During Your First Visit
You will be asked to fill out a patient packet that provides information for Dr. Charlet
to determine the baseline of your condition, such as: background information about your symptoms and condition, family medical history, previous or current healthcare providers.
After reviewing your paperwork, Dr. Charlet will perform a full chiropractic evaluation to determine the cause of the patient’s symptoms. At this point of your visit, he may or may not recommend x-rays. We do have state-of-the-art x-ray equipment in house, if needed.
Following the evaluation, Dr. Charlet will discuss the treatment recommendations and answer any questions you might have about your care. Treatment will begin on your first visit, unless his findings warrant a referral to another specialist.
Chiropractic Phases of Care
Relief care is the first phase of care. The goal of Relief Care is to reduce pain and inflammation as quickly as possible. This will require more frequent visits in the beginning of care. Once there has been a reduction in symptoms and inflammation,
the patient will move into Corrective Care.
During the Second phase, Corrective Care, the patient will focus on strengthening the spine. Muscles and ligaments that were originally damaged need to be strengthened to return to a pre-injury state. Note: If the patient chooses not to continue care at this point, they increase the risk of a future relapse of the same injury.
Maintenance Care is the last phase of care. At this point in the treatment process, the patient has decided to maximize their health. Regular chiropractic adjustments, exercise, and a good diet, help with daily stresses of life and chiropractic adjustments can greatly improve your health and well being.
Our goal at Active Spine Chiropractic is to relieve your pain a quickly as possible and get your back to feeling the best you can possibly be!