Consultation: This initial visit is designed for Dr. Mead to learn a complete history about the difficulties you are experiencing. This will direct her in fully evaluating your condition.
Exam: Following the consultation, Dr. Mead will perform a comprehensive examination to pinpoint the cause of your problem.
Report of Findings: Once your condition has been completely evaluated, Dr. Mead will explain your diagnosis, and give you a detailed plan for care to alleviate your symptoms as quickly as possible.
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 two to three 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 one to two times per week for two to three weeks, 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 infrequent visit to the chiropractor every four to eight weeks based on your lifestyle and goals.