted, including relevant past history and overall health.

  • You may be asked to perform physical tests and movements to help identify the problem.

  • In certain situations, an X-ray or MRI report may be used to confirm the history and examination findings and to investigate for the presence of any underlying bone conditions or pathological developments.

  • A diagnosis is made, with treatment options for its resolution outlined. If it is, a plan of treatment is communicated. If it is not a chiropractic problem, an appropriate referral is arranged.

  • A prognosis is made, taking into account your general health habits, occupation, stress and activity levels.

  • Your response to treatment is monitored by Dr. Papuga, who looks for an improvement to your specific condition, as well as for changes in your overall health.

  • Two of the basic components of chiropractic care are wellness and prevention. Utilization of exercises, along with nutrition and lifestyle modifications may also be suggested to improve your overall well-being and promote active patient-centered care.

Can I see a chiropractor if I am pregnant?2019-04-29T20:32:00+00:00

Many pregnant women find that chiropractic adjustments improve the pregnancy experience and make delivery easier. Adjustments are adapted to accommodate each stage of pregnancy and the unique needs of each patient.

For more information on chiropractic care during pregnancy, click here

Will being treated by a chiropractor completely remove back pain?2019-04-26T02:41:00+00:00

For many, back pain can become chronic if left untreated. Chiropractic care has been shown to ease and even eliminate back pain for many patients.

Are adjustments safe?2019-04-26T02:39:35+00:00

Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest drug- free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of most back and neck problems. Spinal adjustments are extremely safe when performed by a licensed chiropractor. Dr. Papuga will evaluate the patient to ensure the adjustment is both safe and effective.

Do adjustments hurt?2019-04-26T02:37:16+00:00

Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force and gentle pressure are used. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment. Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program. Drinking plenty of water, using an ice pack, and engaging in light stretching after your first visit can help ease any discomfort promote healing.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?2019-04-26T02:36:06+00:00

A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific, controlled force in a precise direction that is applied to a spinal joint not moving properly or “locked up.” The purpose of this natural and safe procedure is to correct structural alignment and eliminate interference in the nervous system. For the patient, this means improved spinal function, reduction in pain, and an overall improvement in health and wellness.

What types of pain do chiropractors treat?2019-04-26T02:34:49+00:00

Chiropractors are known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches. They also treat sports injuries and other disorders involving muscles, ligaments and joints. The benefits of chiropractic care go beyond this and extend into general health as our core body structure affects overall function and health.

Why should I see a Chiropractor?2019-04-26T02:33:23+00:00

From professional athletes to homemakers, engineers to electricians, young people to seniors, chiropractic care has been an answer to optimum health. Many people see a chiropractor for back, neck or other joint problems. Still others find that regular visits to their chiropractor keep them in peak condition.
Regularly a dentist checks our teeth, an optometrist checks our eyes and a doctor checks our blood pressure and heart. Yet, we take the spine – a crucial component of our body – for granted.

Are Chiropractors’ doctors?2019-04-26T02:31:54+00:00

Yes, Doctors of Chiropractic (also known as chiropractors) are not medical doctors, but go through a similar education process to become licensed in the field of chiropractic care. In fact, educational requirements for chiropractors are among the most stringent of any health care professional.

What is Chiropractic care?2019-04-26T00:26:59+00:00

Chiropractic care is a healthcare professional based on interactions of the spine and nervous system, as well as the surrounding muscles.