The Windham Chiropractic Experience
When we say "time to heal" we mean it in more ways than one. Time to heal means that you are never rushed so that we can get to the next patient. Dr. Barry prides himself on being the person who actually hears his patients and finding the best solution for them. If he feels that chiropractic is not the best fit for you, he isn't afraid to say so.
At your first appointment, you will not be charged for the visit unless you are actually adjusted. The exam and consultation with the chiropractor are complimentary for all first-time patients.
If you are planning on going through insurance, you will need to provide your insurance card and a photo ID for your file. The receptionist will give your insurance company a call to find out what your chiropractic benefits are for your plan.
You will need to fill out some forms in the office, or you may have already filled them out here. Then Dr. Barry will go over these forms with you, ask you questions, perform any exams he deems necessary from that information, and finally move on to treatment if he feels it is safe to do so
You may be wondering what your treatment plan may look like. This is different depending on each patient, but the general categories are:
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the underlying condition which is causing your pain, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic care or adjustments 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back to 100% functioning. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments about 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 and you are no longer experiencing back pain or other pain symptoms, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid further problems in the future. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.