This is part one of a three-part series about making wise choices with chiropractic. It’s my goal to help you see that your decision to utilize chiropractic was the right choice to make. As your recovery progresses, offering you informed choices will help me improve your results and satisfaction.
Choosing the Tests and Treatments That Can Help
As a chiropractor, I adjust the body to improve joint function, ease pain, and restore and optimize movement. Consequently, recent research shows that chiropractic can work as well as drugs and surgery to relieve pain and discomfort – and it is also safer.
Exercises will help you to improve function, movement, alignment (posture), strengthen weakened regions, and prevent injury. I am also going to work with you about healthy behaviors such as quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy weight.
At Blue Heron Chiropractic, we offer a variety of tests and treatment plans. We order X-rays, for example – but not on every patient. The American Chiropractic Association urges patients to talk with their healthcare provider to make sure they are getting the tests and treatments they need. We’ll work with you to make sure you are getting your questions answered – that you are choosing based on new knowledge. Even if you don’t ask, it’s our policy to outline what I am doing and why. Above all, you having both knowledge and the option to make wise choices is a gain to both of us.
On the first visit, we are going to discuss your diagnosis and I am going to outline the course that I expect it may follow. Likewise, we may go over further testing that needs to be done or past health records we should consult. At Blue Heron we will discuss the expectations for treatment, and what might happen without any intervention. We will talk about how optimizing your function can work for you. We will lay out a treatment plan and give you a choice. Every time. Let’s set up an appointment.