What to Expect

Expect to be treated with respect and care.  Expect to told the truth, as best I can see it.  Expect that you will have a part to play in your own recovery and the ongoing care of your body’s well-being.  Expect, most of all, that I will do my very best for you.

Typically, there are three phases of care.

Acute:

The first objective is to re-align the entire spine, and identify the source(s) of dysfunction, pain and other symptoms.  You will start to see results quickly; the pain and discomfort should start decreasing within your first few visits.

We need to re-activate the self-healing ability of your body, while correcting the problem(s) that brought you here. The time frame can vary from 3-8 weeks.

Stabilization:

The objective during this period is to support your recovery and healing.  We will work together to address the imbalances in your body: they may be structural, or systemic, or both.  You will have homework to do during this time.  The idea is to make as much good, orderly progress as we can, so that you don’t re-injure yourself in the future.

For most people, this period is from 4 to 8 weeks.  It varies.

Maintenance:

The objective now is for you to function without pain and discomfort, maintain your body’s natural defenses and self-healing capability, and enjoy living.  I love my patients – but I do not want to see them every week for all eternity.  When we get to this phase, we’ll both have a pretty good idea of what you need to do.  Some of it will involve chiropractic care.

This is like your routine dental cleaning.  You use your body everyday, all day long, and all through the night.  It can use a little maintenance care.

Probably the most important thing to keep in mind is:  Expect to get better.  You will.

Thank you so much for the care you gave me in my acute need last month. You went way beyond the call of duty in the attention to detail and the time you took to help me become more functional.

Given the understanding you shared with me, I would like to now work with a chiropractor here at home who has similar training to yours. In the past, many of the issues you pointed out were never mentioned, even though I have been using chiropractors for the last 30 years.
- Karen Z.