We are ready to warmly welcome you and make you feel relaxed in our comfortable environment. Your visits are all about you and making sure we thoroughly address your concerns with clear, concise explanations along the way.
The First Visit
We use electronic health records, so you will start by filling out a form at our check-in kiosk. Our approach to your first visit is to give you a comprehensive examination to determine the nature of your problem. Dr. DuRocher will use models, brochures and videos to help educate you on what we feel is wrong and whether we can help you. If not, we will let you know right away and refer you to another health care provider.
Dr. DuRocher is usually able to adjust you on your first visit unless X-rays are necessary, in which case we will send you to a nearby facility to have them taken. This visit takes about an hour.
The Second Visit
On your next appointment, you will receive a full report of Dr. DuRocher’s findings from your first visit. He will explain the cause of your problems to you and go over what you can expect for treatment. It is your decision to commit to a treatment plan to give your body a chance to heal. You will start out knowing how many visits you will need and for how long you will see us. This visit takes about 30 minutes.
Your subsequent visits will take anywhere from 5-15 minutes with plenty of time allowed to address all your concerns. Chiropractic adjustments are the primary treatment we use. Dr. DuRocher may, however, recommend another one of our available services to you if it is something from which you may benefit.
After you check in you will go to a treatment room for an adjustment. Dr. DuRocher will give you a re-examination at the end of your treatment plan, which is usually about eight visits.
A conservative option should always be your first choice. Find out more about safe, effective chiropractic care by contacting our office today! We offer free consultations and accept insurance.
Laying the Foundation for Total Health
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 two to three times per week for four to 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 four to eight times per month for six to 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 one to four times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.