We are happy you’re considering making Tilton Chiropractic & Wellness Center YOUR chiropractic and wellness provider. It’s important to let you know what to expect when you come in for your initial appointment, as well as the phases in your journey to lasting pain relief.
What You Can Expect
Your First Visit
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. If you have not already completed our new patient forms located in the New Patient Center this will be the first step of your visit. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
The doctor will discuss with you, your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for our doctors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, our doctors will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Your Second Visit
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, we will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
How can you help me?
How often do I need to come in?
What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, we will discuss recommendations. We will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
PHASE 1: Relief Care
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, or two to three 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.
PHASE 2: Corrective Care
Focus on optimal health. 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.
PHASE 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care can help ensure 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 the health of your musculoskeletal system.