Prior to your Initial Visit:
After gathering pertinent information to book your first appointment, we will send you our Chiropractic Intake Forms via email if they have not already been filled out. The more detailed your answers are, the more we will be able to help!
When you arrive to our office, you will be cheerfully greeted and receive a tour of our office. After we gather a few signatures for HIPPA and a brief educational video has been viewed, one of our Chiropractic Assistants will take you in to our examination room to gather a full, comprehensive background history for your condition or challenge. Dr. Kirshner will then meet with you to begin your consultation and examination, addressing your health goals and answering any questions you may have. After your examination, x-rays will be conducted to provide a complete scope of your symptoms to best customize your care plan accordingly. Once your x-rays have been developed, Dr. Kirshner will adjust you with the manipulation that is most ideal for your condition. The entire appointment takes roughly 45-60 minutes, so please plan accordingly.
Report of Findings:
Once you come in for your second visit, Dr. Kirshner will have thoroughly reviewed all information gathered as well as studied your x-rays further in depth. He will explain the results of the x-rays and what the next, best steps will be for you. We are passionate about educating our patients so please ask as many questions as you need to feel completely comfortable. This appointment usually last around 30-45 minutes. After all your questions are answered, you will receive your second adjustment!
Laying the foundation
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.