Great communication is a priority at Pain Relief and Wellness Associates as the foundation of our 4-Step Process. Here's how our teamwork approach works:
The first step toward good health is face-to-face communication between the doctor and the patient. One-on-one meetings are the best way to establish the challenges, goals and possibilities involved in a comprehensive care plan.
Next, the doctor uses a variety of diagnostic techniques to assess your level of function. We will assess your range of motion, flexibility, strength and overall stability in order to recommend the personalized treatment plan needed to restore your health, comfort and well-being.
Now our entire staff becomes involved in your overall treatment plan. This interactive process will likely include regularly scheduled chiropractic adjustments, possibly combined with other therapies and/or rehabilitative options. Our experts will also help you make the lifestyle changes necessary to achieve and maintain your good health.
Finally, the doctor will monitor your progress, re-evaluate your treatment plan and update your program on a regular basis. Our goal is to return you to a normal level of function and lifestyle.
Q.: Are Doctors of Chiropractic real doctors?
A.: Like other types of doctors, chiropractic doctors meet stringent national and state licensing requirements, follow a strict code of ethics, and are approved by governmental agencies as physicians. After the required pre-med undergraduate studies, today’s Doctor of Chiropractic completes an additional four-year program at a government accredited chiropractic college accruing about the same number of classroom hours as medical doctors.
Q.: Is Chiropractic scientific?
A.: With today’s high-tech diagnostic equipment, researchers are affirming what chiropractic doctors have known all along. A consistent scientific protocol is used to locate malfunctioning areas of the spine. Studies show chiropractic care is the best choice for relief of all spinal-related conditions.
Q.: Do Chiropractic adjustments feel good?
A.: Chiropractic adjustments can be compared to lifting a heavy rock off your toe. Patients report their chiropractic adjustments feel good as normal spine motion is restored.
Q.: Is Chiropractic safe?
A.: This year thousands of people will die from medically prescribed drugs and medicine. Of the millions of patients benefiting from chiropractic this year, barely a handful will have a negative experience. Malpractice rates for chiropractors are lower than other health care professionals; therefore, chiropractic is the safest of all the healthcare disciplines.
Q.: How long will I need to see a Chiropractor?
A.: Like regular dental checkups, once patients experience the value of chiropractic, many choose to continue. How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
The truth is Chiropractic is a conservative, drug-free approach to better health that has helped millions of people since 1895. With our approach our patients receive the best chiropractic has to offer.