As a new patient, there’s a little bit of paperwork to be done before we get started on your care and treatment plan. Download the applicable forms to fill out and bring with you to your appointment to help expedite your first appointment.
What to Expect
We approach your care with a three-phase method: relief care, corrective care, and wellness care. This ensures we’re able to focus on setting a foundation for a healthy and happy lifestyle and holistic wellness, versus simply a patch for a problem.
Phase One: Relief Care
Many patients first visit a chiropractor because they’re in pain, which is why our first priority and the main goal of our first phase care is to reduce your symptoms. Sometimes this requires 2-3 visits per week — or even daily visits — for a period of time until symptoms are reduced.
However, pain is a very poor indicator of health: pain and other symptoms frequently appear only after a disease or other condition has become advanced. Likewise, it is the first symptom to disappear, but even once the pain has been treated, much of the underlying condition remains.
Phase Two: Corrective Care
In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of pain and symptoms, then, it’s necessary to continue with a care plan even though it may seem your symptoms have disappeared.During this phase, you won’t have to receive adjustments as often as you did during your first phase of care, and depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches either at the chiropractic center or at home, to help accelerate your healing.
Don’t be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms occasionally during this phase: this is normal. Flare-ups are bound to occur because your body is still not fully healed. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition, and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.
Phase Three: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care can both help ensure that your physical problems don’t return and keep your body in optimal condition. Just as consistency in exercise and diet are essential in order to sustain the benefits of healthy living, it’s also necessary to continue chiropractic care in order to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system.
When you make routine care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through. Your joints will last longer, and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.