A Natural Approach to Healthcare
‘A careful history will lead to the diagnosis 80% of the time’ is an aphorism that is taught in medical school. Like most doctors I will listen to what your concerns are and ask you questions to help identify what factors contribute to your condition. Your story will determine which functional orthopedic and neurological tests are necessary to help confirm a diagnosis, and whether or not imaging studies are needed (X-rays or MRI). Then I will discuss with you what’s wrong and what I can do to help.
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 2-3 times per week for 2-4 weeks.
Phase 2: Recovery Care
As your pains resolve your body will continue to heal. Certain activities may aggravate what you thought was better. It’s helpful to continue care on a less frequent basis. Most mild injuries improve within a couple weeks, however major injuries or chronic conditions heal more slowly over several months. Combining physical therapy and exercise with your chiropractic care is a good idea.
Phase 3: Supportive Care
Most people will notice better posture and flexibility, and less pain with each treatment. This improved function tends to wain with time and can be a personal guide as to when your due for another adjustment. Of course it is helpful to get checked when you have any persistent minor aches and pains.