The first visit to us involves meeting our friendly receptionists Amanda, Mandy or Bree, filling out new patient forms, consulting with your Doctor of Chiropractic, who is going to listen intently and ask questions to see if we can help you. Treatment in most cases is commenced on the first visit, with the goal of having you feel better by the time you leave. When required other tests may be suggested, including but not limited to a CT scan, MRI or X-Ray.
Subsequent visits, are typically shorter and may , include explaining test results and discussing ‘self help’, such as exercise, postural advice and nutrition.
“Will I need multiple visits ?” – Probably yes.
How long do I have to come for and how often? Thats the most asked question in our clinic.
Answer – There is no right answer
The question is answered by how bad your problem is, how long its been a problem for, how you respond to the correct treatment, how much better you want to get and how long you want to feel better for.
For there to be pain there has to be a problem, for a problem there has to be a physical change in the body, something is wrong and very likely to get worse over time if not addressed. Treatment over time is the answer allowing and assisting with the healing and repair process. Just as going to the gym once won’t get you fit or riding a bike once won’t make you lose weight … getting better and getting out of pain takes time.