At the arrival of your first appointment, Dr. Bazzarone will do an overall health examination to help you create accurate health goals, as well as be able to measure improvements each week. He will take your vitals, check your mobility of all joints and discuss current/previous injuries or pain. Dr. Bazzarone will then explain to you the current ailments of your body, the process he will take to bring your body back to a healthy and comfortable state, and the timeline for correction.
During this first appointment as well as all following appointments, Dr. Bazzarone encourages you to keep open communication. If you prefer he use a different method over another, let him know. If something is extremely tender after the correction, let him know. Dr. Bazzarone’s number one focus is his clients and ensuring they are happy, healthy, and heard.
There are generally three phases of corrective care. Relief Care, Corrective/Restorative Care, and Wellness 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.