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.
Four Stages of Care:
1. Relieve your pain- takes between 8-12 treatments depending on the severity of your condition.
2. Change Bad habits- most problems arise from a lifetime of bad habits (i.e. sleeping on your stomach, slouching posture, bad work ergonomics, etc.) Our goal is to make you aware of these habits and correct them.
3. Rehabilitate areas of instability- involves a program of stretching and strengthening exercises for your muscles which will ultimately stabilize the injured area.
4. Keep you Healthy- accomplished through chiropractic adjustments to keep you feeling better and pain free.