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:
During your first visit we always offer a consultation at no charge. This allows us the opportunity to hear what your problem is and determine if it is a condition that we feel comfortable treating with Chiropractic and Acupuncture in our office. This also allows us the opportunity to gather any insurance or accident information that we need and some time to get an estimate as to what your benefits may be. All insurance companies and all policies are different as well as all conditions. Once we know what we want to do with you it is our promise and policy to let you know all charges and out of pocket expense estimates before we perform any services. As a rule, though we do not quote prices over the phone since all conditions and all insurances are different this is essentially the same as calling the mechanic and asking how much it will cost to get your car fixed. After our initial consultation, Dr. Weaklend will do an examination maybe x-rays depending on the condition and then come up with treatment plan to get you back on the road to health.
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.