What to Expect
On your first visit, the main goal is relief and usually involves the following:
Exam: Dr. Gardner will describe in detail what chiropractic does and the benefits. He will discuss your condition and how chiropractic treatment can relieve your pain.
Adjustment: Dr. Gardner will determine which technique will work best for you and your condition. (See the technique tab for a list of different techniques.)
Therapy: Most patients benefit from electrical stimulation therapy, but once again this would depend on your complaints and condition.
Treatment Plan: Depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Gardner may suggest 1-3 times a week for 1-3 weeks for initial pain relief.
Corrective treatment may be suggested once initial goal of pain relief is met. This usually includes exercises which help strengthen the core muscles and in turn relieves a lot of chronic pain.
Wellness or maintenance care is recommended to keep you moving and feeling your best. Coming in for chiropractic treatment when you are not in pain can help keep those aches and pains away. Dr. Gardner usually suggests once a month, although this depends on the patient’s condition, job, and overall lifestyle.