Chiropractic treatment expectations outlined. In this article, we will address patient expectations for lower back pain treatment. Other spinal areas and joints are treated differently and depend on the particular malady.
The first step is to determine the underlying cause of your discomfort. There are a variety of possible causes including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, facet syndromes, sciatica, sprains, vertebral misalignments and muscular imbalances. All can present with similar symptoms, however the treatment approach varies for each one.
At First Health, we start with a thorough patient history and physical evaluation. Oftentimes x-rays are performed. In some cases, more sophisticated studies such as MRIs, CT scans and lab work are necessary to get a better look at specific areas. Following the evaluation, we will develop an individualized treatment plan which we will review with you in detail.
Treatment typically consists of joint movement and alignment restoration. Chiropractic’s goal has long been to offer the most conservative non-surgical, non-drug approach to pain relief. We do have a medic on staff should temporary pharmaceutical support become necessary. Our secondary goal is to correct the underlying fault for a permanent resolution.
At First Health, we offer our patients standard chiropractic manual manipulation, very low-force instrument manipulation, or traction therapy. All of these modalities help accomplish the end result of spinal alignment and movement restoration.
Simultaneously, our chiropractors will work with you in our state-of-the-art rehab area to help you regain muscle strength and flexibility. For lower back pain, CORE STRENGTH is essential to fixing your problem. The vast majority of lower back pain happens because of supporting muscle imbalances and weakness. Long-term relief requires Core Stability.
Chiropractic care is truly the most conservative form of back pain care. Unless warranted, there will be no pharmaceuticals prescribed. We believe surgery should always be your last resort. At First Health, all patients are accepted on a 30-day clinical trial basis. At the end of the trial period, if you have not made significant progress, we will refer to an outside provider for the next level of care.
Your insurance will be verified and the cost to you will be estimated before treatment begins. Chiropractic Care at First Health is covered by most insurance carriers.
Since 1981, First Health Associates has been providing exceptional health care to residents of Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Schaumburg, Buffalo Grove, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Elk Grove and Des Plaines. First Health is an integrative medicine practice that offers: Medical Care; Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine; Counseling and Behavioral Therapy; and Chiropractic Care.
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