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The Insurance Company generally finds out by what you tell them on the application. If you don't tell them, they probably have the right to deny coverage and rescind the application. check what YOUR policy says

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Q: Does treatment by a chiropractor prior to an insurance start date determine a preexisting condition and how can an insurance company find out about chiropractic treatment prior to being insured?
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Is having a heart cathetor test considered pre existing condition?

Tests, of any kind, are not included in the definition of preexisting condition. You have to be given a definitive diagnosis from that testing in order to have a preexisting condition. If by having a heart cath test, it was determined that you did not need to have one placed, then you do not have a preexisting condition. For example, you may have an MRI/CAT Scan and then a PET Scan to determine if you have cancer, but if they find you do not have cancer, then you are not diagnosed with a condition, therefore cannot considered preexisting. I should add that, generally if a Dr. wants to evaluate for a heart cath, then you currently have or have had issues with your heart in the past. This may be something like a high percentage blockage, irregular heart beat, thickening of the lining around your heart, etc. This would be considered a preexisting condition and future insurance companies may determine that any intervention needed on your heart would be preexisting. However, insurance companies usually have a preexisting time frame (generally 12 or 24 months) in which a condition is no longer consider preexisting. For example, if you were diagnosed with a heart condition 13 months ago and the insurance company you are planning on joining policy is a 12-month limit on pre-existing conditions, then you are in the clear and the preexisting condition clause does not apply to you.

Are chiropractors dangerous?

Is chiropractic dangerous compared to what? Driving a car? Having back surgery? Riding a bicycle? Just kidding and want to clarify. Chiropractic is an exceptionally safe way to treat many types of conditions. As with anything there are certain risks, on an individual basis only you and your licensed Chiropractor can determine if treatment is both safe and necessary for you. Jennie L Yates DC Chiropractor at CoreHealth of Clearwater

What kind of doctor do you see for muscle pain?

My first stop would be at a chiropractor. A doctor of chiropractic should be able to determine what is the cause of your muscle pain, and either provide a treatment plan or refer you to the correct specialist if it is anything serious.

Should a 10 yr old boy with neck pain go to chiropractor?

This would certainly be a good place to start. A doctor of chiropractic will examine you and determine the cause of your neck pain. The chiropractor will then be able to tell you if he/she can help alleviate the pain. If it determined that the pain is caused by something more sinister, he/she will be able to tell you where to go next, and what your options are.

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Is the regular spinal clicking you get upon stretching after waking a sign of something serious?

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