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Your First Visit
The Chiropractor will spend approximately one full hour with you in order to determine the precise cause of your problem. During the consultation, a detailed history of your problem will be obtained, and you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered. Next, a thorough consultation will be performed including orthopedic and neurological evaluation. Specialized Spinal Consults, i.e. functional testing such as postural analysis, gait analysis, joint & muscle testing, as well as on-site Digital X-ray studies, may also be utilized to formulate an accurate diagnosis and individualized treatment plan. You will then be advised by the chiropractor if your condition can be helped by chiropractic, or if it would be more appropriately managed by another health care provider.
Treatment on the first visit will depend upon the specifics of your condition. Most often treatment will include therapeutic procedures to help make you feel more comfortable, often including spinal manipulation. The doctor will also give self-treatment advice, which may include home exercises, nutritional supplements, and the application of ice or heat. Read more about services we provide.
After your first visit, you and the Chiropractor will discuss your individualized Chiropractic treatment plan. This explanation will serve as your “map” along your “road to recovery.” The discussion will include short- and long-term goal planning and answers to the following four questions:
Various treatment options will be explained, as well as a recommended course of care. The doctor will also explain the “Three Types of Care” and will assist you in choosing which type of care is right for you:
Initial Intensive Phase of Care: Most patients begin with Initial Intensive Care. Visits tend to be frequent (usually 2-4 times per week) so that you feel better as quickly as possible. In addition to your adjustments and exercises, the doctor may also recommend other therapies including electrical muscle stimulation, mechanical traction, whole body vibration therapy, physical therapy, spinal rehab exercises and massage therapy to help speed recovery and relieve your pain. Depending on your age, condition, and lifestyle, repeated visits over several weeks may be needed to reduce your symptoms.
Rehabilitative Phase of Care: With most of your obvious symptoms gone, the goal of Rehabilitative Care is a long-term correction of your condition. Your visit frequency will be reduced, and there will be a greater emphasis on self-care. Even after you’re feeling better, joints, muscles, and other soft tissues can take weeks, or even months, to heal. Continued treatment during this phase will ensure proper healing & recovery and help to prevent a relapse.
Wellness Phase of Care: After you’ve recovered, you may choose to schedule regular chiropractic “checkups” to help maintain the improvement you’ve made. Like periodic visits to the dentist or optometrist, wellness care can help catch little problems before they become major concerns. Wellness care is an option that many of our patients choose to feel better, improve athletic performance, prevent injury, and save time and money in the long run. Recommended visit frequency is usually every 3 – 6 weeks, but it can vary depending on your individual needs and lifestyle.
Dr. Hitender, your Denver Chiropractor, is conveniently located in Denver, Colorado near I-25 & S. Bellaire St.