Neck Pain Relief Solutions for On-the-Go Professionals
September 13, 2021
By Chiro One Wellness Centers
And if you’ve scheduled your first appointment at a Chiro One clinic, you’re well on your way to finding the relief you’ve been looking for. Your first Chiro One appointment is an especially important one because this is when your care team will take time to understand your current health status as well as your lifestyle and long-term wellness goals.
Once they do, you and your doctor will sit down and create a personalized care plan to help you reach those wellness goals and live a healthier life.
At Chiro One, our patients achieve great outcomes because we take the time to understand all the elements that are contributing to their pain. It may be due to a past injury, holding a toddler for hours at a time, or just sitting or standing for long periods of the day at your job. Each of these elements leads to different neuro-musculoskeletal stressors that can cause pain and muscle dysfunction.
Only by performing a thorough initial exam can you and your doctor understand the root cause of your pain. That, in turn, enables your doctor to create an effective, personalized care plan.
Here’s what to expect when you arrive at your Chiro One clinic:
Our new patient questionnaire helps your care team get a full understanding of your health — so your care plan can be customized to meet your needs.
The Chiro One health assessment questionnaire covers your:
Completing the questionnaire will take 10-15 minutes, and it is time well spent. The information you provide helps your Chiro One doctor create the perfect personalized care plan – for YOU. A plan that addresses your specific needs and ways to relieve your pain.
If you would like, you can complete your questionnaire prior to your first visit. Just ask for a copy of the form when you make your appointment or download it here.
Once you submit the questionnaire, you’ll be given a quick tour of the clinic. A member of your care team will walk you around. And as you’ll see, there are:
Next, you’ll join the chiropractic technician and doctor in a private exam room for your physical exam.
The physical exam includes a complete neuro-musculoskeletal assessment consisting of a:
“Only 10% of your nervous system perceives pain. Administering a thorough, up-front evaluation allows us to diagnose conditions before they become chronic. X-rays allow us to identify malformations of the spine and to diagnose the cause of pain. Digital imaging also enables us to rule out medical causes of pain such as fractures, dislocations, etc.,” said Sam Wang, Doctor of Chiropractic and COO of Chiro One Wellness Centers.
At the end of your first visit, you will schedule your second visit, which we recommend for the following day.
When you arrive for your second appointment at Chiro One, you’ll sit down with your doctor in a private exam room to discuss your exam findings and your personalized care plan. This visit takes approximately 45 minutes. In that time, you will:
Your doctor will walk you through a 3-minute video that shows you how a healthy neuro-musculoskeletal system functions, as well as the impact of misalignments.
Next, your doctor will review your exam results and findings. You’ll compare x-rays of your neck and/or back to those of a perfectly aligned spine and identify any disparities.
Many patients find this to be an insightful and empowering meeting. Not only do you get to the root of your pain, but, in many cases, you also find out new information that guides you on your path to better health.
During this session, feel free to ask questions – this is your time to get the answers you need. Our doctors are passionate about what they do and are happy to talk through the details and explain precisely how you can benefit from our chiropractic care.
Now that you have been well informed on how the neuro-musculoskeletal system should function and have reviewed your x-rays, you are ready to receive your personalized care plan. Each personalized treatment plan at Chiro One includes a combination of gentle chiropractic adjustments and in-clinic, active therapies. This combination of adjustments and therapies is important for a couple of reasons:
Together, this combination promotes lasting results, so you can relieve your pain and improve your overall health.
The duration of our treatment plans varies but averages 3 months depending on your individual needs. Most patients visit the clinic 2-3 times per week. Each visit takes about 45 minutes and includes both adjustments and therapies.
Since you provided your insurance information on the first visit, your clinic team will have your coverage details ready for your review. For most patients, insurance will cover a good portion of their care. But we will walk you through your specific coverage and call out any out-of-pocket costs and/or deductibles so you have a full understanding of the payments. If you don’t have insurance, we will work with you to create an affordable care plan that fits your budget.
Once your doctor has laid out your care plan, you will schedule your appointments. You may even be able to get your first adjustment that same day.
When you leave…
After completing your first two visits, you will have:
Patients often say they’re exhilarated after their second visit. That’s because getting to the root cause of your pain with a non-invasive, drug-free solution that helps relieve that pain while improving your body’s ability to function is a pretty powerful feeling.
“After a few months of treatments, I can say with certainty that my personalized care plan has turned my life around. It all started with the first visit, where I felt like I finally got the answers I was looking for.”
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