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Dr Scott Bentson

His background in biomedical engineering/physics and specialized training as a Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) gives Dr. Scott Bentson a unique perspective and area of expertise when it comes to biomechanics and pain management.
His passion for helping people to feel their best combined with this specialized expertise has made him a chiropractor who is in high demand. Dr. Bentson lives and practices in Bethlehem, PA and enjoys sharing this practice with his wife and the creator of YouAnew Lifestyle Nutrition, Dr. Kristen Bentson.

Frequently Asked Questions

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You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers.

One of the goals of Lehigh Valley Chiropractic is to educate and empower you with knowledge.
We want to provide you with information that will enable you to live well.

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system and promotes healthy living practices such as nutrition, exercise, stress management and lifestyle modifications.
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What does D.C. stand for?

Doctor of Chiropractic
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What types of problems do Doctors of Chiropractic treat?

As neuromusculoskeletal specialists, doctors of chiropractic treat non-surgical disorders of muscles, joints, discs or nerves. Conditions seen commonly in a chiropractors office include mid and low back pain, sciatica, sacroiliac dysfunction, radiculopathy, TMJ disorders, neck pain, headaches, migraines, pain related to pregnancy, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndromes, rib joint pain and dysfunction, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, tennis/golfer elbow and shoulder pain.
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What type of training do Doctors of Chiropractic receive?

Doctors of Chiropractic often hold a bachelor’s degree in a science related field and must complete a pre-chiropractic program before applying to Chiropractic College. Standard chiropractic education is typically 4-5 years of intense graduate level academic and clinical training. Students are required to pass 4 national board exams and a physiotherapy exam prior to licensure. Chiropractors are licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and in countries worldwide.
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What types of additional training have the chiropractors at LVC received?

Dr. Scott Bentson holds a M.S. (Masters of Science) degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Kristen Bentson holds a M.S. in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and has biofeedback training from Widener University. Drs. Scott and Kristen Bentson are additionally certified in Active Release Technique®.
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Will the chiropractors at LVC work with my other doctors?

The chiropractors at LVC want to be a part of your healthcare team. They will make every effort to coordinate your care. If your condition will not respond to the therapies offered at LVC, you will be referred.
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How many treatments will I need?

The chiropractors at LVC stress the importance of individualized care. There is no way to predict the number of visits that will enable you to achieve your healthcare goals. Please be assured that the chiropractors at LVC will make every effort to release you from care as quickly as possible. They hope to teach you strategies that will enable you to manage your condition through lifestyle modifications and exercise without being reliant on an outside source for relief. However, if at any time your condition returns and you unable to manage the symptoms on your own, you are welcome to schedule a visit, and we will make every effort to help you.
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What types of tests do chiropractors order?

Depending on your case, special tests such as MRI, CAT scan, X-ray, or blood work may be ordered.
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What is manipulation?

Manipulation (also referred to as a chiropractic adjustment) is often used when a patient presents with a painful joint that is not moving properly; this is commonly referred to as joint fixation. In this type of manual therapy, a joint is moved beyond a passive range of motion with the goal of restoring proper motion and decreasing pain. There are many techniques used when performing manipulation. Often, with this type of treatment, you will hear a cavitation which is a slight popping noise. This is a release of a gas within the joint as it is moved through a rapid range of motion.
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What is mobilization?

Mobilization is a type of manual therapy where a restricted joint is gently moved within its usual range of motion. Mobilization is often used when a patient presents with a painful joint that is not moving properly, a condition commonly referred to as joint fixation.
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What is Active Release Technique®?

Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue technique that involves a gentle yet firm contact to a painful or injured tissue while it is moved either actively or passively through its full range of motion. There are specific protocols for muscle, fascia, many of body’s ligaments, and nerves designed to decrease pain and improve function. Conditions that commonly respond to ART include headache, back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, and tennis elbow. Athletes and performing artists (dancer, actors, instrumentalists and singers) often perform repetitive movements which make them prone to muscle imbalances and repetitive stress injuries. ART is a unique system of treatment that provides for optimum performance whether on the field or center stage.
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How You Pay

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There are two ways to pay.

Option 1 is Insurance:

We are in-network with (just about) all major insurance companies. If you have insurance and you’d like to use it, the LVC team will do our best to help you access your benefits. If we are not in network with your insurance, we will gladly submit an out-of-network claim on your behalf.

Here’s how our system works

When you call to schedule your first appointment, our front desk staff is trained to take down information that you will find on your insurance card (so, having it on-hand is helpful). As a courtesy, our insurance coordinator will call your insurance company and get all the information she can regarding your chiropractic benefits. She will then communicate back to you what she learns and provide you with a reference number from the call.

At the end of the day, you (not your insurance company) are ultimately the one financially responsible for the cost of your care. So, we’re going to ever so strongly suggest that you also call your insurance company to discuss and confirm your benefits.  We can’t make any kind of guarantee as to your coverage. Again, surprise packages = fun  |  surprise bills=not so fun. Trust us, we’re not looking to surprise you.

