During your first visit to Best Chiropractic you will have a:
- Consultation with your doctor about what is concerning you
- Thorough chiropractic, neurological, and orthopedic examination to help locate the cause of the problem
- Digital x-rays if needed
If it is determined that chiropractic care is appropriate for your condition, you will then receive your first treatment.
Build on Your Results with Regular Visits
After your first visit, you will likely need to follow up with several regular visits to properly correct your condition. Routine visits are generally much shorter than the first one, since our doctors can complete a visit in just a few, highly-focused minutes. Each visit to our office builds on the one before, so your readjustment will be easy with continued visits. So if you miss an appointment or discontinue care too soon, you may also lose the progress you have achieved from previous treatments.
Maintain Your Progress with Maintenance Care
Once your treatment goals have been achieved, you will then be given the option to continue with maintenance care to help prevent future relapses.
Laying the Foundation for Total Health
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care:
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care two to three times per week for four to 12 weeks.
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 four to eight times per month for six to 24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
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 one to four times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.