Today is your first visit which includes:
- Meeting: Dr. Lawrence A. Wood, Jr., as well as his office staff.
- A thorough Health Screening involving simple chiropractic tests
- A unique and highly accurate examination which includes a revolutionary computerized nerve analysis. Basic pictures of your spine (if necessary) to determine the condition of your spine.
Individuals with insurance providers will be assessed customary expences, Co-Pays and Deductables. The Doctor will discuss the actual value of the services that you will be receiving today, but our special introductory offer for new self pay patients is $133 (EXAM AND X-RAYS).
At the end of today’s visit, you will be scheduling your Report of findings with Doctor Wood.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Wood will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
1. How can you help me?
2. How often do I need to come in?
3. What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Wood will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires chiropractic care or with other providers. Dr. Wood will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
This appointnment is extremely important, the doctor will provide you with our very best recommendations for your future care and discuss the most cost-effective and affordable ways for you to benefit from our care. Since you’ll be making an incredibly important decision about your future health at this report, the Doctor requests that you bring your spouse with you so that he/she has a complete understanding of your exam results and recommendations.
We’re very confident with the quality of care and service we provide, and we’re proud of the positive impact we’ve been able to make in the lives of our Practice Members.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Thumbs Up to Relief
Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. Sometimes this will require daily visits, three or four visits per week for a time.
Most people are under the assumption that if they don’t feel any pain that there is nothing wrong with them – that they are healthy. Unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of health. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced.
For example, consider a cavity in your tooth. Does it hurt when it first develops or only after it has become serious? How about heart disease? Regardless of whether you are talking about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stress or problems with the spine, pain is usually the last thing to appear. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is also the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains
Teaming Up for Optimal Health
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a persons care. If all that the chiropractor does is to reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the condition recurring are much greater. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms or flaare-ups it is bennifical to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone.
During the correction / restorative phase of your care, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did during the first phase of care and, depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches either at the center or at home to help accelerate your healing.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion. This is normal. Flare-ups are bound to occur during this phase because your body has not fully healed. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.
Maintenance is Key to Healthy Living
Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care can help ensure that your physical problems do not return, and keep your body in optimal condition. Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, it is necessary to continue chiropractic care to ensure your over all health.
When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through, your joints will last longer and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.
If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique; therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive deliberate focus.