What to Expect
You will have ample opportunity to “share your story” with Dr. Wing. It is important to us that we understand how your life is affected and steps that you have taken to become well. With these tools, Dr. Wing assesses your spinal health accurately.
If he feels that he is unable to help you, we make sure to get you to health professionals that can.
A Little Nervous?
If you are nervous about chiropractic, we want to assure you that we will listen to those concerns. We will provide you with ACCURATE information, scientific studies and many patient testimonials. These will not only dispel many myths about chiropractic but will allow you to make informed decisions about your health. There are many ways to treat you and your comfort level is essential for your progress. Chiropractic remains, and will always remain, one of the SAFEST, non-invasive and non-chemical healthcare alternatives.
More Than That…
When you become a patient here at our office you are offered a Creating Wellness Assessment. This is where we look to see how the nutritional, physical and emotional aspects of your life are impacting your health. It also includes a stress test, BMI, and strength assessments.
Our office environment is created for your healing and growth. We DO NOT use any chemical cleaners, artificial deodorizers or anything else that will cause harm. However, we use soothing music to awaken your soul, clean filtered water, and a piece of organic fruit when you leave. In 2009, we gave away a whopping 900 pounds of fresh organic BC apples!
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.