What to Expect?
Laying the Foundation for Total Health
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 treatments two or three times
per week for four to 12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective Care
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Your First Visit
After your consultation, Dr. Michael Pontarelli will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific conditions, we may recommend you to take x-rays or advanced imagine. These studie help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us to any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Pontarelli will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history and goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Pontarelli will discuss recommendations and suggest other specialists if your condition warrants it.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to have your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to accompany your treatment regime. If you are in pain when you first come into our office, this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at-home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines to fit 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.
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