Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, your doctor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- Do I have a problem the doctor can treat?
- What treatments will I need?
- What will my treatments cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, your doctor will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. The doctor will recommend the best and fastest way to achieve the goals that you stated during consultation.
At the conclusion of your report of findings, you can often choose to receive your first treatment. You will be given a choice between relief and corrective care.
OPTION 1 Relief [ri-leef] : to simply ease from or lessen pain or discomfort only.
Relief Care is the minimum amount of change to reduce symptoms but not necessarily eliminate the cause of the problem.
OPTION 2 Correction[kuh-rek-shuhn] :that which is offered or substituted for a fault or abnormality.
Corrective Care is the care necessary to not only relieve symptoms, but to also remove the cause of the problem.
Correction to eliminate physical injury may include very gentle spinal corrections (~3-6 oz pressure), AROM stretching, functional balance and strengthening exercises and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can ask questions at anytime. You may be recommended a detoxification or nutritional program at this time to eliminate chemical or toxic injury.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will make sure that you understand the suggestions for your continued home care which may include: diet/nutritional changes, supplements, ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. You will be given a chance to decide on a follow-up schedule that is most convenient for you.
If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.