So here’s what you will probably need to pay for:

  • Deductible: This is the amount of money that you are responsible to pay before your insurance benefits kick in. Generally, deductibles renew yearly (most of the time at the start of the year).
  • Co-Payment/Co-Insurance: This is the amount of money that you are responsible to pay for your visit. This payment is in addition to the payment made by your insurance company.
  • Maintenance Care: This is care that happens once you’ve reached (what we determine to be) your maximum improvement level or the end of your active care phase.
  • Non-Covered Products & Services: Examples include — YouAnew Lifestyle Nutrition Programs and Products (like DVDs, KT Tape, Chiroflow Water Pillows, Biofreeze, Tiger Balm, etc)

Really Important Insurance Notes:

  • Once you’ve reached a certain level of improvement, you will have the option to continue with maintenance care. You will be alerted to this transition prior to the end of your active care phase. Please be aware, maintenance care is almost never covered by insurance.
  • We must perform an examination on every new patient. Some insurance carriers (like Medicare) do not cover the cost of this initial exam.
  • Our treatment programs almost always include chiropractic adjustments (spinal manipulation), therapeutic exercise and manual therapy. It may be that your insurance covers adjustment but not therapeutic exercise. If this is the case, you are financially responsible for that part of your treatment program.
  • Please note, certain insurances REQUIRE us to collect multiple co-payments (commonly seen with Highmark and other Blue Plans). This means that if you are seen for an examination and are treated with chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy, 3 (yes, you heard us right) 3 copayments may have to be collected. (we don’t make the rules but we have to live by them).

Option 2 is Self-Pay:

We totally get it that you need care but are concerned about the cost.  If you don’t have insurance, you don’t want to use your insurance or have limited coverage, the LVC team does our best to keep care affordable. While surprises can be fun, unexpected bills aren’t. To find out how much you can expect your care to cost, please call and speak with a team member at 610-868-6800.

How We Treat

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Our treatment programs are centered around chiropractic adjustments. Diversified adjustments and flexion-distraction are the most common types of chiropractic adjustment techniques we use at Lehigh Valley Chiropractic. Our focus is on delivering safe, effective, and gentle chiropractic treatments that will facilitate and promote healing.

To get you the best results, we generally find it is important to combine our chiropractic techniques with therapeutic exercise, manual type therapy (like Active Release Technique and myofascial release) and therapeutic exercises (both performed in the office and taught to you to be performed at home). Our chiropractors have been “full body” trained in Active Release Technique. Additionally, we’ll provide you with instructions, educational information and the option for ongoing maintenance treatments that will enable you to experience lasting long term relief from your back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, TMJ disorders, or injuries.

We also offer therapeutic massage. Our licensed massage therapist is uniquely skilled to provide medical massage which is both condition specific and outcome driven. Unlike a typical spa massage, medical massage is type of distinct type of therapy designed to reduce symptoms and encourage healing.

Because what you eat affects how you feel and how you heal, Dr. Kristen Bentson created the YouAnew Lifestyle Nutrition Program. When you change your meals, you can change your life. Feel better, look better, and have more energy with YouAnew. One-On-One Individualized Programs and 30 Days to YouAnew group classes are available at our Bethlehem PA office.

Bottom line–we will treat you the way you deserve to be treated. We will treat you like we would want someone to treat our mother or our son. We will listen to you, take your concerns to heart and do everything we can to get you the results you need to get out of pain and back to your life.

What We Treat

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Contact Us

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  • Monday: 9am – 7pm
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  • Thursday: 9am – 7pm
  • Friday: 8am – 6pm

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2597 Schoenersville Rd, Ste 308
Bethlehem, PA 18017
610 868 6800

Lehigh Valley Chiropractic is located on the Lehigh Valley Health Network Muhlenberg Hospital Campus in the Medical Building 2597. (Follow the signs for the ’97’ in a Green Circle)

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Chiropractor Bethlehem PA | Meet Team Bentson Chiropractic

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Meet Team Bentson

Lehigh Valley Chiropractic in Bethlehem Pennsylvania opened it’s doors in 2008 with the goal of providing superior chiropractic care in a comfortable setting. Our compassionate and professional team takes this mission to heart every day. We work hard to make your experience at Lehigh Valley Chiropractic fully therapeutic. We love Bethlehem and the people of the Lehigh Valley–-even more, we love keeping them active, out of pain and full of life. We want to see to see you get relief from your back pain, neck pain, headaches, and sports injuries.

Chiropractic Care

Doctors Scott and Kristen Bentson are Bethlehem chiropractors trained as non-surgical spine specialists and experts in the fields of back pain, neck pain, headaches and sports injuries. Through a gentle, safe and effective treatment approach including hands-on chiropractic care, physical medicine techniques, therapeutic procedures and muscle therapy, these chiropractors have the tools required to relieve your pain plus they will teach preventive techniques and provide maintenance chiropractic care to minimize set-backs.


Our licensed massage therapist is uniquely skilled to provide medical massage which is both condition-specific and outcome driven. Therapeutic massage is designed to gently reduce symptoms and encourage healing. We also offer prenatal massage and massage therapy for patients injured in motor vehicle accidents. Our therapist is highly experienced and kindly responds to your requests regarding the depth and pressure of your massage. She takes any concerns you have with regard to your treatment to heart. Conditions commonly treated with medical massage include headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder pain, sports injuries, low back pain, myofascial pain, pregnancy related discomfort, muscle tension and stress. Learn more about massage therapy at Lehigh Valley Chiropractic. 

Chiropractic and Conditions

If you are pregnant and suffering from back pain, if you’re an athlete with a repetitive stress injury that’s keeping you from performing at your best, if you’re dealing with a disc herniation or a bulging disc causing back pain or neck pain, if sciatica is your issue, if you’ve got tight iliotibial bands (IT bands) that are keeping you from running your farthest distance and fastest time, if you’ve got chronic back pain that keeps you from comfortably driving long distances, if you’ve got headaches, neck pain or migraines that just won’t resolve, if you’ve got jaw pain or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), or you’ve got back or neck muscle tightness, we’ve got a chiropractic treatment solution made for you.


Lehigh Valley Chiropractic Affiliations