Our desire to help people on their journey to health. Whatever your goal, to maintain wellness or to find relief from a particular condition, we look forward to meeting with you. This page will help you understand what you can expect during your initial visit.
The 1st step is to call to schedule an initial no-charge consultation with no obligation. We value listening and understanding your story. 815-398-4500.
After the doctor does a detailed analysis of the x-rays, you will return for your second visit. The doctor will give you a report of findings based on the information gained from the examination and x-ray analysis.
You will then receive your first adjustment. The adjustment is very gentle – there is no twisting, cracking, or popping during the adjustment.
Post adjustment x-rays are taken only after the first adjustment to confirm the spinal correction has been achieved. At that point, the doctor will give recommendations for a treatment plan that is designed specifically for you.
Should you decide to work with us on your journey to health, we are happy to work out a payment plan that allows you to get the care you need at a rate you can afford.
On your second visit to the office, the doctor will go over your exam and x-ray findings with you. The doctor will identify any problem areas and ensure that you completely understand the findings from your x-rays. The doctor will then recommend a care plan designed to get you healthy and stable as quickly as possible.
You will then receive your first spinal correction. You will lie either on your right or left side and the doctor will apply a slight amount of pressure just below the tip of your ear. The adjustment is so gentle that most patients are unaware that the adjustment is actually being made. Again, there is absolutely no popping, cracking, or twisting of the neck or back.
Following the adjustment the doctor will measure your leg length and postural distortions before taking you back for two post-adjustment x-rays to ensure the accuracy of the correction. You will be asked to rest in the office for a short period of time and you will receive instructions explaining how to best protect and maintain your new correction.
You should plan on approximately 1-1 ½ hours for this second visit.
The Healing Process
Many patients feel significant relief in their discomfort following the first few visits. Our goal is to create a situation where the spinal stresses that caused the symptoms are minimized, stabilized and you no longer need to be adjusted as frequently.
When dealing with spinal misalignments, the integrity of the musculature and ligaments has been compromised and you must allow adequate time for these structures to heal in the aligned position. The longer your spine has been out of alignment, the more possible damage has occurred and therefore, the more time required for healing.
Symptoms occur after years of altered function. Prevention is always better than reactive, distress care. Symptoms are the last to show up and the first to go away so a symptom free state does not necessarily mean that your spine is in alignment nor does it mean that healing is complete once alignment is achieved.
How often a patient gets adjusted is directly related to their body’s ability to maintain its alignment. Our goal is to adjust you as few times as possible. With time and holding your alignment, the underlying issues begin to heal and eventually you’ll hold your alignment for months or even years
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