What To Expect
Prior to receiving any treatment. Our Doctors will meet with you for a consultation that will last as long as necessary to fully understand your health concerns. We will ask you a lot of questions and allow you to ask questions. After learning about your condition, we will determine whether or not we are the right provider for your problems. We pride ourselves on listening to our patients and properly educating them on what we feel is the best treatment for them. In many cases, this will involve a referral to another doctor. If we feel that we can help you, we will let you know. We typically give you suggestions that we feel are best for your needs. At that time, we leave it up to you to be the boss and make the decision you are most comfortable with. Because all our patients are different, we will be specific in the needs we feel are best for you. During the initial visit we will discuss your insurance, payment options, past history, and your commitment to getting better.
Below you will learn about the different phases of treatment that are typical in our office. This of course will depend on each patients needs.
Phase 1: Relief Care/Acute Care
Depending on the pain you present with in our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is sometimes recommended that you are seen frequently to relieve the pain, swelling, and inflammation that is present. During this phase we may need to see you multiple times in a week to achieve or goals. This is different for all patients and depends on the progress.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care less than in the Relief Phase but we don't want to allow the body to regress. Typically, we will continue to see you weekly for a period of time till improvement is seen. This is different for all patients and depends on progress.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.