Conditions We Treat

Examples of musculoskeletal conditions treated include neck pain, back pain, low back pain, many types of migraine/headaches caused by musculoskeletal issues, carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness/tingling in the arms/legs caused by musculoskeletal issues, arthritis, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), ankle sprain or strain, wrist sprain or strain, iliotibial band syndrome (I.T. band syndrome), shoulder pain, knee pain, thoracic outlet syndrome (T.O.S.), and many more. If you are unsure if you have a condition that we can treat, just ask!

Make An Appointment

We're certain that you will be glad you chose Solutions Alternative Healthcare! We are excited to meet you and see how we can help you get out of pain and improve your health. When you are ready, we will be happy to set your New Patient appointment. You may call the office at 817-528-8619 during our business hours OR you can also see our real-time availability and schedule an appointment any time of day right here on our website! 

Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL QUESTIONS


What is the difference between seeing my Medical Doctor vs. a Chiropractor?

For musculoskeletal conditions, the main tools of choice for a Medical Doctor are prescription drugs, possibly a referral to a physical therapist, and as a last resort, surgery. A Chiropractor's main tools for musculoskeletal conditions are mobilizing the spine, extremities and using other physical modalities such as soft tissue mobilization, stretching, manipulation of the fascia, exercises, Acupuncture, etc. The choice between going to a Medical Doctor vs. a Chiropractor mostly depends on the patient's treatment preferences (a medical/surgical approach vs. a holistic approach).


Do you take my insurance?

We are currently in network with Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield (with exception of their Health Select plan), United Healthcare, and Aetna. We are no longer in network with Cigna or Multiplan. 


***** Please note that beginning January 1, 2019, we will no longer be in network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United Healthcare. We will only be billing Medicare and Medicare supplements after that date. You'll be happy to know, however, that our self-pay rates are affordable and often comparable to what most pay out of pocket with their insurance. And based on conversations informing current insurance patients of the changes, we don't expect to lose more than about 5% of our insured patients as most see the value of the care they receive and understand why we have come to this decision. For more information, see Dr. Gonzalez' letter to current patients. 


Do you accept Auto Accident/Personal Injury Cases?

As of April 1, 2015: We are more than happy to treat patients with auto accident claims, however, payment will need to be made at the time(s) of service(s). We are happy to provide detailed billing for your potential reimbursement of those claims from the auto insurance provider or through settlement with your lawyer although we cannot guarantee reimbursement.


What does treatment at SAH cost?

Cost of treatment depends on your individual insurance plan, copays, deductibles, etc (see 2 questions above). For high deductible plans or cash patients, the initial visit for Chiropractic OR Acupuncture is usually $85-105 and includes the consultation, exam and the first treatment. Follow-up visits generally range from $45-65 depending on what treatments the patient needs. 


Dr. Gonzalez does not require patients to sign up and/or pay for a treatment plan in advance. Each patient is assessed on an individual basis and necessity for and timing of follow-up visits are determined based on patient progress. Because of this, most patients find that they spend far less in our office in comparison to other offices.


When can I be seen?

Please note that due to limited Saturday availability, we reserve Saturday appointments for existing patients needing follow-up care. We are generally in the office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00-5:30 and take a lunch break from 1:00-2:00. Massage therapy is also available on some evenings and weekends. You can see our real-time availability and schedule even when we aren't in the office. 


CHIROPRACTIC


I went to a Chiropractor before and wasn't impressed with my experience, why should I come to SAH?

Every doctor is different. Each have unique practice styles, technique choices, and equally different "bedside manners," or way of communicating with patients. Finding a doctor that you are comfortable with is an important decision to make. Dr. Gonzalez strives to make your care very personal as well as educational. 


Once I begin Chiropractic care, will I have to keep coming in?

After being treated for your complaint, chances are, you will choose to participate in what we call "maintenance care" to maintain your spinal health after you realize how great you feel after an adjustment! Only a small portion of the nervous system is involved with sensing pain, so it is important to get regular Chiropractic care to maintain proper mobility even if you are not experiencing symptoms. 


I'm afraid Chiropractic can hurt and the "snaps" and "pops" make me uncomfortable.

Doctor Gonzalez practices multiple types of adjusting techniques including techniques that are low-force and no-force. Don't let a fear of Chiropractic "pops" and "snaps" prevent you from benefiting from the care of a Chiropractor. Talk to Dr. Gonzalez about any concerns you have so that she may utilize a treatment type that you are comfortable with!


Will I need to have an X-ray or other imaging?

It is always helpful to bring any recent reports and/or films you've had with you to your initial appointment. If Dr. Gonzalez requires imaging (or additional imaging) for a patient, she uses a local imaging center for X-ray, CT, or MRI. Studies at the imaging center are read by a Board Certified Radiologist which gives Dr. Gonzalez more peace of mind.


ACUPUNCTURE


Does Acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture is mostly painless. The needles used are so tiny that many are not even felt when they are inserted. Some needles may be felt but it is usually quick (like a mosquito bite) and then painless either immediately or after just a few seconds.


Are the needles re-used?

NEVER! Modern Acupuncture uses sterile needles out of sealed packages for individual treatment use.


What conditions can be treated with Acupuncture?

Dr. Gonzalez is a Chiropractor licensed by the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, therefore her scope of practice is limited to the musculoskeletal system and general health and wellness. If you wish to use Acupuncture to treat an issue outside of Dr. Gonzalez' scope of practice, we are happy to refer you to a clinic that treats the condition in question. 

OUR LOCATION

2300 Matlock Rd. #3
Mansfield, TX 76063
p: (817) 528-8619
e: [email protected]