Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we've heard through a friend or have done some research online. It's possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.
As with any doctor's visit, you'll start by finishing some new patient paperwork. Upon meeting with the doctor, you'll discuss your concerns and expectations as well as have the chance to ask any questions you may have. We will perform a physical examination and most likely take a few x-rays to see what your current state is. Once this is complete, we'll take a look at the overall results of our conversation and the exams. Together, we'll come up with a plan of action which will begin when you are completely satisfied and ready to move forward.
The are three phases of care: Time phase of each varies as to conditions and compliance of care recommended.
Acute phase: Pain relief, removing inflammation and restoring motion to the joints.Visits are frequent.
Corrective phase: Muscles, tendons and ligaments reconstuct therefore start to get stronger to support the spine better.Visits are reduced.
Wellness phase: Reaching increased functionality and quality of life, periodic visits then can be scheduled to keep the spine in optimum health. Recommended twice a month.